ECE professional development conference, Toronto

Toronto Children’s Services and the School of Early Childhood Education at George Brown College are partnering to present Raising the Bar, Lifting the Field, a professional development event for early childhood practitioners on Dec 2/09 in Toronto at the BMO Institute for Learning.

Several sessions will be of interest to immigrantchildren.ca readers, including:

  • Inclusion and family support: Promoting diversity in your community. This session, led by Patricia Hunt, Family Supports Institute Ontario, will address LGBTQ issues.
  • Toronto childcare centres: A Language profile. Dr. Roma Chumak-Horbatsch, of mylanguage.ca, will present findings from a 2008 study conducted in collaboration with Toronto Children’s Services.
  • Developmentally inappropriate practice? The Role of reflective practice in supporting inclusion. Lisa Phyllis, Early Years Coordinator for Humber College will expand practitioners understanding of how to create and maintain inclusive environments.