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.

Training Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

 Children with Special Rights

This is an opportunity for educators to hear from specialist that work with children with exceptionalities. Topics include: FASD, Autism, Speech and Language.  

Meetings will be held in September 2019, January and May 2020. For specific dates, start time and location, contact Five Counties Children Centre at 905-377-0192 ext. 437.

 Cooks

This is opportunity for dietary staff to network and share recipes for optimal nutrition. This group is supported by a Dietitian from the Health Unit.  

Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of the month. For specific dates, start time and location, contact Five Counties Children Centre at 905-377-0192 ext. 437.

 Infant and Toddlers

This is an opportunity for educators working with Infants and Toddlers to network and explore topics such as nutrition, sensory integration, and age-appropriate loose parts. 

Meetings will be held in December 2019 and April 2020. For specific dates, start time and location, contact Five Counties Children Centre at 905-377-0192 ext. 437.

 Pedagogical Leaders

This is an opportunity for educators who are pedagogical leaders to study documentation and pedagogy. This group also focuses on peer mentorship and supporting Pedagogical leaders. Topics include: Side-by-side mentoring, relationship building, transfer of practice and peer mentorship. 

Meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of the month. For start time and location, contact Five Counties Children Centre at 905-377-0192 ext. 437.

 Preschool

This is an opportunity for educators working with Preschool-age children to network and explore topics such as math, science and risky play. 

Meetings will be held in October 2019, February and June 2020. For specific dates, start time and location, contact Five Counties Children Centre at 905-377-0192 ext. 437.

 School Age

This is an opportunity for educators working with School-age children to network and explore topics such as risky play, self-reg and physical literacy.

Meetings will be held in November 2019 and March 2020. For specific dates, start time and location, contact Five Counties Children Centre at 905-377-0192 ext. 437.

 Supervisors

This is an opportunity for Supervisors to network together and get clarification from advising bodies such as Health Unit-Licensing and Compliance, and Special Resources for children.

For meeting dates, start time and location, contact Five Counties Children Centre at 905-377-0192 ext. 437.