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

Wednesday, November 17th
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
via TEAMS
Contact cmorris@fivecounties.on.ca to register

Cooks

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

Upcoming workshops

Tuesday, October 5th
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
via TEAMS
Contact cmorris@fivecounties.on.ca to register

Tuesday, December 7th
2:30 - 4:00 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

Wednesday, November 10th
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
via TEAMS
Contact hsalmon@fivecounties.on.ca to register

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

Tuesday, November 9th
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
via ZOOM
Email our Early Years Coordinator to register

Tuesday, December 14th
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, October 5th
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

Thursday, December 9th
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
via TEAMS
Contact lclark-sampson@fivecounties.on.ca to register

Supervisors

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

Other workshops and events

Every Child Matters

Thursday, September 23rd
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
via ZOOM
Contact Sarah at nccrc@nogofc.ca

Self-Regulation Community of Practice

Tuesday, October 19th
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
via ZOOM
Email our Early Years Coordinator to register

Self Reg 1 & 2 Revisited

Saturday, November 6th
9:00 - 1:30 p.m
Location TBC
Must have minimum of 10 educators to run
Email our Early Years Coordinator to register
This workshop is for educators who missed prior training or want to refresh their knowledge. 

Indigenous Website Launch

Friday, October 22nd
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
TBD

Indigenous Perspectives Night

Wednesday, November 24th
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
via ZOOM
Email our Early Years Coordinator to register

Learning Quality Reflection (LQR) Tool Meeting

Tuesday, November 23rd
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
via ZOOM
Email our Early Years Coordinator to register

Family Literacy Day Planning Group - to plan for January 27

Tuesday, November 30th
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
via ZOOM
Email our Early Years Coordinator to register

Events

September 30th: Orange Shirt Day

October 21st: ECE and Child Care Workers Appreciation Day

October 27th: Dress Purple Day (supporting vulnerable children, youth, and families)


 

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