Helping Adults to Help 

Children Thrive

Hi there! I'm Ana Valle Rivera, a proud mom of three, a public speaker, a consultant and the founder of Early Years Thriving. 

About Ana Valle Rivera

Ana is a proud mother of three, a public speaker, a consultant, and the founder of Early Years Thriving. Since 2007 Ana has gained experience working with children and families using inclusive and trauma-informed approaches. Through her passion for teaching, Ana has facilitated hundreds of educational workshops for thousands of ECEs, teachers, caregivers, and parents. Through Early Years Thriving Ana provides leadership training in the form of Workshop Facilitator Training and she organizes yearly Online Summits for the Early Years community. Ana has a background in ECE, a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Youth Care, and she is completing a Master's in Professional Education in ECE.


Ana was very welcoming and presented her material in a manner that easy to digest. It can be easy to get defensive when confronted about our biases/prejudices; however Ana's acknowledgment that we ALL have biases created an environment that was conducive to
learning and dialogue.

Manitoba Child Care Association (Workshop Participant)

Today staff from several of Options Community Services early years programs spent the afternoon with Ana Valle Rivera who facilitated for us around the newly revised BC Early Learning Framework. Thank you Ana for giving us tools to think about the purpose of education, and to see how using language from the revised framework as opportunities to plant gentle seeds of these new ideas to the educators we provide services to.


This workshop is fantastic. I would like to say that Ana Valle accomplished her goal of sharing the information in a fun and accessible way. Her passion and commitment to children is palpable and contagious.

West Coast Child Care Resource centre (Workshop PARTICIPANT)

Ana's presentation skills were so good, words were clear. She is very passionate and loves research. I love Ana, this is my second workshop with her and she’s great with her presentations and her knowledge.

Manitoba Child Care Association (WORkshop PARTICIPANT)

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