Outside Niagara Events

Toronto Venue - School Age Series 2, Session One: Theories of Play (pm)

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$70.00

Date: October 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 67

Toronto Venue - Sharing the Value of Unstructured Play Experiences with Families and Colleagues

As we are moving away from theme based planning to an emergent approach to learning through play, which is in line with Ontario’s Early Learning Frameworks, the way that we are working with children in the Early Learning and Child Care field is changing.

Price: Workshop Registration C$70.00

Date: October 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 68

Toronto Venue - School Age Series 2, Session One: Theories of Play (am)

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$70.00

Date: October 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 13

Burlington 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$70.00

Date: October 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 78

Burlington Venue - Nurturing Brilliant Minds: A Professional Learning Series for Educators of Infants & Toddlers (3 Sessions)

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.

Price: Series Registration C$200.00

Date: October 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 79

Toronto Venue - 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$70.00

Date: October 16, 2018

Available Spaces: 69

Toronto Venue - School Age Series 2, Session Two: Removing the Barriers to Play (am)

In session two of the Playworker 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$70.00

Date: October 17, 2018

Available Spaces: 21

Toronto Venue - School Age Series 2, Session Two: Removing the Barriers to Play (pm)

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$70.00

Date: October 22, 2018

Available Spaces: 77

Toronto Venue - 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$70.00

Date: October 22, 2018

Available Spaces: 78

Burlington Venue - Nurturing Brilliant Minds: Session 2 - Invitations to Play for Infants & Toddlers

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

Price: Workshop Registration C$70.00

Date: October 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 80

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

Toronto Venue - Elements Series Part 1 - Introducing Air into an Early Learning and Child Care Setting

Air is all around us! This two hour interactive workshop will give participants an opportunity to discuss, share and learn about new activities that incorporates air in an early learning and child care setting.

Price: Workshop Registration C$70.00

Date: November 20, 2018

Available Spaces: 68

Toronto Venue - 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$70.00

Date: November 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 65

Burlington 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$70.00

Date: November 22, 2018

Available Spaces: 80

Toronto Venue - 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$70.00

Date: November 28, 2018

Available Spaces: 80

Toronto Venue - 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$70.00

Date: December 12, 2018

Available Spaces: 80

Toronto Venue - Elements Series Part 2: Introducing Earth Activities Into Your Early Learning and Child Care Setting

Children love getting dirty and contrary to popular belief, this is actually good for them! This two-hour interactive workshop will discuss the research, benefits, and importance of introducing earth into everyday activities. Participants will develop a portfolio of resources and activities that utilize the earth, in its many forms, to spark adventure and discovery in children.

Price: Workshop Registration C$70.00

Date: February 5, 2019

Available Spaces: 69

Toronto Venue - 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$70.00

Date: February 6, 2019

Available Spaces: 69

Toronto Venue - Elements Series Part 3: Introducing Water Activities into an Early Learning and Child Care Setting

There’s more to water play than floating and sinking! Find out why one of the best resources in an early learning and child care setting is a tap. During this two-hour interactive workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss and explore new and innovative ways in which to utilize water to spark inquiry. This is a hands-on session during which educators will have the opportunity to participate in practical activities that will foster curiosity, experimentation, and imagination in children. Come and see how to incorporate flowing water into activities and how everyday household items can create waterfalls, water flows, watercourses, and much more.

*Registration fee includes all materials and nutrition break

Price: Workshop Registration C$70.00

Date: March 5, 2019

Available Spaces: 69

Toronto Venue - Elements Series Part 4: Introducing Fire Activities into an Early Learning and Child Care Setting

The fourth and final thought-provoking session of this series will include discussing the research regarding the benefits of utilizing fire, in its various forms, in an early learning and child care setting and what this means in practice. Activities for all comfort levels will be included; from making candles, to dream boats, to cooking with fire using barbecues and campfires. It will dispel the myths around fire and support educators to feel comfortable utilizing fire in their practice. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the concept of risk-benefit analysis. So, let us help you to explore your ‘fire comfort zone’ and push your boundaries.

*Registration fee includes all materials and nutrition break

Price: Workshop Registration C$70.00

Date: April 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 69

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