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.
October 21, 2020
  • Embracing Culture & Diversity in the Early Childhood Classroom (6 PD hours)

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    October 21, 2020  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada

    Facilitated by Kathy Black

       Wednesdays; October 7, Oct 14, AND Oct 21, 2020 7pm – 9pm all nights 

    Quality early childhood environments reflect each child's family culture. This workshop will provide participants thetools, ideas and inspiration to offer a rich cultural experience for all children enrolled in their program. As educators itis our role to gather information about each family to better understand, appreciate and respect their choices.During this workshop the participants will explore "family culture" and discover the importance of knowing family values, interests, hobbies, and personalities of all children in their care.Session 1: Discuss and understand the importance of "family culture"Session 2: Brainstorm and develop a detailed parent questionnaireSession 3: Share and discover materials that represent various cultures

    Registration for our MSVU workshops, along our PD brochure with full workshops details, descriptions and presenter bios is found online  www.msvu.ca/earlychildhoodworkshops   

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October 24, 2020
  • NSCC Kingstec - Capable, Confident & Curious - Module 7

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    October 24, 2020  9:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Module 7: Pedagogical Documentation; the What, Why, and How

    Documentation makes children’s learning, ideas, thinking and strategies visible, and serves to communicate to others – parents, colleagues, the community – not only what is happening in our setting, but how, and why the documented play or event is important. It is a crucial part of reflective practice and ongoing professional learning for educators, and also a way to revisit past events with children.

    In this module, through examples, discussion, and hands-on work, participants will:

    • Be introduced to the many forms of documentation, and which type to use in which situation

    • Understand the difference between display, documentation, and pedagogical documentation

    • Discover tools that will assist in developing documentation as a regular part of their day

    • Understand the multiple ways in which documentation can be used: Communication, Reflection, Planning-next-steps, Revisiting with Children

    This module is being hosted by NSCC Kingstec Campus/ Early Childhood Development Support Centre and is a 1 day 4 hour Online Session 

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

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/capable-confident-curious-session-4-module-7-tickets-120530384625

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  • Promoting Positive Behavior Using Effective Positive Strategies (6 PD hours)

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    October 24, 2020  9:00 am - October 31, 2020  12:00 pm
    Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada

    Debbie Thompson & Heather Hiscock

       Saturday October 24, AND Saturday October 31, 2020 9 am-12 pm both days 

      This two morning workshop series will provide participants with a framework for better understandingthe function of challenging behavior. Participants will be asked to take data on what is currently challenging within theirown classrooms & will be supported through interpreting that information & developing a comprehensive plan forpreventing the behavior & responding to the behavior when it does occur. This workshop focuses on the preventionof challenging behaviors & how small changes within your routines & programming can make all the difference.   

    Registration for our MSVU workshops, along our PD brochure with full workshops details, descriptions and presenter bios is found online  www.msvu.ca/earlychildhoodworkshops   

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  • Promoting Positive Behavior Using Effective Positive Strategies (6 PD hours)

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    October 24, 2020  9:00 am - October 31, 2020  12:00 pm
    Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada

    Debbie Thompson & Heather Hiscock

       Saturday October 24, AND Saturday October 31, 2020 9 am-12 pm both days 

      This two morning workshop series will provide participants with a framework for better understandingthe function of challenging behavior. Participants will be asked to take data on what is currently challenging within theirown classrooms & will be supported through interpreting that information & developing a comprehensive plan forpreventing the behavior & responding to the behavior when it does occur. This workshop focuses on the preventionof challenging behaviors & how small changes within your routines & programming can make all the difference.   

    Registration for our MSVU workshops, along our PD brochure with full workshops details, descriptions and presenter bios is found online  www.msvu.ca/earlychildhoodworkshops   

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October 27, 2020
  • CPRPS-Capable, confiant & curieux-Module 7

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    October 27, 2020  6:30 pm - October 29, 2020  8:30 pm

    La « documentation pédagogique » rend visibles l’apprentissage, les idées, la pensée et les stratégies des enfants. Elle sert à communiquer à d’autres – les parents/tuteurs, les collègues et la collectivité – non seulement ce qui se passe dans notre service, mais comment et pourquoi le fait documenté a de l’importance. Elle représente une partie cruciale de la réflexion sur la pratique et du perfectionnement professionnel continu des éducatrices, et constitue également une façon de revoir les faits passés en compagnie des enfants.

    Dans le module 7, les participants seront :

    • familiarisés avec les nombreuses formes de documentation et le type à employer dans chaque situation;
    • comprendront la différence entre l’affichage, la documentation et la documentation pédagogique;
    • découvriront des outils qui les aideront à préparer de la documentation dans le cadre normal de leur journée;
    • comprendront les nombreuses façons dont la documentation peut être utilisée – la communication, la réflexion, la prise de décisions, la revue en compagnie des enfants, une forme de perfectionnement professionnel.

    Ce module est offert par le CPRPS.

    Le Module est offert en deux soirées le 27 octobre de 18h30-à 20h30 et le 29 octobre de 18h30-à 20h30.

    *Vous devez participer aux deux soirées afin de recevoir votre certificat.*

    SVP communiquez avec jill@cprps.ca si vous avez des questions.

    Pour s'inscrire: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cprps-capable-confiant-curieux-module-7-tickets-123188228307?aff=ebdssbeac

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November 2, 2020
  • Outdoor Exploration and Play: Why they matter to children's development

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    November 2, 2020  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Outdoor exploration and play has numerous benefits to children's overall development and contributes to some of the determinants of health. Yet, research clearly tells us that outdoor play is often reduced in time and quality in favour of more indoor programming. This presentation will provide an overview on children's connections of outdoor exploration and play to their development, dispositions, culture, and environment. Concepts such as tinkering, curiosity cycles, design thinking, 21st century skills and the use of provocations in early learning environments will be presented in relation to children's health and well being. 

    Facilitator: Dr. Beverlie Dietze

    Fee: $100 *this workshop is part of the online Conference*

    Deadline: October 23

    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.

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


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November 3, 2020
  • CPRPS Reconnaître et gérer l’anxiété chez les enfants (0-8ans)

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    November 3, 2020  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.

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