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A PD Day for Directors

Title: A PD Day for Directors
Location: Super 8, Windsor, Nova Scotia
Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (5 PD hours)
Fee: $100 – Refreshments and lunch included!
Class Number: #5661
Registration: Mail/drop-off registration form with payment to Justine at the ECD Support Centre. Print: registration form  or **NEWOnline Registration! **
Registration deadline – November 3rd.
Facilitators: Michelle Doucette and Shari Ridgewell

Join us in Windsor a  day of workshops aimed at helping you mentor your staff and navigate problems.


8:30 – Registration and refreshments
9:00 – Welcome
9:15 – Leading the Way
11:45 – Lunch
1:00 – The Magnificent Mentor!
 3:30 – Wrap Up


Leading the Way: Problem Solving Behavior and Inclusion Issues
Facilitated by Shari Ridgewell
Two challenging issues that arise in child care facilities are related to behavior guidance and inclusion of children with special needs. These topics are often emotionally driven and require a leader who can use a problem-solving approach to ensure resolutions are positive and respectful of all stakeholders involved. In this workshop, participants will be provided the opportunity to review their understanding of positive behaviour guidance and inclusion, explore a variety of problem solving methods, and identify leadership skills necessary to support early childhood educators and families in working together to reach resolutions.

The Magnificent Mentor!
Facilitated by Michelle Doucette
Become a mentor to your staff, and help your staff
become mentors to others! This session will discuss the general expectations of ECE student mentors, and in turn, what they should expect from ECE students. We will look at methods and benefits of authentic feedback and have time for Q&A.

Please keep our workshop guidelines in mind.

About the Facilitators: 

Michelle Doucette has worked in the Early Childhood Education field in a variety of positions over the last 20 + years. Starting her career off as an Early Childhood Educator working with children ages 3 ½ months to 12 years of age. Then as a Coordinator of the Early Childhood Development Support Centre, NSCC Burridge Campus she provided resources and professional development for people seeking their ECE diploma and for those working in the Early Learning & Care sector. She is currently faculty at the Nova Scotia Community College in the Early Childhood Education Program, teaching online and face to face courses, as well as, a facilitator of the Roots of Empathy Program and continues to present workshops to the sector, parents and the community.

Shari Ridgewell’s experience in early childhood education has spanned more than 35 years. She has a certificate in Infant and Toddler Child Care from Canadian MotherCraft, an ECE Diploma from Algonquin College, a Degree in early childhood education from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and completed a Master’s of Education at Mount St. Vincent University in 2002. Shari has worked on the floor with all age groups; as child care administrator; an early childhood education consultant; a trainer of early childhood educator’s and is an advocate for high quality child care.