The Early Years Professional Network was formed with the intention to combine Child Care Network with Mentor Network for a streamlined approach to networking.
Beginning September 2017, we will update the model to alternate between an article study one month, and a site tour the next month.
The Early Years Professional Network will continue every other month, on the 3rdTuesday of the month during the day from 1:30-3:30 pm at Childreach and will focus on an article to study and discuss as a Community of Practice.
On alternate months, The Mentor Network Working Group, will arrange site tours, which will include a cross section of what our early years community has to offer namely Child Care Centres, Family Centres, FDK classrooms and a combination of all three.
Evening site tours will include a brief introduction of the site by our hosts, some guided questions to consider while touring and a debrief of the participants experience to wrap up the night.
It is our intention to tie both the article studies and site tours together in our discussions, however you will not need to attend every opportunity, every month to benefit from these experiences.
It is important that you register with your unique email address on UNIVERSE for these events. Details about the specific article and site locations and times will be available in the Professional Learning Calendar . Register here
Schedule for 2017/18
Sept 19, 2107 Article Study at Childreach
Oct 17 , 2017 Site visit
Nov 21, 2107 Article Study at Childreach
Dec 19, 2107 NO Network
Jan 16, 2018 Site visit
Feb 20, 2018 Article Study at Childreach
Mar 20, 2018 Site visit
Apr 17, 2018 Article Study at Childreach
May 15 , 2018 Site visit
June 19 , 2018 Article Study at Childreach