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SOUTH EAST EDMONTON I AM A PARENT WORKSHOPS A HUGE SUCCESS
93 parents and early childhood professionals had a terrific morning of learning at the Annual I Am A Parent Workshops on April 28th. Workshop participants had the choice of attending 2 of 6 workshops offered about varying topics from Engaging Fathers to the Brain Architecture Game to The Importance of Play and browsing through an amazing resource fair featuring 26 different organizations who work with young children. Thanks to all who attended the workshops, to the amazing planning team who organized the day, the session presenters, to Minister Marlin Schmidt and Public School Board Trustee Michael Janz for attending the event, and all those who participated in the resource fair!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUR BRAIN, OUR GUIDE SESSION – HUGE SUCCESS

Saturday, November 18, 2017
THANK YOU TO Terry Bullick (editor of Apple Magazine), Dr. Karen Benzies (Faculty of Nursing, U of C), Suzanne Blair (Early Childhood Program Coordinator, AHS – Calgary), and Carole Anne Hapchyn (Elm Tree Clinic, Edmonton) for the terrific YOUR BRAIN, OUR GUIDE session that you presented this morning to 102 workshop participants! Everyone learned so much about early brain development and parenting strategies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 SEEECCC FALL GATHERING – Saturday, October 14
A big thank you to the 113 workshop participants, all the volunteers, and all the session presenters who were part of the 2017 SEEECCC FALL Gathering! What a lot of great learning that occurred during the various sessions including:

Ø  Backdoor Physical Literacy: Outdoor Play in the Backyard
Ø  Board Development
Ø  Brain Architecture Game
Ø  Centre for Family Literacy Hands On Learning Sessions
Ø  Running a Preschool Board 101
Ø  Licensing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWIN PARKS FUN DAZE – Saturday, June 24

SEEECCC had so much fun providing activities for young children  (obstacle course, sensory bins, ECD spinner, happy home playhouse coloring activity) and talking with parents/caregivers/grandparents about Early Childhood Development.  Thanks Twin Parks for inviting us to be part of this terrific festival!

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SOUTH EAST EDMONTON I AM A PARENT WORKSHOPS A HUGE SUCCESS – Saturday, April 29, 2017

74 parents and early childhood professionals had a terrific morning of learning at the Annual I Am A Parent Workshops on April 29th.  Workshop participants had the choice of attending 2 of 6 workshops offered about varying topics from social emotional development to science activities and browsing through an amazing resource fair featuring 19 different organizations who work with young children.

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BRAIN ARCHITECTURE GAME – Saturday, April 8, 2017

Parents and early childhood professionals  had a great time playing a fun game where you build a child’s brain based on the scenarios provided while learning about early childhood brain development as well as what promotes brain development and what can potentially weaken it.

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WHAT A GREAT TODDLERS and TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP ON MARCH 14, 2017!

Thanks to Wendy and Alice from the Centre for Family Literacy and to all the parents and early learning professionals that came out for a great session about TODDLERS AND TECHNOLOGY! We certainly have lots to think about in terms of the technology choices we make for the children in our lives about what they use, how much they use it, and how as adults we are actively engaged.

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SUPER FUN PLAY WORKSHOP ON FEBRUARY 11, 2017!

Thank you to the Centre for Family Literacy for inspiring 62 dayhome providers, preschool teachers, and childcare professionals with your great ideas to encourage PLAY with the children in our care! We can’t wait to try them out with the special little people in our lives!

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SEEECCC SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN-SERVICE – Nov. 19, 2016

A huge THANK YOU to Alissa Hammond from Genesis Early Learning for an amazing presentation about Social Emotional Development that she shared with 50 early learning teachers and childcare professionals on November 19th! EXCELLENT SESSION!

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SEEECCC FALL GATHERING – OCTOBER 1, 2016

The SEEECCC held a FALL GATHERING on October 1 that brought together the coalition membership for a short meeting/update followed by a series of workshops geared toward early learning teachers, childcare professionals, and parents of preschool and childcare centre boards.  Sessions included an interactive session about the brain connections between movement and literacy; being an effective member of a non-profit board; licensing regulations; fundraising; and overall tips for being on a preschool board.   We had 87 participants for the FALL GATHERING and feedback was very positive!

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ASQ TRAINING

The SEEECCC was very excited to work together with Community Options to offer two training sessions to childcare professionals and early learning teachers in the South East.   On February 6th, 35 participants attended the Ages and Stages Training and then on April 9th, 37 participants were trained in the Ages and Stages Questionaire: Social Emotional.  

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SENIOR’S TEA – April 7, 2016

The SEEECCC was excited to be invited to the Senior’s Tea planned by Primrose Family Resource Center and Seniors Caring about Seniors.   Highlights of the tea included greetings from Minister Marlin Schmidt, music by the Clara Tyner Grade 1 Class, crafts and activities for the community families and children that attended the event, and a great lunch!

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SEEECCC FACILITATED THE ACTIVITIES FOR EARLY LEARNERS AT THE SE WINTER FUN DAY ON DECEMBER 12, 2015

Children enjoying the five winter themed sensory bins at the event (drive a dump truck through the sugar snow, find the animals hiding in the rice snow, play with the penguins in the cotton ball snow playground, bake a winter cake, and place the buttons on the snowman counting game).
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SEEECCC AND EDMONTON PUBLIC LIBRARIES CELEBRATE NATIONAL CHILD DAY ON NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Children enjoyed participating in the Passport to Play activity stations at Capilano Library, Idylwlyde Library, and Strathcona Library.
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 SEECCC ATTENDS BUSAPALOOZA ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
 
SEEECCC Attended Busapalooza at Idylwlyde Library along with the Centre for Family Literacies’ Classroom on Wheels (C.O.W.) buses and the EPL’s Literacy Vans.  Fun was had by all as the children listened to stories, made crafts, and played games outside on a beautiful day while community members and parents connected with agencies that provide early learning programs.   
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Connecting with the Community   The SE Coalition connects with every Community League, Principal, Parent Council, MLA, City Councilor, School Trustee, Dayhome, Daycare provider and Faith Communities in their area to share the local early development data.
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