Upcoming Events

Behaviour Awareness and Self-Regulation

Join the Pathstone Mental Health Behaviour Consultant Team for this informative workshop that is back by popular request. In this workshop participants will gain knowledge to identify the function of behaviour, understand the importance of data collection, and develop strategies to help promote student success. This workshop will also cover Self-Regulation: what it is, why it’s important, signs of it, and what we can do in child care settings to promote positive self-regulation skills.

Date: October 13 2022

Location: ECCDC Conference Room
3550 Schmon Parkway
Thorold ON L2V 4Y6

Cost: $0

Please register online via the ECCDC Event Calendar.

FLIP IT: Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Children and Reducing Challenging Behaviours

The ECCDC Team are trained facilitators in this unique program offered through the Deveraux Centre for Resilient Children. FLIP IT® is a strategy that offers a simple, kind, strength-based, common-sense, and effective four-step process to address children’s day-to-day challenging behaviour. The four steps are embodied in the FLIP mnemonic which stands for F – Feelings, L – Limits, I – Inquiries and P – Prompts. FLIP IT is nothing new but transforms best practice into a strategy that is easy to remember, applicable in a variety of challenging situations, and portable.

Date: April 1 2023, 8:30 - 4:30

Location: ECCDC Conference Room
3550 Thorold ON L2V 4Y6
*Also offered via livestream

Cost: $15 - 35

Please register online through the ECCDC Event Calendar.

Bullying within Early Learning Classroom: Why it Happens and How to Manage It, with Carolyn Hadcock

Bullying is a serious societal concern. Early Childhood Educators need to be proactive in their approach when they encounter a child who has been bullied, as well as assisting the child who is the bully. During this webinar you will examine why bullying happens, the characteristics of the child who is a bully, and the reasons why certain children are the targets of the bullies. You will also explore many different, interesting action plans to manage and prevent bullying. Join me in discovering how you can be the catalyst for changing behaviours that can encourage children to act cooperatively.

Date: May 30 2023; 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: via Webinar

Cost: $25 - 55

Please register via the ECCDC Events Calendar.

Supporting Children in the Early Years with Learning Disabilities

As Educators we have a role in observing and identifying children who require additional support and assistance. Early Childhood Educators are invited to join the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara to gain strategies for supporting children who are experiencing some learning challenges as well as ideas for communicating with families in sensitive ways.

Sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region.

Date: November 10 2022; 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: ECCDC Conference Room
3550 Schmon Parkway
Thorold ON L2V 4Y6

Cost: $0

Please register online via ECCDC Event Calendar.

A Look at Learning Disabilities from the Inside Out, with Simmy Zaret

This workshop will dispel the myths and provide an in-depth overview of some of the most common difficulties faced by so many children in our early learning programs today. Through a variety of interactive activities, participants will have the opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to actually have a disability of their own! As well, we’ll look at a wide range of strategies, accommodations, and alternative approaches that can be used in order to build a child’s self-esteem, demystify their challenges, and maximize opportunities for social and academic success.

Date: may 17 2023; 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: via Webinar

Cost: $25-55

For full event details and to register online, visit the ECCDC Event Calendar.

Delving into Children’s Social Worlds

Join Sandra Della Porta, PhD, RECE Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University for this interactive seminar. The home is the first learning environment, but what does that mean? This session will open doors into the mind of a child — a child who
is part of a whole: their family. It’s not just about what we know or how we teach, but how we learn from children. Join Sandra in exploring children’s intricate social worlds and to develop a contextual understanding of what experiences children bring with them
to the classroom, informs on their behaviours, and considers cultural contributions to social-emotional skills and development. Sandra will also provide strategies on how to adapt to each child’s authentic lived realities through multiliteracy and multimodalities.


Date: November 1 2022; 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: via Webinar

Cost: $0

For full event details and to register online, please visit our ECCDC Events Calendar.