Training & Event Registration

Webinar - Laying the Foundation to Start the Journey

Reconstructing the Way We View Behaviour Through Inclusive Practices Series

A new three-part series offering opportunities for educators to explore the concept of utilizing inclusive practices to support children through the ever-changing pathway of behaviour. Educators are strongly encouraged to attend all three sessions as the series has been created to build upon each session.

Session 1 - Laying the Foundation to Start the Journey

During the first session educators will have an opportunity to revisit their daily practices and consider the impact that this has on both educators’ and children’s behaviour. Educators will reflect on the use of language, equitability, power relationships, and best practices. The session will also offer an opportunity to explore ways in which both educators’ and children’s resiliency skills can be enhanced to support change that behaviour can bring to the classroom

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Price: Niagara Educators C$0.00

Date: September 21, 2021

Webinar - Block and Construction Play

Unpacking Children’s Play Series

Ever wonder why children play the way they do? In children’s play they have opportunities to explore, engage and experiment with their ideas and beliefs of the world around them. Many of our programs have shifted to play based learning offerings to the children we work with to expand their learning.

Price: Niagara Educators C$0.00

Date: September 22, 2021

Webinar - Where to Begin: The Technical Basics

Integrating Technology to Enhance Daily Practice with Children and Families Series

In the age of technology, it is helpful to take time to consider how we can integrate technology into our daily practice to enhance the experiences of the children and families we work with.

Price: Niagara Educators C$0.00

Date: September 23, 2021

Webinar - Tips and Tricks for Hosting Effective Meetings and Training Over Zoom

Educators are invited to join this session to learn the many functions and features of using Zoom Meeting and Zoom Webinar in planning effective meetings with your Team, families and community partners.

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  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$15.00)

Date: September 24, 2021

QCCN Community Conversation Cafe Online: Tips, Strategies and Further Information on the QCCN Tools and Resources

Come join Katie-Lynn Parkinson, Quality Child Care Coordinator as we gather together to reflect on strategies, explore tips and engage in conversations for implementing the QCCN Tools and Resources in your program. This café will also offer the opportunity to explore newly created QCCN Information Sheets to support you in your early learning practices.

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Price: Niagara Educators Only C$0.00

Date: September 27, 2021

Webinar - Innovative Ways to Use Natural Loose Parts

Take it Outside! A Nature Perspective Series

This series has been created through conversation and feedback in the early learning community as educators navigate the outdoors and offering opportunities to engage with loose parts, explore in all weathers and encourage opportunities for children to challenge themselves to take a risk.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: September 28, 2021

Webinar - Natural and Found Loose Parts for All Ages

What are loose parts? How do they support learning in our centres? Why is it important to implement loose parts into our curriculum? When can we introduce loose parts? Who can benefit from loose parts? Participants will have an opportunity to consider the who, what, where, when and why of loose parts while considering what implementing loose parts into the curriculum looks like at different ages.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: September 29, 2021

Webinar - Grant Writing Strategies for Executive Directors

Join us for this grant writing workshop with Tamara Coleman-Lawrie, Director of Community Impact, United Way Niagara, as we dive into the key elements and considerations for successful grant writing. We will explore the various components to grant writing, important steps to take, and how to incorporate the funder’s focus in your proposal.

Tamara Coleman-Lawrie is currently the Director of Community Impact at United Way Niagara. Tamara has been working in the human and social services sector for over 15 years in both philanthropic and community development roles in the Golden Horseshoe area. Tamara is always looking for ways to create improved pathways and positive change.

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Price: Early Years Executive Directors C$0.00

Date: September 29, 2021

Niagara's Early Learning & Child Care Executive Director Network - Online

Join us for this grant writing workshop with Tamara Coleman-Lawrie, Director of Community Impact, United Way Niagara, as we dive into the key elements and considerations for successful grant writing. We will explore the various components to grant writing, important steps to take, and how to incorporate the funder’s focus in your proposal.

Please note our network sessions are currently open to educators in Niagara only.

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Price: No Charge C$0.00

Date: September 29, 2021

Webinar - STEAM Rich Environments

Session 1 of the NEW -  STEAM Series

Attitudes to science and math are shaped in the early years and carry through 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: Niagara Educators C$0.00

Date: September 30, 2021

Webinar - Building Positive Strength-Based Teams (for Registrants of the Early Childhood Leadership Institute in Feb 2022)

Free Teaser Webinar with Susan MacDonald!

Children thrive in environments where the adults model positive relationships and create communities based on trust and respect. In this workshop, we will examine the impact that toxic stress in a classroom has on young children’s brain development and social-emotional skills. We will explore strategies for enhancing your professional skills to help you communicate effectively with your co-workers, as well as techniques to reduce gossip. We will use the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct as a guide to creating strength-based team relationships and a positive, supportive, respectful environment for children, and adults.

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Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: September 30, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Empowering Parents as Partners in Their Children’s Play

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

Play - what is it? What do children learn through play? What is involved in play? Structured vs. unstructured. So many theories and ideas are floating around about play and its role in children’s lives. Play is a right of every child and all children need time and space for free play every day. What does that look like in our EarlyON programs? How do we engage parents in the conversation about the intentionality behind play? We will have an opportunity to engage in conversation and reflect on different theories as well as messaging through our documentation for families.

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Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 4, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Engaging Families in the Early Years in Authentic Ways

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

This session offers invitations for learning and opportunities to discuss the authentic ways that we may engage families. If you are looking to develop deep, meaningful relationships with families, want to ensure they feel included as a partner within your program, or perhaps you are looking for ways to incorporate families’ voices in your planning to help them feel a sense of belonging, this workshop is for you.

Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 4, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - STEAM Rich Environments

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

Session 1 of the NEW -  STEAM Series

Attitudes to science and math are shaped in the early years and carry through 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.

If you are one of those educators who is struggling with providing STEAM experiences in your practice or you are looking to enhance the everyday Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and design, and Mathematics experiences available in your early learning and child care centre, then this three-part STEAM series is for you!

Session 1: STEAM Rich Environments

The first session in this series will consider what STEAM is and what this can look like in an early learning and child care setting. Educators will have opportunities to reflect on how they can integrate STEAM into a variety of program areas that support and encourage inquiry-based learning. Educators will have opportunities to Mess About with materials that they can utilize to provide STEAM rich early learning environments and the links to Tinkering.

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Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 5, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Laying the Foundation to Start the Journey

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

Part of our Reconstructing the Way We View Behaviour Through Inclusive Practices Series

A new three-part series offering opportunities for educators to explore the concept of utilizing inclusive practices to support children through the ever-changing pathway of behaviour. Educators are strongly encouraged to attend all three sessions as the series has been created to build upon each session.

Session 1 - Laying the Foundation to Start the Journey

During the first session educators will have an opportunity to revisit their daily practices and consider the impact that this has on both educators’ and children’s behaviour. Educators will reflect on the use of language, equitability, power relationships, and best practices. The session will also offer an opportunity to explore ways in which both educators’ and children’s resiliency skills can be enhanced to support change that behaviour can bring to the classroom.

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Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 5, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Mark Making Schemas

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

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: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 6, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Where to Begin: The Technical Basics

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

Integrating Technology to Enhance Daily Practice with Children and Families Series

In the age of technology, it is helpful to take time to consider how we can integrate technology into our daily practice to enhance the experiences of the children and families we work with.

Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 6, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Block and Construction Play

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

Part of our Unpacking Children’s Play Series

Ever wonder why children play the way they do? In children’s play they have opportunities to explore, engage and experiment with their ideas and beliefs of the world around them. Many of our programs have shifted to play based learning offerings to the children we work with to expand their learning.

Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 7, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Utilizing Shared Spaces in School Age Programs

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

Are you ‘living out of a cart’ and trying to provide sufficient, appropriate materials to enhance the play experiences that you offer to the young people in your school age program? Is storage and having to rotate spaces an issue that you are regularly faced with? Is it difficult to highlight the work of the young people in order to make their learning visible in the spaces that you work within? If you have answered yes to any of these questions and would like inspiration in moving forward, this workshop is for you. Join us to engage in reflective conversations, share ideas and gain practical strategies to use in your school age program.

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Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 7, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - STEAM Rich Environments

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

Session 1 of the NEW -  STEAM Series

Attitudes to science and math are shaped in the early years and carry through 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.

If you are one of those educators who is struggling with providing STEAM experiences in your practice or you are looking to enhance the everyday Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and design, and Mathematics experiences available in your early learning and child care centre, then this three-part STEAM series is for you!

Session 1: STEAM Rich Environments

The first session in this series will consider what STEAM is and what this can look like in an early learning and child care setting. Educators will have opportunities to reflect on how they can integrate STEAM into a variety of program areas that support and encourage inquiry-based learning. Educators will have opportunities to Mess About with materials that they can utilize to provide STEAM rich early learning environments and the links to Tinkering.

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Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 12, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Laying the Foundation to Start the Journey

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

Part of our Reconstructing the Way We View Behaviour Through Inclusive Practices Series

A new three-part series offering opportunities for educators to explore the concept of utilizing inclusive practices to support children through the ever-changing pathway of behaviour. Educators are strongly encouraged to attend all three sessions as the series has been created to build upon each session.

Session 1 - Laying the Foundation to Start the Journey

During the first session educators will have an opportunity to revisit their daily practices and consider the impact that this has on both educators’ and children’s behaviour. Educators will reflect on the use of language, equitability, power relationships, and best practices. The session will also offer an opportunity to explore ways in which both educators’ and children’s resiliency skills can be enhanced to support change that behaviour can bring to the classroom.

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Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 12, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Mark Making Schemas

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

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.
In the first half of the 20th century, Jean Piaget recognized organized patterns of behaviour in children’s play and developed his schema theory around how children learn and acquire knowledge through physical and mental actions. In the 1980’s Chris Athey furthered Piaget’s work by identifying clusters of play patterns and developed the concept of schematic play or schema play.

If you would like to find out more about schema play and how to support schema play in your early learning and child care setting then we invite you to participate in this engaging, interactive and fun workshop. There will be opportunities to engage in thought-provoking conversations with fellow Educators and explore a variety of materials and experiences that support schema play.

Session Two: Mark Making Schemas
This second schematic play session will look at schema play through a lens of early Mark Making, a prerequisite for the development of literacy skills, and explore how educators can introduce schema play materials and experiences to their environment to support mark making.

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Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 13, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Where to Begin: The Technical Basics

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

Part of our Integrating Technology to Enhance Daily Practice with Children and Families Series

In the age of technology, it is helpful to take time to consider how we can integrate technology into our daily practice to enhance the experiences of the children and families we work with.

Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 13, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Block and Construction Play

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

Part of our Unpacking Children’s Play Series

Ever wonder why children play the way they do? In children’s play they have opportunities to explore, engage and experiment with their ideas and beliefs of the world around them. Many of our programs have shifted to play based learning offerings to the children we work with to expand their learning.

Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 14, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Utilizing Shared Spaces in School Age Programs

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

Are you ‘living out of a cart’ and trying to provide sufficient, appropriate materials to enhance the play experiences that you offer to the young people in your school age program? Is storage and having to rotate spaces an issue that you are regularly faced with? Is it difficult to highlight the work of the young people in order to make their learning visible in the spaces that you work within? If you have answered yes to any of these questions and would like inspiration in moving forward, this workshop is for you. Join us to engage in reflective conversations, share ideas and gain practical strategies to use in your school age program.

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Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 14, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Engaging Families in the Early Years in Authentic Ways

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

This session offers invitations for learning and opportunities to discuss the authentic ways that we may engage families. If you are looking to develop deep, meaningful relationships with families, want to ensure they feel included as a partner within your program, or perhaps you are looking for ways to incorporate families’ voices in your planning to help them feel a sense of belonging, this workshop is for you.

Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 15, 2021

Outside Niagara Educator Webinar - Empowering Parents as Partners in Their Children’s Play

*Please note this session is being offered for Out of Niagara Educators only.

Play - what is it? What do children learn through play? What is involved in play? Structured vs. unstructured. So many theories and ideas are floating around about play and its role in children’s lives. Play is a right of every child and all children need time and space for free play every day. What does that look like in our EarlyON programs? How do we engage parents in the conversation about the intentionality behind play? We will have an opportunity to engage in conversation and reflect on different theories as well as messaging through our documentation for families.

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Price: Outside Niagara Educators C$25.00

Date: October 15, 2021

Reflective Practice Book Study Online

Over the course of four webinar sessions, we will be digging deeper into “Loose Parts 3: Inspiring Culturally Sustainable Environments” written by Lisa Daly & Miriam Beloglovsky. This inspiring book contains beautiful photos and strategies for supporting children’s sense of belonging and identities through loose parts play in your early learning environment. Join our team as we share thoughts, ideas and reflect on the concepts in this book through discussion and photo study during this interactive book study.

Participants must have their own book. If you wish to purchase a copy of the book through the ECCDC please reach out to our Lending Library team at eccdc@eccdc.org 

Session 1: An Introduction to Culturally Sustainable Environments and The Arts (Art, Language and Literacy & Music) ; October 18, 2021, 6:30 - 8:00
Session 2: Inquiry (Engineering, Science and Math & Sensory Exploration); November 22, 2021, 6:30 - 8:00
Session 3: Daily Living (Cooking Spaces, Imaginative Play & Nurturing, Empathy and Caring); January 17, 2022, 6:30 - 8:00
Session 4: Child, Family, Community (Children’s Identity, Family and School Traditions & Community); February 14, 2022, 6:30 - 8:00

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Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (book not included) (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (book not included) (C$25.00)

Date: October 18, 2021

Webinar - Reflecting on Inclusive Practices

Reconstructing the Way We View Behaviour Through Inclusive Practices Series

A new three-part series offering opportunities for educators to explore the concept of utilizing inclusive practices to support children through the ever-changing pathway of behaviour. Educators are strongly encouraged to attend all three sessions as the series has been created to build upon each session.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: October 19, 2021

Webinar - Imaginative and Dramatic Play

Unpacking Children’s Play Series

Ever wonder why children play the way they do? In children’s play they have opportunities to explore, engage and experiment with their ideas and beliefs of the world around them.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: October 20, 2021

Webinar - Building and Coding with Technology

Integrating Technology to Enhance Daily Practice with Children and Families Series

In the age of technology, it is helpful to take time to consider how we can integrate technology into our daily practice to enhance the experiences of the children and families we work with.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: October 21, 2021

Webinar - Taking Care of Me to Take Care of You, Supervisor Wellness Session

During the session participants will have an opportunity to explore the key aspects of workplace wellbeing that can support not only their wellbeing but also those that they support. Participants will engage in discussions on returning to the workplace post pandemic, sharing their journey and tips and tricks they have discovered. We will review the reasons for burnout and understanding ways to avoid burnout for their own career and those of their staff team. Links will be made throughout the session to Ontario's Early Learning Frameworks that can be shared with the staff team. To finish off the session, a large group brainstorm will take place exploring ways to share back with team, implement and track success.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educator (C$25.00)

Date: October 22, 2021

Mentoring Your Early Childhood Education Students

The focus of this experience is for centres/programs to get a deeper look at the importance of mentorship in the field and how it can build quality in our sector. In this session, we will take a look at different types of mentorship (student, new staff/onboarding, retraining and partnerships), explain how mentorship can benefit programs/centres, and discuss how to deal with issues within mentorship programs. We will also review a workbook and mentorship program guide and discuss some self-reflective questions.

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  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: October 25, 2021

Webinar - Handling Difficult Terminations

This interactive session will address the following issues:
• Clauses that every employment contract needs in order to avoid a constructive dismissal complaint.
• Navigating the termination process from start to finish
• Tips on how to reduce the risk of a human rights complaint related to termination
• Can a child care unilaterally reduce an ECE’s position if there is low enrolment and the only alternative is a layoff? Does that constitute a constructive dismissal?
• Does an employer set a precedent by agreeing to a flexible start time/modified hours?
• Must an employer accommodate an employee’s child care preference if they choose to stay at home with their children?
• Do employee refusals to return to work due to COVID related anxiety/fears require an accommodation?
• Can staff vaccine compliance play a role in decision making when choosing which staff to terminate or layoff?

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  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$45.00)

Date: October 25, 2021

Mentoring Your Early Childhood Education Students

The focus of this experience is for centres/programs to get a deeper look at the importance of mentorship in the field and how it can build quality in our sector. In this session, we will take a look at different types of mentorship (student, new staff/onboarding, retraining and partnerships), explain how mentorship can benefit programs/centres, and discuss how to deal with issues within mentorship programs. We will also review a workbook and mentorship program guide and discuss some self-reflective questions.

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  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: October 25, 2021

Webinar - Outdoor Play Throughout the Year

Take it Outside! A Nature Perspective Series

This series has been created through conversation and feedback in the early learning community as educators navigate the outdoors and offering opportunities to engage with loose parts, explore in all weathers and encourage opportunities for children to challenge themselves to take a risk.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: October 26, 2021

Webinar - 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$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: October 27, 2021

Webinar - STEAM for Infants and Toddlers

Session 2 of the NEW -  STEAM Series

Attitudes to science and math are shaped in the early years and carry through 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$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educator (C$25.00)

Date: October 28, 2021

Webinar - Engaging Families in New Ways with Lessons Learned; Session 1 in Pandemic Reflections Series for Administrators

Part of the ECCDC’s Pandemic Reflections Series: Learning Journey

The early learning and child care field has experienced a unique year that has presented itself with unique challenges and exciting opportunities. In reflecting upon the year, we have learned so much that has changed our daily practice. In this series we will be exploring the ideas that link into Community Strategies for Engaging Families, Documentation for Early Learning Environments, Provoking Children’s Learning through Outdoor Experiences, and Considerations for Unique Program Design.

Prices:
  • Niagara Administrators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Administrators (C$25.00)

Date: October 28, 2021

Pandemic Reflections Series: Learning Journey (4 Webinars), for Administrators

The early learning and child care field has experienced a unique year that has presented itself with unique challenges and exciting opportunities. In reflecting upon the year, we have learned so much that has changed our daily practice. In this series we will be exploring the ideas that link into Community Strategies for Engaging Families, Documentation for Early Learning Environments, Provoking Children’s Learning through Outdoor Experiences, and Considerations for Unique Program Design. The sessions were created from feedback and learning within the early learning community as well as linked to research. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect upon daily practice, engage in conversation with fellow educators, consider ways for implementation, and action plan for moving forward. We look forward to exploring this journey of learning with you.

This registration includes all 4 sessions:
Session 1: Engaging Families in New Ways with Lessons Learned; Thursday October 28, 2021
Session 2: Rethinking Documentation Strategies for Early Learning Environments; Thursday November 25, 2021
Session 3: Provoking and Extending Children’s Learning through Outdoor Experiences; Thursday January 27, 2022
Session 4: Considerations for Unique Program Design; Thursday February 24, 2022

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Prices:
  • Niagara Administrators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Administrators (C$65.00)

Date: October 28, 2021

Webinar - STEAM for Infants and Toddlers

Session 2 of the NEW -  STEAM Series

Attitudes to science and math are shaped in the early years and carry through 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$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: November 2, 2021

Webinar - Reflecting on Inclusive Practices

Reconstructing the Way We View Behaviour Through Inclusive Practices Series

A new three-part series offering opportunities for educators to explore the concept of utilizing inclusive practices to support children through the ever-changing pathway of behaviour. Educators are strongly encouraged to attend all three sessions as the series has been created to build upon each session.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: November 2, 2021

Webinar - 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$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: November 3, 2021

Webinar - Building and Coding with Technology

Integrating Technology to Enhance Daily Practice with Children and Families Series

In the age of technology, it is helpful to take time to consider how we can integrate technology into our daily practice to enhance the experiences of the children and families we work with.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: November 3, 2021

Garden Planning, Programming and Play, with Garden Jane - In Person

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: November 4, 2021

Webinar - Imaginative and Dramatic Play

Unpacking Children’s Play Series

Ever wonder why children play the way they do? In children’s play they have opportunities to explore, engage and experiment with their ideas and beliefs of the world around them.

Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: November 4, 2021

Webinar - Theories of Play

School Age Series 2: Investigating the Theories of Play and the Principles of Playwork to Support Your School-agers

Playwork and the term Playworker are commonly used terms in the United Kingdom and in many parts of the world, and is rapidly spreading throughout North America. In the UK, Playworkers work with children and young people from 4-16 years in school-age programs, holiday programs, adventure playgrounds, on playbus’ and as play rangers. Playwork has evolved since post war Britain and is a profession in its own right. Although it shares some aspects of early learning and child care, it has philosophies, principles, and practices unique to Playwork. Play is seen as a process, not a product. Does that sound familiar? And one of the roles of a Playworker is to enrich the environment to provide ‘playable spaces’ for children, restoring play and lost experiences.

Session One: Theories of Play
During session one participants will have an opportunity to dive deeply into what play is for older children and the role of the adult within children’s play, thus supporting a move towards a child-led agenda. Participants will be introduced to the ‘Playwork Principles’ and the ‘Play Types’ as tools to support practice and playfulness.

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  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: November 4, 2021

Webinar - Supporting Risk and Challenge

How can we provide risk and challenge for a wide age range of ages and abilities while being mindful of the health, safety, and well-being of children? Educators will have an opportunity to explore ideas and experiences to support the implementation of appropriate risk within their programs.

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  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: November 5, 2021

Webinar - Speaking to Families about Unstructured Play Experiences: Dispelling the Myth

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. This workshop will support educators to explore what unstructured play is, the importance and benefits to children, and how they can communicate this to fellow educators and families. The session will look at intentional, open-ended experiences and dispel the myth of it being a ‘free for all’. Participants will have an opportunity to try out some practical, interactive ways to convey the importance of unstructured play in an early learning and child care environment.

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  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: November 5, 2021

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