Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities and Events

October 20, 2022
CAFRA AGM 9:00am – 10:00am
PD with Amanda Wagner 10:00am – 12:00pm
McKernan Baptist Church, 11103 76 Ave., Edmonton and on-line

We’re hoping to see many of you in-person or on-line for our October 20 Professional Development event next week with Amanda Wagner. Amanda Wagner is a fiercely ambitious speaker and business strategist for leaders who are hungry for achievement, driven to have a meaningful impact, and want to get fired up and focused! After two years of pivoting and unpredictability throughout the pandemic, we are bringing in Amanda to support us in reconnecting with why our work matters, the impact we have (and want to have), and elements of creating a consistent and consistently excellent experience for children and families. 

If you have not registered/rsvp’ed for this PD event, please do so today! We need to know how many members will be attending. Registration will close Friday, October 14.  CAFRA AGM and PD RSVP/Registration Form

You can also use the above form to register/RSVP for the AGM. We will be having a Board of Directors election as well as voting on the bylaw Special Resolution sent to members previously, so we need as many members as possible to attend!  CAFRA AGM and PD RSVP/Registration Form Registration will close Friday, October 14.

The Zoom link for those attending on-line will be sent to all registrants next week.

Friday, October 28 10:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday, October 29, 9:00am – 3:30pm

Reflective Learning Institute

Reflective Learning Institute with Lorrie Baird & Anne Marie Coughlin- authors of Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice.  This is a one-time unique two-day institute for those looking for an in-depth learning experience exploring the following:
– Early childhood educators & leaders will be more confident in creating inclusive learning communities that are responsive to the program and educators’ values.
– Early childhood educators & leaders will strengthen their approaches to building relationships with children, families, & educators.
– Reflecting on early childhood educator practices and building compassion, collaboration, innovation, and kindness among our teaching practices.

REGISTER BY OCTOBER 21  Spaces are limited and attendance can be supported in person or via regional virtually linked locations!  If your program is working with the Curriculum Framework concepts, this is an event you will want to attend to enrich your learning experience!

Register at:

November 17, 2022 9:00am – 3:30pm
November 18, 2022 9:30am – 3:30pm
November 19, 2022 9:30am – 3:30pm

National Child Day Conference

ARCQE’s annual National Child Day Conference is also open, but Early Bird Registration is only available until October 28th. This year’s theme is “Children’s Right to Thrive,” and features Dr. Claire Walden from Scotland and Alex Morgan from Boulder Journey School delivering keynotes.

Given popularity of ARCQE’s virtual conference platform providing opportunity for educators to attend all sessions live or up to 30 days post-event, we are pleased once again to welcome everyone’s participation again this year on the Accelevents platform.  Be sure to attend to hear first hand of an exciting learning event that ARCQE has planned for Spring 2023!  Last year’s event hosted over 400 delegates and this year we hope to break 500 attendees nationally and internationally. 

***Don’t miss out – register prior to October 28th to take advantage of early bird savings!!***

Conference Information & Registration can be found at: