Training & Event Registration


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$45.00

Date: January 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 68

NEW VENUE - 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. 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: 417

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$45.00

Date: January 29, 2018

Available Spaces: 72

Toronto Venue - Investigating the Theories of Play and the Principles of Playwork: 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$65.00

Date: January 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 95

Toronto Venue - Pedagogical Leadership for Child Care Centre Supervisors

Back by popular demand! This event takes place over 2 days.

This special 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$135.00

Date: February 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 89

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: 65

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: 58

SEESAW Niagara Presents: Indoor and Outdoor Gardening & Cooking With Kids

It is well known that early childhood development sets the foundation for lifelong healthy habits. As educators of young children, you play an important role in helping children learn about food and feeling good about eating, creating supportive food environments, and role modeling healthy behaviours.

Price: General Admission C$10.00

Date: February 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 27

New Loose Parts Swap Shop Open House

We are starting a Loose Parts Swap Shop in our lending library and we need your help. Do you have some extra loose parts that you would like to donate to help us get things started?

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: February 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 43

Toronto Venue - From Product to Process

Are you trying to come to grips with the move towards creative arts and away from traditional crafts?

Price: Session Registration C$65.00

Date: February 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 96

Ontario Reggio Association Study Tour Information Presentation

The Ontario Reggio Association is offering a 2018 Canadian Study Week in Reggio, Emilia from March 11 to 16, 2018. If you are interested in learning more, please join special guest and Ontario Reggio Association Board Member Paola Hohenadel who will discuss her experiences as a past participant of the Study Tour.  Paola will be staying for the first book study following her presentation.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: February 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 80

Toronto Venue - Investigating the Theories of Play and the Principles of Playwork: 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$65.00

Date: February 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 99

Better Business Practices Series - Session One - Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act

Bill 148 the Fair Workplaces & Better Jobs Act has been passed and has come into force on January 1, 2018. The Act has a significant number of changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) that will affect all workplaces in Ontario including Child Care Organizations.  This informal interactive seminar will provide Organizations with an opportunity to assess the potential impact this legislation may have on your Organization.

Price: Session Registration C$75.00

Date: February 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 78

Toronto Venue - Speaking the Languages of School Age Children: A Three Part Professional Learning Series (Full Series)

Back by popular demand!

Save when you register for all three sessions!
The cost of each individual session is $65. Please see flyer for more information about each session.

Price: Series Registration C$185.00

Date: February 28, 2018

Available Spaces: 22

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

Back by popular demand!

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$65.00

Date: February 28, 2018

Available Spaces: 25

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: March 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 72

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

This event is 4 sessions taking place over 2 days.

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 colleagues trying to make sense of the recent pedagogy and legislation changes?

Price: Series Registration C$125.00

Date: March 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 100

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$45.00

Date: March 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 72

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$45.00

Date: March 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 69

Back to Basics Series: T.I.M.E.

T.I.M.E. - Take Individual Moments Everyday. Our schedules are full and time is of the essence, so how can we be mindful of our time? What do we need to consider for change? A journey to reflect on our schedules, tasks and daily practice to create a holistic action plan.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: March 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 80

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

The ECCDC has designed this series to offer a variety of sessions to foster conversations around the unique strengths and understanding that infants and toddlers inspire us with.

Register for all three sessions in the series 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$185.00

Date: March 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 98

Toronto Venue - Nurturing Brilliant Minds: Session 1 - Rethinking Your Infant and Toddler Environment

This thought-provoking workshop will support educators in considering new ways of setting up stimulating and innovative environments for the youngest children in their care.

Price:   Workshop Registration C$65.00

Date: March 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 23

Collaborate and Create~ Interacting with Innovate Materials Workshop Timeslot 1

The ECCDC Early Learning and Child Care Resource Consultants would like to invite you to join us in the resource lending library on Wednesday March 21, 2018 for a fun and informal Collaborate and Create evening to create a Feel and Match Sensory Frame for your early learning environment. We will be offering some refreshing treats to excite your senses, and time to network with your colleagues.

For your convenience we will have two timeslots to choose from;
6:15 pm to 7:15 pm and
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Spaces are limited to 20 people per time slot.
*Registration fee includes all materials and refreshments

Price: Workshop Registration C$25.00

Date: March 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 25

Collaborate and Create~ Interacting with Innovate Materials Workshop Timeslot 2

The ECCDC Early Learning and Child Care Resource Consultants would like to invite you to join us in the resource lending library on Wednesday March 21, 2018 for a fun and informal Collaborate and Create evening to create a Feel and Match Sensory Frame for your early learning environment. We will be offering some refreshing treats to excite your senses, and time to network with your colleagues.

For your convenience we will have two timeslots to choose from;
6:15 pm to 7:15 pm and
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Spaces are limited to 20 people per time slot.
*Registration fee includes all materials and refreshments

Price: Workshop Registration C$25.00

Date: March 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 25

Back to Basics Series: Environment

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: April 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 80

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: 58

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 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 80

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: 98

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: 98

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: 100

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: April 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 72

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$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: 25

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: 98

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: 70

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: 80

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

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: May 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 80

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: May 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 80

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: May 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 72

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: 100

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: 99

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

Back by popular demand!

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$65.00

Date: May 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 25

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: 99

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: 100

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: 100

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: 98

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