Professional Development

Professional Learning

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"Educators are competent and capable, curious and rich in experience. They are knowledgeable, caring, reflective, and resourceful professionals. They bring diverse social, cultural and linguistic perspectives. They collaborate with others to create engaging environments and experiences to foster children's learning and development. Educators are lifelong learners. They take responsibility for their own learning and make decisions about ways to integrate knowledge from theory, research, their own experience, and their understanding of the individual children and families they work with. Every educator should feel he or she belongs, is a valuable contributor, and deserves the opportunity to engage in meaningful work." (How Does Learning Happen - Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. Ontario Ministry of Education. Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2014.)

As the Consolidated Municipal Service Manager, the City of Windsor supports professional learning and development opportunities for Early Learning Professionals working with children 0-12 years of age in Windsor-Essex. A Professional Development (PD) Network has been established with representatives from St. Clair College, school boards, child care centres and EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

The PD Network provides input and advice on the professional learning needs of the community.

Professional learning events are for all early learning professionals in Windsor-Essex working in child care, EarlyON Child and Family Centres, authorized recreational and skill building programs and elementary schools.

Please click the link below to register for Professional Learning Training: For a complete list of upcoming early learning professional learning opportunities and to view all training events/notifications, please visit Professional Development.

Note: Cell phone usage during professional development events is discouraged. Please turn off your cell phone or place on vibrate.

Scent Sensitive Note: Please do not wear scented products to professional development events. Scented products can aggravate health problems for some people. Thank you.

For any comments or additional information, please contact the City of Windsor, Early Learning Professional: