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CONTINUING THE MENTORING MOMENTUM

Next steps plans will allow MPCC graduates and community partners to continue to build the skills and local leadership required for successfully navigating change in the sector! For more information, please contact the ECCDC.

TOOLS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE PRACTICE

  1. Occupation Standards Checklists for ECEs
    The Occupational Standards for ECEs describe the knowledge, skills and abilities early childhood educators need to do their job effectively. The standards were developed and validated for the ECEC sector through collaboration with over 1,000 frontline ECEs and key sector stakeholders. This self-assessment checklist booklet is intended to be used in order to identify areas of strength and those needing further development according to the tasks and rating scale outlined in the Occupational Standards for Early Childhood Educators and "How To" Guide.
    Visit the Child Care Human Resources Sector Council for more information.
     
  2. Mentoring T-shirts for sale!
    Designed by the 2010 Mentoring Pairs for Child Care group in Sarnia, these attractive, flower motif, short sleeve t-shirts include words that reflect the group’s understanding of the foundations, support, and results of participating in the course. There are a limited number available in small, medium, large and extra large and they are $20 each + shipping. Contact eccdc@eccdc.org to order yours.
     
  3. Purchase our Mentoring DVD: Nurturing Growth for Both... and Beyond: Developing & Sustaining a Mentoring Learning Culture in Early Learning & Care .
    This video is intended as an informational resource and outlines the Mentoring Pairs for Child Care program and ideas for sustaining the work in centres, programs and/or early learning and care communities. The DVD includes both English and French versions along with interview clips from graduates, program animators, college faculty, municipal representatives and other MPCC partners from around Ontario that describe, ‘in their own words’, the benefits they experienced from being involved in the project. Topics covered include: foundations and principles, the process used and impacts experienced, and strategies for building or continuing the mentoring learning momentum.
    To purchase, contact eccdc@eccdc.org.
     
  4. If you would like to find out how you can use our approach and tools in your centre, program, or community, the  Mentoring Toolkit  is a must-have.. It's fantastic...and hightly affordable!
    This unique, easy-to-use and inexpensive resource will help early learning and care professionals connect with the mentoring experience and enhance and/or build the mentoring learning culture in their area. Participating professionals can be paired or grouped and then follow the steps on the four tip sheets, based on a proven mentoring process, to achieve real results at every professional level and on almost any topic selected.
    To purchase, contact eccdc@eccdc.org.
     
  5. For tools to support your curriculum planning, observation, and documentation efforts, visit the ECCDC's online store today.
     

REPORTS & INFORMATION

  1. The Ministry of Education launched its Early Learning Framework website. Visit the website to familiarize yourself with the six guiding principles of the ELF, hear early learning experts talk about early childhood development, view videos and photos from various early learning and care settings, and get ideas about how to put the principles into practice.
     
  2. Click the following link for information regarding the transfer of child care from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) to the Ministry of Education (MEDU) on January 1, 2012:
    Update on child care licensing transfer to the Ministry of Education
     
  3. View our PowerPoint presentation on MPCC's evaluation outcomes, impacts, and next steps.
     
  4. The following article, Emergency Preparedness - An Early Childhood Educator's Perspective, is co-authored by one of our very own MPCC participants from our Ottawa - English group, Audrey Richards!
     
  5. Visit http://hrcouncil.ca/home.cfm , a source of information, tools and research related to nonprofit human resources and labour force issues in Canada.
     
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