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:

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.  


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. 


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


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


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