Early Learning Professional Development

Northumberland County Early Years Services and Five Counties Children’s Centre are constantly pursuing thought-provoking and pertinent professional learning and networking opportunities for the Early Childhood Educators and Child Care Workers in our community. Explore this section to find the opportunities that best fit your professional needs.

Networking groups

Children with special rights

For educators to hear from specialists that work with children with exceptionalities. Topics include FASD, autism, speech and language.  

Upcoming workshops

TBA

Cooks

For dietary staff to network and share recipes for optimal nutrition. Supported by a dietitian from the health unit. 

Upcoming workshops

Tuesday, January 4th
6:00-7:30 p.m.
via TEAMS
Contact cmorris@fivecounties.on.ca to register

Infant and toddler

For educators working with infants and toddlers, to network and explore topics such as nutrition, sensory integration, and age-appropriate loose parts. 

Upcoming workshops

TBA

Pedagogical leaders

For educators who are pedagogical leaders to study documentation and pedagogy. Focuses on peer mentorship and supporting pedagogical leaders. Topics include side-by-side mentoring, relationship building, transfer of practice and peer mentorship. 

Upcoming workshops

Tuesday, February 8th

10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
via ZOOM
Email our Early Years Coordinator to register

Preschool

For educators working with preschool-age children to network and explore topics such as math, science and risky play. 

Upcoming workshops

Tuesday, February 15th (Program Content Sharing)

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
via Teams

Contact selmhurst@fivecounties.on.ca to register

School-Age

For educators working with school-age children to network and explore topics such as risky play, self-reg and physical literacy.

Upcoming workshops

TBA

Supervisors

For supervisors to network together and get clarification from advising bodies such as Health Unit-Licensing and Compliance, and Special Resources for Children.

Upcoming workshops

TBA

Other workshops and events

Learning Quality Reflection Q&A Night

Thursday, January 13th
6:30-7:30 p.m.
via ZOOM
Email our Early Years Coordinator to register

Professionalism and Leadership in a Regulated Profession (College of ECEs)

Tuesday, January 18th
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
via ZOOM
Email our Early Years Coordinator to register

Building Bridges: Anti-Racism 101

Wednesday, January 26th
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
via ZOOM
Limit of 15 attendees
Email our Early Years Coordinator to register

Stress and Self-Care in Context

Thursday, January 27th
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
via ZOOM
Limit of 15 attendees
Email our Early Years Coordinator to register

Every Child Matters Book Study

Tuesday, February 8th
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
via ZOOM
Contact Sarah Beardy at nccrc@nogofc.ca to register. Please register by January 14th.

Learning Quality Reflection Tool (LQR) Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 15th
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
via ZOOM
Email our Early Years Coordinator to register

Self-Reg Community of Practice 

Tuesday, February 22nd
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
via ZOOM
Email our Early Years Coordinator to register.

 

Virtual PECE Training is available (4 one-hour modules). Email our Early Years Coordinator for more information.