Training & Event Registration


Toronto Venue - Nurturing Brilliant Minds: Session 1 - Invitations to Play for Infants & Toddlers

Are you trying to get to grips with taking the interests of infants and toddlers, and linking them to ‘provocations for learning’ and ‘invitations to play’?

Price: Workshop Registration C$55.00

Date: September 26, 2017

Available Spaces: 89

Toronto Venue - Nurturing Brilliant Minds: A Three Part Series for Educators of Infants & Toddlers (Full Series)

The ECCDC has designed this new series to offer a variety of sessions to foster conversations around the unique strengths and understanding that infants and toddlers inspire us with. The cost of each individual session  is $55. Register for all three sessions in the series for at the discounted price below.

Price: Series Registration C$150.00

Date: September 26, 2017

Available Spaces: 90

Toronto Venue - Pedagogical Leadership Series for Child Care Centre Supervisors

This special new series with the ECCDC Coaching and Mentoring Team has been designed especially for Child Care Supervisors to support their ongoing and ever-evolving role that has shifted and changed with the implementation of How Does Learning Happen?

Price: Series Registration C$125.00

Date: September 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 75

Toronto Venue - Speaking the Languages of School Age Children: Part 1 - Embedding Participation and Consultation within Your School Age Pedagogy

This workshop will investigate how Educators can involve young people, through genuine participation and consultation, within their school age programming to truly give them a voice.

Price: Workshop Registration C$55.00

Date: September 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 93

Toronto Venue - Speaking the Language of School Age Children: A Three Part Professional Learning Series

Save when you register for all three sessions! The cost of each individual session  is $55. Register for all three sessions in the series for at the discounted price below.

Price: Series Registration C$150.00

Date: September 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 97

Toronto Venue - Implementing How Does Learning Happen? in Innovative Ways: A 2-Part Professional Learning Series

Are you looking to reflect, reconsider and research with your team to discover a revitalized practice that aligns with How Does Learning Happen? Are you looking to build a culture-based approach that strengthens your values as a team? Are you and your educators trying to make sense of all the recent pedagogy and legislation changes?

Price: General Admission C$125.00

Date: September 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 85

Zehrs Grocery Story Tours - Welland

The Children are Healthy Pillar of Niagara Children’s Planning Council is excited to welcome educators of young children in Niagara to again experience this deliciously informative workshop opportunity with our local Zehrs Markets In-Store Dietitians.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: October 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

A Journey of Dreaming, Designing and Delightful Mud Kitchens!

Join Us on a Bus Tour to Explore Niagara’s Naturalized Playgrounds

The ECCDC Team invites you to join us to tour several inspirational playgrounds of early learning and child care programs across Niagara Region. In total, twenty-six (26) early learning programs in Niagara have participated in a project which afforded them the opportunity to receive a naturalized playground design plan, a four-part nature education workshop series, and an outdoor loose parts kit. After the conclusion of the project many of the playgrounds jumped in with both feet to bring their naturalized playground designs to life through a playground build!

Price: Bus Tour Registration C$35.00

Date: October 14, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

Zehrs Grocery Story Tours - Pen Centre

The Children are Healthy Pillar of Niagara Children’s Planning Council is excited to welcome educators of young children in Niagara to again experience this deliciously informative workshop opportunity with our local Zehrs Markets In-Store Dietitians.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: October 14, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

Toronto Venue - Nurturing Brilliant Minds: Session 2 - Treasure Baskets for Infants & Toddlers

Please register by October 6!
Treasure Baskets and Heuristic Play are the ultimate in Loose Parts play for infants and toddlers and affords them open-ended opportunities to explore the world around them through their senses and exploration of everyday objects that they encounter in their daily lives.

Price: Workshop Registration C$55.00

Date: October 17, 2017

Available Spaces: 93

Learning Conversation Part Two:  Engaging Families in the Early Years in Authentic Ways

Back by popular demand!
A foundational principle of How Does Learning Happen? is that children thrive in early years programs where families are valued as active participants in their children’s learning. This workshop session offers invitations for learning and opportunities to discuss the authentic ways that we may engage families.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: October 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 69

Toronto Venue - Speaking the Languages of School Age Children: Part 2 - Physical Literacy in School Age Programs

Please register by October 6!
Adults assume that young people are naturally active; however, current research is indicating that this is not always the case as they are now engaging in high levels of sedentary behaviours and low levels of physical activity.

Price: Workshop Registration C$55.00

Date: October 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 97

Zehrs Grocery Story Tours - Fairview Mall

The Children are Healthy Pillar of Niagara Children’s Planning Council is excited to welcome educators of young children in Niagara to again experience this deliciously informative workshop opportunity with our local Zehrs Markets In-Store Dietitians.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: October 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

Toronto Venue - Inspiring Nature Education Strategies for your Outdoor Space, Session 2

Please register by October 6!

Price: General Admission C$75.00

Date: October 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 97

Investigating the Theories of Play and the Principles of Playwork - Workshop Series Session One: Theories of Play

Playwork and the term Playworker are commonly used terms in the United Kingdom and in many parts of the world, and is rapidly spreading throughout North America. In the UK, Playworkers work with children and young people from 4-16 years in school-age programs, holiday programs, adventure playgrounds, on playbus’ and as play rangers. Playwork has evolved since post war Britain and is a profession in its own right. Although it shares some aspects of early and learning and child care, it has philosophies, principles, and practices unique to Playwork. 

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: October 24, 2017

Available Spaces: 63

Supporting Unstructured Outdoor Play in Early Years Settings

With Internationally Acclaimed Angela Hanscom, Author of Balanced and Barefoot

Workshop Opening and Keynote Presentation: The Decline of Play Outdoors – And the Rise in Sensory Issues

As we continue to decrease children’s time and space to move and play outdoors, we are seeing a simultaneous rise in the number of children that are presenting with sensory and motor deficits. At the same time, classroom teachers are observing more and more children having trouble with attention, falling out of their seats in school, increased clumsiness, and even aggressiveness with games like tag on the playground. 

Prices:
  • Without Book (C$80.00)
  • With Book (C$125.00)

Date: October 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 58

Zehrs Grocery Story Tours - Niagara Falls

The Children are Healthy Pillar of Niagara Children’s Planning Council is excited to welcome educators of young children in Niagara to again experience this deliciously informative workshop opportunity with our local Zehrs Markets In-Store Dietitians.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: October 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 17

Toronto Venue - Nurturing Brilliant Minds: Session 3 - Forts and Dens for Infants & Toddlers

Please register by October 31!
Do you remember the great pleasure of building forts and dens when you were a child? Come and rekindle those childhood memories and pleasures of fort and den building.

Price: Workshop Registration C$55.00

Date: November 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 98

Leadership Workshop Series with Frances Yarbrough (Full Series)

Risk Management for Not For Profit Organizations (Back by Popular Demand)

Executive directors, Managers and Board Members are invited to join this informative presentation related to managing risks within not for profit organizations. Risk management is an ongoing process of identifying and prioritizing risks, developing a risk management plan, sharing the plan with Board of Directors and staff and providing related training to staff members as required and monitoring/updating the plan where necessary.

Price: Series Registration C$140.00

Date: November 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 70

Early Learning & Child Care Executive Directors Network

Executive Directors are invited to attend this network to connect about issues and opportunities faced on a daily basis within our work. Discussions will take place related to coaching staff through complaints or other difficulties.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: November 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 70

Leadership Series with Frances Yarbrough Session 1 - Risk Management for Not For Profit Organizations

Back by Popular Demand

Executive directors, Managers and Board Members are invited to join this informative presentation related to managing risks within not for profit organizations. Risk management is an ongoing process of identifying and prioritizing risks, developing a risk management plan, sharing the plan with Board of Directors and staff and providing related training to staff members as required and monitoring/ updating the plan where necessary.

Price: Workshop Registration C$75.00

Date: November 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 70

Leadership Series with Frances Yarbrough Session 2 - Quiet Conversations: Supporting Staff During Situations of Grief

When death or tragic circumstance affects a workplace, there can be multiple impacts over a significant period of time.

Price: Workshop Registration C$75.00

Date: November 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 70

Toronto Venue - Speaking the Languages of School Age Children: Part 3 - Utilizing Shared Spaces in School Age Programs

Please register by October 31!
Are you ‘living out of a cart’ and trying to provide sufficient, appropriate materials to enhance the play experiences that you offer to the young people in your school age program?

Price: Workshop Registration C$55.00

Date: November 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 97

Investigating the Theories of Play and the Principles of Playwork - Workshop Series Session Two: Removing the Barriers to Play

Playwork and the term Playworker are commonly used terms in the United Kingdom and in many parts of the world, and is rapidly spreading throughout North America. In the UK, Playworkers work with children and young people from 4-16 years in school-age programs, holiday programs, adventure playgrounds, on playbus’ and as play rangers. Playwork has evolved since post war Britain and is a profession in its own right. Although it shares some aspects of early and learning and child care, it has philosophies, principles, and practices unique to Playwork.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: November 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 69

Reggio Inspired Practices Network (Formerly the Emergent Practice Network)

This network is open to all Educators who are looking to discuss and reflect upon Reggio Emilia inspired practices. The meeting will offer an opportunity for Educators to share and reflect on their journey as they shift their thinking to a culture of emergent practice, which aligns with How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Early Learning Framework.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: November 13, 2017

Available Spaces: 62

Treasure Baskets and Heuristic Play: Join Us to Make Your Own Treasure Basket

This workshop is being offered again by popular demand. Young children learn about the world around them through their senses and exploration of everyday objects that they encounter in their daily lives. Treasure Baskets and Heuristic Play afford infants and toddlers with opportunities to forge sensory rich experiences, which prime them for fuller exploration and investigation.

Price: Workshop Registration C$55.00

Date: November 14, 2017

Available Spaces: 68

Pedagogical Leadership Post Training Conversation Café

Were you a participant in the Pedagogical Leadership Training that was held on February 8 and 25, 2017 at Amici’s in Thorold, Ontario?

If so, we invite you to join us for a lively dialogue as a follow-up to the training. Patricia Couroux and Ginette Wilson are looking forward to bringing everyone back together after participants have had some time to reflect and reconsider the changing aspects of their roles.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: November 15, 2017

Available Spaces: 70

Early Learning & Child Care Supervisors Network Meeting

Supervisors are invited to join this network meeting for this special Supervisors Network and Professional Learning Day. This meeting will include...

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: November 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 49

Inspiring Your Team to Build Strong Relationships.....; A Session for Supervisors and Directors

The four foundations of How Does Learning Happen? outlines the importance of children, educators, and families, feeling a sense of belonging and well-being as well as having an opportunity to express themselves and engage in meaningful relationships. This workshop session offers strategies based on reflective practice....

Price: General Admission C$45.00

Date: November 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 50

Learning Conversation Part Three: Supporting Students and Volunteers Through the Lens of How Does Learning Happen?

New!
The four foundations of How Does Learning Happen? outline the importance of children, educators, and families feeling a sense of belonging and well-being as well as having an opportunity to express themselves and engage in meaningful relationships.

Price: General Admission C$45.00

Date: November 22, 2017

Available Spaces: 70

Early Learning and the Brain - Supporting Children’s Emotional Development and Self-regulation within Ontario’s Early Years Programs

This full day workshop will be of interest for all early learning and child care educators, resource consultants, teams of special needs agencies, students, and staff within a range of children’s service agencies who support young children. Join Internationally known and respected Dr. Jean Clinton for this informative day of reflection and conversation.

Price: Workshop Registration C$95.00

Date: January 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 53

The Mindful Workplace: Creating an Environment that Supports Well-being, Resilience, Harmony and Connection

Increasing workloads, tighter deadlines, and legislations are often the major challenges of today’s work life for administrators and their workplace. Without effective tools to deal with the pressure and stress, emotional, physical, and mental imbalance at work and at home are often the result.

Price: Workshop Registration C$55.00

Date: February 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 70

Embracing Presence: The Connection between Mindfulness Practice and Well-being

We live in a fast paced world. It is easy to get caught up in the chaos each day brings. And with chaos comes a sense of being overwhelmed and anxiety, of being stressed and not knowing what to do about it.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: February 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 70

Creating Outdoor Play Environments for the Soul with Connecting Children to Nature Pioneer Rusty Keeler

Morning Sesion - Adventure Play and Natural Playscapes: 10 Ways to Bring Nature and Safe Risk Back to the Lives of Children
Join Rusty for an engaging session exploring the movement to reconnect children through play and natural play spaces. Educators will explore strategies for creating amazing, low-cost, nature-rich play environments that inspire children’s imagination and discovery.

Prices:
  • Without Book (C$80.00)
  • With Book (C$125.00)

Date: April 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 100

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