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.
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.
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.
Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc.
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.
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.
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.
Evergreen Brick Works
Offers workshops for K-12 Educators interested in outdoor learning and play for students.
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 nonprofits and charities.
Program Evaluation Certificate-Laurier
Are you running a program or service and want to know whether it is effective, meeting the needs of people, or maximizing a limited budget? Program evaluation can help you find the evidence you need to strengthen your program or service.
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.
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.
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. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to help and support your professional needs. We can help you select the right materials for your research or your classroom.
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.
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.