Training & Event Registration

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

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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? If you would like to ensure today’s children have the foundation and support they need to face adversity with compassion and thrive as they continue to grow and move forward in their lives.

This session will cover what grief is, how children’s grief differs from adults, along with addressing common responses in kids and how you as an Early Childhood Educator can support them. This workshop will also highlight opportunities how you yourself can incorporate death education regularly into your curriculum and provide attendees with an opportunity to engage in open discussion on a topic that we need to feel more comfortable with talking about. How do I help kids with their grief? What do I say? What if I say the wrong thing? What if I don’t have the answer? How do I start those really difficult conversations? The second part of the workshop will focus on supporting staff who are grieving, as well as some suggestions for caring for oneself during grief through self-care and self-compassion.

*Registration fee includes light refreshments

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

Date: September 24, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Niagara Nature Network

The Niagara Nature Alliance network will be meeting together at Niagara Nursery School and Child Care Centre in Niagara on the Lake where we will tour the centre’s outdoor areas that they use for the children including the fairy forest and playground. The Network will have an opportunity to tour the joint initiative between the Niagara on the Lake Public Library, Local Community Groups and the centre which includes gardens, pathways and a labyrinth walk. The Network will continue to reflect on its work plan to explore outdoor experiences in Niagara that support children and families. Please come prepared to be outside for the evening.

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Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: September 24, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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.

The two-day series will continue the conversation of how pedagogical leadership has impacted your staff team, reigniting the community of practice, empowering and enabling pedagogical leaders to move to the next step and provide opportunities for self care, mindfulness and team building.

Day 1: Pathways to Explore Your Pedagogical Leadership Journey
• Bringing pedagogical leaders and supervisors back for a reflective conversation regarding their pedagogical leadership journey
• Celebrating successes
• Sharing experiences
• What now? Explore research questions to dig deeper and build your practice
• Support for the team

* Registration Fee Includes a Light Lunch

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

Date: September 25, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Early Learning and Child Care Supervisors Network

Niagara’s Early Learning Supervisors are invited to engage in conversation through the Supervisor Network after the Full Day Pedagogical Leadership Series 2 Day 1 Pathways to Explore Your Pedagogical Leadership Journey. The Network will be receiving updates from Ministry of Education, Niagara Region Children’s Services, Niagara Region Public Health, and Quality Child Care Niagara. A supervisor focused reflective article will be reviewed and discussed along with round table ideas.

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Price: Network Registration C$0.00

Date: September 25, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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!

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Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: September 26, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. Following our two hugely successful School Age Series, the Early Childhood Community Development Centre is pleased to announce that we have an additional session devised with school age children in mind.

The session will look at a variety of low cost and no cost materials, and authentic tools that can be utilized to provide open-ended experiences in the great outdoors along with experiences that adapt an outdoor co-learning approach. This session considers how outdoor play changes as children get older and how to meet the needs of a varied age range. During this session participants will spend a large portion of time outside engaging with materials and in experiences, so please bear in mind that “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes”. So, review the weather forecast, dress appropriately for the weather conditions and come ready to have fun.

*Registration fee includes all materials & nutrition break
*6:00-6:30 registration & networking, Workshop runs from 6:30-9:00pm

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Price: General Admission C$70.00

Date: September 26, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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.

A photo study of materials that both the children and educators of Reggio chose to implement within their program as part of an investigation will be reviewed. Using the discussions.

Registration fee includes materials and nutrition break.
*6:00-6:30 registration & networking, Workshop runs from 6:30-9:00pm

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Price: Workshop Registration C$70.00

Date: September 26, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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. The two-day series will continue the conversation of how pedagogical leadership has impacted your staff team, reigniting the community of practice, empowering and enabling pedagogical leaders to move to the next step and provide opportunities for self care, mindfulness and team building.

Day 1: Pathways to Explore Your Pedagogical Leadership Journey
• Bringing pedagogical leaders and supervisors back for a reflective conversation regarding their pedagogical leadership journey
• Celebrating successes
• Sharing experiences
• What now? Explore research questions to dig deeper and build your practice
• Support for the team

*Registration Fee Includes a Light Lunch

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Price: General Admission C$70.00

Date: September 27, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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.

The training uses a relationship-based, cognitive-behavioural and social problem-solving approach to prevent depression and promote resilience in children under eight years. Adapted from 35 years of research by Dr. Martin Seligman and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, the RIRO program is designed to help adults help young children steer through life’s inevitable bumps in the road and make use of opportunities for optimal growth and development.

Research shows that children as young as two years begin to copy how adults in their lives respond to daily stresses, serious challenges and opportunities for growth. When adults use the RIRO skill-set in their own lives, they become role models for children by demonstrating effective thinking and coping strategies in response to both adversity and opportunity.

Part 1, Adult Skills introduces adults to key resiliency research and skills that enhance self-regulation skills and promote a “resilient” perspective and flexible approach to handling conflict, problems and everyday challenges.
Part 2, Child Applications helps adults apply the resiliency skills directly with children by:
- increasing their understanding of children’s thinking and behaviour
- supporting children’s development of seven critical abilities associated with resilience
- introducing child-friendly approaches using children’s literature, puppets and resilience-building activities.

Full Day Saturdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Day 1 - September 28, 2019
Day 2 - October 26, 2019
Registration Fee includes 2 Saturday sessions, light refreshments and all training materials.

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

Date: September 28, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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. The series will provide opportunities for educators to explore what tinkering is (chances are that you are already doing it) and how educators can intentionally incorporate tinkering into your early learning and child care programs.

There will be a focus on practical, hands-on experiences that educators can utilize with a variety of ages, and sessions will include a large portion of time investigating materials, and engaging with experiences that educators can use within their daily practice. Educators with come away with many process oriented inexpensive experiences, and a variety of materials that they can use with children in their programs.

This fun interactive series will be co-facilitated by Ginette Wilson, Early Learning and Child Care Trainer and Patricia Couroux, Coaching and Mentoring Coordinator of the ECCDC and include opportunities for Educators to share ideas and experiences, and to reflect together in fun and engaging environments.

Session 1 - Tinkering with Recycled Materials
The first session in this series will explore the concept of ‘Tinkering’ with a focus on how educators can intentionally incorporate tinkering with recycled materials within their daily programming.

*Registration fee includes all materials and nutrition break

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

Date: September 30, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Orillia 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

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Orillia 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

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Orillia 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

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Preschool Network

We would like to invite educators who work directly with Infants/Toddlers, Preschoolers or School Agers to join our newly formed, age group specific network meetings. Based on feedback from the early learning community ECCDC has started offering age specific networking groups.

Price: Network Registration C$0.00

Date: October 8, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Infant/Toddler Network

We would like to invite educators who work directly with Infants/Toddlers, Preschoolers or School Agers to join our newly formed, age group specific network meetings. Based on feedback from the early learning community ECCDC has started offering age specific networking groups.

Price: Network Registration C$0.00

Date: October 9, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Part 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.

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

Date: October 10, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Emotional Literacy with Niagara Children's Centre

Emotional literacy is the ability to read emotions in themselves and others; to be able to identify, understand and respond to emotions in a healthy manner. As educators we can support children’s learning to label emotions and to develop valuable social emotional skills (compiled by Promoting Healthy Social Behaviours in Child Care Centres 2011). Shared book reading can support a child’s understanding of the “language” of emotions and support their understanding.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$25.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$30.00)

Date: October 15, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ottawa 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: October 16, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ottawa 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: October 16, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ottawa 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: Workshop Registration C$85.00

Date: October 17, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Ottawa Venue - Enhancing Team Dynamics Through Inspirational Leadership

Pedagogical Leadership Series 2 for Child Care Centre 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: Workshop Registration C$85.00

Date: October 18, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Ottawa 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: October 19, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Ottawa 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: October 19, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ottawa 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: October 19, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Ottawa 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: October 19, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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.

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

Date: October 22, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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.

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

Date: October 23, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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.
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Price: Network Registration C$0.00

Date: October 24, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cooks Network

The Cooks Network will be heading on the road for a tour of the La Boîte à soleil kitchen located in their head office. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the facility and ask questions of the cooks that work in the space on a daily basis. We will also be welcoming an update from Niagara Region Public Health and reviewing any changes that have been made as a result of the update to Canada’s Food Guide.

Price: Network Registration C$0.00

Date: November 5, 2019

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Garden Eating, Food and Harvesting, with Garden Jane

Session one of the New Fostering Lifetime Gardeners and Naturalists Workshop Series
• Working with garden or farm produce to share experiences of harvest time
• Harvesting with kids - which plant parts to eat, tastes to try, playing with food

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

Date: November 5, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fostering Lifetime Gardeners and Naturalists Workshop Series, with Garden Jane (3 sessions)

How can we foster children to become lifetime gardeners and naturalists? We know we want to help children connect to nature, and gardening with kids would be great, but let’s get real with where we are and what we can do to achieve these lofty goals!

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators - 3 Part Series (C$100.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators - 3 Part Series (C$135.00)

Date: November 5, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Orillia 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

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Orillia 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

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Orillia 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

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Orillia 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

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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.

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

Date: November 21, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sharing Sensitive News - A Hanen Training Module

Join Debbie Hamilton, member of Speech Services Niagara, for this workshop and learn how to use effective communication strategies for sharing sensitive news with parents, to understand how parents feel when they receive sensitive news, and to become aware of your own feelings around sharing sensitive news.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: November 27, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

School Age Network

We would like to invite educators who work directly with Infants/Toddlers, Preschoolers or School Agers to join our newly formed, age group specific network meetings. Based on feedback from the early learning community ECCDC has started offering age specific networking groups.

Price: Network Registration C$0.00

Date: November 27, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

New Date - 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: December 3, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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