Training & Event Registration


Appetizers & Answers Human Resources Updates

Part of our Better Business Practices Series.
Get answers to your questions on hiring, dealing with accommodation requests and employee management.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: September 5, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

Inquiry Based Learning Environments; Session and Book Launch; with Susan Stacey

What does it mean to inquire? Grownups would say it means to question, to search for information, or to finding out about a topic of interest. For children in an early childhood classroom, the definition is no different. From the time of their birth, children want to know how the world works and actively seek out information. How educators respond to their questions is what this book is all about.

Price: General Admission C$135.00

Date: September 7, 2019

Available Spaces: 42

25 Ways to Promote Literacy in Your Playground

Snapshot of flyer for Bienenstock eventThe ECCDC is grateful to the Bienenstock Team and especially Jill Bienenstock for offering this complimentary workshop in celebration of the ECCDC’s 25th Anniversary
The rise in sedentary behaviour has resulted in poor gross motor skills for many children. This has affected the physical foundations needed for higher level academic skills when entering kindergarten. Research indicates that children do not have the physical foundations needed for literacy to flourish. In this workshop, we will step outside the standards of reading and writing and explore how outdoor unstructured free play provides solutions to this problem.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: September 19, 2019

Available Spaces: 44

Trauma-Informed Care - Building a Culture of Strength

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$80.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$85.00)

Date: September 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 67

Talking to Kids About Death & Dying and Promoting Self-Care Through Self-Compassion

Have you ever wondered what do I say to a child who is grieving? How can I support them as they transition back to the classroom setting? Or what is typical behaviour to a death from a developmental stance?

Prices:
  • Niagara educators (C$5.00)
  • Outside Niagara educators (C$10.00)

Date: September 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 52

Pathways to Explore Your Pedagogical Leadership Journey

Snapshot of Pedagogical Leadership flyerPedagogical Leadership Series 2 for Child Care Centre Supervisors - Day 1
An invitation to those on a journey of Pedagogical Leadership and past participants of ECCDC’s first Pedagogical Leadership series to reflect on your experiences, share your thoughts, provoke thinking and expand practice. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in conversations, share experiences and enhance opportunities that support both the pedagogical leadership team and their practices.

Price: General Admission C$45.00

Date: September 25, 2019

Available Spaces: 75

25 Ways to Boost your Board

This session is part of the ECCDC's 25th Anniversary Workshop Series.
This lively workshop will highlight 5 key board principles and 5 related practices to help boost your board’s effectiveness, engagement and enjoyment. A variety of tools and resources will be shared. In celebration of ECCDC’s 25th Anniversary, participants will receive a link to the Principles and Practices Checklist© to help your board assess their governance strengths and challenges.

Complimentary Workshop thanks to Gay Douglas’ sponsorship in honour of ECCDC’s 25th Anniversary!

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: September 26, 2019

Available Spaces: 12

Toronto Venue - Outdoor Play for School Age Children

Part of our Speaking the Languages of School Age Children Series!
If you are an educator working with school age children, in out of school programs, and would like to enhance the outdoor experiences that you offer the children that you work with, then this session is for you.

Price: General Admission C$70.00

Date: September 26, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Toronto Venue - Reggio Inspired Interactive Environments

Part of our Reggio Inspired Practices Series.
Educators are invited to investigate a Reggio-inspired environment through the use of hands-on videos, photo study and materials. Educators will have an opportunity to view ‘a day in the life’ at a centre in Reggio Emilia to see the materials used throughout the program.

Price: Workshop Registration C$70.00

Date: September 26, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Toronto Venue - Pathways to Explore Your Pedagogical Leadership Journey

Pedagogical Leadership Series 2 for Child Care Centre Supervisors - Day 1
An invitation to those on a journey of Pedagogical Leadership and past participants of ECCDC’s first Pedagogical Leadership series to reflect on your experiences, share your thoughts, provoke thinking and expand practice. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in conversations, share experiences and enhance opportunities that support both the pedagogical leadership team and their practices.

Price: General Admission C$70.00

Date: September 27, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Reaching IN...Reaching OUT Resiliency Skills Training (2 Day Series)

RIRO Resiliency Skills Training is an evidence-based, two-part program for service providers who work with children from birth to eight years.

Prices:
  • Series Registration, 2 Saturdays - Niagara Educators (C$80.00)
  • Series Registration, 2 Saturdays - Outside Niagara Educators (C$85.00)

Date: September 28, 2019

Available Spaces: 57

Tinkering with Recycled Materials

Session 1 in our NEW Tinkering Series!
Have you been hearing about ‘Tinkering’, ‘Tinker Labs’, ‘Tinker schools’ and so on, and wondered what all this Tinkering is about? Well if so, this three-part ‘Tinkering Series’ is for you.

Price: General Admission C$45.00

Date: September 30, 2019

Available Spaces: 75

Barrie Venue - Rethinking Your Infant and Toddler Environment

Part of our Nurturing Brilliant Minds Series.
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$85.00

Date: October 1, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Barrie Venue - Physical Literacy in School Age Programs

Part of our Speaking the Languages of School Agers Series.
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$85.00

Date: October 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Barrie Venue - Lost Art of Music and Movement in Early Childhood

Children in today’s society are living more sedentary lives and their opportunities to engage in open music and movement activities are lessening. Come and join in to bring back the lost art of music and movement to the classroom.

Price: Workshop Registration C$85.00

Date: October 3, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Supporting Infant Mental Health in the Early Years through Attachment

Research has shown that children who have emotionally available caregivers develop: secure attachments, school readiness, healthy emotional development, strong problem-solving skills, and emotional regulation.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$5.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$10.00)

Date: October 10, 2019

Available Spaces: 63

How to Transform A Toxic Team to A Dream Team – Repairing Your Workplace Culture

Screenshot of flyer for Transform Toxic Team eventPart of our Better Business Practices Series.
When negative attitudes and behaviours invade our teams repairing a damaged workplace culture can be exhausting to manage. Conflict and dysfunction within the team may lead to bullying behaviour resulting in increased absenteeism or employee turnover.

Price: General Admission C$75.00

Date: October 10, 2019

Available Spaces: 75

Tinkering with Wood

Session 2 in our NEW Tinkering Series!
Have you been hearing about ‘Tinkering’, ‘Tinker Labs’, ‘Tinker schools’ and so on, and wondered what all this Tinkering is about? Well if so, this three-part ‘Tinkering Series’ is for you.

Price: General Admission C$45.00

Date: October 22, 2019

Available Spaces: 75

Enhancing Team Dynamics Through Inspirational Leadership

Snapshot of Pedagogical Leadership flyerPedagogical Leadership Series 2 for Child Care Supervisors - Day 2
An invitation to those on a journey of Pedagogical Leadership and past participants of ECCDC’s first Pedagogical Leadership series to reflect on your experiences, share your thoughts, provoke thinking and expand practice. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in conversations, share experiences and enhance opportunities that support both the pedagogical leadership team and their practices.

Price: General Admission C$45.00

Date: October 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 75

Passing the Torch: Succession Planning for Organizational Success, with Gay Douglas

Over the next 5 years Canadians will be retiring at a pace unparalleled in human history. The biggest demographic wave in the country’s history is hurtling into retirement. The baby boomers – that massive bubble of people born in the two decades following the Second World War - have begun the transition from employment to retirement.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$75.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$80.00)

Date: October 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 67

Executive Directors Network

Executive Directors are invited to attend this network to connect about issues and opportunities to share strategies, suggestions and best practices with their colleagues.

Price: Network Registration C$0.00

Date: October 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 80

Toronto Venue - Reggio Inspired Light Experience

Part of our Reggio Inspired Practices Series.
Reggio Emilia introduced the Ray of Light Atelier in 2005 based on experiences explored with children and educators. The Atelier is open for children and educators alike to explore the properties of light. Children are invited to investigate their theories on light while educators reflect on how these concepts are stimulating children’s learning.

Price: Workshop Registration C$70.00

Date: October 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Toronto Venue - Lost Art of Music and Movement in Early Childhood

Children in today’s society are living more sedentary lives and their opportunities to engage in open music and movement activities are lessening. Come and join in to bring back the lost art of music and movement to the classroom.

Price: Workshop Registration C$70.00

Date: October 24, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Toronto Venue - Enhancing Team Dynamics Through Inspirational Leadership

Pedagogical Leadership Series 2 for Child Care Supervisors - Day 2
An invitation to those on a journey of Pedagogical Leadership and past participants of ECCDC’s first Pedagogical Leadership series to reflect on your experiences, share your thoughts, provoke thinking and expand practice. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in conversations, share experiences and enhance opportunities that support both the pedagogical leadership team and their practices.

Price: General Admission C$70.00

Date: October 25, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

As Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach: Using Children’s Books to Invite Multiple Perspectives with Dr. Diane Kashin

Books can be an invitation to think deeply, opening children’s minds and eyes to the complexities of their world. The Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education inspires educators to think differently and see different perspectives.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$55.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$60.00)

Date: October 29, 2019

Available Spaces: 74

Educators as Protagonists in Documentation, with Ann Pelo

Documentation practices in early education typically focus on children’s learning; educators are present in documentation only as observers – whether enthusiastic or neutral, their role in documentation is to report on what children have done, and said, and accomplished.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$150.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$155.00)

Date: November 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 52

Toronto Venue - Reggio Inspired Planning and Documentation

Part of our Reggio Inspired Practices Series.
Educators within Reggio Emilia reflect on their planning and documentation with several different lenses. The use of planning and documentation shows children and families a shared construction of meaning within the environment, a shared responsibility towards learning, offers an evaluation of both the environment and self.

Price: Workshop Registration C$70.00

Date: November 4, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Toronto Venue - Action Schemas

Formerly titled, How Schema Play Supports Children's Learning and Development.
Children create understanding and knowledge of their world by interacting with the environment and the ‘things’ within it. While they are doing this, we often observe them repeating actions over and over again and see repeated patterns in their play.

Price: Workshop Registration C$70.00

Date: November 4, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Behaviour Awareness and Self-Regulation

In this workshop you will gain knowledge to identify the function of behaviour, understand the importance of data collection, and develop strategies to help promote student success. This workshop will also cover Self-Regulation: What it is, why it’s important, signs of it and what we can do in child care settings to promote positive self-regulation skills.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$5.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$10.00)

Date: November 7, 2019

Available Spaces: 41

Barrie Venue - Treasure Baskets for Infants & Toddlers

Part of our Nurturing Brilliant Minds Series.
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$85.00

Date: November 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Barrie Venue - Reggio Inspired Interactive Environments

Part of our Reggio Inspired Practices Series.
Educators are invited to investigate a Reggio-inspired environment through the use of hands-on videos, photo study and materials. Educators will have an opportunity to view ‘a day in the life’ at a centre in Reggio Emilia to see the materials used throughout the program.

Price: Workshop Registration C$85.00

Date: November 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Barrie Venue - Pathways to Explore Your Pedagogical Leadership Journey

Pedagogical Leadership Series 2 for Child Care Centre Supervisors - Day 1
An invitation to those on a journey of Pedagogical Leadership and past participants of ECCDC’s first Pedagogical Leadership series to reflect on your experiences, share your thoughts, provoke thinking and expand practice. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in conversations, share experiences and enhance opportunities that support both the pedagogical leadership team and their practices.

Price: General Admission C$85.00

Date: November 12, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Barrie Venue - Enhancing Team Dynamics Through Inspirational Leadership

Pedagogical Leadership Series 2 for Child Care Supervisors - Day 2
An invitation to those on a journey of Pedagogical Leadership and past participants of ECCDC’s first Pedagogical Leadership series to reflect on your experiences, share your thoughts, provoke thinking and expand practice. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in conversations, share experiences and enhance opportunities that support both the pedagogical leadership team and their practices.

Price: General Admission C$85.00

Date: November 13, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Toronto Venue - Tinkering with Recycled Materials

Part of our NEW Tinkering Series!
Have you been hearing about ‘Tinkering’, ‘Tinker Labs’, ‘Tinker schools’ and so on, and wondered what all this Tinkering is about? Well if so, this three-part ‘Tinkering Series’ is for you.

Price: General Admission C$70.00

Date: November 18, 2019

Available Spaces: 100

Tinkering with Metal

Part of our NEW Tinkering Series!
Have you been hearing about ‘Tinkering’, ‘Tinker Labs’, ‘Tinker schools’ and so on, and wondered what all this Tinkering is about? Well if so, this three-part ‘Tinkering Series’ is for you.

Price: General Admission C$45.00

Date: November 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 75

Mindfulness Through the Senses

Are you looking for ways to cultivate mindfulness practices in your daily lives and in the daily experiences that you offer to young children? By mindfully observing our senses, adults and children can become more proficient at sharpening our attention and using sensory experiences to enhance relationships, creativity, and memory. The ability to notice important details and distinguish among scents, sounds, visual images, and other sensory details your brain receives can benefit in responding to people and the surroundings around us.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$15.00)
  • Out of Niagara Educators (C$20.00)

Date: November 26, 2019

Available Spaces: 15

Play Therapy - Tools for Helping Children and Youth

Children express themselves, learn about their world, and feel most at ease when playing. This interactive workshop focuses on how to use play therapy strategies to help children and youth positively cope and work through stressful life experiences.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$80.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$85.00)

Date: November 30, 2019

Available Spaces: 67

Executive Directors Network

Executive Directors are invited to attend this network to connect about issues and opportunities to share strategies, suggestions and best practices with their colleagues.

Price: Network Registration C$0.00

Date: January 16, 2020

Available Spaces: 79

STEAM Rich Environments

Part of our NEW STEAM Series!
Attitudes to science and math are shaped in the early years and carry though to the teenage years (Archer et al. 2019) and the attitudes of adults can directly influence children’s attitudes towards STEAM experiences. Educators are often uncomfortable and lack confidence in providing STEAM experiences, which can result in young children not being afforded opportunities to develop a love of STEAM areas.

Price: General Admission C$45.00

Date: January 28, 2020

Available Spaces: 75

Toronto Venue - Tinkering with Wood

Part of our NEW Tinkering Series!
Have you been hearing about ‘Tinkering’, ‘Tinker Labs’, ‘Tinker schools’ and so on, and wondered what all this Tinkering is about? Well if so, this three-part ‘Tinkering Series’ is for you.

Price: General Admission C$70.00

Date: January 29, 2020

Available Spaces: 100

Toronto Venue - STEAM Rich Environments

Part of our NEW STEAM Series!
Attitudes to science and math are shaped in the early years and carry though to the teenage years (Archer et al. 2019) and the attitudes of adults can directly influence children’s attitudes towards STEAM experiences. Educators are often uncomfortable and lack confidence in providing STEAM experiences, which can result in young children not being afforded opportunities to develop a love of STEAM areas.

Price: General Admission C$70.00

Date: January 30, 2020

Available Spaces: 100

Action Schemas


Formerly titled, How Schema Play Supports Children's Learning and Development.
Children create understanding and knowledge of their world by interacting with the environment and the ‘things’ within it. While they are doing this, we often observe them repeating actions over and over again and see repeated patterns in their play.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: February 3, 2020

Available Spaces: 75

STEAM for Infants and Toddlers

Part of our NEW STEAM Series!
Attitudes to science and math are shaped in the early years and carry though to the teenage years (Archer et al. 2019) and the attitudes of adults can directly influence children’s attitudes towards STEAM experiences. Educators are often uncomfortable and lack confidence in providing STEAM experiences, which can result in young children not being afforded opportunities to develop a love of STEAM areas.

Price: General Admission C$45.00

Date: February 25, 2020

Available Spaces: 75

Toronto Venue - Tinkering with Metal

Part of our NEW Tinkering Series!
Have you been hearing about ‘Tinkering’, ‘Tinker Labs’, ‘Tinker schools’ and so on, and wondered what all this Tinkering is about? Well if so, this three-part ‘Tinkering Series’ is for you.

Price: General Admission C$70.00

Date: February 26, 2020

Available Spaces: 100

Toronto Venue - STEAM for Infants and Toddlers

Part of our NEW STEAM Series!
Attitudes to science and math are shaped in the early years and carry though to the teenage years (Archer et al. 2019) and the attitudes of adults can directly influence children’s attitudes towards STEAM experiences. Educators are often uncomfortable and lack confidence in providing STEAM experiences, which can result in young children not being afforded opportunities to develop a love of STEAM areas.

Price: General Admission C$70.00

Date: February 27, 2020

Available Spaces: 100

Barrie Venue - Reggio Inspired Light Experience

Part of our Reggio Inspired Practices Series.
Reggio Emilia introduced the Ray of Light Atelier in 2005 based on experiences explored with children and educators. The Atelier is open for children and educators alike to explore the properties of light. Children are invited to investigate their theories on light while educators reflect on how these concepts are stimulating children’s learning.

Price: Workshop Registration C$85.00

Date: February 29, 2020

Available Spaces: 100

Barrie Venue - Reggio Inspired Planning and Documentation

Part of our Reggio Inspired Practices Series.
Educators within Reggio Emilia reflect on their planning and documentation with several different lenses. The use of planning and documentation shows children and families a shared construction of meaning within the environment, a shared responsibility towards learning, offers an evaluation of both the environment and self.

Price: Workshop Registration C$85.00

Date: February 29, 2020

Available Spaces: 100

Barrie Venue - Mark Making Schemas

Children create understanding and knowledge of their world by interacting with the environment and the ‘things’ within it. While they are doing this, we often observe them repeating actions over and over again and see repeated patterns in their play.

Price: Workshop Registration C$85.00

Date: February 29, 2020

Available Spaces: 100

Barrie Venue - Emotional Schemas

Children create understanding and knowledge of their world by interacting with the environment and the ‘things’ within it. While they are doing this, we often observe them repeating actions over and over again and see repeated patterns in their play.

Price: Workshop Registration C$85.00

Date: February 29, 2020

Available Spaces: 100

Mark Making Schemas

Children create understanding and knowledge of their world by interacting with the environment and the ‘things’ within it. While they are doing this, we often observe them repeating actions over and over again and see repeated patterns in their play.

Price: Workshop Registration C$45.00

Date: March 2, 2020

Available Spaces: 75

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