May-August 2019 Professional Learning – Registration Now Open

The new Professional Learning publication, May-August 2019, is now available and online registration is now open! Click the image below to view the publication. Click a session date in the publication to be brought directly to the event page where you can register online.

Author Susan Stacey is returning to Halton

Susan Stacey is a Canadian author of four books about emergent curriculum and pedagogical documentation. Join us for a 2-day session with Susan Stacey! Day 1 will focus on Setting Up Learning Environments and Day 2 will focus on Documenting Children’s Learning. Both days will feature an afternoon activity by MCRC’s Artists and Children Together[…]

THRC’s 20th Anniversary Video Release

2018 marked a milestone for THRC as we celebrated 20 years supporting the Halton community, Our journey together continues. Click the preview below to view our video, highlighting how we have celebrated the last 20 years.

January-April 2019 Professional Learning – Registration Now Open

The new Professional Learning publication, January-April 2019, is now available and online registration is now open! Click the image below to view the publication. Click a session date in the publication to be brought directly to the event page where you can register online.

School Age Professional Learning Day – Registration Now Open

Registration for THRC’s Annual School Age Professional Learning Day is Now Open! Thursday, November 8, 2018 THRC is pleased to announce that the School Age Professional Learning Day is now no cost! If you have already registered for the event, you will be issued a full refund. THRC invites you to the annual School Age Professional[…]

Welcome to THRC’s New Website!

THRC is excited to welcome you to our new website! Our new site was designed with our community in mind. We hope that our new format is as engaging and easy to use as ever. Please note that all online registration for will be closed from July 30 – August 6 as we transition. Online[…]

Regulatory Changes Under the CCEYA

Implementation of Regulatory Changes under the  Child Care and Early Years Act   On March 1, 2018 the Ministry filed regulations under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) A number of new and amended regulatory provisions came into effect on March 1. This is to inform you that, in addition to those provisions, there[…]

Reflections on Quality – Early Childhood Educators: Quality is Key

Reflections on Quality is an invitation to reflect by Anna Nguyen-Sgro, Quality Specialist, Children’s Services, Halton Region While there is no single definition of quality in early childhood education, there are a number of elements recognized as contributing to positive outcomes for children. One of these elements, which is considered the key to quality child care[…]

Reflections on Quality – Quality in School Age Programs

Reflections on Quality is an invitation to reflect by Anna Nguyen-Sgro, Quality Specialist, Children’s Services, Halton Region As tens of thousands of school aged children across Halton Region begin or “head back to” school after the summer holidays, many will also participate in a before and after school program. Programs for school aged children may[…]

The Institute is returning to Halton!

Creating Vibrant Places for Living and Learning Presented by Lorrie Baird and Anne Marie Coughlin This two-day learning institute will provide an opportunity for early learning professionals in different roles to consider ways to bring the foundations of belonging, engagement, well-being and expression to life in meaningful and relevant ways.  Click the above image to[…]

Upcoming Book Series Opportunities

 THRC is excited to be offering 3 different book series opportunities this fall!  Book studies provide an ongoing learning experience as participants commit to attending all sessions, where a facilitator is present to guide and support the conversation. Inclusion Book Club  Shelley Moore is a Canadian inclusive educator and consultant, who uses storytelling to inspire[…]

Reflections on Quality – The Ethics of Technology Use in the Early Years

Reflections on Quality is an invitation to reflect by Anna Nguyen-Sgro, Quality Specialist, Children’s Services, Halton Region For many educators, documenting children’s learning and experiences has been a foundational part of their practice, particularly for those inspired by Reggio Emilia, an emergent approach or project-based curriculum. Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, How Does Learning[…]

September-December 2017 Professional Learning Publication Now Available

The THRC Professional Learning Publication, May – August 2017, is now available and events are open for registration. This publication continues to include professional learning opportunities and other supports for you in your role. To view a digital version of the Publication, please click the image below. To view all available sessions online, please click here

ECE Qualifications Upgrade Program

The Early Childhood Educators Qualifications Upgrade Program is now accepting Full-time applications for the Fall 2017 semester. Part-time applications for the Fall semester will be open for submission as of August 14, 2017. As funding is limited, individuals are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.  Click here to view the application checklist[…]

Reflections on Quality – Continuous Professional Learning in Early Childhood Development

Reflections on Quality is an invitation to reflect by Anna Nguyen-Sgro, Quality Specialist, Children’s Services, Halton Region The quality of an early learning and child care program depends greatly on the knowledge, skills and competencies of educators. While Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE) are required to have some pre-service training, the profession of Early Childhood Education[…]

New Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice

College of Early Childhood Educators The new Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice is here! The College of Early Childhood Educators has released the second edition of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice (2017). It is now available on their website and all Registered Early Childhood Educators are being mailed a copy[…]

Ontario Making Child Care More Accessible and Affordable for Families

On June 6, 2017, it was announced that Ontario is investing $1.6 billion to build 45,000 new licensed child care spaces, focusing on schools in 2017, and expanding to other public spaces and communities across Ontario over the next five years. The province also released its Renewed Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework and Expansion[…]

Reflections on Quality – Risk-taking in the Early Years

Reflections on Quality is an invitation to reflect by Anna Nguyen-Sgro, Quality Specialist, Children’s Services, Halton Region One of the most significant indicators of quality is that the early learning and child care environment ensures each child is safe and that their well-being is protected. This element of quality is given focus in the Child[…]

Reflections on Quality – Guiding Children’s Behaviour through Connection

Reflections on Quality is an invitation to reflect by Anna Nguyen-Sgro, Quality Specialist, Children’s Services, Halton Region While some traditional approaches to managing children’s behaviour such as time-outs and stickers charts have been widely used strategies in both the home and child care setting, scientific research suggests that these methods may actually do more harm[…]

RIRO Skills Training Now Available in French

RIRO Resiliency Skills Training Now Available in French Reach IN…Reach OUT is pleased to announce that their 2-part evidence-based “RIRO Resiliency Skills Training” program has been translated into French! C’est avec plaisir que nous vous annonçons que le programme de formation en habiletés de résilience « RIRO » est maintenant disponible en français! Ce programme professionnel, fondé[…]

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