2022 Winter/Spring Provider Training Sign Up

  • Available Sessions

    Please select the sessions that you wish to attend.
    This workshop will go over the following in regard to Asthma and Allergies, management and responding to emergencies, what are the triggers as well as: • Management and use of EpiPen • When to seek medical help • Childhood infections • Responding to emergencies and debriefing • Communication, culture sensitivity and culture competency Presented by: Registered Nurse Consultant, Mary Kate Asante-Antwi, Faculty of Health and Sciences and Wellness at Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Location: Zoom (link will be provided 24 hours prior to session)
    Affiliated Providers operating Licensed Home Child Care premises are required by the Child Care and Early Years Act (2014) 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.
    Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is a charitable and not-for-profit social enterprise that offers training programs and services that help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination. By creating excellence through training and leadership, we help strengthen lives and build successful relationships in our communities. This training will primarily focus on: • Understand the continued impacts of colonization when working with Indigenous children, youth, and families • Understand the inter-generational impacts from the loss of traditional culture experienced by Indigenous peoples • Discover and learn about traditions and rituals • Strengthening cultural competency within a non-Aboriginal programs Presented by: Indigenous Perspectives Society Location: Zoom (link will be provided 24 hours prior to session)
    • Plan intervention strategies, including referrals to qualified professionals • To learn about the child’s development • Recognize the child’s skills and abilities • Promote early identification to ensure intervention. To be implemented 6-8 weeks into placements if red flags begin to surface Presented by: The Macaulay Centre Location: Zoom (link will be provided 24 hours prior to session)
  • New Provider Training

    These sessions are only available for new providers. Please do not register unless you are a new provider.
    This workshop will help newly-affiliated Home Child Care 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.
    New Providers will be exposed to general Nutrition best practices, as well as all CCEYA (2014) 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 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).
    This 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
    New Providers will continue to practice their skills with creating balanced Program Plans, using samples they have created. Through group work and scenarios, they will learn observation techniques and how to convert these into quality activities for children in their care. This session also includes discussions on AQI levels for appropriate interactions and how to incorporate this into their program practice.
    Building on the brief discussion in Practical Programming of child development, 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.
    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.