About Liberation Learning Project
The Liberation Learning Project is a social enterprise of Tom Kertes Consulting that provides practical and thought-provoking professional development workshops for Early Childhood Educators. Our workshops combine practical strategies with big ideas about child care and early childhood education. Each workshop includes practical models, time for sharing and discussion, and community building. We are committed to advancing the values of:
- unconditional respect,
- universal dignity,
- and shared responsibility in child care.
Liberation Learning Project workshops are…
- Designed to be accessible for people learning English as an additional language
- Participatory and reflective
- Practical and thought-provoking
- Developed by and for child care professionals
- Community building
About Tom Kertes
Liberation Learning Project workshops are facilitated by Tom Kertes, an Early Childhood Educator and experienced social movement organizer.
Tom currently works with toddlers and preschoolers as an Early Childhood Educator at the University of British Columbia. Tom was a Policy Advisor at Ontario’s self-regulatory College of Early Childhood Educators and an instructor of ECE at Seneca College in Toronto.
Before becoming an Early Childhood Educator, Tom was a community organizer and he worked with homeless day labourers to secure the economic human right to a living wage. He helped organize a successful campaign for living wages for the cleaners at the Camden Yards baseball stadium, whose wages went from $4.50/hour in 2002 to the living wage of over $12.00/hour starting in 2007.