Education and learning opportunities:
PHYSICAL LITERACY – Physical Activity in the Early Years
The Grey Bruce Health Unit now offers an introduction to physical activity in the earlier years for students, ECE’s, teachers and other professionals. For information on this program contact Sarah Milne email@example.com.
The online version of Physical Activity in the Early Years can be downloaded as a PowerPoint presentation along with prerecorded audio.
NUTRITION IN EARLY YEARS AND CHILD CARE SETTINGS
The Grey Bruce Health Unit has provided an educational series on nutrition in the early years and child care settings. The modules are intended for early childhood educators, child care centers, students and parents. For questions about these modules please contact Kathryn Forsyth firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) offers child care operators, supervisors, cooks and staff who are working in the child care setting, online courses to help in the understanding and application of the nutrition recommendations outlined in the Menu Planning & Supportive Nutrition Environments in Child Care Settings – Practical Guide.
The online learning modules were created to support child care providers in planning and preparing healthy food for children in their care. They reflect current best practices for creating supportive nutrition environments in the child care setting and will help providers meet the food and drink requirements set out in the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (section 42 of Ont. Reg. 137/15).
For addition information and resources on nutrition visit the GBHU’s nutrition for all ages.
Additional learning opportunities:
Canada’s food Guide: What educators Need to Know
This webinar is intended for elementary educators and will include a discussion on Canada’s Food Guide and stratgies to support students’ understanding of Canada’s Food Guide.
Date: This webinar is now recorded and available anytime on the OPHEA website
Ask a Dietitian: Explore Nutrition Facts and the H&PE Curriculum Webinar
Join this interactive OPHEA webinar and Ask a Dietitian all those burning nutrition questions you have about the H&PE curriculum. See OPHEA site for registration details. This open Q-and-A format session is on November 18th at 4-5pm ET and includes a dietitian, an elementary educator and a secondary educator.
Date: This webinar will be recorded and available on the OPHEA website
Physical Literacy e-Learning
An Introduction to Developing Physical Literacy in Early Childhood E-Learning Module:
This e-learning module introduces the concepts of physical activity, physical literacy and active play in the early years (0-5 years). The module helps educators create, adapt and support a physical literacy environment through the use of planning and self-assessment tools. The module is 1.5 hours in length. To learn more visit appetitetoplay.com.
Concussion’s e-Learning Module
Ophea’s Concussion Identification, Management and Prevention for Schools 2019/20 e-Learning module
This e-Learning module includes strategies and resources to assist in the education of concussion prevention. This module is intended for all school staff including educators, administrators, and support staff.
Sun Safety e-Learning
This 20-minute webinar has been developed as part of our SunSense program to provide educators in elementary schools a greater understanding of sun safety and skin cancer prevention in schools. This webinar will also provide an overview of the SunSense program and the FREE resources available to schools that register for the program. Read more
Child Injury Prevention
Parachute Canada, a national, charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives, has developed a website and free e-learning course specifically targeted at injury prevention for children aged 0 to 6 years.
The e-learning course takes between 2 to 4 hours to complete with participants being able to leave and re-join the course at any time. Some of the topics covered include:
• Burns and scalds prevention
• Child passenger restraints
• Child poisoning prevention
• Drowning prevention
• Falls prevention
• Playground safety
• Safe sleep
• Choking and strangulation
Links to local, provincial and national events may be posted here.
PRO Symposium 2019
Get inspired at Ontario’s largest training event for managers and staff of community-based services aimed at youth aged 13-19. The MBA Symposium is designed to engage, enlighten, and empower staff of youth development programs in order to improve the quality of youth services. MBA – it’s the More and Better Approach to working with youth!