Training & Event Registration

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.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educator (C$45.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educator (C$50.00)

Date: January 28, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Action Schemas

Formerly titled, How Schema Play Supports Children's Learning and Development.
Part of our Schema Play Series

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.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educator (C$45.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educator (C$50.00)

Date: February 3, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educator (C$45.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educator (C$50.00)

Date: February 25, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Orillia 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

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Orillia 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

Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Mark Making Schemas

Part of our Schema Play Series.
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.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educator (C$45.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educator (C$50.00)

Date: March 2, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ottawa Venue - Sharing the Value of Unstructured Play Experiences with Families and Colleagues, New Date!

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$85.00

Date: March 3, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ottawa Venue - Sharing Sensitive News with Parents

Professionals who work with young children often say that one of the hardest parts of their job is sharing sensitive information with parents about their child’s development.

Price: Workshop Registration C$85.00

Date: March 4, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ottawa 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: March 5, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ottawa Venue - Fostering Effective Communication with Colleagues & Community Partners

Learning Conversation 1 - Part of our Implementing How Does Learning Happen? in Innovative Ways Series!
At the foundation of How Does Learning Happen? is the notion that strong, respectful, and reciprocal relationships with our colleagues and community partners is of the greatest value to children’s learning, development, and health and well-being.  

Price: Workshop Registration C$85.00

Date: March 6, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ottawa Venue - How Does Learning Happen? with Students and Volunteers

Learning Conversation 2 - Part of our Implementing How Does Learning Happen? in Innovative Ways Series!
The four foundations of How Does Learning Happen? outline the importance of children, educators, and families feeling a sense of belonging and well-being as well as having an opportunity to express themselves and engage in meaningful relationships.

Price: Work registration C$85.00

Date: March 6, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

STEAM in Outdoor 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.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$45.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$50.00)

Date: March 23, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Toronto Venue - Mark Making Schemas

Part of our Schema Play Series.
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: March 25, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Toronto Venue - STEAM in Outdoor 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: March 26, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kids Have Stress Too!®

An interactive training workshop from The Psychology Foundation of Canada for professionals who work with families and children in early learning and care environments.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educator (C$174.00)
  • Out of Niagara Educator (C$179.00)

Date: March 28, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Workplace Wellness Series for Administrators - Finding Your Happy

An Introduction to the 16 Guidelines to Transform Your Life and Relationships
Join Elizabeth Skronski for this new session. Many of us search all our life for our Holy Grail to happiness and well-being, yet the answer often lies within us. Drawing on proven techniques from modern psychology, ethics, cognitive behavioural approaches, and centuries-old Eastern philosophy, 16 Guidelines is a holistic approach to increase our emotional resilience, confidence, and overall well-being.

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

Date: April 7, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Workplace Wellness Series for Educators - Finding Your Happy

An Introduction to the 16 Guidelines to Transform Your Life and Relationships
Join Elizabeth Skronski for this new session. Many of us search all our life for our Holy Grail to happiness and well-being, yet the answer often lies within us. Drawing on proven techniques from modern psychology, ethics, cognitive behavioural approaches, and centuries-old Eastern philosophy, 16 Guidelines is a holistic approach to increase our emotional resilience, confidence, and overall well-being.

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

Date: April 7, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Respect in the Workplace

Part of our Better Business Practices Series.
Employers including child care organizations are required under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to review their workplace violence and harassment programs with employees annually. Traditional methods of reviewing the policies and programs are often ineffective when it comes to delivering the right message when dealing with bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviours that are just under the radar.

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

Date: April 16, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

New Venue - Garden Soils, Critters and Ecology, with Garden Jane

Session Two of the New Fostering Lifetime Gardeners and Naturalists Workshop Series
• Insects, Bees, Birds, Bats - roles they play in the garden
• Learn about the soil food web and how to help children connect to it

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$45.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$50.00)

Date: April 16, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW DATE - 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: April 18, 2020

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Thunder Bay Venue - Treasure Baskets & Infants and Toddlers

Part of our Nurturing Brilliant Minds Series.
Treasure Baskets and Heuristic Play are the ultimate in Loose Parts play for infant 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: April 22, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thunder Bay 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: April 22, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thunder Bay 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: April 23, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Thunder Bay 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: April 24, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Thunder Bay 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: April 25, 2020

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Thunder Bay 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: April 25, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Thunder Bay Venue - Mark Making Schemas

From our Schema Play Series.
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: April 25, 2020

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Thunder Bay Venue - Emotional Schemas

Part of our Schema Play Series.
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: April 25, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Emotional Schemas

Part of our Schema Play Series.
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.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$45.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$50.00)

Date: April 27, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Toronto Venue - Emotional Schemas

Part of our Schema Play Series.
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: April 29, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership Institute: Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality, with Susan MacDonald

Susan Macdonald eventFriday May 1 2020:
Evening Reception; 6:30 pm Registration
Dinner, and Keynote - The Upward Spiral: Key Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality; 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Saturday May 2 2020:
Full Day Workshop - Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Strategies to Ignite Passion and Possibility; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$180.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$190.00)

Date: May 1, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM - 3:00 PM

New Venue - Garden Planning, Programming and Play, with Garden Jane

Session Three of the New Fostering Lifetime Gardeners and Naturalists Workshop Series

Join us in a hands-on design workshop, where you can learn about and plan for including young children in food garden design and growing food.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$45.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$50.00)

Date: May 14, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Workplace Wellness Series for Educators - Mindful Goal Setting

Join Elizabeth Skronski for this new session. Have you ever set goals and found that you were not as committed to them as you thought? Or perhaps these goals were really set by someone else for you? Of course you have!

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

Date: June 4, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Workplace Wellness Series for Administrators - Mindful Goal Setting

Join Elizabeth Skronski for this new session. Have you ever set goals and found that you were not as committed to them as you thought? Or perhaps these goals were really set by someone else for you? Of course you have!

When we set goals that are harmonious with who we are and what we truly value, our ability to meet these goals enhance our self-esteem and our well being in general. Mindfulness allows us to be more self-aware of what is truly important to us and understand what might be in our way of achieving these goals. In this workshop, participants will go beyond the the “ normal” goal setting process and will explore concepts of the intention pyramid, strategic intentions, and time mapping and will leave with a plan to make their goals not only achievable but inspiring.

*registration fee includes all session materials and nutrition break

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

Date: June 4, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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