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September 2021

Indigenous Professional Learning Knowledge Exchange Gathering

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Indigenous Professional Learning Knowledge Exchange Gathering Indigenous Food Sovereignty The Indigenous Professional Learning Team is extending an invitation to early years professionals to attend our upcoming Knowledge Exchange Gathering. September 22, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT  This month Elders, Knowledge Keepers and early years professionals will share about the importance of Indigenous food sovereignty in relation to belonging, wellbeing, expression and engagement for children in the early years. Be sure to register by Monday September 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm…

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 ONLINE TRAINING – Access from Anywhere!

September 25

 ONLINE TRAINING – Access from Anywhere!  Actively engage with trainers and other participants in live virtual workshops. Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth September 25 Resilience in Children - Creative Strategies for Helping September 28-29 Regulation Strategies for Children and Youth in Crisis October 14 Attachment - Strategies for Fostering Connections October 19 Family Violence - Working with All Affected October 28-29 Anxiety in Children and Youth - Practical Intervention Strategies November 6 Trauma-Informed Care - Building a Culture…

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Explore Beautiful Stuff from Nature

September 25

Description: World renowned educators Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini join us to share stories from their new book Beautiful Stuff from Nature- More Learning with Found Materials. Coming from schools and teachers across North America, stories tell of children and teachers exploring nature together. Each features local environments, natural materials and ordinary experience made extraordinary through images, quotes and reflections. "Through their explorations, collections, creations, displays, and stories, children discover the beauty and variety in their own small piece…

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Play Outdoors Magazine is Hosting Education Sessions!

September 27 - October 27

Play Outdoors Magazine is Hosting Education Sessions!  From Mud Kitchens to Taking Learning Outdoors, join our outdoor play experts as they cover a multitude of topics to educate, inspire, and bring new ideas to your practice. Upcoming Sessions   Blue Sky Teaching – Exploring the Benefits of Taking Learning Outdoors September 27th 2021, 5:00 - 6:30 pm PDT What does it mean to embrace outdoor learning and how might an educator get started? This workshop explores the benefits of outdoor learning for elementary school…

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Orange Shirt Day – September 30th

September 30

Join us and hundreds of others across Canada and wear an orange shirt on Thursday, September 30 to honour the children who survived the Indian Residential Schools and remember those that didn’t.  Every Child Matters. We will wear orange shirts in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. For more information visit the Orange Shirt Day website…

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October 2021

Let’s Talk – Province Wide Virtual Networking Session

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

JOIN US FOR A PROVINCE WIDE VIRTUAL NETWORKING SESSION WITH FIRST NATION CHILD & FAMILY PROGRAM STAFF TUESDAY, OCT 12 9:30 AM CST / 10:30 AM EST JOIN ZOOM MEETING HTTPS://US06WEB.ZOOM.US/J/84766183812?PWD=DMFUDZHZTS9ONUNGNXHHNXD3BXQRQT09 MEETING ID: 847 6618 3812 PASSCODE: 070329 DIAL 1-647-374-4685 FOR MORE INFORMATION: WANDA GORDON, RECE INDIGENOUS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES COORDINATOR FIREFLY WGORDON@FIREFLYNW.CA Event Flyer (PDF)

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Virtual Lunch and Learn: ECE Leadership Certification Grant Program

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Financial support is available to eligible applicants in the form of a Leadership education grant and Leadership travel grant. About this Event Have you worked for a minimum of 2 years as a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) in any of the following settings? Licensed home or centre-based agency EarlyON Child and Family Centres Head Start Program Publicly funded school in Ontario including, First Nation Education Authorities Are you enrolled in or intend to enroll in courses through a recognized…

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Virtual Lunch and Learn: ECE Leadership Certification Grant Program

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Financial support is available to eligible applicants in the form of a Leadership education grant and Leadership travel grant. About this Event Have you worked for a minimum of 2 years as a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) in any of the following settings? Licensed home or centre-based agency EarlyON Child and Family Centres Head Start Program Publicly funded school in Ontario including, First Nation Education Authorities Are you enrolled in or intend to enroll in courses through a recognized…

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CHILD CARE WORKER AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR APPRECIATION DAY

October 21

October 21st, 2021 is the 21st annual Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. This year we will be celebrating our Early Learning and Child Care Heroes and calling on the government to say yes to our Roadmap to Universal Child Care in Ontario which sets out our vision and our shared path forward for Ontario child care. Sponsored by Ontario’s labour movement, the day draws attention to the value of ECEs and child care workers in communities. It is also a great opportunity…

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Coming Together, Growing Together, Building Communities

October 27 - October 29
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