2023 Winter/Spring Provider Training Sign Up

 
  • Available Sessions

    Please select the sessions that you wish to attend.
    Emotional literacy is a critical element involved in the acquisition and development of social skills in children. It involves the ability to recognize, understand, label, and express our feelings. This workshop will provide an overview of what emotional literacy is and how to foster its development in children. Bullying behaviours is evident in early social settings and can persist into school-aged settings. This workshop will provide an understanding of what bullying behaviour is, why we might be seeing it in our educational settings, and how to prevent and respond to it effectively. Presented by: Macaulay Child Development Centre & Tiffany Fung, Psychologist/Behaviour Service Consultant Location: Virtual (link will be provided 24 hours prior to session)
    This workshop will help newly affiliated Home Child Care Providers, or those that want to brush up their planning skills, with information on managing key concepts for a successful home business. Areas covered will include budgeting, tracking expenses, tax planning, insurance requirements, and prospecting tips for getting new clients. 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 Participants will: Understand the elements that make up an optimal Home Child Care set-up under the Premises model, be introduced to budget, expense tracking and marketing techniques that will help them operate efficiently and learn key aspects of how to represent themselves with new clients Presented by: Susan Menchinton, Workshop Associates 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 (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 for the HCC Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI), effective January 2023. Learning Outcomes Participants will: Thoroughly review all relevant CCEYA (2019) regulations governing licensed Home Child Care, understand the amendments to Policy required by changes to Home Child Care’s Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI), sign off on the annual contract and the required 20 areas that need annual acknowledgment as well as plan for their Resident’s review. Presented by: Susan Menchinton, Workshop Associates Location: In-Person, Satellite Early Years Learning & Child Care Centre 720 Ossington Avenue Toronto ON M6G 3T7
    First of an in depth three-part series addressing changes to the City of Toronto’s Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI). This workshop will lay out important changes to the requirements of the Home Child Care environment, including new standards for the quality and numbers of materials, setting and documentation for Screen Time, and recommendations for space, light, and other health factors. A revised Home Child Care Equipment list will be circulated to all affiliated Providers in time with this session. Learning Outcomes Participants will: Understand the changed requirements in materials and environment, explore Network’s plan for achieving compliance with new measures, review the revised equipment list Presented by: Susan Menchinton, Workshop Associates Location: Zoom (link will be provided 24 hours prior to session)
    Second of an in depth three-part series addressing changes to the City of Toronto’s Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI). In response to the changing AQI, Network is launching a new Program Plan that will incorporate new requirements and simplify the planning process, leaving room for more outdoor time, for spontaneous activities and for including routines and transitions. This workshop will demonstrate the new plan and discuss strategies to bring planning time into every day. Learning Outcomes Participants will: Examine the new Program Plan in detail, assess various strategies to incorporate the new plan into practice, begin planning for changes in their programming process. Presented by: Susan Menchinton, Workshop Associates Location: Zoom (link will be provided 24 hours prior to session)
    Final of an in depth three-part series addressing changes to the City of Toronto’s Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI). This workshop will review the new Routine Care Practices section in the AQI, including the Infant Daily Information Chart and other changes to important documentation required in licensed Home Child Care. Strategies for timing and completion of all documents will be discussed, with practical tips on how to do what’s necessary in the most efficient way, leaving time to care for children. Learning Outcomes Participants will: Be exposed to new documentation requirements and to Network’s plan to support Provider uptake, review daily, weekly, and monthly documentation schedules, reflect on their own current practices. Presented by: Susan Menchinton, Workshop Associates Location: Zoom (link will be provided 24 hours prior to session)
    Session Objectives: • Build educators’ awareness and knowledge of Metis history, culture and way of life. • Information sharing about Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) services for Métis children and families The mission of the Métis Nation of Ontario Early Learning and Child Care Program is to improve access to culturally grounded early learning opportunities for Métis individuals, families, and the Métis community as a whole. We do this by promoting and fostering community development and providing the care and support necessary to meet the fundamental needs of MNO citizens. Presented by: Metis Nation of Ontario Location: Virtual (link will be provided 24 hours prior to session)
    Let’s talk about mental health in children. Let’s speak openly and have the difficult conversations about the things we’re most worried about, so we can feel less alone, and get the resources and inspiration we need to support children (and ourselves) during this especially challenging time. • Are children dealing with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges that impacts running our programs efficiently? • Are children struggling with school, development and social relationships? • Are you worried children are developing negative ways to cope with mental health challenges? • Has the growing concern of news about the mental health crisis of today’s children causing you anxiety? • Are you finding it hard to support your own mental health and well-being so you can show up for the children in your care? Presented by: Psychologist, Tiffany Fung and Resource Consultant Maritza Caro from Macaulay Child Development Centre Location: Virtual (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 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 Participants will: Absorb the Four Foundations and how they apply to program delivery, practice applying the 11 areas to program through development of "I Will" Statements, learn to design appropriate Program Plans with an understanding of the required domain elements and observational practice. Presented by: Susan Menchinton, Workshop Associates Location: 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 Participants will: Learn all relevant rules and regulations governing food service in Licensed Home Child Care (CCEYA, AQI), practice creating balanced menus on the Network Menu form, understand techniques to support challenged eaters Presented by: Susan Menchinton, Workshop Associates Location: 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 Participants will: Gain a better understanding of the domains of development, use observations they have made to showcase their increased knowledge of ages-and-stages, practice building appropriate activities to support learning and children’s interests. Presented by: Susan Menchinton, Workshop Associates Location: Zoom (link will be provided 24 hours prior to session)
    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 Participants will: Understand the steps they need to take to understand why children offer challenging behaviours, examine their own reactions in the face of these behaviours and have a better comprehension of how to ground themselves before responding, will be able to apply a variety of guidance techniques, geared to appropriate ages-and-stages. Presented by: Susan Menchinton, Workshop Associates Location: Zoom (link will be provided 24 hours prior to session)
    Providers have unique challenges when providing mixed-age care. This workshop will explore appropriate programming and adaptations needed when delivering quality care to children with a wide range of needs and interests, with attention paid to how to appropriately enhance the program for longer hours with School Age children. Learning Outcomes Participants will: Examine appropriate mixed-age activities, learn how to adapt materials and experiences for wide age and interest ranges, practice schedule shifting for School Agers. Presented by: Susan Menchinton, Workshop Associates Location: Zoom (link will be provided 24 hours prior to session)