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  • Affiliated Providers operating a Licensed Home Child Care premises are required by the Child Care and Early Years Act (2019) to review the Policies and Procedures assigned under the Act once a year with their Agency. This is also an opportunity to re-sign contracts and become aware of any sector changes and developments, including major policy changes.

    Presented by: Spyros Volonakis, Executive Director of Network Child Care Services
    Location: In-Person, Network Main Office Boardroom - 756 Ossington Avenue Toronto ON M6G 3T9 - Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Learning Outcomes:

    Thoroughly review all relevant CCEYA (2019) and City of Toronto AQI regulations governing licensed Home Child Care, understand and sign off on any updated Policy amendments and Resident’s review.

  • This workshop will help newly affiliated Providers understand the steps they need to take to manage key concepts for a successful home business, including budgeting, tracking expenses, tax planning, insurance, and marketing tips. Providers will also explore practice scripts for meeting with potential clients as well as important set-up features that show their home to advantage.

    Learning Outcomes:
    1. Providers will understand the elements that make up an optimal home child care set-up and the premises model
    2. They will explore and discuss budgets, explore tracking and marketing techniques that will help them operate efficiently.
    3. Scenario practice will support their learning around how to represent themselves with new clients.
  • This two-part beginner workshop for New Providers will explain the components of How Does Learning Happen?, the Four Foundations, The 11 Areas, and how to incorporate them into the daily child care experience. Participants will explore the domains of development, the observational model and through discussion and group work will learn to create quality Program Plans for Licensed Home Child Care

    Learning Outcomes:
    1. Absorb the Four Foundations and how they apply to program delivery.
    2. Practice applying the 11 areas to program through development of "I Will" Statements
    3. Learn to design appropriate Program Plans with an understanding of the required domain elements and observational practice.
  • "Why is my son wearing a dress?"

    "My daughter wants to cut her hair short!"

    In the first 6 years children develop their sense of gender identity and begin to align themselves with other children and activities that correspond to their sex assigned at birth; but what happens when a child appears to defer from the expectations, and when do we need to step in?

    They will offer participants a framework of tangible, actionable items to create a space that is safe and inclusive for all children.

    Presented by: Resource Consultant, Sara Dennis with Lumenus Community Centre

    Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to session

  • New Providers will be exposed to general Nutrition best practices, as well as all CCEYA (2019) regulations and City of Toronto AQI requirements around Food Safety, Nutrition and Food Management. They will be introduced to the Network Menu Plan sheet and practice how to develop balanced snacks and meals, based on the 2019 Canada Food Guide. Attention will be given to techniques to support children who struggle with eating issues (picky eaters; slow eaters; distracted eaters; rejection of tastes, textures or specific foods).

    Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn all relevant rules and regulations governing food service in Licensed Home Child Care (CCEYA, AQI)
    2. Practice creating balanced menus on the Network Menu form.
    3. Understand techniques to support challenged eaters.
  • What happens when a baby/toddler is exposed to two or more languages instead of one? This workshop will discuss some facts and common misconceptions about language development of children who are exposed to more than one language and recommend easy-to-use strategies to facilitate language development.

    Presented by: Speech and Language Pathologist, Toronto Public Health Program Without Walls and EarlyOn

    Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to session

  • Building on discussions of child development in Practical Programming (Parts 1 &2), this workshop digs deeper into the ages-and-stages model of the five domains. It will incorporate the Elect skills lists and other markers that will help New Providers understand developmental stages and how to program for them. The session will also return to the observational model and guide New Providers through putting these observations into service.

    Learning Outcomes:
    1. Gain a better understanding of the domains of development.
    2. Use observations they have made to showcase their increased knowledge of ages-and-stages.
    3. Practice building appropriate activities to support learning and children’s interests.
  • New Providers will be introduced to the guidance versus management construct and will explore the "why's" of challenging behaviours. After exposure to a variety of guidance techniques, they will be encouraged to discuss challenging situations common to child care and problem solve for solutions.

    Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the steps they need to take to understand why children offer challenging behaviours.
    2. Examine their own reactions in the face of these behaviours and have a better comprehension of how to ground themselves before responding.
    3. Will be able to apply a variety of guidance techniques, geared to appropriate ages-and-stages.