Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario

Professional Learning

  • 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.


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  • 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

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    University of Guelph Humber in Etobicoke, ON , ON, Canada

    Early Mathematics Development Forum


    The Mathematics Knowledge Network and The Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario are pleased to co-host a forum on Early Mathematics Development where educators from Faculties of Education, Community Colleges and School Districts will be brought together to share evidence, research, policies, and questions to advance learning for Kindergarten children. 

    On behalf of the members of The Critical Transitions in Mathematical Development Community of Practice (CoP), you are invited to attend. Our CoP is one of four areas of focus for the Mathematics Knowledge Network, which is hosted by The Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences and funded by The Ministry of Education. The Mathematics Knowledge Network is a KNAER Tier 2 Project.

    You are being invited because of your important role as a (a) Faculty member at an Ontario university who has responsibility for instruction and/or research in elementary mathematics curriculum or Kindergarten specialization or (b) an instructor at an Ontario community college who has responsibility for teaching in the Early Childhood Education stream.

    The focus of our Community of Practice is directed at two critical transition periods in mathematics learning. The first occurs between birth and Kindergarten. Over the past thirty years, numerous studies have identified associations between a family’s economic, educational, social, emotional, and parenting resources and practices; and increased likelihood of cognitive delay, behavioural problems, and undesirable life-course outcomes for children. There are, however, early childhood intervention projects that have shown an ability to influence family risk factors in a way that improves children’s outcomes specific to mathematics development and learning. At our event, Dr. Jean Clinton will emphasize how important it is to understand and respect how preschool students naturally explore and experiment with mathematics concepts, and how, with this insight, we can employ effective strategies and tailor experiences and instruction that will propel them towards success.

    The second critical transition occurs between preschool and Kindergarten. During the Kindergarten program in Ontario, children experience play-based learning. Young learners' future understanding of mathematics requires an early foundation based on a high-quality, challenging, and accessible mathematics education. Kindergarten students should experience mathematics through effective, research-based curricula and teaching practices. Such practices require that teachers and early childhood educators have the support of policies, organizational structures, and resources that enable them to succeed in this challenging and important work. At our event, members of the CoP will present the findings of a recent scoping survey that provides important data about the educational preparation, beliefs and attitudes of Ontario Kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers and ECES with respect to children’s early mathematical development.

    This forum is an initiative of the Math Knowledge Network and is intended specifically for faculty members of community colleges or university programs offering pre-service education on teaching math in Kindergarten.

    There is no charge for the program and you will be reimbursed for travel according to Ministry of Education guidelines. Please see attached guidelines for more information.

    Refreshments and lunch are provided.

    Program flyer attached

    Final Agenda attached

    This forum is an initiative of the Math Knowledge Network and is intended specifically for faculty members of community colleges or university programs offering pre-service education on teaching math in Kindergarten.