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Friday March 4th for ADMINISTRATORS
Saturday March 5th for all ECEs!

We are holding our 7th conference and our special presenter at this 2 day event is Dan Hodgins!

IMG 5087The workshops are all ones he has never done here in Nova Scotia!!!

Dan Hodgins is an exceptional, internationally renowned presenter and author of many articles on child development.  He has authored 2 books titled Boys:  Changing the Classroom, Not the Child and GET OVER IT, Relearning Guidance Practices.  His 3rd book is almost done!!!   He has a podcast called Shakin’ Bones launching this February and his Facebook Page Invitations to Learning is much appreciated.  

As a consultant, Dan works with educators, parents and other professionals, helping them to understand research based theory and how to adapt curriculum and environments that support the continued development of children and families.  He has a unique grasp of children and family issues learned from over 30 years of experience working as a teacher, director, educator and parent in both the private and public sector.  Much of his work involved children at risk; special needs populations and families with diverse challenges.  Dan’s interactive style is both informative and entertaining.  His insightful presentations are based on current research and filled with practical and effective strategies that can be used immediately.

To view and print the registration form, click this link

Early Childhood AND Power


The Weekend's Events

Friday’s Admin Itinerary is:  

  • Warning! Play is on the Extinction List – looking at what children learn from play and how to provide environments that support this learning 
  • Creating Quality – It makes a Difference – what are the ingredients to a quality childcare program?  
  • Mothers and Fathers Raise Children Differently and That’s a Good Thing!  - how do mothers and fathers raise children differently?  And how can we support those differences?   
  • I am the Sunshine of My Life – looking at the development of self-esteem for adults.  

Saturday’s ECE Itinerary is: 

  • Developing Power Builders – providing children with power experiences that will prevent lots of power struggles.  What do those Power Builders look like? 
  • Do We Only Want Happy Children?  Helping children develop Anger Releases – encouraging children to demonstrate all feelings in positive ways. 
  • Faster then a Speeding Bullet:  Supporting Superhero Play – why is superhero play so popular and how to create positive techniques for supporting this type of play.   
  • What Don’t You Understand?  Helping Develop Emotional Secure Children – what does it take to help develop emotional secure children.