Finding a Home in the World: Migration, Indigeneity, and Citizenship
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada • October 24 –27, 2017
Preconference workshops and preschool visits • October 23-24
The theme of this year's conference is Finding a Home in the World: Migration, Indigeneity, and Citizenship. Recent events shine new light on a familiar theme – the wrenching displacement of large populations because of war, violence, religious persecution, poverty, environmental disasters, and human-made climate change.
Professional learning activities accessed by early childhood educators range from single or multi-session workshops to educational and professional credentials such as certificates, diplomas and degrees.
Professional learning activities are currently being delivered by a host of various organizations and institutions in the province. Many regions have resource centres, as either stand-alone organizations or as part of larger institutions that coordinate the provision of professional learning and/or provide access to professional learning calendars.
Our list of professional learning providers provides web links and contact information to regional resource centres and training institutions that can connect you to professional learning opportunities in your community.
The AECEO also provides professional learning year round through AECEO sponsored events, workshops, online learning/webinars and community meetings.
AECEO Online Professional Learning
This module can serve to support the continuous professional learning needs of registered early childhood educators. It was created in Ontario for the context of early childhood educators in Ontario; however, we welcome ECEs from other provinces to engage in this online learning module to enhance their professional knowledge.
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Learn how to develop a a first rate professional portfolio; what you should include and why, and how to best reflect your practice and learning.
The videos in this series include the six presentations that took place at Conestoga College during a Professional Pay & Decent Work Panel - March 2015. Panelists discussed the issues and solutions for professional pay for ECEs in Ontario from their unique perspectives.
The moderation and participant discussion that took place after the panel presentations is not provided on video to protect the privacy of participants. However, many of the reflection questions included in this document are inspired by the questions and conversations that took place in between and after the presentations.
A discussion guide to accompany the videos is also available
Science of ECD workshops
The following is a list of organizations that offer professional learning and development opportunities for individuals working in Early Learning and Care.
CTRI is a leading provider of training and consulting services for individuals, school, communities and organizations affected by or involved in working with issues of crisis and trauma.
The Early Childhood Community Development Centre is a professional resource and referral organization working to help early learning and care professionals achieve their goals by offering resources, training, and supports and helping employers and parents gain information about early learning and child care choices in Niagara. It is committed to strengthening early learning and care because it contributes to the healthy development of children, the wellness of families and the prosperity of Niagara.
Hamilton Region - Since ASCY began in October of 1994, it has grown to become a well integrated and highly utilized component of the early learning and child care community in Hamilton.
Province Wide - The Best Start Resource Centre: Ontario's Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre is a key program of Health Nexus, a bilingual health promotion organization that works with diverse partners to build healthy, equitable and thriving communities. The Best Start Resource Centre supports service providers who work in preconception health, prenatal health and early child development.
Brant Region - The Brant Early Years Community offers a variety of services and supports to young children and their families and caregivers. Whether you are currently a resident of Brant or are planning on moving to the area, this site can help you find what is available to support you in your role as a parent, caregiver, or educator.
Peel Region - The Early Years Education Ontario Network (EYEON) consists of a group of professionals who work on behalf of children from prenatal to age eight and their families. The goals of this network include enhancing the professional learning of those in the early years field, bringing together early years research and educational practice, and sharing knowledge to create positive change.
Toronto (GTA) - Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP) is an independently run, not for profit organization operating within the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. The goal of IMHP is to promote the development of infants (0-3) through education, information dissemination, networking and advocacy.
Ottawa Region - FRP Canada promotes the well-being of families by providing national leadership, consultation and resources to those who care for children and support families
Toronto - The Family Supports Institute Ontario exists to advance the well-being of families as seen through the lens of The Guiding Principles of Family Support.This will be accomplished using the tools of Innovative Research, Promotion of Family-Friendly Public Policy, Reciprocal Capacity Building, and Parent Engagement.
Halton Region - The Halton Resource Connection (THRC) works in partnership with individuals and organizations who serve the interests of children and youth within the Halton community, providing curriculum resources, services, equipment, and professional development which enhance the quality of care.
Halton Region - The creative and innovative leadership of MCRC with the Halton community will develop and deliver services to inspire and support children, their families and professionals.
Halton Region - Our Kids Network is a Halton-wide partnership of organizations and agencies serving children and youth.
Child & Family Collaborative (CFC) was established by and for the community of professionals in York Region who provide early development and child care services to children aged prenatal to twelve. Committed to principles of prevention and education, CFC creates proactive opportunities for professional development, life-long learning, research, early intervention and investment in the early years – all aimed at improving early development and child care services for children aged prenatal to twelve and their families in York.
CACPT offers both online and face to play therapy training throughout Canada. More information on their website.
This guide provides an overview to incorporating music education into early childhood settings while fulfilling Continuous Professional Learning requirements. The guide and accompanying sound files are now available free of charge from http://learning.rcmusic.ca/royal-conservatory-school/teacher-and-artist-training.
Toronto - Offers workshops for K-12 Educators interested in outdoor learning and play for students.
A Three Part Webinar Series
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.
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