Lorna McCrae


BA (Early Childhood Education), Guelph University; PDAD (Elementary Education), University of Alberta; MEd (Curriculum and Instruction), University of British Columbia

Lorna has enjoyed working in direct care and education for over 30 years in a variety of settings including kindergarten, preschool, daycare and lab schools in British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon Territory. She has also instructed in Post-Secondary Early Childhood Education Programs in Langley, Castlegar and Nanaimo. She has been teaching at VIU since 2004. Lorna served as Director of Conference for the provincial professional association (ECEBC) (2004, 2005) and remains active in her local ECEBC Branch. Lorna expresses strong interest and commitment to professional development and practice, curriculum planning and development. She especially enjoys teaching these subject areas. Lorna has had opportunities to be involved in internationalizing ECEC courses through her work with visiting Japanese students in Nelson, BC and through course development at Widya Mandala University in Surabaya, Indonesia. Recently she was fortunate to visit and research teaching approaches in Reggio Emilia, Italy.