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

Please register in advance if you wish to attend any of the following training opportunities:

 February 2020

Cooks Network
Tuesday, February 4 (2:30 – 4:30 p.m.)
Five Counties Boardroom, 800 Division Street, Cobourg
Target audience: dietary staff

Early Years Provider Meeting 
Wednesday, February 5 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
600 William Street. Cobourg
Target audience: executive directors, operators

Pedagogical Leaders, Community of Practice 
Tuesday, February 11 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Council Chambers, 555 Courthouse Road, Cobourg
Target audience: pedagogical lead(s) for each site

Self-Reg, Growth Mindset 
Wednesday, February 19 (6 – 8 p.m., dinner provided)
Council Chambers, 555 Courthouse Road, Cobourg 
Target audience: all educators, community of practice

 March 2020

Preschool Network, The Brain Architecture Game 
Wednesday, March 4 (6:30 – 8 p.m.)
Five Counties Boardroom, 800 Division Street, Cobourg
Target audience: preschool educators

Pedagogical Leaders, Community of Practice 
Tuesday, March 10 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Committee Room B, 555 Courthouse Road, Cobourg
Target audience: pedagogical lead(s) for each site

Indigenous Perspectives Network 
Thursday, March 12 (6:30 – 8 p.m.)
Five Counties Boardroom, 800 Division Street, Cobourg
Target audience: all interested educators

 April 2020

Self-Reg, Community of Practice 

Wednesday, April 29 (6 – 8 p.m., dinner included)
Council Chambers, 555 Courthouse Road, Cobourg
Target audience: all educators, community of practice

PECE (Positive Early Childhood Education) 
Four 1-hour modules online
Target audience: all interested educators

 May 2020

Outdoor Play Workshop 
Saturday, May 2 (time and location to be determined)
Target audience: all educators

Pedagogical Leaders, Community of Practice 
Tuesday, May 12 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Committee Room A, 555 Courthouse Road, Cobourg
Target audience: pedagogical lead(s) for each site

Infant and Toddler Network 
Wednesday, May 27 (6:30 – 8 p.m.)
Five Counties Boardroom, 800 Division Street, Cobourg
Target audience: infant and toddler educators

PECE (Positive Early Childhood Education) 
Four 1-hour modules online 
Target audience: all interested educators

June 2020

Pedagogical Leaders, Community of Practice 
Tuesday, June 9 (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.)
600 William Street, Cobourg
Target audience: pedagogical lead(s) for each site

Self-Reg, Community of Practice
Wednesday, June 10 (6 – 8 p.m., dinner included)
Council Chambers, 555 Courthouse Road, Cobourg
Target audience: all educators, community of practice

Children with Special Rights, ADHD 
Wednesday, June 17 (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Five Counties Boardroom, 800 Division Street, Cobourg 
Target audience: all interested educators

PECE (Positive Early Childhood Education) 
Four 1-hour modules online 
Target audience: all interested educators

 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.  

 Cooks

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

 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. 

 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. 

 Preschool

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

 School-Age

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

 Supervisors

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