Virtual training opportunities or in person training opportunities are offered to educators working within Niagara’s licenced programs and students studying Early Childhood Education at Niagara College.

QCCN Training and Conversation Cafes dates coming soon.

The QCCN Community Conversation Café, is an ongoing opportunity to come together as a community of practice as a way to exchange dialogue between educators within the Niagara community and discuss knowledge, engage in reflections, and share practical how-to information around the QCCN Components.

Virtual Online Reflective Practice Institute

The two-day QCCN Reflective Practice Institute has been transformed into five (5) webinar modules that will be offered through pre-recorded zoom webinar for your safety and convenience.
This training is available for educators supporting infant, toddler and preschool programs who did not previously participate in the two-day QCCN Reflective Practice Institutes or the QCCN Reflective Practice Institute Webinars.

Spring 2024 dates now open! Click image below to find links to register.

Two Day Reflective Practice Institute
The Two Day Reflective Practice Institute will be offered in person as Covid policies and public health allows. This training will be available for infant, toddler and preschool programs who have not previously attended the two-day QCCN Reflective Practice Institutes or the QCCN Reflective Practice Institute Webinars.
Click here to register. (When applicable.)

Day 1: QCCN Alignment with Ontario's Early Learning Frameworks

  1. Background & History of QCCN
  2. Alignment with Ontario Legislation
  3. Connecting with CECE Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice
  4. Reflecting upon Ontario's Frameworks
  5. Developing Strong Relationships (Engaging Family and Children)
  6. Best Practices in Using QCCN Tools

Day 2: Moving from Theory to Practice

  1. Becoming a Reflective Practitioner
  2. Program Planning
  3. Emergent Literacy
  4. Observation and Documentation
  5. Scan of Related Initiatives


  1. DISC Preschool Screen
  2. Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scales
  3. Behaviour CARE Checklist
  4. Speech and Language Developmental Checklist Tools:


  1. Caregiver Interaction Scale
  2. Program Resource Checklists
  3. Building Blocks of Emergent Literacy
  4. Program Profile
  5. Developmental Profiles Textbook
  6. QCCN Developmental Reference Charts
  7. Brigance Readiness Binder
  8. Program Plan Criteria
  9. A Thinking Lens for Reflection and Inquiry
  10. Attentiveness Protocol
  11. Higher Order Thinking Prompts