Developmental Program Planning, Curriculum & Pedagogy

Speaking the Languages of School Age Children Series: Embedding Participation and Consultation within Your School Age Pedagogy

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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$45.00

Date: September 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 94

Implementing Ontario's Early Learning Frameworks into Daily Practice for EarlyON Teams: 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: 58

School Age Series 2, Session One: Theories of Play

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Participants will have an opportunity to dive deeply into what play is for older children and the role of the adult within children’s play, thus supporting a move towards a child-led agenda. Participants will be introduced to the ‘Playwork Principles’ and the ‘Play Types’ as tools to support practice and playfulness.

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....

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: October 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 65

Speaking the Languages of School Age Children Series: Physical Literacy in School Age Programs

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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$45.00

Date: October 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 99

The ABCs and 123s of Emergent Literacy - Linking Early Literacy and Math Skills in our Everyday Experiences

Join April Shaw, Emergent Literacy Consultant for an evening of discussion and reflection on how Emergent Literacy and Early Math is part of our everyday learning experiences. As children engage and explore, how do we as educators provide a rich environment that promotes the development of emergent literacy skills and early math.

Price: No Cost Reigstration C$0.00

Date: October 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Art and Ecology of Natural Materials: An Institute for Early Years Educators (Full-Day, 2 Sessions)

Are you looking for creative ways to support children’s learning in and about outdoor environments? Are you interested in more hands-on skills using natural art materials such as fibers, clay, and drawing materials with children? Join 4elements Living Arts for this innovative and interactive experience.

Price: Full Day Registration C$75.00

Date: October 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 80

Art and Ecology of Natural Materials - Techniques and Approaches for Artmaking with Natural Materials (morning session)

Educators will have hands-on practice and discussions about using three different types of materials for artmaking with children. Build your own creative experience to respond in new ways to children’s questions and inquiries....

Price: Morning Session Registration C$45.00

Date: October 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 99

Art and Ecology of Natural Materials - Deepening Ecological Connections Through Art Materials (afternoon session)

Do you want to build your knowledge about natural art materials (clay, fibres, drawing, natural dyeing materials)? Where do they come from? How can we encourage children to see the stories of the connections between the materials and the environments around them, even in the middle of the city?

What about the production process of the materials themselves? What questions can we ask when making choices for purchasing art materials?

Price: Afternoon Session Regsitration C$45.00

Date: October 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 100

Nurturing Brilliant Minds, Infant & Toddler Series: New Session - Outdoor Play

Building on the highly successful first three sessions in Nurturing Brilliant Minds, the ECCDC is pleased to offer this new session in the series!

Outdoor Play will consider how educators can look to provide cost-effective outdoor play experiences for the youngest children in their care. During the workshop, Educators will look at how they can enhance their existing outdoor environments by incorporating the four natural elements to support sensory rich experiences that will enhance play, promote exploration, and provide a sense of wonder for both mobile and non-mobile children.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: October 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 70

How Schema Play Supports Children’s Learning and Development

Do you ever wonder about children’s repeated patterns of behavior? Why they do things over and over again? Why children play longer with a box rather than the toy that was in the box? Or why toddlers love to hide behind the coats in the cubby area? Or why a child completely covers over the painting they have spent ages creating?

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: October 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 71

Speaking the Languages of School Age Children Series: Utilizing Shared Spaces in School Age Programs

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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$45.00

Date: October 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 69

School Age Series 2 - Session Two: Removing the Barriers to Play

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In session two of the Playwork series, participants will be introduced - in a playful way - to some of the underpinning theories of Playwork. These will include flexible environments, intervention strategies to facilitate the play process, and responding to children’s play cues to support free play and to remove 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....

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: October 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 69

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: 54

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: 0

Toronto Venue - Implementing Ontario’s Early Learning Frameworks into Daily Practice for Staff of EarlyON Centres: 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: Afternoon Session C$45.00

Date: November 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 99

Toronto Venue - Implementing Ontario’s Early Learning Frameworks into Daily Practice for Staff of EarlyON Centres: What does How Does Leaning 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: Morning Session C$45.00

Date: November 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 98

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

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: Day 2 (2 sessions) C$75.00

Date: November 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 95

Nurturing Brilliant Minds, Infant & Toddler Series: New Session - Supporting Risk and Challenge

Building on the highly successful first three sessions in Nurturing Brilliant Minds, the ECCDC is pleased to offer this new session in the series!

As Educators we are becoming more and more aware of the need for children to take healthy risks and the benefits that go with healthy risk-taking that challenges children. But what does this look like for infants and toddlers and how do we provide experiences that afford risk and challenge for younger children?

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: November 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 69

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