The Early Years Professional Development Committee consists of representatives of provincially funded Training Institutions and Support Sites. Committee members share their insights, needs assessment observations and professional development plans in order to coordinate, communicate and deliver quality professional development for all early childhood educators and other early years professionals in Nova Scotia. Welcome to the

EYPDC
Capable, Confident,

and Curious
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Welcome to the EYPDC

The Early Years Professional Development Committee consists of representatives of provincially funded Training Institutions and Support Sites. Committee members share their insights, needs assessment observations and professional development plans in order to coordinate, communicate and deliver quality professional development for all early childhood educators and other early years professionals in Nova Scotia.

Upcoming Workshops

Information about professional development workshops is shared by participating Early Years Professional Development Committee members. All registrations are processed by the individual sites. Please contact hosting site directly to register for your session.
March 8, 2021
  • CPRPS Capable, confiant & curieux- Modules 8 (offert en deux soirées)

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    March 8, 2021  6:30 pm - March 10, 2021  8:30 pm

    Module 8: Relations avec les familles et la communauté

    Les enfants nous viennent de familles et de communautés diverses et nous voulons qu'ils se sentent accueillis, à l'aise et compris. Comment accueillir toutes les familles et collaborer avec elles pour que chacun soit inclus dans nos milieux? Que signifie développer des relations authentiques? Les parents ont-ils une place dans la prise de décision au sein de nos milieux? Comment établissons-nous des relations et des collaborations avec nos villes et nos villages et comment cela nous profite-t-il tous?

    Dans ce module, nous prendrons connaissance des récits d’éducateurs qui ont développé, grâce à des approches variées, des relations solides et respectueuses avec les familles et les communautés.

    Les participants pourront:

    -Examiner l’idée d’ « établir des relations » et à quoi cela ressemble dans la pratique • Partager « ce qui a fonctionné » en termes de collaborations authentiques

    -Comprendre le cheminement relatif à l’établissement de relations au fil du temps et les avantages de prendre le temps de le faire: le développement de la confiance, la compréhension des points de vue de chacun, la collaboration en termes de développement de programme.

    -Prendre en compte « l’image du parent » et ses répercussions.

    Module 8 est offert en deux soirées en ligne le mardi 16 février 2021 18h30-20h30 & le jeudi 18 février 2021 18h30-20h30.

    Vous devez vous présenter aux deux sessions pour recevoir votre certificat.

    **Les directions auront une session supplémentaire d'une heure pour compléter le Module-date à déterminer.

    Ensemble les éducatrices, les éducateurs et les directions vont explorer Module 8.

    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cprps-capable-confiant-curieux-modules-8-offert-en-deux-soirees-tickets-129722741211?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

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March 9, 2021
  • Creating Inspiring Provocations

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    March 9, 2021  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Provocations, derived from the practices of the Reggio Emilia–inspired approach are intended to set up in various locations in their environment, be child-focused, and spark children’s sense of curiosity. Provocations build upon children’s interests that leads them to tinker, do and experience exploration, make discoveries and implement new ideas through the use of the materials. This workshop will introduce participants to an array of provocations and ways in which they may be displayed throughout children’s environments.  

    Facilitator: Dr. Beverlie Dietze

    Fee: $30

    Deadline: March 1, 2021

    This workshop will be facilitated online.
    Requirements:

    • Internet
    • PC (Desktop or laptop)
    • Access to email (we’ll send you a link to the session)
    • Headset

    Registered participants will receive detailed instructions and be invited to a practice session to test your technology prior to the first session.

    It is the participants’ responsibility to make sure their equipment, including headphones, will work with the session. As per our policy, refunds will not be issued less than two weeks before the workshop.    

    As Support Centre staff continue to work from home, please note the new payment options and processes below.

    Payment options: 

    • Credit card or VISA Debit payment over the phone. (Staff from Kingstec Student Services will contact you.) 
    • Prepayment via eBill payment through your electronic banking. Student ID# required. Contact us to confirm your NSCC student ID. 
    • Cheque mailed to -- Student Accounts – NSCC, Kingstec Campus, 236 Belcher Street, Kentville, NS, B4N 0A6  
    • Not permitted: cash or walk-in payments. 

    Please contact  sara.graves@nscc.ca or justine.macdonald@nscc.ca  for more details.

    *please keep our workshop guidelines in mind*

    To Register: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=etmbxRtLq02JrKCrao5ENRtRNi3yiihOrGerNrmGqnpUODJaQzNCWENXOEpHR0pBUkZOQVExTDNTVi4u 

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  • Jane Norman College - Capable, Confident & Curious - Module 6 - 1 of 2

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    March 9, 2021  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Module 6: Reflective Practice and How it Applies to Daily Practices with Children.

    In Module 6, participants will explore how reflective practice connects to the curriculum framework, how to use the Reflective Planning Cycle as a useful tool in our daily lives with children, as well as how to include families in this cycle.

    Educators and Leaders will:

    • Work through the Reflective Planning Cycle in order to understand its practicality as a tool for reflection in our everyday lives with children
    • Reach an understanding of the difference that Reflective Practice can make in the quality of our programmes.

    Additionally, leaders will learn how to develop and support this type of practice within their settings through modeling and scaffolding.

    *this is a 2 evening online session, you must attend both in order to receive a certificate*

    March 9 6:30pm to 8:30pm and March 11 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    This module is being hosted by Jane Norman College / Early Years Support Centre. 

    Please contact jane.mackenzie@janenorman.ca for more details.

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/capable-confident-curious-session-3-module-6-tickets-132965374013 

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  • Reconnaître et gérer l’anxiété chez les enfants (0-8ans)

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    March 9, 2021  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Cette présentation démontre comment l’anxiété est crée dans le cerveau pour aider les adultes à mieux comprendre et à mieux gérer l’anxiété des enfants. Cette présentation est basée sur les thérapies cognitivo-comportementales pour permettre de changer les pensées des enfants pour modifier leurs comportements. Elle permet de développer des outils simples à essayer à la maison ainsi qu’à obtenir des ressources pour accompagner les adultes

    Cette session d'une heure (suivi par un temps pour des questions) sera offert sur trois dates: le 3 novembre 2020, le 9 mars 2021 et le 18 mai 2021. SVP notez que c'est la même session à chaque date. On offre des dates multiples puisqu'on limite l'inscription à 30 personnes. On demande que vous vous inscrivez seulement à une des trois dates.

    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cprps-reconnaitre-et-gerer-lanxiete-chez-les-enfants-0-8ans-tickets-123202958365?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

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March 11, 2021
  • Jane Norman College - Capable, Confident & Curious - Module 6 - 2 of 2

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    March 11, 2021  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Module 6: Reflective Practice and How it Applies to Daily Practices with Children.

    In Module 6, participants will explore how reflective practice connects to the curriculum framework, how to use the Reflective Planning Cycle as a useful tool in our daily lives with children, as well as how to include families in this cycle.

    Educators and Leaders will:

    • Work through the Reflective Planning Cycle in order to understand its practicality as a tool for reflection in our everyday lives with children
    • Reach an understanding of the difference that Reflective Practice can make in the quality of our programmes.

    Additionally, leaders will learn how to develop and support this type of practice within their settings through modeling and scaffolding.

    *this is a 2 evening online session, you must attend both in order to receive a certificate*

    March 9 6:30pm to 8:30pm and March 11 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    This module is being hosted by Jane Norman College / Early Years Support Centre. 

    Please contact jane.mackenzie@janenorman.ca for more details.

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/capable-confident-curious-session-3-module-6-tickets-132965374013 

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March 13, 2021
  • Emotional Trauma in Young Learners

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    March 13, 2021  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    This workshop will provide a deep understanding of the effects of emotional trauma on a child's overall development - of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. It will include some theory on the 4 dimensions of emotional trauma, as well as learning to interpret trauma related behaviours and how to best respond to them. This workshop will also provide lots of supportive ideas and activities that can be used to help children process the emotions originating from traumatic events.  

    Facilitator: Nancy Ceulemans

    Fee: $70

    Deadline: March 5, 2021

    This workshop will be facilitated online.
    Requirements:

    • Internet
    • PC (Desktop or laptop)
    • Access to email (we’ll send you a link to the session)
    • Headset

    Registered participants will receive detailed instructions and be invited to a practice session to test your technology prior to the first session.

    It is the participants’ responsibility to make sure their equipment, including headphones, will work with the session. As per our policy, refunds will not be issued less than two weeks before the workshop.    

    As Support Centre staff continue to work from home, please note the new payment options and processes below.

    Payment options: 

    • Credit card or VISA Debit payment over the phone. (Staff from Kingstec Student Services will contact you.) 
    • Prepayment via eBill payment through your electronic banking. Student ID# required. Contact us to confirm your NSCC student ID. 
    • Cheque mailed to -- Student Accounts – NSCC, Kingstec Campus, 236 Belcher Street, Kentville, NS, B4N 0A6  
    • Not permitted: cash or walk-in payments. 

    Please contact  sara.graves@nscc.ca or justine.macdonald@nscc.ca  for more details.

    *please keep our workshop guidelines in mind*

    To Register: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=etmbxRtLq02JrKCrao5ENRtRNi3yiihOrGerNrmGqnpUODJaQzNCWENXOEpHR0pBUkZOQVExTDNTVi4u 

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March 16, 2021
  • NSCC Cumberland-Capable, Confident & Curious Module 6

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    March 16, 2021  6:30 pm - March 18, 2021  8:30 pm
    Online

     Module 6-Reflective Practice and How it Applies to Daily Practices with Children

    In Module 6, participants will explore how reflective practice connects to the curriculum framework, how to use the Reflective Planning Cycle as a useful tool in our daily lives with children, as well as how to include families in this cycle.

    Educators and Leaders will: 

    Work through the Reflective Planning Cycle in order to understand its practicality as a tool for reflection in our everyday lives with children 

    Reach an understanding of the difference that Reflective Practice can make in the quality of our programmes.

    This module is being hosted by NSCC Cumberland Early Childhood Development Support Centre

    This is a 2 evening Online Session on  March 16 6:30-8:30 & March 18 6:30-8:30 

    *you must attend both sessions in order to receive a certificate*

    Please contact  katrina.fraser@nscc.ca for more details.

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nscc-cumberland-capable-confident-curious-module-6-tickets-132950403235

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The Early Years Professional Development Committee consists of representatives of provincially funded Training Institutions and Support Sites  
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