AECEO Ottawa Valley branch spring conference & AGM

Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
221 Rue Nelson
K1N 1C7 Ottawa , ON
Event date: 
9 May 2013 - 8:30am to 10 May 2013 - 2:00pm

Spring Conference

Friday May 10th, 2013

Agenda at a Glance

8:30- 8:45 Registration & Morning Refreshments

9:00- 9:30 Welcome Activity

9:30-12:30 Break out groups/sessions

12:30-2:00 Lunch and Reflections

Each session is structured with a framework of collaboration and reflective practice. The sessions will have facilitated provocations, and will allow time for sharing, reflection, identification of next steps and simple goal setting.

Session 1: Children as Constructors of Learning

Facilitated by Gretchen Reynolds, Algonquin College & Joanne Saunders, Acorn Early Learning Centre

This session will give participants an opportunity to discuss and share their experiences and perspectives in regards to the implementation of projects, emergent curriculum and using the environment as an 'educator'. Topics could extend to outdoor environments and curriculum, documentation and the implementation of early learning frameworks.

Session 2: Technology in Early Learning

Facilitated by Meagan Bell, Kanata Research Park Family Centre

This session will be an opportunity for participants to discuss how technology (emails, computers, cameras, internet, websites, blogs, webcams, smart boards, tablets, webinars, etc.) is being used in early learning settings in our community, and abroad. Participants can also examine ways in which technology is used to connect children and families to the program and their larger communities as well. This session is for individuals with an interest in technology, at all levels- there is no experience needed.

Workshop 3: Early Childhood Educators as Learners

Facilitated by Leslie Kopf Johnson, Algonquin College & Lisa Lalonde, Kanata Research Park Family Centre.

This session is an opportunity for participants to explore how we as ECE's can extend our own professionalism-in both traditional and non-traditional ways. Discussions surrounding different tools (E-portfolios, webinars, mentoring, community ambassadors, postgraduate certificates, degrees, international opportunities) as well as examining the difference of in house professional development versus external sources professional development.

Workshop 4: Developing a Positive Organizational Climate & Culture

Facilitated by Kathy Knight Robinson, Andrew Fleck Child Care Services & Karen Cole Thrasher, Global Child Care Services

This session is an opportunity for participants to discuss different ways they can contribute to the development of a positive organizational climate in their own early learning environments. Exploring the idea of collaborative culture will be a focus as the participants discuss ways we can work together to develop this as a broader early learning system in our community.

Members $25

Non Members $35



Examining the human resource implications of emerging issues in early childhood education and care (ECEC)/ Communications strategy development project

Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Flanagan, Kathleen & Beach, Jane
Online Document Type: 
Research, policy & practice

ECEBC’s 42nd Annual Conference: May 2 to 4, 2013

Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
8181 Cambie Road,
Richmond , BC
Event date: 
2 May 2013 - 9:00am to 4 May 2013 - 5:00pm


ECEBC would like to extend an open invitation to our 42nd annual conference "Celebrate the Essence of the Child and Champion a Better Future" happening May 2 to 4, 2013 in Richmond. Please join us as we celebrate and honour what it means to be a child while championing the role  early childhood educators play in securing a bright future for the eld of early care and learning.
The weekend will be an excellent op-portunity to engage with others in personal and professional growth, advocacy, and more than a little fun! Besides an amazing variety of workshops, there will be delicious lunch buffets, snacks, and our gala evening celebration, which sold out last year. You
will also have lots of shopping time at the wonderful Trade and Resource Fair. This year, on Thursday evening we will be offering a chance to visit the child care centres at Simon Fraser  University.
Be sure to sign up early as space is limited, and the tour will ll up quickly. We are thrilled to welcome child care advocate Sharon Gregson from the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC for
our opening plenary. New this year will be a closing plenary session with Don Giesbrecht of the Canadian Child Care Federation-an opportunity not to be missed! We sincerely hope that you will come and join us for what promises to be an exciting, inspiring, and unforgettable conference.

-ECEBC's Conference 2013 Committee


Centennial College, Progress Campus ON
Event date: 
24 May 2013 - 9:00am to 25 May 2013 - 4:00pm




A Conference for Early Childhood Educators who are committed to:

Staying current in their practice
Meeting ethical and professional standards
Providing Quality Programming
Working towards a stronger profession and professional identity

Conference brochure