In this workshop, educators will explore what true self direction is for young children — right from the earliest of ages. Educators will assess their own personal beliefs and philosophies about supporting independence within an early learning and care setting. Time will be taken to learn why encouraging independence really matters and how facilitating it can enhance child, staff, and parent interactions as well as overall program quality.
A general review will be held about children with exceptionalities, about what it takes for a child to receive a diagnosis and about ways as an educator you can strengthen your day to day approach related to working with children (and their families) with exceptional needs.
To ensure ECE Workshops truly meet the needs of the early childhood education field in Canada, are of exceptional quality and to support accessible professional development for as many early childhood educators as possible we offer free review opportunities for each of the workshops that we produce. Certified early childhood educators can apply to be approved to be an ECE Workshop Reviewer!
About Our Online Workshops
I’m Jane Boyd. And I’m a Canadian Early Childhood Educator who has been certified in 5 Canadian provinces. Through ECE Workshops & ECE Retreats I’m committed to developing unique, high quality professional development experiences that are flexible and convenient. Learn more about ECE Workshops by reading the information below.
Here’s what you need to know about our online workshops. They include:
Email learning modules that are written in an easy to understand format. All of our workshops are delivered in English.
Interactive quizzes and/or feedback forms
Visual slides for you to look at and reflect on.
Audio recordings or video recordings.
Can be completed on a laptop, desktop, smart phone or tablet.
Our Professional Development Certificates
Our Online ECE Workshops are created with the BC ECE Registry renewal requirements in mind. These state that Early Childhood Educators are required to complete 40 hours of professional development over the course of their certification term. (If you live in another part of Canada, it’s likely that our professional development certificates will be acceptable for your professional development hours. Outside of Canada, we are less able to confirm if our workshops would be acceptable.) Remember — you should keep track of your certificate expiry date so that you have enough time to finish the necessary professional development courses or programs. And you should choose courses or workshops that are relevant to working in the early childhood field – choose topics like:
Child growth and development
Advocacy for children, families and the field
History of early childhood education
Self-care as related to supporting effective practice
Development of program policies
Addressing human resource issues
Managing child care programs
Maintaining children’s health, safety and nutrition
Infant & toddler
All of the ECE Workshops that we offer have a direct connection to one or more of the topics listed above.
Upon successful completion of an Online ECE Workshop, we will provide you with a certificate that you can use toward your 40 hours. The certificate will contain a unique number that is linked directly to your learning experience with us. We log all of your work and interaction in our online learning management system and our customer relationship management software.
In the event that the professional development certificate is not acceptable or approved related to your certification or license renewal for some unexpected reason, due to a regulation or policy revision etc we will not be able to provide you with a refund for the workshop(s) you have completed with us. That said, we work hard to ensure our workshops are high quality and we believe they should be acceptable in BC and many other areas in Canada. We know our workshops provide our students with an excellent learning experience. Should you have an issue with one of our professional development certificates, please contact us. We may be able to provide you with further documentation so you can better demonstrate your learnings to the child care registry or certification office you are working with.
Please be advised that all ECE Workshops are non refundable or transferable. We constantly receive positive feedback about our professional development workshops — online and face to face — so your satisfaction is important to us. Should you have questions or concerns about a workshop you have purchased please contact us to discuss your situation.