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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.

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

Date: October 22, 2021

Webinar - An Introduction to Advocacy with the AECEO

Celebrating and Advocating for the Early Learning and Child Care Sector

Join your professional association for a conversation about recent advocacy with and for early childhood educators, early years staff and child care operators. We know that the past year has been disruptive and challenging, and you have all done incredible work to continue to prioritize the experiences of children, families, and your community.

Your voices matter, and what you have experienced guides our path forward. Come hear about our Roadmap to Universal Child Care in Ontario, and let us hear from you about what you need as we move towards a universal system.

We want to celebrate you, your work and think together about why advocacy matters to us all.

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Price: No Charge C$0.00

Date: October 22, 2021

Webinar - An Introduction to Advocacy with the AECEO

Celebrating and Advocating for the Early Learning and Child Care Sector

Join your professional association for a conversation about recent advocacy with and for early childhood educators, early years staff and child care operators. We know that the past year has been disruptive and challenging, and you have all done incredible work to continue to prioritize the experiences of children, families, and your community.

Your voices matter, and what you have experienced guides our path forward. Come hear about our Roadmap to Universal Child Care in Ontario, and let us hear from you about what you need as we move towards a universal system.

We want to celebrate you, your work and think together about why advocacy matters to us all.

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Price: No Charge C$0.00

Date: October 23, 2021

Webinar - 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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Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$45.00)

Date: October 25, 2021

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

Date: November 5, 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 9, 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 9, 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 10, 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 10, 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 11, 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.

Fee includes training booklet and materials.

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

Date: November 11, 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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Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: November 12, 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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Prices:
  • Niagara Educators (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: November 12, 2021

Niagara Early Learning & Child Care Cooks Network - Online

Cooks are invited to connect online for conversation and collaboration.

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

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Price: No Charge C$0.00

Date: November 15, 2021

Niagara Early Learning & Child Care Infant/Toddler Network - Online

Educators are welcomed to engage in reflective practices using a variety of tools and resources.

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

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Price: No Charge C$0.00

Date: November 15, 2021

Niagara Early Learning & Child Care School Age Network - Online

Educators are welcomed to engage in reflective practices using a variety of tools and resources.

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

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Price: No Charge C$0.00

Date: November 15, 2021

Webinar - Technology Strategies to Support Family Engagement

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 18, 2021

Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You - In Person or via Live Stream

Job stress among educators continues to be a widespread concern. When educators are not able to cope with constant changes and increased demands, they may not be able to provide the quality teaching and learning experiences expected of them. The same can be said for parents, administrators and other individuals who care for and educate children. One way to help adults overcome stress and burnout is to provide them with strategies that support resilience and the building of protective factors. Through this workshop, participants will be provided with an opportunity to self-reflect on their well-being, and then take action to better support their resilience. If you work with parents, this series will be great for you as well.

Build Your Bounce Manual available for $15 if desired.

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Prices:
  • Niagara Educators, via Live Stream, no Manual (C$0.00)
  • Niagara Educators, In Person, no Manual (C$0.00)
  • Niagara Educators, via Live Stream, with Manual (C$15.00)
  • Niagara Educators, In Person with Manual (C$15.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators, via Live Stream, no Manual (C$25.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators, In Person, no Manual (C$25.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators, In Person with Manual (C$55.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators, via Live Stream, with Manual (C$55.00)

Date: November 20, 2021

Webinar - Risky Play Throughout the Day

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: November 23, 2021

Webinar - Rough and Tumble 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 24, 2021

Webinar - STEAM in Outdoor Environments

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 25, 2021

Webinar - Rethinking Documentation Strategies for Early Learning Environments; Session 2 in Pandemic Reflections Series, for Administrators

As 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: November 25, 2021

Webinar - Reflecting on Pedagogical Leadership Journey

As a follow up to ECCDC’s Pedagogical Leadership series, participants are invited to join fellow pedagogical leaders for lively dialogue chronicling their journey. Participants will have opportunities to reconnect with educators, to reflect on and reconsider the evolution of their role as pedagogical leaders. During the session there will be time to engage in informal and facilitated conversations with fellow pedagogical leaders; to celebrate successes, and share thoughts, ideas and strategies that have inspired their thinking and practice on their journey thus far. Participants will then shift into considering new theories, materials and resources to support the continued impact of their role as a pedagogical leader.

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

Date: November 26, 2021

Supporting Children in Developing a Practice of Mindfulness - In Person or via Live Stream

Mindfulness is a simple technique that emphasizes paying attention to the present moment in an accepting, nonjudgmental manner. As we reflect upon Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years and the foundation of well-being, it speaks to lifelong learning habits. Habits formed early in life will inform behaviours in adulthood, and with mindfulness, we have the opportunity to give our children the habit of being peaceful, kind, and accepting. At each developmental stage, mindfulness can be a useful tool for decreasing anxiety and promoting happiness. When we teach mindfulness to children, we equip them with tools to build self-esteem, confidence, manage stress, and skillfully approach challenges. The earlier we do so in their young lives, the greater the opportunity to help them cultivate resilience and develop and refine their mindfulness practice as they mature. This session will offer resources and experiences that will highlight the benefits of mindfulness and enhance your curriculum for children of all ages.

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Prices:
  • Niagara Educators, via Live Stream (C$0.00)
  • Niagara Educators, In Person (C$0.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators, via Live Stream (C$25.00)
  • Outside Niagara Educators, In Person (C$25.00)

Date: November 27, 2021

Webinar - STEAM in Outdoor Environments

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 30, 2021

Webinar - Constructing a New Pathway

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 30, 2021

Webinar - Technology Strategies to Support Family Engagement

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: December 1, 2021

Webinar - Lost Art of Music & 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. Educators will have an opportunity to engage together in joyful and fun activities that relate to music and movement to support children in healthy physical, mental, and emotional development. The session will look at the theory behind why music and movement are an important part of children’s lives and why it is being lost in today’s technology-based society. Educators will take away research, tools and experiences to share with the children and families in their program to reignite the passion for music and movement.

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

Date: December 1, 2021

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and How Can I Best Support Children in a Child Care Setting? - In Person

Join Kim McAlpine, Service Navigator with Autism Ontario, for this new presentation. In this workshop you will gain knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), strategies that can be easily implemented in a child care setting to help promote children's success, the new Ontario Autism Program (OAP), and resources that you will be able to share with families.

Price: General Admission C$0.00

Date: December 1, 2021

Webinar - Rough and Tumble 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: December 2, 2021

Webinar - Removing the Barriers to 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 Two: Removing the Barriers to Play
In session two, participants will be introduced - in a playful way - to some of the underpinning theories of Playwork. These will include flexible environments, intervention strategies to facilitate the play process, and responding to children’s play cues to support free play and to remove barriers to play

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  • Outside Niagara Educators (C$25.00)

Date: December 2, 2021

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