Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities and Events

February 14, 2020
Deadline to apply to present at AECEA’s 2nd Annual Student Conference (to be held April 24, 2020). Speakers on the following topics are sought:
Special/extra needs/inclusive programming and practice
Child/youth dispositions
Compassionate discipline
Cultural sensitivity
Child & youth mental health
Trauma sensitive/informed care
Indigenous ways of knowing
AB ELCC curriculum concepts
Parent engagement
Childhood anxiety
Gender identity
Practitioner self-care
Missing, murdered and Indigenous women
United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples
Convention on the rights of the child
Truth and Reconciliation: Calls to Action

Presenter Application Form

February 13 – March 26, 2020
Volunteer Screening Lab
Four day intensive lab: February 13, February 27, March 12, March 26
8:30am – 5:00pm
Roundhouse (11110 104 Avenue)

Building an engaged and impactful volunteer base starts at the very beginning: with effective screening. In this four-session interactive lab, work alongside a small cohort of Volunteer Engagement Specialists to craft fresh, flexible, and effective screening practices to make your program more attractive and accessible to volunteers.

For more information and to register: https://ecvo.wildapricot.org/event-3460136

March 2 – March 10, 2020
Resources for Infant Educarers
® Foundations: Theory and Observation Course
8 Consecutive Day Intensive Study Course
Monday, March 2 – March 7
Day off on Sunday, March 8
Resume Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10
Location of course:
McKernan Baptist Church Building
11103 76th Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Your instructor will be Anita Cooper Ebright, RIE® Associate: Member of the RIE® Alliance since 1993; Demonstrator for RIE® Parent/Infant Guidance classes; RIE® Foundations™ Instructor; RIE® Practicum™ Mentor; RIE® Intern™ Mentor. Assisting Nita will be Kristy Thomas, RIE® Intern™ and Lindsey Hogenson, RIE® Practicum™ Student

$1295 USD consistent RIE® tuition fee + an administration fee
Considering exchange rates: This is $1670 CDN + $330 CDN administration fee.


See more details here: RIE Foundations Information

April 24, 2020
Independent Community Operated Kindergarten Society Spring Conference
8:30am – 3:30pm
West End Christian Reformed Church
Spring Conference Registration Form 2020

April 24, 2020
2nd Annual ACEA Student Conference

April 25, 2020
AECEA 2020 Essential Pieces Conference
Mount Royal University
Roderick Mah Centre For Continuous Learning
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta

AECEA’s 2020 Essential Pieces Conference in Calgary on April 25, 2020 is now open for registration to members only! 

Special early bird member rates are available for the Essential Pieces Conference. Registration will be available to non-members starting February 15. Session space is limited, register now to get the first pick of sessions.

To view the brochure, go to  https://aecea.ca/sites/default/files/AECEA%20Essential%20Pieces%20brochure%20Final.pdf.


Professsional Development
Professional Development (PD) funding is available to CDS through AECEA, more information on how to apply can be found at https://aecea.ca/pd-funding-fact-sheet-2019-2020-0.

CDA and CDW funding may be available through Alberta Children’s Services, more information on CDA and CDW PD funding can be found at https://www.alberta.ca/accreditation-funding-for-child-care-programs.aspx.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta
Phone: (780) 421-7544
Toll Free: 1-877-421-993754, 9912 106 St NW
Edmonton AB T5K 1C5