Training & Event Registration

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: 46

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: 71

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

Back by Popular Demand!

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: 53

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: 13

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

Supporting Infant Mental Health in the Early Years through Attachment

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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

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: 69

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

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: 75

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: 68

Behaviour Awareness and Self-Regulation

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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: 52

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: 18

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: 71

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

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

Available Spaces: 90

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