RESOURCES FOR YOU & THE FAMILIES YOU SERVE
Equivalency For Foreign-Trained Education Professionals
If you are a foreign-trained Early Childhood Education Professional and wish to learn more about working in Ontario, please contact the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators: http://collegeofece.on.ca/
Free Online Webinars
Good Beginnings Preschool Nutrition Program
Good Beginnings is a free professional development opportunity for Ontario child care profressionals. Providing interesting, relevant and up-to-date information on nutrition for young children, there's something for everyone--from educators, cooks and program administrators to Early Childhood Education professors and students in Ontario college and university programs. Completing this online course will help you develop age-appropriate feeding strategies and positively influence the eating and lifestyle habits of the young children in your care. See more online learning options
Resources To Help Children Develop Healthy Eating Habits
Helping the children in your care develop healthy eating habits at an early age is one of the most important things you'll do as an Early Childhood Educator. The Teach Nutrition web site has been developed by registered dietitians and offers a wealth of information designed exclusively for Ontario's Early Childhood Educators. Featuring recipes, classroom activities, a handy food glossary where you can learn about foods from around the world and online quizzes where you can test your nutrtion IQ, this is an outstanding resource that you'll want to go back to time and time again.
Understanding Your "Duty To Report" Child Abuse or Neglect
Some say that recent legal decisions in Ontario may be creating an environment in which those who work with children are less likely to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to their local Children's Aid Society. ADCO has compiled a few links that summarzie these issues and keep you informed about your legal "duty to report". More...
Understanding Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity is a complext issue with no easy answers, but there is a lot that you can do to help families who are struggling with this issue. For your convenience, ADCO has compiled some of the best resources available and put them all in one place. More...