The CAFRA Leadership Team invites you to review information about the upcoming Systems Leadership Series offered by Organizations by Design. This series will be offered online in nine modules. Sessions will be three hours, bi-weekly from March 9 to June 29 2021. We invite you to review the brochure below and/or visit their website: www.organizationsbydesign.ca for registration, learning objectives and module descriptions.
Here are more details as well: In today’s environment of continuous change and complexity, Early Childhood Educators may be searching for ways to build their capacity as systems leaders in their practice, with their teams or within their organizations. We can help!
With over 50 years experience in management and leadership roles in the not-for-profit, government, and for profit sectors, our Organizations by Design Inc. team and affiliates are able to draw upon a wide range of experience and education in leadership and team development, coaching, facilitation, change management, and collaborative initiatives.
Adine Shuchuk, ED Jasper Place Family Resource Centre had this to say about the Building Collaborative Learning Teams (BCLT) we offered virtually in November 2020: ‘It was fantastic to be able to put language to some of our practices. There was so much new learning and now I have skills, tools and a framework to build a learning team. We are having learning conversations as staff and with our clients daily’.
We are happy to share with you this new free resource about nutrition and young children for Alberta ELCC educators!
The Nourishing Beginnings program has launched module one: Supporting Young Eaters. This is an online nutrition program designed for Alberta ELCC educators with the support of leaders in early childhood and nutrition. The program is free and educators have ongoing access to each module and digital resources after they have completed it.
Educators who register for the Supporting Young Eaters module have access to: – the e-learning module with original videos and – six digital resources (provided at completion of the module)
CAFRA members are invited to attend the Association of Early Childhood Educator’s of Alberta’s AECEA Connect session on December 10, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 PM!
In this session, we will be joined by Jane Beach to speak on her report written for the Edmonton Council for Early Learning and Care and the Muttart Foundation, An Examination of Regulatory and Other Measures to Support Quality Early Learning and Care in Alberta. To view the report, go here.
Jane is an early learning and child care research and policy consultant, based in Victoria BC. Over the past 25 years, Jane has developed child care expansion plans, conducted numerous child care studies, and authored many research and policy reports for government, universities, non-profit organizations and labour groups.
Applications are now open for the ECDV 0100 – Exploring Early Childhood Curriculum: Play, Participation and Possibilities Winter 2021 course offering. This free online course is for educators wanting to learn how to use Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework to guide their daily practices. For more information, please see the attached Winter 2021 Course Information PDF and Powerpoint presentation with answers to FAQs.
The first step in the application process is for educators to submit an online Expression of Interest form. The Expression of Interest form can be found through the following link and it is also embedded in the Winter 2021Course Information PDF that is attached to this email. The form will provide an opportunity to indicate your preference for English or French instruction and course materials, and for the OSC focused course offering. Link: https://forms.gle/yVf5Y7nzQHt1XDdA7
As a government-funded project, only educators from licensed and approved programs will be considered for a space in the course. Due to limited spaces in the course, the offer to register will be decided on the basis of balancing regional representation across Alberta, as well as program type.
The Expression of Interest form link will be open until Monday, November 2,2020 until 6 P.M. Submit today!
Free On-line Course: Applications are now open for ECDV 0100 – Exploring Early Childhood Curriculum: Play, Participation and Possibilities
SPOTS ARE LIMITED AND FILLING FAST – APPLY RIGHT AWAY!
Applications are now open for the ECDV 0100 – Exploring Early Childhood Curriculum: Play, Participation and Possibilities fall 2020 course offering at MacEwan University. This free online course is for educators wanting to learn how to use Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework to guide their daily practices. This course is intended for educators working in licensed and approved programs in Alberta.
Have you been keeping up with CAFRA? Many members are sharing information on our Members’ List, the easiest way to contact all members at once. – If you have a question or information to share, send it to email@example.com. Be sure to send it from the e-mail you used to register your membership or it will be rejected or delayed. – To read what members have been sharing, go to For Current Members on the website homepage (Forget the password? Check the bottom of recent agendas or meeting minutes OR contact Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.) and click on CAFRA Membership Mailing List.)
Also under the For Current Members section, The HR Zoom Presentation from April 9, 2020, has been added.
Hello everyone! What a different world we’re all living in right now! We hope that you are healthy and well and managing to navigate these changes.
Today’s Board of Directors meeting was cancelled. Let’s hope for a May meeting! Stay tuned for information about the April members’ meeting.
Many of you are touching base with each other and sharing information in our Members’ List Discussion List. If you have a question or information to share with other members, you can send messages to the list: email@example.com. You can see previous archived messages here.
If you find you have time on your hands and are interested in some free professional development, check out the variety of free webinars offered at Early Childhood Investigations. Also, this today, April 2, through Saturday, April 4, the Institute of Child Psychology is offering a webinar “Battling Anxiety in Children and Teens.” You can find more information here. Click on “Register for the Event” to see the dates and times offered.
Finally, take care of yourself during these crazy times. This article is directed at parents, but certainly offers great advice for CAFRA members as well: “Self-care in the Time of Corona Virus“