Events

Events listed are current and have been scheduled for specific dates. If you or your group are interested in having any of these events hosted privately, please fill out this form.

Programming Stream

  • Amazing Activity Programming for School Age Programs
  • Incorporating Social Emotional Literacy & Self Awareness in School Age Program
    • During this interactive workshop, participants will strengthen their understanding of the term ‘mental health’, understand how a child’s brain develops and how this translates into social and emotional learning. From this workshop, participants will leave with a toolbox of strategies to implement and utilize right away helping them focus on Outcomes For Children.
  • Clubs & Enrichment for School Age Programs
  • Cross-Cultural Awareness and Acceptance
    • Hosted by: Calgary Immigrant Women’s Society (CIWA)
  • Literacy Enrichment in School Age Programs
    • Learn how to create effective literacy programs and centers in your School Age Program. Share and learn fun ideas of literacy-based projects that kids actually want to do!
  • Fun & Effective Transitions for School Age Programs
  • Physical Literacy in School Age Programs
    • Out of School Care sharing ideas & successes! We would like to invite you to join us! Network and share ideas, successes and current Physical Literacy programming with other Out of School Care professionals across Calgary! Learn exciting new activities to revitalize your programs Physical Literacy initiatives!
  • Art & Expression in School Age Programs
    • Out of School Care sharing ideas & successes! We would like to invite you to join us! Network and share ideas, successes and current Artistic Expression programming with other Out of School Care professionals across Calgary! Learn exciting new activities to revitalize your programs Artistic Expression initiatives!
  • S.T.E.A.M. & Loose Parts Programming in School Age Programs
    • Join us for this interactive workshop! Participants will learn about the STEAM process and Loose Parts Play concepts and how to apply the learning in school age programs. Get your children and staff thinking and planning in a whole new way of focusing on Outcomes for Children! Stem Learning Lab engages teacher’s high quality, hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), STEAM (STEM + Art) and Maker learning experiences. Their innovative programs marry the Arts, Creativity, Innovation and the Maker Pedagogy with STEM.
  • Multiculturalism in School Age Programs
    • Out of School Care sharing ideas & successes! We would like to invite you to join us! Network and share ideas, successes and current Multicultural programming with other Out of School Care professionals across Calgary! Learn exciting new activities to revitalize your programs Multicultural initiatives!
  • Youth Community Facilitation in School Age Programs
  • Give them a Boost! Kindergarten Programming
  • Challenging Behaviours Challenging You
    • Learn how to best respond to challenging behaviours. Caregiving can be challenging at times. Sometimes it feels like you are always trying to solve the puzzle. We are here to help you with this challenge! Take away strategies to help with difficult behaviours, how to help children with aggression, and learn positive strategies to prevent these challenging behaviours in the future!
  • Leadership, Clubs, and Community Summit
    • Out of School Care sharing ideas & successes! We would like to invite you to join us! Network and share ideas, successes and current Leadership and Clubs programming with other Out of School Care professionals across Calgary! Learn exciting new activities to revitalize your programs Leadership and Club initiatives!

Best Practices Stream

  • The Importance of Play
    • It is difficult to learn to foster early skills in childhood and carry them through the hardships of growing up in a society that does not always accept play as the conduit for children to learn. Learn how important it is for older children to continue to foster their imagination and creativity through play! UN Convention of the Rights of the Child; Article 31 (Leisure, play and culture): Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities.
  • Get Outside and Play
    • “Play is the work of the child”, and one of our key roles as educators is to create spaces that allow unstructured play that stimulates and engages children, allowing them to directly experience the natural world as they follow ants and smell the flowers. Research shows that children who play outside in nature in the company of a caring adult YOU! are more likely to practice responsible environmental behaviour when they grow up. In this interactive session, you will learn about the research and benefits of active outdoor nature play, consider how to weave this in your teaching/parenting and come away with practical ideas to incorporate into your practice. Come prepared to go outside! Participants will be able to share the benefits of outdoor play with their colleagues, parents and children, come away with at least one new activity to implement in their work, be inspired to explore new ways to engage children outdoors, and learn resources and ideas for doing more and taking this work further.
  • Kids Have Stress Too!
    • In this workshop, we discuss typical childhood stressors, excessive activities, inadequate age appropriate play time and whether children are too involved in adult concerns. Strategies and conversation around your particular child and family and how to remove stressors from the environment.
  • Risky Play
  • Balanced & Barefoot – Unrestricted Outdoor Play
    • Hosted by: Angela Hanscom
  • Active & Effective Supervision
  • Being a Mentor for School Age Children
  • Child Abuse & Early Intervention
    • Participants will learn how to recognize, respond to and report suspected child abuse. Statistics Canada reports that one out of every three Canadians has experienced child abuse prior to age 16. Prolonged exposure to traumatic events, such as abuse or neglect, can negatively impact the developing brain. Although it may be uncomfortable to talk about, adults who care for children must be prepared to respond when a child or youth reach out for help as this is the first step on their journey to safety and well-being. This session, facilitated by the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, will provide an opportunity to build your confidence to recognize possible signs of abuse, respond to disclosures, ask open-ended questions if needed and what to expect when reporting suspected child abuse.
  • Leading Successful Field Trips & Community Adventures
    • Is your program using industry best practices to execute trips safely and are the trips benefiting children’s growth? Join ELCC & Community Development in this active scavenger hunt style workshop as we tour the community around us, learn effective off-site supervision, safety, and emergency procedures while exploring zero-dollar trips for your program!
  • Dare to Care – Bullying
    • Understand misunderstood & mislabeled children! Identify bullying earlier by learning about targets and how to approach children exhibiting bullying behaviours and those receiving bullying actions. Dare to Care is a unique program regarded as the most comprehensive and practical bully prevention program in Canada. Dare to Care enables schools, sports organizations, community groups and workplaces to mobilize and maintain a caring community. Dare to Care is changing and saving lives.
  • High Five – Principles of Healthy Child Development
    • This one-day training will help front-line leaders (anyone working with children aged 6 to 12) improve the quality of programs. It provides in-depth training in the HIGH FIVE Principles of healthy child development so front-line leaders understand what they need to do to ensure each child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs are met. Leaders learn activities and gain knowledge, tips, and resources to enhance their programs as well as their relationships with children and other staff members. Topics also include bullying, conflict resolution, physical literacy, children’s mental health and moderate to vigorous physical activity HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s quality standard for children’s programs. Before HIGH FIVE, no standard existed and there was a clear need for an innovative approach to help organizations enhance program quality and provide positive experiences for children, which would remain with them for a lifetime. HIGH FIVE® training provides participants with nationally recognized certification that will assist them in working with children’s programs in the sport and recreation industry. Several municipalities, not for profit organizations and service providers either require or recommend HIGH FIVE certification for employment.
  • High Five: Quest 2
    • A one-day training which teaches supervisors how to identify and manage risk as well as improve program quality through the use of the scientifically-validated QUEST 2 Tool. Supervisors of programs for children aged 6 to 12 learn to be proactive instead of reactive to risk management. They will be able to identify areas of strength and weakness in programming, communicate action plans to staff and measure improvement in the quality of programs for children. HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s quality standard for children’s programs. Before HIGH FIVE, no standard existed and there was a clear need for an innovative approach to help organizations enhance program quality and provide positive experiences for children, which would remain with them for a lifetime. HIGH FIVE® training provides participants with nationally recognized certification that will assist them in working with children’s programs in the sport and recreation industry. Several municipalities, not-for-profit organizations and service providers either require or recommend HIGH FIVE certification for employment.
  • Alberta Licensing for School Age Programs
  • Deconstructing Gender Identity
    • Is it a pink glitter princess explosion extravaganza? Or a blue rocket strapped to a rather confused looking dinosaur? The truth beneath all of people’s inner complexities and societal expectations is that we all itch with the necessity to know: is it a boy or a girl? Does gender matter? Yes, gender matters. The truth is, gender is a permeable essence that matters even more in the gender identification of child development. Stereotypes prevail in the world of toys and children’s learning spaces. This inevitably influences children’s behaviour, self-concept/self-identity and body image. This workshop will actively explore gender through a cross-cultural lens to deconstruct stereotypes as well as to ignite the conversation about gender fluidity, gender performativity and the social constructs that recognizes and acknowledges the full spectrum to achieve the goal of inclusiveness.

 

Leadership & Growth Stream

  • Leadership Training Program
  • Professionalism at the Workplace – Conflict Resolution, Effective Communication
    • How to positively impact the industry through your actions! Professionalism in the work place effects You, Me, the Organization, and the Industry. How our behaviors have a ripple effect within the ECE profession. Learn what are the driving forces behind professionalism in ECE are with in Alberta. Understand how you can be a leader in professionalism and how your behaviors, in turn, effect your environment, community, industry, province, nation.
  • Taking Charge of YOUR Team – Effective Leadership
  • 70 Ways to Motivate Your Team
    • Learn the benefits of motivating employees through create fun ideas! Why is motivating your employees is so important!? Learn creative ways to excite and ignite values in your employee’s passion for the industry! Learn to continue motivating them through more challenging times by building in naturally embedded practices and systems to ensure success!
  • Handle Your Stress – Stress & Time Management
  • Building Culture
  • MOMENTUM! – Training New Staff
    • Come explore practices for hiring, orientation, and onboarding new team members in the ECE industry while building momentum to create long-term retention strategies. This workshop will provoke internal reflection and demonstrate how our values play an integral role in determining successful hires. Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of integrating employees into their new roles in the beginning and the continuation of a mentoring process to ensure successful, productive, effective, high performance, dynamic teams.
  • Building a Career in School Age Care
  • Growth & Leadership Night
    • This session will have participants learn more about professional learning opportunities to further their personal and professional growth. Together participants will also explore an understanding of leadership as practice. Are you serious about your growth, make sure to sign up and attend this event!

 

Community Facilitation Stream

  • Building Community
    • This practical workshop will focus on the power of creating valued roles and relationships for children with diverse needs while at school aged programs. Those attending will leave with a better understanding of how to support children to build up independence and skills, while helping them to build relationships with their peers.
  • Building Positive Parent Interactions
    • Learn how to approach families, build positive relationships, and an understanding of mutual expectations. Building the gap between home and school begins with establishing strong communication, which is essential for ensuring optimal holistic growth in children. Strong communication strengthens children’s social skills, improves problem solving skills, and overall behavior as they feel valued and cared for. Focus on Outcomes for Families.
  • Building School and Community Relationships
    • It takes a village to raise a child!  It takes a community support a school! The answer to a prosperous environment where children thrive is ensuring strong, authentic, collaborative relationships between school, community and family. Learn an integrated approach to successfully nurturing a greater support system that engages school age programs and focuses on Outcomes For Community.
  • Child & Youth Activism
  • Hosting your Lights On Afterschool Event
  • Cross-Cultural Parenting
    • Hosted by: Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA)

 

Exceptional Needs Stream

  • Building Meaningful Communities for Children
    • Hosted by: Cara Milne and M-Powered Solutions
  • What is Autism – Knowledge and Strategies for School Age Care
    • Explore the challenges, tips, and strategies for both parents and caregivers in schools, school age programs, and at home through this conversation style workshop. Our focus is to help build more inclusive communities and focus on supportive development.

 

Health & Safety Stream

  • Child Care First Aid Training
    • Join our First Aid Specialist for ONE DAY full certification and re-certification child care course designed for childcare care educators.
  • Emergency Medications & Allergies Review

 


COMING SOON

  • Community Outreach and Citizenship for School Age Programs
  • Professionalism & Time Management in Child Care
  • Crisis Management
  • Individualized Programming Approach
  • Effective Communication in Child Care
  • Motivating Your Team & Reconnecting With Your Passion
  • Growing Through Play
  • Child & Youth Activism
  • Leading Successful Field Trips & Community Adventures
  • Summer Camp Programming
  • GROW! – Maximizing Employees Potentials For Company Growth
  • The School Age Care Resource Kit
  • How To: Amazing Tear-Down Programs
  • How To: Opening Your Own Before and After School Program

 

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Upcoming Events
Sep 26

Brain Science

September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
AECEA & GOV APPROVED! CDA, CDW, CDS Apply for funding now! This workshop will provide an overview of the hot topics in brain development, and... Read more
Sep 28

HIGH FIVE: Principles for Healthy Child Development

September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
AECEA AND GOVERNMENT APPROVED! Apply for funding now! What is it? A one-day training that teaches front-line leaders how to enhance the quality of the... Read more
Oct 03

Relationships All Around Webinar

October 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
AECEA & GOV'T APPROVED! CDA, CDW & CDS Apply for funding now! Gain a broader perspective of innovative partnerships. Participants will gain tools by assessing... Read more
Oct 10

Outdoors In

October 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
ELCC & Community Development
AECEA AND GOVERNMENT APPROVED! Apply for funding now! “Connecting Open Minds to Nature” is what Outdoors In is all about. In this workshop, you will... Read more
Oct 15

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder

October 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
FREE! Learn more about Autism Calgary! Learn the behaviors people exhibit when they have Autism and explore the challenges, tips, and strategies for both parents... Read more
Oct 17

Child Safe – Street Smarts

October 17, 2019 @ 5:30pm to 7:30pm
ELCC & Community Development
One of Child Safe's most respected courses is available for children ages 6-12 years old. Throughout this two-hour interactive workshop, students will be introduced to... Read more
Oct 22

Prevent It! Stopping Child Sexual Abuse

October 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
FREE! This workshop is useful for all adults, especially those seeking training for staff and volunteers in the prevention of child sexual abuse, needing to... Read more
Nov 02

HIGH FIVE: Principles of Healthy Child Development

November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
Gov't approved! CDA & CDW apply for funding now! What is it? A one-day training that teaches front-line leaders how to enhance the quality of... Read more
Nov 07

Providing Purpose & Motivation for All Webinar

November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
AECEA APPROVED! Apply for funding now! It's time to figure out why we do what we do. Join us as we build common language for... Read more
Nov 20

The Power of Oral Storytelling

November 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
ELCC & Community Development
AECEA & GOV APPROVED! CDA, CDW, CDS apply for funding now! Research shows that we as humans learn best through stories. This session will provide... Read more
Nov 23

Mini Me Yoga

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
GOVERNMENT APPROVED! CDA & CDW's Apply for funding! Participants will understand how to engage & encourage children to learn yoga at their own pace and have... Read more
Nov 27

The Why and How of Loose Parts Play

November 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
FREE! Join us as we learn about both the theory behind loose parts play, as well as the practical application of loose parts in your... Read more
Nov 30

Child Care First Aid

November 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
Join our First Aid Specialist for our ONE DAY full certification and re-certification Child Care First Aid course designed for child care educators. Click here... Read more
Dec 03

Building Community

December 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
AECEA & GOVERNMENT APPROVED! CDA, CDW, CDS Apply for funding now! This workshop will focus on how to support children with disabilities to have purpose... Read more
Dec 05

Ask The Expert Webinar

December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
AECEA APPROVED! Apply for funding now! The time is now! We all bring value to the child care field. This session will allow you to... Read more
Dec 09

Conversation Cafe

December 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
FREE! Feeling lonely in leadership? Looking to re-ignite and spark your passion? Come join members in the ECE & School Age Community to discuss hot... Read more
Jan 13

When Consequences Don’t Work

January 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
ELCC & Community Development
AECEA & Government Approved! CDAs, CDWs, CDSs apply for funding! In this workshop, we will look at the differences between logical & natural consequences, discuss... Read more
Jan 16

Literacy Programming in School Age Care

January 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
AECEA & Government approved! CDAs, CDWs, CDSs apply for funding! Learn how to create effective literacy programs and centres in your School Age Program, as... Read more
Feb 01

Child Safe – Chill Out

February 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
Worry can be the cause of significant challenges with health, friends, school, and family. Do ANY of the following sound like your child? Dislikes new... Read more
Feb 08

Child Care First Aid

February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
Join our certified specialist for a ONE DAY full certification and recertification first aid course designed for child care professionals. Participants who need recertification must... Read more
Feb 18

Move & Play Through Physical Literacy

February 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
5918 3 Street SW
AECEA & Government APPROVED! CDAs, CDWs, CDS apply for funding now! Be Fit For Life will introduce and review physical literacy and explore why it... Read more
Feb 25

Mini Me Yoga – Explorers

February 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
Government approved! CDAs & CDWs apply for funding! This session will explore mindfulness, yoga, and emotional management tools while creating 15 fun yoga classes for... Read more
Mar 07

High Five Quest 2

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
GOVERNMENT APPROVED! CDAs & CDWs apply for funding now! What is it?  A one day training which teaches supervisors how to identify and manage risk... Read more
Mar 11

Communication, Engagement & Play for All Children

March 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
ELCC & Community Development
FREE! Join us as we discuss how to support children with unique and diverse challenges to engage in play, whether that be diversity in physical... Read more
Mar 17

Caring For Children: The Impact on You!

March 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
5918 3 Street SW
AECEA & Government APPROVED FUNDING! CDAs, CDWs, CDSs apply for funding! Carya will discuss how caring for children is an activity that needs to be balanced with your... Read more
Mar 31

Challenging Behaviours: Interactive Workshop for Educators in School Age Care

March 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
AECEA APPROVED! Apply for funding now! This session focus on providing ideas to help caregivers feel confident in handling on challenging behaviours that individuals experience.... Read more
Apr 04

Observation & Pedagogical Documentation in School Age

April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
AECEA & GOV APPROVED! CDAs, CDWs & CDSApply for funding now! Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how observation and pedagogical documentation are intricately... Read more
Apr 15

Helping Kids Code

April 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
ELCC & Community Development
AECEA & GOV'T APPROVED! CDAs, CDWs, CDSs apply for funding now! This workshop will get educators excited about coding as they learn to create opportunities... Read more
Apr 20

Friendships: Understanding and Influencing 10-14 year olds into making positive choices

April 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
ELCC & Community Development
AECEA & Government Approved! CDAs, CDWs, CDSs apply for funding! Are you concerned about your child, their friends, their choices, when to intervene, and when... Read more
Apr 21

Prevent It! Taking Action to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

April 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
FREE! This workshop is useful for all adults, especially those seeking training for staff and volunteers in the prevention of child sexual abuse, needing to... Read more
May 07

Learning STEM Through Play

May 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
ELCC & Community Development
AECEA & GOV APPROVED! CDAs, CDWs & CDS apply for funding now! The goal of this workshop is to support educators in understanding the philosophy... Read more
May 09

Child Safe – Home Alone

May 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
An interactive safety training course for youth ages 10+ but siblings grade one and up should also register and attend. Children under 10 years of... Read more
Jun 08

Conversation Cafe

June 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development
FREE! Feeling lonely in leadership? Looking to re-ignite and spark your passion? Come join members in the ECE & School Age Community to discuss hot... Read more
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