On-Line Courses

OL5689 R.O.S.I.E. – Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Environments

This on-line webinar will allow the user to explore the history, resources and principles of ROSIE.  Strategies, videos and pictures will guide the participant on how to incorporate aspects of ROSIE into their own environments.

OL5690 Infant Toddler Early Literacy Checklist

The Infant Toddler Literacy Checklist is a reflective self-assessment tool for early years professionals, working with young children, to evaluate to what extent they are supporting literacy in infants and toddlers, and their families. This 3-module online series examines the emergent literacy environment as well as language and communication-building practices.  Participants will complete an action plan to build current practices, and to develop those areas that require additional supports.
Note:  Participants need to take photographs of their early learning rooms, as well as download and complete Part 1 A of the Infant Toddler Checklist before starting the webinar.  The Infant Toddler Checklist is available at https://ascy.ca/early-literacy/

OL5886 Diversity in Childcare

This online early learning opportunity can be used to explore, acknowledge and celebrate our differences.  Its goal is to support educators through reflection, and develop strategies that will ensure each child and their family has a sense of belonging in the classroom.

OL6070 Dump, Fill, Throw: Supporting Schemas Using Loose Parts

What is a schema? This webinar will introduce the participants to the repetitive actions that young children use every day in order to make connections in their brains.  We will also explore what materials can be used to support this type of play.

OL6227 No More Worksheets

In play-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum, children are learning important knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will help them to be successful in school and later life. This webinar discusses the fundamental problems with worksheets and demonstrates that children can learn similar concepts through play-based activities.

OL6303 Risk Play

This reflective webinar is intended as an introduction to the topic of risk play in the early years.  We will explore the research and benefits of risk play, we will assess our own comfort levels in regards to risk play, and will reflect on what our role as educators can be in supporting this developmentally crucial play for children.

OL6304 NEWmeracy

This webinar will introduce participants to the stages of numeracy development and the early mathematical principles children need to know in order to have a full comprehension of numbers. Key to the learning of mathematical concepts, participants will explore mathematical talk and the important role it plays in laying the foundation for later math learning.

OL6527 Creative Me!

This webinar will use reflective practice as well as research of Ann Pelo to explore how the environment and thoghtful experiences can foster creative development in children.

OL6627 “How Are You Feeling Today?  Emotional Literacy in Early Childhood”

This webinar will give you an insight into the who, what and why of emotional literacy in the early years. We will discuss the importance of modeling and teaching emotional literacy, how it sets a foundation for children to express themselves independently, and how it helps with building relationships and empathy.

To sign-up for one of these on-line courses please email ascy@ascy.ca.  Indicate course code and provide your current ASCY membership number.  You will then receive a confirmation email and further steps to sign-on.

Infant Mental Health

This 15 part training program aims to raise awareness and understanding of the unique needs of infants and toddlers in order to promote healthy social emotional development in the early years and reduce the likelihood of poor mental and physical health outcomes in the later years.

When there are identified risks and disorders in young children or in family functioning, well planned and evidence-informed intervention can promote optimal outcomes. The science is clear – early experiences in the first three years impact the architecture of the brain – this impact can be life-long and profoundly positive or negative depending on the quality and consistency of the experiences.

To participate in this on-line series, please contact ascy@ascy.ca for further information.  **Available to ASCY members only**

AECEO Anti-Bias Approach to Early Childhood Leadership: Beyond Books and Pictures

This webinar will provide early learning leaders the opportunity to:

  • Investigate the spectrum of commonly used terms in anti-bias and culturally responsive approaches in early childhood education
  • Identify fundamental gaps in implementing an anti-bias approach and develop classroom and program-level visions for improving current practices as an early childhood leader
  • Examine effective strategies and tools that early childhood leaders can adopt in order to execute a substantial anti-bias approach

Guelph Wellington Quality Initiative

Our colleagues at the Guelph Wellington Quality Initiative are very generously sharing their menu of online Professional Learning Sessions.  These are available at no cost.

Thank you GWQI!

Guelph Wellington Quality Child Care Initiative  http://www.qccigw.ca/online-learning/

WHMIS Training

AODA Training

Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation (IASR) which falls under AODA we have included the link below. The IASR requires all employees to be trained on Human Rights as it pertains to individuals with disabilities as if January 1, 2016. There are a lot of workplaces still in the process of getting the task done. Here is the link to the free online videos Working Together the Code and AODA from the Ontario Human Rights Commission. As this legislation is province wide all workplaces including Child Care Organizations have to comply.

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