Archived News, 2016

November 21, 2016

Storywalk Event; National Child Day

Cogeco TV video on Youtube

November 2016

Niagara’s Early Learning & Child Care Awards of Excellence Highlight

St. Catharines Snap’d

November 18, 2016

Local Educators and Volunteers Honoured in Special Ceremony

St. Catharines: Forty-Five educators, volunteers and students working within Niagara’s early learning sector received recognition last evening at the 20th Annual Awards of Excellence celebration at the Holiday Inn & Suites in St. Catharines. The event was coordinated by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC) and featured a Roaring Twenties Gala to celebrate “It’s a Roaring Good Time to Be a Child in Niagara”.
Click here for full post-event media release.

November 14, 2016

“It’s a Roaring Good Time to Be A Child in Niagara!”: Twenty Years of Celebrating Niagara’s Early Learning Community

This year’s annual Awards of Excellence, coordinated by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC) will celebrate the accomplishments of Niagara’s early learning and child care sector with a Roaring Twenties Gala. The event will take place on Thursday November 17, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at the Holiday Inn & Suites St. Catharines. The Awards of Excellence recognizes the professionalism and commitment of educators, students and volunteers involved in Niagara’s early learning programs. The recognition evening also helps raise awareness of the important contributions that high quality early childhood education programs make to community prosperity and quality of life in Niagara. This year’s event celebrates the many reasons why “It’s a roaring good time to be a child in Niagara!”
Click here to view/download the full media release.

June 2, 2016

Bringing Niagara’s Children Back to Nature

On a mission to reconnect the children of Niagara to nature, the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC) has partnered with Bienenstock Design and Consulting in an innovative initiative to change the landscape of the Niagara region for decades to come. The ground‐breaking program provides funding for twenty childcare centres in the region to receive a natural playground design, a kit of loose materials to use in the space and a series of nature based training sessions. This Thursday at 5:30 p.m. the program officially launches with the grand opening of the pilot playground at A Child’s World Child Care Centre ‐ Woodlawn, and will be followed by an information session for the region’s licensed childcare centres about the new program and how they can apply.
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February, 2016

Intergenerational Pilot Project Wrap-up Celebration at Gilmore Lodge in Fort Erie

Article in Snapd St. Catharines.

January, 2016

Infant Mental Health Poster Presentation

Article in Snapd St. Catharines

January, 2016

2nd Annual Infant Mental Health Symposium

Article in Snapd St. Catharines
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