10 Reasons to Choose Quality Early Learning and Child Care

Expert knowledge Early childhood educators are experts in child development and are trained to create inspiring learning environments!
Intentionality Early childhood educators provide your child the gift of time and attention. They will stop and explore the new flowers or jump in the mud puddles with your child.
Young at heart Early childhood educators know how to have fun! They’re not afraid to be silly and laugh with your child; all while nurturing your child’s creativity and helping to build their self-confidence.
Setting limits Every child needs reasonable boundaries, such as no playing ball inside. Early childhood educators set limits and support families in doing the same.
Love of literacy Early childhood educators read and tell stories, sing songs, and do puppet shows to inspire a love of language and to build early literacy skills.
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Confidence boost Early childhood educators provide safe opportunities for your child to be independent and to become confident in their personality and decision making skills.
Inspired learning Early childhood educators ask open-ended questions to inspire creative thought and curiosity, to encourage children to explore, and to make learning fun.
Life skills Early childhood educators use their expertise to develop programs that use play as a tool for teaching math, literacy, science and essential life skills that last for life!
Making friends Early childhood educators are educated to appropriately support children to gain social skills, which are so important in making friends and developing positive relationships!
Helping hand Everyone gets stumped by parenting from time to time - juggling schedules, demands, and behaviours. When it gets tough and you need someone to talk to, reach out to your child’s early childhood educator!
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Event: REGISTRATION CLOSED - Fall Conference 2019

2B: Pedagogical Documentation: What does it mean to learn?


This workshop considers documenting the meaning children are making of their experience and making it visible to others. If our purpose is to make  children’s learning, thinking, and feeling visible so we might dialogue and reflect about it with others, then what is it valuable to document? How do we choose what to document? If we are trying to make learning visible, have we thought about what it means to learn? Do we as educators take for granted that we know what learning looks like? How might we think about that?

Many educators have developed the habits of collecting photo images of children’s activities and taking down bits of recorded conversation. Many educators send photos of children’s activity to parents. Have we thought about how to move from masses of images and text to a form of documentation worthy of sharing with someone else---children themselves first, then someone outside the experience? The process of creating documentation from collected images and text is a process of editing and synthesizing our data to make a story clear and readable to someone outside the experience. I will share recent examples of this process. Educators on PEI have been invited to share documentation with me for analysis, interpretation, and discussion --- an exciting prospect, if educators are willing to participate, for the local audience will hear from its own context.

Facilitator: Carol Anne Wien

Date & Time

November 15, 2019
8:30 AM

Location

CCA

Other Sessions

Opening Remarks

Homburg Theatre | November 14, 2019 | 8:30 AM

Opening Keynote by Richard Cohen

Homburg Theatre | November 14, 2019 | 8:45 AM

Plenary Session - Logan St. Croix & T.J. Jones

Homburg Theatre | November 14, 2019 | 10:45 AM

1A: The Spirit of Play

CCA | November 14, 2019 | 1:15 PM

1B: Trauma in the Early Years

CCA | November 14, 2019 | 1:15 PM

1C: The Art of Cooking with Kids

CCA | November 14, 2019 | 1:15 PM

1D: Infant Mental Health

CCA | November 14, 2019 | 1:15 PM

1E: How to Play and Talk So Kids Will Learn!

CCA | November 14, 2019 | 1:15 PM

1F: Dance Basics-Intro to African Dance & Drumming

CCA | November 14, 2019 | 1:15 PM

1G: Empowering Pedagogy: What does it mean in practice?

CCA | November 14, 2019 | 1:15 PM

1H: Self-Regulation

Holman Grand - Dunes Room | November 14, 2019 | 1:15 PM

1I: Parler ou communiquer: telle est la question

Holman Grand - Ocean Room | November 14, 2019 | 1:15 PM

2A: Where Eagles Dare

CCA | November 15, 2019 | 8:30 AM

2C: Infant Mental Health

CCA | November 15, 2019 | 8:30 AM

2D: Children's Gender Diversity: Beyond the myths

CCA | November 15, 2019 | 8:30 AM

2E: The Magic of Outdoor Play in all Seasons

CCA Outdoors | November 15, 2019 | 8:30 AM

2F: Info Session on Anat Baniel Method

CCA | November 15, 2019 | 8:30 AM

2G: What's New in Canada's Food Guide

CCA | November 15, 2019 | 8:30 AM

2H: Les Piliers de la Santé Mentale

CCA | November 15, 2019 | 8:30 AM

Remarks from Dept. of Education & Lifelong Learning

Homburg Theatre | November 15, 2019 | 1:00 PM

Plenary Session: Resilience and the Power of One

Homburg Theatre | November 15, 2019 | 1:30 PM

Closing Keynote: Zen and the Art of Early Childhood Education

Homburg Theatre | November 15, 2019 | 2:35 PM

Event Information

REGISTRATION CLOSED - Fall Conference 2019

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