The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, CUPE and our labour partners are gearing up for the sixth annual Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. This year we will celebrate and recognize the contribution of child care workers on Wednesday October 25th 2006. In conjunction with the commemoration of this year's Week of the Child (October 14 – October 22), we will be working to encourage municipal governments to officially designate October 25th as Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, and we invite you to join with us.
All events relating to ECEC
Problems of child development and social adaptation have now become
a priority in both the public health and education sectors, and are also a
concern for public policy in terms of social costs. Despite their significance,
the magnitude and dynamics of these problems are not well known. This
symposium aims to shed light on the factors that influence the development
and social adaptation of pre-school children. Using the results of
longitudinal studies from Quebec and elsewhere, in particular the Québec
Longitudinal Study of Child Development (QLSCD 1998-2011) conducted
by the Institut de la Statistique du Québec, we will illustrate the evolution
of certain developmental and social adaptation problems during early
childhood, their related factors, consequences and protective aspects.
During the symposium, we will identify promising intervention strategies
and public policies likely to support successful school entry for all children.
Participants will also be given the opportunity to identify information needs
and research required in order to better understand the precursors of
optimal child development, social adaptation and educational success.
This symposium will be of particular interest to managers, professionals,
stakeholders, students and researchers concerned with these questions, as
well as to people working in statistical agencies and research organizations
involved in designing and carrying out longitudinal studies beginning in
Celebrate and learn from research, effective practices, action and partnerships at this two-day early years conference organized by The Learning Partnership
- David Booth, Professor Emeritus, Scholar in Residence, OISE/UT – address "Negotiating What Home, School and the Community can do to Support Children's Learning"
- Dr. Michael Ungar, Professor, Dalhousie University – "Children's Pathways to Resilience Across Cultures"
- Dr. Sheela Basrur, Ontario Medical Officer of Health – "The Health of Ontario's Children"
- Dr. Fraser Mustard, The Founders' Network, Chairman Emeritus, Council for Early Child Development
- Terrellyn Feam, Author, Sense of Belonging Manual - "Building Strength-Based Approaches with Aboriginal Children"
- Dr. Ginette Dionne, Professor, University of Laval –" Early Language Development: Causes and outcomes based on a longitudinal study of twins"
The Learning Partnership's "Progress Report on Pre-school Age Children's Learning and Readiness for School" will be released, presented and reflected upon.
Authors: Martha Friendly - others to be confirmed
On a beaucoup débattu récemment de l'impact des politiques familiales sur les rapports parents/enfants, sur les rapports mères/pères, ainsi que sur leurs conséquences sur le bien être des enfants. Le débat s'est récemment centré sur la création des centres de la petite enfance (CPE), dont on a remis en cause la pertinence pour les jeunes enfants et dont on a questionné la qualité. Mais ce débat public a aussi touché le rôle des mères, tout particulièrement le travail féminin après la naissance d'un enfant, il a interpellé les pères que l'on dit encore trop absents des responsabilités parentales, sans mentionner le fait que de manière plus globale, on s'est questionné sur le rôle de l'État en matière de vie privée et de vie familiale.
Conformément au mandat du CDRFQ, ce colloque, qui réunira des intervenants et des gens de réflexion, vise à faire le point sur ces questions, à partir d'un débat éclairé par les recherches les plus récentes, dans une perspective tant nationale qu'internationale. Le colloque cherchera à dépasser le simple énoncé d'opinion, pour se concentrer sur le bilan qu'offre la recherche sur ces questions, de manière à pouvoir en tirer des pistes de réflexion et d'action.
This conference is aimed at practitioners, policy makers, parents, academics, students and anyone with an interest in early childhood care and education (ecce). It will provide a valuable opportunity for all those working with young children to actively participate in a dynamic forum which will address key questions of quality in practice. This is a chance for delegates to share information and experiences of practice; to discuss and debate current research findings; to exchange innovative policy approaches and to network with others who are committed to making a positive contribution to provision of quality early childhood experiences for all children.
- Jacquie Roberts is Chief Executive of the Scottish Care Commission which regulates and inspects all care standards in Scotland.
- Paavi Lindberg is a Senior Planning Officer at the STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health in Finland. STAKES conducts research on living conditions among children, the prerequisites for children's development, the position of families with children, and family policy.
- Brenda Taggart is Principal Investigator and Research Coordinator for the Effective Preschool and Primary Education 3-11 (EPPE 3-11) project, based in the Institute of Education in the University of London. The EPPE Project is a longitudinal study funded by the DfES investigating the effectiveness and long-term impact of preschool provision.
- Prof. John Coolahan, educationalist, author and former Professor of Education at NUI Maynooth, has been extensively involved in the development of educational policy in Ireland.
The Nova Scotia Child Care Community and its supporters is pleased to host the 2007 National Child Care Conference, Set Sail for Quality on an Ocean of Caring, in Halifax, NS, June 15-17, 2007. The conference is presented by the
Canadian Child Care Federation and its Nova Scotia affiliates - the Certification Council of Early Childhood Educators of NS, the NS Child Care Association, and in sponsorship with Child Care Connection Nova Scotia, le
Centre provincial des ressources préscolaires, the Centre for Excellence in Early Child Development, The Knowledge Centre on Early Child Development and the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services.
The goals of the conference are:
- To explore new and innovative approaches to enrich the quality of our ELCC programs;
- To expand and extend our dialogue on quality in ELCC; and
- To celebrate and learn for each other
Confirmed speakers include John Bennett, Peter Moss, Judith Bernhard, Margaret Carr, Alan Pence, and Richard Tremblay.
NAEYC conferences are highly attended events that allow scholars and practitioners, experts and interns, participants in every aspect of the Early Childhood Education field to gather and learn from one another. The Annual Conference and Expo is one of the largest early childhood education conferences in the world.
This year, Family Service Canada's (FSC) conference aims to highlight community initiatives, agency programs and research that look at the strengths and power of families and communities. The conference will draw attention to the strengths, assets and power for positive change in all families, even those that seem most disadvantaged and vulnerable.
Meeting the Challenge Online is an e-learning course designed to help you prevent and respond to children's challenging behaviours. Pilot-tested by care practitioners from a broad range of settings, it will help you develop effective intervention strategies and enhance children's prosocial behaviour. The course also gives you the opportunity to share your course experience with practitioners from across Canada in an online learning environment.
English Course: Septemeber 11 – November 17 (9 weeks)
French course: September 18 – November 24 (9 weeks)
Registration for fall 2006 courses begins Monday, June 26, 2006! Registration limited to 18 students.
REACH (an interdisciplinary group of investigators, including faculty, research associates, and graduate students, based at the University of Victoria and in the community) is pleased to announce an open Institute.
This two-day Institute features some of the most creative and innovative thinkers currently working internationally in early childhood education and care pedagogy. They bring a broad range of experience from around the world in the areas of practice, training, and professional development.
The Institute will consist of a series of panel discussions from the presenters, and the choice of one specialized workshop led by the presenters.
- Dr. Gunilla Dalhberg, Stockholm Institute of Education
- Dr. Patrick Hughes, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia
- Ms. Wendy Lee, Director of the Educational Leadership Project
- Dr. Glenda Mac Naughton, University of Melbourne
- Dr. Beth Blue Swadener, Arizona State University
There is no charge to attend this Institute, but registration is required.