Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario

PD Calendar

  • Thursday, January 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM through January 20, 2019 · $75.00 CAD
    Ongoing Online Access

    Foundations for RECE Practice in Full Day Kindergarten

    A Three Part Webinar Series

    This series of webinars explore principles and learning approaches articulated in ELECT (also referred to as the Early Learning Framework) and how these underpin the Full Day Kindergarten program.

    ECE Principles in Full Day Kindergarten 

    This webinar discusses the 6 ECE principles articulated in the Ontario Early Years Policy Framework.  For each principle, participants will find out how these statements inform decision making in the early years setting.  Participants will be encouraged to reflect what these principles mean to them and connect them with their current practice.

    The Learning Community in Full Day Kindergarten

    Early Childhood Educators help each other establish a strong foundation for learning the early years.  This webinar introduces participants to what is involved in building a learning community that supports young children and their learning.  This webinar will identify significant members in this community as articulated in the Full Day Kindergarten program and discuss the roles they play in building a consistent learning environment for young children.

    Learning Approaches in Full Day Kindergarten

    When children’s learning is meaningful and authentic, their learning is memorable.  This webinar explores how the Full Day Kindergarten program captivates children’s natural curiosity and fascination by offering opportunities for exploration and investigation through the inquiry approach.

    Participants will use an accompanying workbook/manual to listen, reflect and connect their current practice.



    AECEO Members**                               Free Access       
    Non Members $75.00


    or become a professional member for $70 a year! Gain access to this webinar series in addition to many other benefits and resources for Early Childhood Educators

    Yes!  I want to become a professional member of the AECEO! 

    **Although this series of webinars is free to members, we do require that you register to gain access to the modules.


    Click Here for FREE AECEO Member Access
  • Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 12:00 PM through December 02, 2021 · $49.95 CAD
    Ongoing Online Access

    Discovering Our Professional Identity: Professionalism and Portfolio Development for RECEs


    Please note*  These webinars are available at your convenience.  The date including "ongoing status" is for system settings only.  

    If you require any assistance, please fee free to contact Lena DaCosta

  • Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 09:00 AM through April 09, 2017 · $65.00 CAD · 17 rsvps
    CUPE Local 505 Training Hall in Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Building Skills in Early Years and Child Care - Ottawa Leadership training

    Coming to Ottawa April 8th-9th, 2017!

    We are partnering with long-time child and family advocate Olivia Chow and the Institute for Change Leaders to offer province-wide training sessions with the aim of connecting ECEs and early years staff with parents and engaged community members to strengthen our campaign for Professional Pay & Decent Work in early years and child care.  

    This 2 day training session is an excellent opportunity for those working or studying in the early years and child care sector who are interested in taking up an active role in their communities and in our Professional Pay campaign. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to engage others, to become leaders in their work or school environments and to champion positive change in our sector.

    The curriculum teaches emerging leaders how to:

    • Gain self confidence to tell your story/speak your mind to motivate others  
    • Recruit and retain members of your community/program to work towards a common goal
    • Build strong Communities of Practice (CoP) that foster leadership among ECEs, staff and parents
    • Strategize in a CoP setting and utilize tactics that build power and move decision makers
    • Have a strong social media presence

    Participants will take away skills and knowledge that can be used to organize Communities of Practice (CoP) and promote leadership among teams in a variety of early years settings.

    We have a limited amount of spots available to students currently enrolled in an ECE diploma or degree program. Click here to register as a student (available on a first come, first served basis) 

    Lunch & refreshments will be provided for the 2 day session.  

    Professional Learning certificates will also be provided to participants.  

    Location will be announced shortly and we will contact those who have already registered.

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 09:00 AM through May 03, 2017 · $60.00 CAD · 28 rsvps

    Positive Guidance - SECD PL Series

    The Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario and Red River College have partnered to offer two online workshops. The workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) is completely online and available to participants over a two-week period. Participants have complete flexibility to work through the materials at times that are most convenient for them. The content is from the Science of Early Child Development (SECD). SECD’s engaging, multimedia resources are used around the world by people who want to learn more about the impact of the early years on lifelong health and well-being.

    In the SECD online professional development (PD) workshops, participants access multimedia content and “meet” each other in online discussion groups, over the course of two to three weeks. Participants will have online access to all workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) over a two-week period and have complete flexibility to work through the materials at times that are most convenient for them. 


    A facilitator oversees each workshop by welcoming, orienting and guiding participants. Participants explore websites; do short readings; watch videos of experts, children and programs; and play interactive review games. Ultimately, by exploring the engaging content and then sharing ideas and reflecting with other participants in the online learning community, participants can enhance their work with children and families.

    Positive Guidance

    April 20th to May 3rd, 2017

    Guiding is a broad concept that includes a variety of strategies including understanding, encouraging, leading, steering, teaching, mentoring, supporting, exploring and goal setting. This session will provoke participants to reflect on their current practices, to learn from others and to consider new ways to guide and support children.

    Topics include:

    • Child Rights
    • Relationships and communication
    • Self-regulation
    • Aggression and lying
    • Friendship and getting along with peers
    • Approaches to positive guidance

    Participants will watch videos of children around the world, hear from experts discussing the topics, do short readings and play interactive review games. Participants will “meet” in online discussions, guided by a facilitator, to hear each other’s ideas, reflect on and apply what they learn. 

    Workshop facilitators from Red River College will be in touch with workshop participants to respond to questions and provide orientation approximately two days before the workshop begins.

    Participants can choose the times that are most convenient for them between the period of April 20th to May 3rd, 2017

    This is equivalent to a full day workshop or six hours of professional learning. 


    Want to save on your online professional learning? Become a member of the AECEO for significant savings on our online workshops. 
    Membership supports a strong, united voice for ECEs in our province.  

    Together We are Stronger!  Join us Today! 

    If you prefer to register by email/fax/mail please download the registration form. To register by phone, please contact Sue Parker at 1-866-932-3236 ext. 27.