News for early childhood professionals

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Pedagogical Support Study Group - Don't miss out! Sign up now!

Please see the attached description of College Boreal's Pedagogical Support Study group as well as the Participant Application Form to be filled out by the interested applicants. The study group will start in the fall.
The applications can be returned to either Jane Tousignant or myself by July 28th.
Recognizing the importance of having a critical friend to reflect with we will prioritize those who apply as a team however please do not let this be a deterrent to your application.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. PLEASE SHARE WITH ALL STAFF!
Thank you!

It Takes a Village: Taking Action for Healthy Children- Take these Free Online Training Modules and win a prize! Deadline this Sunday March 26th!!!

March 26th is the deadline to complete the training in order to be entered into our draw for a 50$ gift card! 

hirty professionals from our community have completed the training so far and have been entered in our draw for one of sixty 50$ grocery gift cards. So your chance of winning one looks like about 100%! Feedback from participants has been very positive. Please note that the deadline to submit your certificate is March 26th. We hope you will consider taking this free online training.

Survey for all past participants in City funded Capacity Building Programs

If you participated in any City of Greater Sudbury-funded Capacity Building opportunities between 2013 and 2016, please complete this survey: candid feedback is really important to us and will help us to design future programs that will make best use of our resources and your time! Your answers are anonymous and won't be linked to your name. When you complete the survey, you will be taken to a new link where you can enter your name in our draw. One winner will be chosen at random to win your choice of a book from our Professional Development library. If you have any questions about the survey, you can contact Laura Urso, Children Services, City of Greater Sudbury at 705-674-4455 ext 4424 or The survey closes on February 5th.  Thank you for you time and commitment to Professional Learning.

Literacy Challenge! January 27 is Family Literacy Day- Submit your event today!

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy related activities as a family. Learning is a Family Affair! You are invited to participate by submitting how your program is celebrating.

Challenge: Plan and submit your Family Literacy Day Activity before January 27, 2016. All Educators participating in this challenge will receive a Barbara Reid book. Submit your photo to your Early Literacy Consultant: Marilyn Clarini ( or Jeanne Dougherty ( 705.525.0055, ext. 2854 or 2865 | Toll Free: 1.877.996.1599

Get great online training for Healthy Kids- and get rewarded with great prizes!

If you work (or volunteer) with kids aged 2 to 12 years, Healthy Kids has a challenge for you!
The Challenge: Complete this free online course which will help you to better understand how to support the healthy growth and development of children. You’ll learn some great tips and info, and you’ll get rewarded too!

Coming Soon Winter 2017 / Workshop Series: Empowering Teams& Peers through Dialogue

Brief description:

We know that effective learning cannot happen without frequent and meaningful feedback that motivates.  Authentic feedback sparks authentic leadership in individuals which enhances quality early learning and care in our community.  Being a part of the process that looks at one’s self in relation to others is critical to strengthening teams.  The next workshop series in the Professional Development Partnership between Cambrian College and the City of Greater Sudbury, Empowering Teams& Peers through Dialogue, will explore ways to engage participants in active and structured dialogue designed to foster a more positive culture within and greater team satisfaction through a deeper understanding of the big ideas.  The workshop will hone listening skills, promote thinking, encourage reflection and support growth.

If you are interested in attending, please register on LMS. 

AECEO New Online Webinars


We are very excited to announce that the AECEO has partnered with Red River College to offer the Science of Early Child Development’s (SECD) highly-regarded online professional learning workshops to early childhood educators in Ontario. SECD’s engaging, multimedia resources are used around the world by people who want to learn more about the impact of the early years on lifelong health and well-being. Participants will have online access to all workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) over a two-week period and have complete flexibility to work through the materials at times that are most convenient for them.

For more information and to register click here

AFESÉO - La technologie intentionnelle - Formation GRATUIT

L’Aféseo est fière de vous présenté sa nouvelle formation "La technologie intentionnelle... un outil pour favoriser l'engagement". Formation de 5 séances de formation continue offerte à distance ou en personne.

La formation est offerte aux professionnelles de la petite enfance, y compris les équipes pédagogiques des classes maternelle-jardin.  Pour plus de renseignments et pour vous inscrire cliquez ici.

Opportunity to be part of "Hour of Code"

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.

Learn about how you could organize and "Hour of Code" Activity for your program.

Sensitive Santa- Santa visits for children with special needs- Please share with your families

With the Christmas season fast approaching, the New Sudbury Centre is excited to introduce “Sensitive Santa” This special time to visit with Santa will be reserved for children with social, emotional or behavioral needs. This environment will provide lower lighting and quieter surroundings.  If you or someone you know has a child that would benefit from this event please contact us at or by phone 705-566-9080 to register. To keep this event organized, we ask each family register in advance. Spaces are limited.