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
Nov 20

Social & Emotional Learning In School Age Programs

November 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
During this interactive workshop, participants will strengthen their understanding of the term 'mental health‘, how a child's brain develops and how this translates into social... Read more
Nov 22

YES Super Camps at TOPP KIDS

November 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Copperfield School -54 Copperstone Rd SE Calgary Alberta
Parent Seminar: Support Your Young Entrepreneur YES Super Camps and TOPP KIDS have joined forces to bring Entrepreneurship and financial life skills to the participants... Read more
Nov 29

Deconstructing Gender Identity

November 29, 2018 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
An Honest Talk on Gender Identification in Child Development.   The truth beneath all of people’s inner complexities and societal expectations is that we all... Read more
Dec 04

CREATE using S.T.E.A.M. & Loose Parts

December 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
Join us for this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the S.T.E.A.M. process and Loose Parts Play concepts and the practical application of both in... Read more
Dec 10

Literacy Programming In School Age Care

December 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
Learn how to create effective literacy programs and centers in your School Age Program, as well as some fun ideas of literacy based projects that... Read more
Dec 18

Building Positive Parent Interactions – Foster the “FAMILY” feel

December 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
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... Read more
Jan 12

HIGH FIVE: Quest 2 Training

January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
What is it? A one-day training which teaches supervisors how to identify and manage risk as well as improve program quality through the use of... Read more
Jan 15

Give Them A BOOST – Kindergarten Curriculum & Best Practices

January 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
Information for this workshop coming soon! CLICK HERE for a printable poster for your staff board. Read more
Jan 26

Being a Mentor In School-Age Care

January 26, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
2019 SACDA School Age Conference - Deerfoot Inn
Being a mentor is key in when working with school-age children. Learn how simple it can be to make a difference in a child’s life... Read more
Jan 26

January 26, 2019 @ 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm
2019 SACDA School Age Conference - Deerfoot Inn
Look inside, look around, look outside. Define your team’s vision and create practices that foster your company’s culture. In this session we will evaluate your... Read more
Feb 06

Physical Literacy Summit for School Age Care

February 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
We would like to invite you to join us as we network and share your ideas, successes and current Physical Literacy programming with other School... Read more
Feb 07

Artistic Expression Summit for School Age Care

February 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
We would like to invite you to join us as we network and share your ideas, successes and current Artistic Expression programming with other School... Read more
Feb 09

Childcare First Aid- Red Cross Certified.

February 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
Join our certified First Aid specialist for a ONE DAY full certification and re-certification course designed for school age care groups. Participants who need re-certification must bring... Read more
Feb 12

70 Ways to Motivate Employees!

February 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
Why is motivating your employees is so important!? Learn creative ways to excite, ignite, re spark those your employees passion for the industry! Learn to... Read more
Feb 13

Multiculturalism Summit for School Age Care

February 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
We would like to invite you to join us as we network and share your ideas, successes and current Multi-Cultural programming with other School Age... Read more
Feb 19

Dare To Care: Bullying Prevention

February 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
While conflict is a normal part of life...bullying is NOT and should NEVER be tolerated in any environment.  #KnowTheDifference Dare to Care is a unique... Read more
Feb 26

Professionalism in the Workplace

February 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
The care of a group of children is a serious responsibility that requires employees who are dedicated to performing their job with the utmost professionalism.... Read more
Mar 07

Kids have Stress too!

March 7, 2019 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
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... Read more
Apr 18

Get Outside & Play!

April 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
"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... Read more
Apr 23

Child Abuse & Early Intervention

April 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
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... Read more
May 07

Leading Successful Field-Trips & Community Adventures

May 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am -12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
Calling all Afterschool Professionals! Out-trips are a ton of fun and a helpful way to build leadership and citizenship with youth, but is your program... Read more
May 30

Growth, Leadership & You – for Early Learning Care Professionals

May 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
Calling all Early Learning Care professionals eager for growth! ELCC wants to make your growth our priority. This session will have participants learn more about... Read more
Jun 06

Build Momentum: Recruit, On-Board, Coach & Retain

June 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ELCC & Community Development Education Centre
Finding the right team is a skill. Join us as we explore best practices for hiring, orientation, and onboarding new team members in the  ECE... Read more
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