Webinars

Early Childhood Learning Webinar Series

These webinars are open to anyone working with children, including daycares, primary schools, camps, and parents. Enhance your learning and take advantage of one of these free training opportunities.

Webinars

Going outside with children is so much more than opening the door and ‘letting’ children ‘run off their energy’. Children run, jump, climb, bend, explore, stop and look, problem solve, play and wonder. The richness of the experiences come both from child-led exploration as well as intentional educator planned provocations with children’s interests in mind.

This reflective webinar will consider outdoor pedagogy from a children’s rights perspective, and a magical entrance into providing rich holistic opportunities for children to experience wonderment and delight.

Event: Outdoor Pedagogy- an invitation to wonder
Date: Thursday, August 26
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Online, via Zoom. Register in advance for this free webinar!

 

The holistic benefits of Outdoor Play have been known for a long time but have been particularly highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Outdoor Play is more than just going outside. Outdoor Play as part of understanding Outdoor Pedagogy provides a wide variety of opportunities for scientific exploration, problem solving, trying new physical skills, collaborating with peers and delight in observing the environment. This webinar will provide opportunities for participants to explore a nature inspired space in an urban centre, hear direct experiences about connecting children with nature and the community through outdoor play,
consider the role of the educator in providing rich provocations for curiosity, and reflect on possibilities in their own places and spaces.

Event: The Holistic Benefits of Outdoor Play
Date: Thursday, October 21
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Online, via Zoom. Register in advance for this free webinar!

 

Join us as we share our experience of a year where we worked to foster positive self-concepts, empathy, and the ability to understand others as unique and complex individuals as children learn to see themselves as such. Working with naturally curious and inquisitive children, it is to be expected that conversations will come up organically surrounding visible differences as children begin to make sense of the world around them. These differences can look like a range of topics from family dynamics, to skin colour, to differences in language and culture, and everything in between. Our role as educators is to provide children with the vocabulary and opportunities to deepen their understanding through materials, invitations and literature, as well as to validate their personal experiences and hold space for the important dialogue along the way. This was our process in exploring personal identity by growing alongside the children, challenging our biases, and making space for children’s uncomfortable questions.

Event: Exploring Personal Identity in the Early Years
Date: Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Online, via Zoom. Register in advance for this free webinar!