Professional Learning Opportunities

The following is a list of organizations that offer professional learning and development opportunities for individuals working in Early Learning and Care. This page is for information only - listings are not endorsements.

WSIB Approved providers to deliver standard and emergency first aid training

Affiliated Services for Children and Youth Hamilton Region

We work in collaboration with families, children, professionals and communities to share knowledge, build capacity and create equitable opportunities for all.

Best Start/Health Nexus

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.

Canadian Association for Play Therapy

CAPT offers both online and face to play therapy training throughout Canada.  

Canadian Child Care Federation

Our reach is wide and diverse. Together, our affiliate organizations, which represent early learning and child care organizations from across Canada, provide leadership and governance for CCCF. Each affiliate shares feedback and information via their member council representative.

Child and Family Collaborative

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 region.

Peel Region 
Child Development Resource Connection Peel connects community and practitioners with the information, resources, training and services that promote quality family life.


Supporting and strengthening parents and professionals through learning opportunities and relationships.

To create a comprehensive professional development system, that will evolve and build capacity in the Toronto child care community to meet the changing needs of all children with extra support needs and their families. This will be achieved through ongoing collaboration with community stakeholders, both within and external to childcare, and will reflect changes in current practice that will benefit children, families and child care professionals.
Study from anywhere! There are no fixed times; you study when you want, fitting it in around your work or family life. With limited funding for professional development, these online tutorials, webinars and courses can fill in the learning gap.

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc.

CTRI provides training and consulting services for individuals, school, communities and organizations affected by or involved in working with issues of crisis and trauma.

EarlyON Brantford Brant

Brant Region - The Brant Early Years Community offers a variety of services and supports to young children and their families and caregivers. 

Free Webinar Series

The webinars will highlight some possible effects of the pandemic on young children’s behaviours and emotions and discuss ways to support children, families and service providers through a series of presentations and open plenary.

Early Childhood Resource Teacher Network of Ontario

The Network promotes the inclusion of children with varying needs and abilities, in their communities, by providing a forum for networking, education, professional development, and collaborative advocacy for Resource Teachers and Consultants across the Province of Ontario.

Accessible online professional learning for early learning educators, home childcare providers, and ECE students. Each Café brings thinkers and leaders in the field of early learning into small group conversations with those who are seeking support and inspiration for inquiry-based pedagogies.
Niagara Region
The ECCDC is a charitable organization inspiring excellence in early learning through thought leadership, cutting edge training, innovative resources and coaching services highlighting best practices and emerging trends. In the more than 30 years since its creation by local volunteers, the ECCDC has become a leading early learning training, resource, and referral organization.

Evergreen Brick Works

Offers workshops for K-12 Educators interested in outdoor learning and play for students.

Family Supports Institute Ontario

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.

First Nation Early Learning Collaboration Website

Our Journey Together in Learning is an ongoing series of free webinars for early childhood educators. Check back often to see the latest professional learning opportunities.

Geneva Centre for Autism

We provide online training globally, through a full curriculum in English and French. Professionals can learn anytime, anywhere and apply the strategies immediately at work, school and in the community. 

Having a Ball Together

Two online training modules have been developed to support continued learning about physical activity and physical literacy for children aged 0-6. The online training modules are independent of one another. You can complete both modules or, you can complete the module that applies best to your role or learning needs.

High Park Nature Centre

To promote awareness and respect for nature through year-round, hands-on outdoor nature education and park stewardship.

Inspired to Learn

Inspired to Learn is an Ontario-based website that offers free and affordable eCourses, resources, and an Inspirations blog for both early learning educators and parents of young children. Inspired to Learn is rooted in emergent curriculum, Reggio-inspired pedagogies and invites parents and educators to explore ways of nurturing children’s learning together.

Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP)

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.

An extensive list of workshops available both in person and online that specialize on topics for educators working with children and families with special needs.

Mathematics Knowledge Network (MKN)

The MKN is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The MKN is a KNAER project, hosted by the Centre for Mathematics Education at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences. 

Milton Community Resource Centre

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.

Our Kids Network

Our Kids Network is a Halton-wide partnership of organizations and agencies serving children and youth.

Ontario Reggio Association

The Ontario Reggio Association intends to provide a forum for all sectors involved with young children, from child care, preschool, public and private schools to postsecondary institutions, from teacher to administrators to legislators and policy makers. 

Ontario NonProfit Network

The Ontario NonProfit Network is an independent network focused on policy, advocacy, and services to create positive change for Ontario’s non profits and charities.

Play Outdoors Magazine Continuous Learning Sessions

Queen's University Professional studies, Faculty of Education

Professional Studies department as part of the Faculty of Education offers online professional development courses throughout the year for Early Childhood Educators
Reaching IN...Reaching OUT (RIRO) Resiliency Skills Training for service providers and Bounce Back & Thrive! (BBT) Resiliency Skills Training for parents are Canada's only evidence-based programs for teaching resiliency thinking and coping skills to children under 8 years. We reach young children by training professionals and parents to model and share the skills with the children in their lives.

Rockwood Consulting - May Jolliffe RECE Q.Med WFA

Do you want to support positive workplace change by strengthening conflict management skills across your Early Years program team?  Interactive training designed using a How Does Learning Happen? lens now available for educator teams in person or online. Rockwood Consulting is led by an RECE trained in Conflict Management. 

Saroy Group Inc.

Specializing in developing and delivering personal and professional development presentations, seminars and workshops. 

These workshops connect participants to relevant resources, proven research and hands-on experiences that can be used in the classroom and within leadership roles.

Science of Early Child Development

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. During the workshop period, participants choose the times and locations most suitable for them to work through the engaging, interactive material and complete the weekly tasks. 


London/Middlesex/Elgin Region

Events encompass all upcoming Professional Learning opportunities. Mainly, the learning experiences offered are brought to you by the Strive Professional Learning Committee and align with How Does Learning Happen?, Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, as well as the College of Early Childhood Educators requirement for Continuous Professional Learning.

Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada is a new brand from The Psychology Foundation of Canada.  We have renewed and deepened our commitment to promoting the mental well-being of children and youth in Canada. We are dedicated to nurturing resilience in kids with the use of psychological science so they can manage, learn, and grow from the many challenges in life.

Digital Training programs are research-based and built on an experiential learning approach. They aim to help educators (and caregivers) create teachable moments to introduce stress management strategies and build emotional resiliency.

Make the Connection 0-3 is an e-learning course for professionals who want to learn and implement effective strategies of working with parents and caregivers on building secure attachment with their children.

Make the Connection 0-3

The Circle/Le Cercle

The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is an open network to promote giving, sharing, and philanthropy in Aboriginal communities across the country.

Waterloo Region
ECPRC is designed to successfully meet and respond to the diverse human resource needs of the early learning and child care system. It will provide educational resources such as: books, media, articles, reference materials, toys and on-site equipment to support the early learning and care professional in action. Monthly workshops and networking opportunities are offered to build strong community ties and support professional development. 

The Halton Resource Connection

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. 

Toronto (GTA) - More than 35 years ago, The Hanen Centre began its work with a focus on early language intervention for children with language delays. It has since developed three other areas of expertise, each concerned with promoting the communication development of a particular group of children with specific needs.

The Royal Conservatory of Music

An overview to incorporating music education into early childhood settings while fulfilling Continuous Professional Learning requirements.

TREES Network

The Training & Resources for Early Education & Schools (TREES) Network is a space for delivering and accessing culturally appropriate training, professional development, resources, supportive circles and mentorship opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learning professionals working with Indigenous children and families.