Dufferin County Services Children's Services Raising the Bar Articles & Other Resources Articles & Other Resources Early Childhood Pedagogies Collaboratory Early Childhood Pedagogies Collaboratory is a hybrid and experimental space where educators and pedagogues trace and experiment with the contours, conditions, and complexities of early childhood education pedagogies in the 21st century. Movement Pedagogies Ontario Pedagogy for the Early Years Learn about Ontario’s pedagogy for the early years and related resources. What to Consider When Observing Children Observation is a key responsibility of early childhood educators and other early learning practitioners. How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years is a professional learning resource for those working in child care and child and family programs. Ontario's Licensed Child Care Search for licensed child care Information About Child Care in Ontario Information about finding child care in Ontario Child Care Modernization Learn how Ontario is modernizing and building a child care and early years system that is high quality, seamless and more responsive to parents’ needs. Reaching IN . . . Reaching OUT Helping your child travel the ‘Road of Life’ with resilience Child Care and Early Years Act Child Care and Early Years Act Ontario Regulations 137/15 Ontario Regulations 137/15 made under the Child Care and Early Years Act Ontario Research Exchange The Ontario Education Research Exchange (OERE) aims to support Ontario educators in their quest to develop evidence-based practices. Self-Regulation The Self-Reg Knowledge Series is an ever-growing collection of information developed by Dr. Shanker and TMC. Observation And Documentation Videos Documentation is the process that allows “pedagogy of listening” to be placed and held for consideration by others; it lifts thinking out of the stream of lived experience in education and makes it visible. Learn Teach Lead Professional Learning Resources K-12 Video and audio resources Mental Well-being Drives Success The Learning Exchange - Well-being Learning to Document in Reggio-Inspired Education This article discusses how teachers in child care and elementary schools learn to work with Reggio-inspired pedagogical documentation. Public Plan for Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres "Transforming Ontario's Early Years Child and Family Programs" EFTO – Professional Learning in the Early Years Videos with accompanying facilitator’s guides, a photo gallery and classroom tours. Early Childhood Investigations Webinars Early Childhood Investigations offers free webinars to early childhood educators. The series is produced by Engagement Strategies, LLC., and presented by leading authors, experts, and leaders. Child Care and Early Years Resources Child Care and Early Years Resources from Ministry of Education Let’s Talk About STEM Video Series Supporting STEM skills in the early years is really about nurturing young children’s curiosity and inborn drive to test, learn, and discover. Ministry of Education Videos Videos include “How Does Learning Happen? And Program Regulations”, “Program Statement”and “Approaches to Foster Positive and Responsive Relationships”. Excerpts from Early Learning for Every Child Today A framework for Ontario early childhood settings (2007), often referred to as ELECT or the Early Learning Framework, is recognized as a foundational document in the early years sector. What's Wrong with Coloring Books? One of the first questions that parents ask when confronted with the concept of developmentally appropriate practice, especially as it relates to the promotion of children’s creativity is “What’s wrong with coloring books?" Literacy Development in the Experience of Reggio Emilia Infant and Toddler Centres The following two articles offer perspectives on the philosophy of and research projects related to literacy development within the Reggio Emilia municipal education project Human Infant Imitation as a Social Survival Circuit Infants learn about people, objects, and themselves through imitation. The Five Key Principals in Heuristic Play Heuristic play sessions are one way that children can explore the properties of everyday objects CPL Portfolio Templates Find the templates to your continuous record plan including Self-Assessment, Professional Learning Goals, and Record of Professional Learning Continuous Professional Learning Handbook The CPL Portfolio Cycle Handbook 2017 is an instructional guidebook developed by the College of Early Childhood Educators (the College) to support registered early childhood educators (RECEs) in completing the required components of the CPL Portfolio. What is Pedagogy Anyway? When we talk about pedagogical documentation, what do we mean? Process or Product? The Argument for Aesthetic Exploration in the Early Years For those who are considering the difference between art and crafts. Child Care and Early Years Act Program Regulations How does Learning Happen? Workbook from Regional Sessions Fall 2015 Creating Invitations for Learning Collections of interesting and carefully combined materials are “Invitations” and used in a number of ways. Kids Grasp Words as Symbols Before Learning to Read A study has found many preschoolers accept synonyms for pictures but not for written labels. Understanding Emergent Curriculum in Practice Emergent curriculum describes curriculum that develops from exploring what is relevant, interesting and personally meaningful to children. The New Child Care and Early Years Act: What Providers and Parents Need to Know Our overarching goal is to build a child care and early years system that better supports parents and gives children the best possible start in life. The Environment Is a Teacher Space speaks. Architects and designers know this; young children know it too. Everyday, they are reading the environments through which they navigate. The environment is a teacher.