Course Details

CC 0300 Early Learning and Child Care Conference - Full Conference

Description:
Pre-Registration for conference sessions is required, please click session links below.

Fees:
Medicine Hat & District Child Care Association Members: $125 + GST
Non-Members: $150 + GST

Schedule:

8:00am – 9:00am: Registration & Resource Fair

9:00am-10:00am: Keynote Presentation (Theatre)

Why are we still talking about play? Exploring trends and adult views of play
Self-directed, outdoor, physical literacy, play-based curriculum, pedagogy, – how do we know what to do with play in our classrooms today? Play has become a buzzword for adults to justify many things that we do to engage children. This keynote takes a humorous look at some of the trends and stories that professionals have done all in the name of play.

Presenter: Launa Clark

For over 25 years, Launa has been an engagement specialist, educational consultant, early child development educator, presenter and innovator. Her passion is working with adults who help find the creative potential within children and families. She has worked a majority of her career with professionals serving young children and families, as well as teaching post-secondary education in early learning.

Launa has presented internationally and has written over 100 workshops related to key elements of working with children and families. She has taught practical and leadership courses at colleges across Alberta and authored courses such as Community Development in Health & Humans Services and Fundraising in Health & Human Services. Additionally, she has leadership roles with research and policy strategies and has done extensive work with the Social Change Lab (Social Innovation).

Launa strongly believes that anyone can make small changes to unlock their full potential and create a big difference in the lives of those around them.

10:00am - 10:30am: Morning Snack (Refreshments served)

Conference Schedule & Sessions:

Pre-Registration for conference sessions is required, please click session links below.

Slot One 10:30am – 12:00pm

CC 0301 - Strengthening Connection with Families – Going Beyond a Parent Newsletter
CC 0302 - Get Outdoors in the Early Years
CC 0303 - Inclusive Approaches to Accreditation Standard 2
CC 0304 - Physical Literacy in the Early Years
CC 0305 - Kids Have Stress Too!
CC 0306 - Emotion Coaching for Caregivers: Synthesizing Connection and Discipline

12:00pm – 1:15pm: Lunch Break and Resource Fair (Lunch provided)

Slot Two 1:15pm - 2:45pm

CC 0307 - Superhero Play and Beyond! – Teaching Empathy Using Superhero Values – First Half (Please note, this is a 3 hours session. You will need to select its continuation, CC 0313).
CC 0308 - Enhancing Outdoor Play and Spaces Using Curiosity Triggers
CC 0309 - Professionalism in Early Learning and the Role of a Professional Association
CC 0310 - Agriculture Literacy for Your Day Home
CC 0311 - Emergency Preparedness for Childcare Providers – Do you have a plan?
CC 0312 - Supporting Children through Family Violence

2:45pm - 3:00pm: Coffee Break (Refreshments Served)

Slot Three 3:00pm - 4:30pm

CC 0313 - Superhero Play and Beyond! – Teaching Empathy Using Superhero Values – Second Half (Please note, you will need to register for the first part of this session, CC 0307).
CC 0314 - You Hired a Great Person – Now What?
CC 0315 - Building Better Brains: The Impact of Early Childhood Experiences and “Glowing” Devices
CC 0316 - Drumming Fun!
CC 0317 - Playground Safety for Child Care Professionals
CC 0318 - Inquiry / Project Based Approach to Teaching and Learning

Session: A
Schedule: March 30
Cost: $125.00 + GST
Notes: Medicine Hat & District Child Care Association Members Fee

Session: B
Schedule: March 30
Cost: $150.00 + GST
Notes: Non-Member Fee