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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: General Admission C$45.00

Date: May 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 18

Nature Alliance Network

Participants are invited to attend this informal, nature-focused network to share ideas about connecting children back to nature. Heartland Forest will be hosting this session and Amy Brunning will be guiding our network in touring Heartland Forest’s facility. A round table sharing of nature inspired updates will be offered as well as a discussion of next steps for the network.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: May 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

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

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: General Admission C$45.00

Date: June 1, 2017

Available Spaces: 27

From Scribble to Script

Understanding the developmental stages of emergent writing assists child care professionals to monitor children’s growth as writers, identify appropriate strategies to support emergent writing, and incorporate a variety of activities to make the process natural and engaging.  April Shaw, Emergent Literacy Consultant with Speech Services Niagara, will explore the stages of emergent writing and provide activities and strategies to support early writing development.

No Cost, this workshop is sponsored by Speech Services

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: June 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

Spring Collaborate and Create Make & Take Workshops - Infant & Toddler Focused Session

Join us for an evening of networking with colleagues and nurturing your creativity! During this unique collaborate and create session, participants will create four resources. This Infant and Toddler focused session includes a Loose Parts Build A Bug, a Button Chain, a Sensory Hoop, and a Sticky Circle Cube.

*Registration includes all project materials and refreshments

Price: General Admission C$75.00

Date: June 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 13

Spring Collaborate and Create Make & Take Workshops - Preschool & School Age Focused Session

Join us for an evening of networking with colleagues and nurturing your creativity! During this unique collaborate and create session, participants will create four resources. This Preschool and School Age focused session includes a Loose Parts Build A Bug, a Button Chain, a Tic Tac Toe Game, and a unique Button Sorting Provocation.

*Registration includes all project materials and refreshments

Price: General Admission C$75.00

Date: June 13, 2017

Available Spaces: 13

Lunch and Learn: Creating Strong and Resilient Teams Through Mindfulness

As Executive Directors, Supervisors, and Managers your goal is to build a cohesive, well-balanced, and effective team. One of the ways you can support them is through introducing strategies related to building a professional practice of mindfulness.

Price: General Admission C$55.00

Date: June 15, 2017

Available Spaces: 27

Strengthening Your Resiliency and Lowering Your Stress Though Mindfulness

Are you looking for new strategies for building your personal and professional resilience? Considering new possibilities to support the management of stressors, juggling multiple priorities, and engaging in healthy practices may help reduce illness, absenteeism from work, increase your work productivity, and facilitate your health and well-being.

Price: General Admission C$45.00

Date: June 15, 2017

Available Spaces: 22

Discovering Your Professional Identity: Professionalism and Portfolio Development Make Your Professional Portfolio the Best It Can Be!

Looking for additional opportunities that will support your continuous professional learning journey and help you to create an outstanding portfolio?

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: June 20, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

New Date - Learning Conversation Part Two:  Fostering Effective Communication with Colleagues and Community Partners

At the foundation of How Does Learning Happen? is the notion that strong, respectful, and reciprocal relationships with our colleagues and community partners is of the greatest value to children’s learning, development, and health and well-being.

Price: General Admission C$45.00

Date: June 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 29

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

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: General Admission C$45.00

Date: September 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 26

Ridiculous Rules in Early Learning Programs

There are many rules that have been perpetuated through myths and often no one can recall the rationale behind them any longer.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: September 26, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

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