Early Learning Quality Initiative (ELQI)


The Early Learning Quality Initiative (ELQI) promotes professional development and high quality in early learning programs.

Our mission is a difference in the outcomes for children through knowledge transfer and promoting best practice.ELQI logo

We believe that an integrated, community system will support healthy early learning and childcare environments.

For resources and links click here or visit the ELQI library. Upcoming events and contact information follow.

INITIATIVES

UPCOMING TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Expressive Arts Series – Role out II
Six part series from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Living Trent Highlands in Lindsay, on:

  • October 3 & 18, 2018
  • November 1, 14 and 28, 2018
  • December 12, 2018

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Expressive Arts Network (for those who have taken part in the expressive arts series)

  • September 20, 2018
  • October 24, 2018
  • November 22, 2018

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Cooks Network  – September 13, 2018 (more dates to be announced)

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Supporting Nutritional Environments – A Practical Guide: September 27, 2018 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Community Living Trent Highlands in Lindsay

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Once Upon a Time – Come Tell A Story: Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Venue TBA

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Lighten Up! Humour is FUNdamental with Paul McGhee: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

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Self-Regulation with Teresa Dumas: Saturday, November 3, 2018 (time and venue to be announced). Self -regulation follow-up on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m.

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Self-Regulation Network: Tuesdays October 16, 2018 and January 15, 2019

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Quality Assurance

Q.A. goals and How Does Learning Happen? Study plan due: September 28, 2018

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Q.A. Sharing Days: October 24 & 25, 2018

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Appreciation Dinner: November 20, 2018 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Mackey’s Celebrations Inc.

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ONGOING TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • DECA – Local Mentors
  • Intro to DECA
  • Save the Day for Play
  • Second Step
  • Side by Side Mentoring
  • Library
  • Networks, Professional Development-In House/Community-wide

RESOURCES

For resources and links click here or visit the ELQI library.

CONTACT ELQI

Beckie Kellett, RECE: Early Learning Coordinator – Quality Advisor
(705) 328-0464, ext. 235

Leslie LeClair, RECE: Early Learning Coordinator – Training and Development Consultant
(705) 328-0464, ext 235

Rose McHugh
(705) 328-0464, ext. 246