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Toronto Venue - Nurturing Brilliant Minds: Session 2 - 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$65.00

Date: April 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 94

Child Care Centre Cooks Network

Child Care Centres Cooks are invited to attend this network meeting for an opportunity to network with fellow cooks to share ideas, engage in conversations and sample some delicious recipes.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: April 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 77

Toronto Venue - Seeing Preschool Children: Supporting Active & Engaged Learning (Full Series)


Register for both sessions in the series for at the discounted price below.
The cost of each individual session is $65. See flyer for more information about each session.

How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years is encouraging educators to move beyond simply providing activities for children and to consider in a deeper context the meaning behind children’s experiences and thinking and learning in a more complex way.

Price: Series Registration C$120.00

Date: April 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 91

Toronto Venue - Seeing Preschool Children: Supporting Active & Engaged Learning: Session 1 - Observation and Documentation

This workshop will give educators an opportunity to reflect on how they currently observe and document children’s learning, and how they can build on this to move towards a pedagogical approach to documenting children’s learning.

Price: Workshop Registration C$65.00

Date: April 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 95

NEW DATE - How to Deal Effectively, Productively and Positively with Change “Overload”

Join Michael Lewis for this new seminar. With so much change going on and the increased pressure of the expectation that we can and must take it on and accept it, is there any wonder we are feeling overwhelmed?

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: April 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 77

NEW DATE - Implementing Ontario's Early Learning Frameworks into Daily Practice for EarlyON Teams - Session 5 - Supporting Risk and Challenge

The teams of EarlyON Centres have the wonderful privilege of not only working with the children in their programs but also in partnering with families along the journey as their children grow and learn.

Price: Workshop Registration C$25.00

Date: April 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 70

How Does Learning Happen in a Home Based Setting? Part 1: Environments in a Home Child Care Setting - NEW DATE!

The environment is the third educator has become part of early learning and child care practice in recent years.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: April 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 72

Toronto Venue - How Does Learning Happen in a Home Based Setting? Part 1: Environments in a Home Child Care Setting

The environment is the third educator has become part of early learning and child care practice in recent years.

Price: Workshop Registration C$65.00

Date: May 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 100

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

Back by popular demand!

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$65.00

Date: May 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 22

Toronto Venue - Creating Outdoor Learning Programs: Part 1 - Philosophy and Approach

Educators across Ontario have been embracing the move from traditional playgrounds to naturalized outdoor play spaces that amaze and inspire children, educators, families  and communities.

Price: Workshop Registration C$65.00

Date: May 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 93

Creating Outdoor Learning Programs: Part 3 - Implementation

Educators across Ontario have been embracing the move from traditional playgrounds to naturalized outdoor play spaces that amaze and inspire children, educators, families and communities.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: May 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 68

Better Business Practices Series - Session Two - Employment Contracts Fundamentals - Drafting Enforceable Employment Contracts

Hiring your professional staff is one of the most important decisions you make in your role as a Director or Supervisor. Today’s hiring environment has become increasing complicated in trying to navigate how to comply with current hiring practices under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation.

Price: Session Registration C$75.00

Date: May 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 55

First Aid and CPR Two Day Certification offered by Link to Life Seminars

Would you know what to do in an emergency involving children? This two-day certificate program in infant/child first aid and CPR is essential for both centre- and home-based providers.

Price: Series Registration C$140.00

Date: May 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 68

Back to Basics Series: Environment - NEW DATE!

Environments as the third educator - what do we need to consider? Take a step back and reflect on your environment. Does it reflect those living in the space? Can children lead their own play? Moving from structured play to unstructured play, can the children extend and plan their play while engaging in a variety of hands-on materials?

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: May 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 76

Managing Dual Relationships in our Practice with Professionalism and Intention

As an Early Childhood Educator you often wear multiple hats within your daily role. You might be an employee, parent, colleague or supervisor.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: May 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 62

Perspectives on Canadian Families: Redefining Inclusion with Nora Spinks

A Feature Presentation offered by the ECCDC

Families in Canada are diverse and each is unique. Families are the cornerstone of our society and the engine of our economy. Families are self-defined and continually adapt to social and economic forces. Understanding families gives us valuable perspective on our communities. This in turn helps to support the ongoing development of our programs and services and serves as important background information in ensuring inclusive environments that are welcoming to all families.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: May 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 78

Understanding and Leveraging Generational Differences in the Workplace

A Workshop for Managers and Supervisors in the Public, Private and Not for Profit Sectors

For the first time ever, there are five (soon to be six) generations working side by side in our workplaces; each with their own perspectives, experiences and attitudes.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: May 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 67

Nature Alliance Network

We will have the opportunity to tour Rosalind Blauer’s Naturalized Playgrounds and hear the story of their journey.  Interested in Forest Schools?

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: May 14, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Learning Two Languages: Understanding Bilingualism

Increasingly, the children in child care programs are from families where English or French is a second language, or where multiple languages are being used in the home.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: May 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 64

How Does Learning Happen in a Home Based Setting? Part 2: Invitations to Play in a Home Child Care Setting - NEW DATE!

Are you trying to get to grips with taking the interests of children and linking them to provocations for learning and invitations to play?

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: May 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 72

NEW DATE - Implementing Ontario's Early Learning Frameworks into Daily Practice for EarlyON Teams - Session 6 - Empowering Parents as Partners in Their Children's Play

The teams of EarlyON Centres have the wonderful privilege of not only working with the children in their programs but also in partnering with families along the journey as their children grow and learn.

Price: Workshop Registration C$25.00

Date: May 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 65

Toronto Venue - Implementing Ontario’s Early Learning Frameworks into Daily Practice for Staff of EarlyON Centres, Series 2 - Day 1

The teams of EarlyON Centres have the wonderful privilege of not only working with the children in their programs but also in partnering with families along the journey as their children grow and learn.

Price: Series 2, Day 1 Registration C$75.00

Date: May 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 99

Toronto Venue - Including The Voices of Children within Your Pedagogy

Do children have a voice in your program? Do you engage children in the ways you have learned from their voices or do you plan experiences based on what you feel is best for them?

Price: Workshop Registration C$65.00

Date: May 28, 2018

Available Spaces: 92

Toronto Venue - How Does Learning Happen in a Home Based Setting? Part 2: Invitations to Play in a Home Child Care Setting

Are you trying to get to grips with taking the interests of children and linking them to provocations for learning and invitations to play?

Price: Workshop Registration C$65.00

Date: May 29, 2018

Available Spaces: 100

Toronto Venue - Creating Outdoor Learning Programs: Part 2 - Curriculum and Content

Educators across Ontario have been embracing the move from traditional playgrounds to naturalized outdoor play spaces that amaze and inspire children, educators, families and communities.

Price: Workshop Registration C$65.00

Date: May 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 97

Toronto Venue - Nurturing Brilliant Minds: Session 3 - Treasure Baskets for Infants & Toddlers

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$65.00

Date: May 31, 2018

Available Spaces: 99

Toronto Venue - Pedagogical Leadership Post Training Conversation Café

Were you a participant in the Pedagogical Leadership Training that was held on September 28/29, 2017 or February 1/2, 2018 at Centennial College Event Centre in Toronto? 

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$45.00

Date: June 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 98

Toronto Venue - How Does Learning Happen? Series - Professional Learning Conversations (Full Series)

Register for both sessions in the series for at the discounted price below.
The cost of each individual session  is $65. See flyer for more information about each session.  

Price: Series Registration C$120.00

Date: June 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 92

Toronto Venue - How Does Learning Happen? Series: Session 1 - How Does Learning Happen? with Families

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.

Price: Workshop Registration C$65.00

Date: June 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 98

Toronto Venue - How Does Learning Happen? Series: Session Two - How Does Learning Happen? with Students and Volunteers

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: Work registration C$65.00

Date: June 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 100

Back to Basics Series: Play - What Is It All About? - NEW DATE!

How do we define play? What do children learn through play? What does play consist of? What is involved in play? Structured vs. unstructured. So many theories and ideas are floating around about play and its role in children’s lives. Play is a right of every child and all children need time and space for free play every day. What does that look like in our centres?

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: June 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 80

Social Media – Storytelling in Early Years (Evening Option)

Social Media can be an integral part of making learning visible and supports the four foundations of How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. This interactive presentation will explain how to use social media platforms and networks: LinkedIn, Word Press, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: June 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 80

Better Business Practices Series - Session Three - Sound Hiring Practices

Hiring your professional staff is one of the most important decisions you make in your role as a Director or Supervisor. Today’s hiring environment has become increasing complicated in trying to navigate how to comply with current hiring practices under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation.

Price: Workshop Registration C$75.00

Date: June 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 74

Social Media – Storytelling in Early Years (Morning Option)

Social Media can be an integral part of making learning visible and supports the four foundations of How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. This interactive presentation will explain how to use social media platforms and networks: LinkedIn, Word Press, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: June 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 79

Exploring Our Image of the Parent in Early Learning and Child Care Programs

This newly designed session is being offered by Debbi Sluys, Director of the Growing Together Family Resource Centre and Personal Development and Empowerment Coach.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: June 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 79

The Challenge of Choice An Engaging Workshop on Making Insightful and Critical Decisions

with Author Richard Fast

Have you ever made an important decision, with total confidence, only to see it
turn into a complete disaster? How can our certainty be so misleading? Your ability to make sound decisions in important matters is arguably the most valuable skill you can acquire, especially in today’s world of quick fixes and superficial solutions.

Price: Workshop Registration C$65.00

Date: June 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 67

How Does Learning Happen in a Home Based Setting? Part 3: Observing & Documenting Children's Learning - NEW DATE!

As educators we are being encouraged to move away from simply providing activities for children to do and to consider the context of their learning in a deeper way.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: June 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 72

Pedagogical Leadership Series for Child Care Centre Supervisors (2 Days)

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: June 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 75

Toronto Venue - Implementing Ontario’s Early Learning Frameworks into Daily Practice for Staff of EarlyON Centres, Series 2 - Day 2

The teams of EarlyON Centres have the wonderful privilege of not only working with the children in their programs but also in partnering with families along the journey as their children grow and learn.

Price: Series 2, Day 2 Registration C$75.00

Date: June 23, 2018

Available Spaces: 99

Toronto Venue - Seeing Preschool Children: Supporting Active & Engaged Learning: Session 2 - Documentation Panels and Learning Stories

During this session educators will have an opportunity to take an in-depth look at two tools that they can use to make children’s learning visible.

Price: Workshop Registration C$65.00

Date: June 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 99

Toronto Venue - How Does Learning Happen in a Home Based Setting? Part 3: Observing & Documenting Children's Learning

As educators we are being encouraged to move away from simply providing activities for children to do and to consider the context of their learning in a deeper way.

Price: Workshop Registration C$65.00

Date: June 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 100

Toronto Venue - Creating Outdoor Learning Programs: Part 3 - Implementation

Educators across Ontario have been embracing the move from traditional playgrounds to naturalized outdoor play spaces that amaze and inspire children, educators, families and communities.

Price: Workshop Registration C$65.00

Date: June 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 95

Strengthening Your Creative Art Program through Open Ended Art Experiences

Are you trying come to grips with the move towards creative arts and away from traditional crafts? If so, join us for this hands-on, interactive workshop. The session will look at the importance and benefits of a process focused approach to the arts rather than a traditional product based crafts approach and how this aligns with current thinking and Ontario’s Early Learning Frameworks.

Price:   Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: June 28, 2018

Available Spaces: 69

Better Business Practices Series - Session Four - Workplace Investigations

Knowing how to conduct an investigation into employee or client complaints is part of best practices for all child care organizations. This seminar will educate participants on to how to properly conduct a workplace investigation into any workplace complaints.

Price: Session Registration C$75.00

Date: September 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 70

NEW DATE - Implementing Ontario's Early Learning Frameworks into Daily Practice for EarlyON Teams - Session 7 - What does How Does Learning Happen? look like with Families?

The teams of EarlyON Centres have the wonderful privilege of not only working with the children in their programs but also in partnering with families along the journey as their children grow and learn.

Price: Workshop Registration C$25.00

Date: September 28, 2018

Available Spaces: 72

Sharing Sensitive News - A Hanen Training Module

Join Debbie Hamilton, member of Speech Services Niagara, for this workshop and learn how to use effective communication strategies for sharing sensitive news with parents, to understand how parents feel when they receive sensitive news, and to become aware of your own feelings around sharing sensitive news.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: October 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 23

Challenging Behaviour in Young Children with Author Barb Kaiser

Morning Workshop: Understanding Children’s Behaviour

Have you ever continued to respond in the same way to a child’s challenging behaviour even though you knew your approach wasn’t working? You can respond effectively to a child’s challenging behaviour when you have the appropriate knowledge, strategies, and skills.

Price: Full Day Registration C$75.00

Date: October 20, 2018

Available Spaces: 70

NEW DATE - Implementing Ontario's Early Learning Frameworks into Daily Practice for EarlyON Teams - Session 8 - Making Children’s Learning Visible

The teams of EarlyON Centres have the wonderful privilege of not only working with the children in their programs but also in partnering with families along the journey as their children grow and learn.

Price: Workshop Registration C$25.00

Date: October 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 69

Beyond the Visual Schedule: A Workshop for Individuals Working with Children

With Linda Bell, Speech-Language Pathologist, Speech Services Niagara

We all use visuals, from looking at icons on our phones to ‘reading’ street signs. We routinely rely on a combination of written materials, pictures or images as well as messages that we hear to function throughout our day.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: October 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 59

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