For their 57th year, the AECEO will be presenting a southern and northern provincial conference in Ontario. AECEO provincial conferences draw a wide range of delegates from front line staff to directors and policy makers within the Early Learning and Child Care community. They offer an opportunity for professionals and organizations to showcase their program, research findings and expertise to colleagues both provincially and nationally.
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This exciting 3-day forum will inform participants on the value of building community capacity, promote awareness of the continuum of healthy child development through adolescence, provide hands-on skill-building opportunities, promote collaboration and integration of services and inform the business community of the importance of investing in children and families.
Keynote speakers include:
Dr. Paul Kershaw
Dr. Jean Clinton
The conference is designed to explore our current understanding of child development and family dynamics, and the social challenges and issues that are relevant to immigrant children. Researchers from various disciplines (e.g. psychology, sociology, social work) and methodological approaches (quantitative, qualitative) will be presenting.
Public forum organized by N.B. Advisory Council on the Status of Women and
N.B. Child Care Coalition.
The provincial government will soon be developing a plan for child care services. Have your say:
- How should child care services be organized?
- What types of services are necessary in your region to help children's development?
- How can the needs of all parents be met - employed, at home, in training or studying or caring for other members of the family?
- How do we integrate community services with child care services so that there is a continuum of care?
- How do we ensure that these are quality services?
In English :
Miramichi: Wed. 27 June, 7 to 8:30 pm, Community College (rm 232).
Campbellton : le lundi 25 juin, 19h à 20h30, hôtel Howard Johnson.
Caraquet : le mardi 26 juin, 19h à 20h30, Auberge de la baie.
The fourth annual Summer Institute on Early Childhood Development will offer a series of workshops, group discussions, and panel presentations.
Leaders and colleagues in early childhood will discuss curriculum that supports early learning and development. Participants will:
- Discuss early childhood curriculum and pedagogy in Ontario and in other jurisdictions
- Explore strategies to lead an emergent curriculum approach in early childhood settings
- Consider how an alignment of theory of mind research and emergent curriculum practice expand the possibilities for creating quality environments for young children
Child Care Human Resources Sector Council Executive Director, Diana Carter
University of Winnipeg Instructor, Debra Mayer, Director, SpeciaLink, National Centre for Child Care Inclusion at The University of Winnipeg
University of Winnipeg Instructor, Lynn Cooper
ABOUT THE SUMMER INSTITUTE:
The occupational standards describe the core knowledge and skills administrators, managers, directors and supervisors need to do their job effectively. They represent best practices in the administration of early childhood settings.
Child Care Human Resources Sector Council Executive Director, Diana Carter will introduce the occupational standards for childcare administrators.
Students will exchange perspectives on a broad range of issues relating to the judgments, knowledge and skills needed for leadership in the Early Childhood Education field. Students will gain information and skills through in-class discussions, videos and presentations, reporting on experiences gained through their own experiences as well as by guest speakers who are specialists in such areas as: Governance, Finance, Family and Community Relations, Human Resource Management, Licensing and Regulation, Labour Relations, Pedagogy and Early Childhood Educator Professionalism.
The target audience will be current and future child care leaders and administrators, post secondary trainers and government licensing specialists, current students as well as alumni Bachelor of Arts, Developmental Studies and/or Advanced Diploma in Leadership in Early Childhood Care and Education. Participants may elect to take this Institute for university credit or for interest/audit.
Economic Impact of Child Care – Rural Research and Rural Perspectives
MORNING SESSION: ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CHILDCARE - RURAL RESEARCH AND RURAL PERSPECTIVES
Rural Forum 2007 will feature the first rural release of Dr. Prentice's reports!
Join us for a lively discussion on the importance of child care for the prosperity of rural communities. Dr. Susan Prentice will present highlights of her just-released research on the economic and social impact of child care specific to three rural and northern Manitoba communities. Community leaders will respond and share their experience of how child care has been an asset to their community or region.
The panel will include Bryan Spencer (St. Claude Village Council), Dale Peak (Southwest Horizon School Division), Carole Williams (parent and farmer), and Glen Cummings (MLA for Ste Rose)
AFTERNOON SESSION: SUCCESS STORIES - CHILDCARE IS COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Featuring presentations by Centre D'enfnats St. Claude Children's Centre, CFAN, Healthy Child Manitoba Children's Programs, and Nancy Smith, with moderator Betty Kelly
George Brown's 7th Annual Child Care Cooks' Conference 2007 is the largest event of its kind in Canada!
Held to honour and educate child care cooks, the conference will feature:
* Workshops and cooking lessons with professional chefs
* Vendor displays
* Panel discussions
The 17th EECERA Annual Conference will explore the work of the renowned Belarussian developmental psychologist Lev Vygotsky and the impact of his ideas on current research and practice worldwide.
Organized by the European Early Childhood Education Research Association in collaboration with the International Step by Step Association, the conference welcomes proposals and interested participants from Eastern and Western Europe and from around the globe.
As Vygotsky's theories moved from the East to the West, they were understood and applied differently in different contexts, countries, and cultures. The conference symbol of branches growing and blossoming represents the varied paths ideas take and their realization over time.
The Child Care Coalition of Manitoba's new research reports on the economic and social impact of childcare in Parkland, Thompson and St.-Pierre-Jolys will be released in late April. As part of their release, we are organizing a public policy workshop and talk.
"Reframing Childcare as Economic Development: Exploring The Theory, Method, Practice and Strategy of Economic Impact Studies" is the title of a one-day public policy workshop, being held on Monday, April 23, at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg. Dr. Mildred Warner, of Cornell University, will be speaking on American evidence about the economic impact of childcare, and the potential of economic development research to increase public will to invest in services. Also presenting is Dr. Susan Prentice, who will launch the Child Care Coalition's new research reports on the economic and social impact of childcare in Parkland, Thompson and Saint-Pierre-Jolys.
On Tuesday, April 24, Dr. Warner will speak on "Reframing Childcare as Economic Development: New Directions for Research and Advocacy," at 7 pm, at Eckhart-Grammate Hall at the University of Winnipeg. Come and hear this leading American expert, then join us for a participatory Q & A followed by coffee and cookies. All welcome!