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[…]

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[…]

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