Series A: Saturday, June 16, 2007 10:30AM - 12PM / Série A d'ateliers du samedi matin 16 juin 2007 10h 30 -12h
Participants have a choice of one of the workshops described in Series A.
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Leading the Way to Quality through Inclusion and Community Partnerships
- Description:Participants will explore how two bold new initiatives are influencing how we envision quality in child care environments. By building on existing strengths and commitments, and by consolidating their efforts, Every Child Belongs and Toronto Vision for Child Care are creating communities where children and their families have access to the services they need and deserve.
quality in child care environments.
- Presenters: Eva Smerdonis an early childhood educator with 30 years of experience and is involved in the implementation of Toronto's Vision for Children of Toronto Children's Services.
- Organization: Toronto Children’s Services
- A.2: Scanning the Horizon: Best Practice and Beyond
- Description: Beliefs and practices are constructed and interpreted through social, economic and cultural lenses. As such, expectations for children differ from one culture to another, from one place to another, from one time to another. This interactive workshop will explore what lies beyond our current understanding of best practices and how to incorporate ideas about the changing 'image of the child' into our practices.
- Presenters: Anne Hunt and Emily Ashton are members of the Early Childhood Research and Development Team at the Early Childhood Centre, University of New Brunswick, developing the New Brunswick Curriculum for Early Learning and Childcare.
- Conference Stream: Advanced Practitioner
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- A.3:Designing Environments for
Living and Learning with Children
Note: This is part one of a two part workshop. Participants should register for both A3 and B3 (Saturday pm).
- Description: Beyond room arrangements and regulations, what guides your thinking as you plan environments for young children? Deb and Margie challenge us to plan our environments to foster relationships, wonder, investigation, and learning about learning. With stories, slides, and hands-on activities, you will have the opportunity to assess your current environment, consider values you want reflected, and explore the relationship between materials, observation, documentation, and curriculum planning.
- Presenters: Margie Carter has been a preschool and kindergarten teacher and a child care director. Margie is a field instructor for Shoreline Community College, writes a regular column in Child Care Information Exchange, and is the producer of a number of early childhood training videos. Deb Curtis worked in Head Start and child care programs for thirty years. In addition to her college teaching, Deb returned to teaching young children in the Seattle area eight years ago. Deb began collaborating with Margie fourteen years ago and they have co-authored six books together.
Social Play in Inclusive Settings
- Description: Social play serves as a primary impetus for learning and development in young children. But how do Early Childhood Educators in inclusive settings facilitate social interaction between children with disabilities and their typically developing peers, especially during free play times? Join us for many hands-on ideas you can put to work in your early childhood setting.
- Presenter: Debra Mayer is the project manager for SpeciaLink, the National Centre for Child Care Inclusion, ECE consultant for Community Living Manitoba, and teaches inclusion and management courses to ECE students in the University of Winnipeg Developmental Studies degree program.
- Organization:Specialink Manitoba
- Conference Stream: Inclusion/Behaviour Guidance
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- A.5: Children are our Teachers
- Description:Observation and documentation is used to expand on children's ideas and helps them reach their full potential. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to Learning, this session will lead you through how looking at things through the eyes of a child will help you understand observation and documentation deeper. Kelly will help you create documentation panels and review scenarios and videos of children engaged in play.
- Presenter: Kelly Massaro-Joblin has been in the ECE field for over 22 years. As the Executive Director of Schoolhouse Playcare Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario, she would like to share how her centres use observation and documentation to help each child reach their fullest potential.
- Organization:Schoolhouse Playcare Centre,
- Conference Stream:Hands-on Activities
Plotting a course toward high quality caregiver
interaction shores Power point presentation
(Interprétation en français offerte)
- Description :In this workshop we will learn about the Caregiver Interaction Scale (CIS), and how it has been incorporated into a newly designed service that includes observation, mentoring and evidence-based reports. The CIS is now being used in Alberta and is sweeping the province as the most widely requested service. To date, over 125 programs have been through this process and benefited for Reflections on Practice reports.
- Presenters:Corine Ferguson and Carol Langner
- Organization: Corine Ferguson is a passionate advocate with a gift for engaging staff and parents in providing quality child care. She is leading one of Alberta's newest initiatives as the Executive Director for the Alberta Resource Centre for Quality Enhancement. Carol Langner is the Executive Director of the Wetaskiwin Head Start program and currently serves on Member Council for the Canadian Child Care Federation.
- Conference Stream: Reflective Practice
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La gestion constructive des conflits dans les équipes de travail des
Centres de la petite enfance.
- Description: L’atelier permettra de présenter les sources de conflits les plus fréquentes, dans les Centres de la petite enfance et les réactions des membres du personnel et des gestionnaires en situation de conflits. Les conditions favorables à la gestion constructive des conflits dans les équipes d’éducatrices seront également proposées
- Présentateur: Laurent Besner est enseignant en Techniques d’éducation à
l’enfance au Collège de Saint-Jérôme au Québec
- Organisation: Collège Saint-Jérôme, Québec
- A.8: WORKSHOP FULL! REGISTRATION CLOSED! Visit to a Halifax Child Care Centre
- Description: There will be a choice between three centres. Peter Green Hall offers a look at Emergent Curriculum, St. Joseph's Children's Centre has a Montesorri classroom, and Wee Care Children's Centre is a special needs child care centre.
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