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.
January 22, 2019
  • Early Childhood Educator Professional Learning Community Study Group

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    January 22, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada

    Facilitated by Christine McLean,  with other guest faculty and local experts 

    We invite you to join our new, monthly Early Childhood Educator Professional Learning Community Study Group. Child and Youth Study full time faculty, Christine McLean, is the Lead Facilitator for these sessions, with other local experts to be invited to host sessions in their areas of expertise.

    These monthly meetings will be a place of professional learning and sharing for early learning professionals to join together to explore, learn, discuss, reflect and support one another through a continuous professional learning process.  Participants will be encouraged to engage on a multitude of topics, share lessons learned, success from previous months session and plans for upcoming months topic and activities.  Topics would be pulled from a range of areas including participant requests, and/or current or upcoming trends in the sector.  An agenda, book chapter, or paper will be emailed out a week prior to each session for participants to prepare for the study group.  Topics will be posted prior to each month’s meeting.

    Participants can register for as many, or as few sessions as they like.  Fees include materials and light refreshments. 

    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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January 30, 2019
  • Making Sense of Our World Part 1 of 2

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    January 30, 2019
    Online

    January 30th, 2019
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Online

    Literacy and numeracy skills are critical to make sense of the world around us. Learning to read is not just about being able to read words. It is necessary for us to be able to read but more importantly to understand what we are reading. In a rich language environment child want to know what words mean, how to de-code symbols known as letters, etc. and understand the variety of signs, and loved books they see and hear daily. The same applies to numeracy. When we talk about numeracy concepts we think about more than just number. We think about the broad areas of measurement, about spatial knowledge and the many different aspects of number. Children see adults using math daily… and it fascinates them. In these workshops we will explore both worlds – literacy and numeracy. Sharing ideas, activities, and inspirations to use both indoors and outdoors.

    **To register please contact Sara Graves @ [email protected] **

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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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