Online Workshops for Early Childhood Educators

Early Childhood Educators are dedicated to the work we do. With the wages we earn, we absolutely must have passion for our work. Now that many child care centres are closed, due to COVID-19, this could be a great opportunity to improve your professional practice by taking an online course. Or to join a profession where you can use your passion to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families.

Here are some opportunities that may be of interest:

Understanding Cognitive Knots by Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

April 16, 2020 6-8 pm PDT

Learn about cognitive knots their role in the process of learning. Consider how educators can use these “knots” to expand learning opportunities.

Fairy Dust Teaching has many opportunities including a workshop from Teacher Tom on the topic of Partnering with Parents, beginning on March 28, 2020.

Art Exploration

Diane Kashin shares her powerpoint on Process Art including videos for you. All this is free of charge!

If you are in British Columbia and you wish to complete your ECE certification through distance learning, check out the following approved institutions:

  • Coast Mountain College
  • College of New Caledonia
  • College of the Rockies
  • Lethbridge College
  • Northern Lights College
  • Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute
  • Stenberg College
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Victoria

Our province needs more Early Childhood Educators so if you feel passionate about young children and want to support and promote their healthy growth and development, this could be a great career for you.

If you know of other online opportunities for Early Childhood Educators, please share in the comments.

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Kid Lit Love: Noah Noasaurus

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Elaine Kiely Kearns does so much for the kid lit community. She and Sylvia Liu are responsible for the kid lit 411 website which provides a wealth of information for aspiring writers. If you haven’t checked it out, I encourage you to do so.

I was excited to receive a copy of Elaine’s debut picture book, titled NOAH NOASAURUS. This book has the winning combination of a popular dinosaur theme paired with a recognizable stage of childhood development. Many parents can relate to the “No” phase where a child’s favourite word becomes “no.” And for that reason alone, parents and children will love the book.

From the Wooly Mammoth Slippers to the Smilodon Toothpaste, Elaine has fully explored the dinosaur theme in a playful manner.

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The bright and colourful illustrations by Colin Jack along with the increasing parade of dinosaur friends who follow Noah on his grumpy journey are delightful.

In true toddler fashion, Noah’s grumpiness turns to laughter and he and his friends discover that a sense of humour can bring us out of our dinosaur doldrums. This is a super appealing book for preschool aged children.