News & Articles

Getting to YUM Resources

Oct. 24, 2017

Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework

Jun. 26, 2017

Ontario budget puts focus on children's well-being

May. 29, 2017
The government is also putting $200 million in new operating funds that will create 24,000 additional daycare spaces this year — 16,000 of them subsidized for low- to moderate-income families.

Ministry of Education E-Modules: Putting How Does Learning Happen? into Practice

Aug. 23, 2016
Child Care licensees now have access to the E-Module: Putting How Does Learning Happen? into Practice: Program Expectations for Licensed Child Care. This E-Module will assist early years professionals to understand connections between How Does Learning Happen? and the new program related requirements under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014.

Ministry of Education Child Care & Early Years Act, 2014: Phase 2 Regulations Resources

Jul. 05, 2016

Early Childhood Investigations Webinars

Jun. 20, 2016
Early Childhood Investigations is a ongoing series of conference-quality free webinars for early childhood educators

International Mud Day - Muddy Faces - June Newsletter

Jun. 17, 2016

College of ECE's Connexions Newsletter - Spring 2016

Jun. 16, 2016

SECD - Science of Early Childhood Development

Jun. 16, 2016
Early brain development is heavily dependent on the nurturing relationships with primary caregivers and fathers tend to interact with their children in ways that are different from mothers. Listen to Dr. Jean Clinton, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience from McMaster University, describe some of the ways fathers’ interactions with their babies can differ from mothers.

Reaching In.....Reaching Out Resilience C - Issue 33, 2016

Jun. 16, 2016
AWE and Resilience

Nature Based Play in Child Care Centres Fact Sheet - WDG Public Health

Feb. 08, 2016

Reaching In...Reaching Out ResilienC e-Newsbrief - Music, Development & Resilience

Nov. 27, 2015
Enjoy RIRO's new upbeat song about ways to deal with life's challenges and thrive!

EDU Leadership Education Grant

Jul. 21, 2015
Leadership Education Grants are available for the professional development of RECEs in leadership positions and for those aspiring to become supervisors in early childhood education.

Early Childhood Educators Qualifications Upgrade Program

Jul. 21, 2015
The objective of the Early Childhood Educators Qualifications Upgrade Program is to support individuals working in licensed home or centre-based agencies, Ontario Early Years Centres, Parenting and Family Literacy Centres, Head Start Programs or in publicly funded schools to obtain an Early Childhood Education diploma and become eligible to apply for membership with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE). Financial support is available to eligible applicants in the form of Education Gra

Ministry of Education Archived Webcast on the Child Care & Early Years Act, 2014 - June 23, 2015

Jun. 29, 2015

College of Early Childhood Educators You Tube videos

May. 22, 2015

Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

Mar. 17, 2015

Lack of Outdoor Play Said to Hurt Child's Development (CBC News)

Mar. 17, 2015

Exchange EveryDay - The Value of Risk

Mar. 17, 2015

Article for Consideration: What's Wrong with Colouring Books?

Mar. 17, 2015

Ontario Children's Outdoor Charter

Mar. 17, 2015

Link to York Region Nature Collaborative

Feb. 02, 2015

Rethinking Childhood website

Dec. 15, 2014

2014 Celebration of Excellence

Nov. 27, 2014

Link to Connexions - College of Early Childhood Educators publication

Aug. 11, 2014

Link to Ministry of Education Early Learning Framework

Jul. 16, 2014

Link to Children & Nature Network website

Jul. 15, 2014

Link to World Forum Nature Action Collaborative

Jul. 15, 2014

Link to Back to Nature Network website

Jul. 15, 2014

Link to Natural Curiosity website

Jul. 15, 2014

Article- "Listening as a Way of LIfe....Why and How we Listen to Young Children." by Alison Clark

Jul. 10, 2014

Link to North American Reggio Emilia Alliance

Jul. 10, 2014

Link to Ontario Reggio Association website

Jul. 10, 2014

Ready..Set..Wonder! Nature Prompts for the Early Learning & Care Educator

Jul. 07, 2014
A collaborative project by Humber College and the Back to Nature Network

How Does Learning Happen? - Ministry of Education archived webcast from May 13, 2014

Jul. 04, 2014

Link to London Bridge Child Care Services Inc. Articles & Publications

Jul. 03, 2014

How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years - Ministry of Education link

May. 21, 2014

Link to Ministry of Education - Think,Feel, Act: Lessons from Research about Young Children

Feb. 28, 2014
A series of research briefs, video clips and reflective questions prepared by the Ministry of Education for early childhood professionals.

The Power of Play - Department of Education Newfoundland & Labrador website

Feb. 28, 2014
A great website on play with lots of free resources for parents and educators.

Link to Good Beginnings - a free online preschool nutrition course

Feb. 10, 2014
Good Beginnings is a FREE online course that offers child care professionals valuable training & tools to support healthy eating in young children.

Link to ConnectABILITY website

Jan. 06, 2014
ConnectABILITY a website and virtual community dedicated to lifelong learning and support for people who have an intellectual disability, their families and support networks

Finding Quality Child Care - ChildCare Resource & Research Unit

Dec. 10, 2013

Ministry of Education Resources 2013

Dec. 10, 2013

Link to Canadian Self-Regulation Initiative Website

Dec. 04, 2013
The Canadian Self-Regulation Initiative was established to help parents & educators "reframe" a child's behaviour.

Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities Blog

Dec. 03, 2013
Video: How Our New Outdoor Space Supports Teaching and Learning!

2013 Celebration of Excellence Photo Gallery

Dec. 02, 2013

8th Annual Supervisor's Conference & Retreat - Friday November 1, 2013

Nov. 29, 2013
Assessing Leadership in a Time of Transformation and Change with Dr. Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, President and cofounder of the Praxis Institute for Early Childhood.

2013 Embracing the Early Years Conference highlights

Nov. 26, 2013
Thank you for your participation and contribution to making our recent Embracing the Early Years Conference a resounding success! Please view the home page of the ASCY website at for Conference highlights.

Link to AODA - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Oct. 21, 2013

In-Motion Week - Join up for the In-Motion Certified Program!

Oct. 07, 2013
The In-Motion Certified Program is a 8 level physical activity program sponsored by QCCI & WDG Public Health

Link to Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care

Oct. 03, 2013

Link to Dairy Farmers of Canada e-newsletter

Sep. 20, 2013

CFUW Professional Development Grant 2013/14 - Successful Applicant Announced

Sep. 06, 2013
We are thrilled to announce that Mary Lemieux from Gingerbread Cooperative Preschool is the proud recipient of the 2013/14 Professional Development Grant!

2013 Celebration of Excellence Submission Package

Sep. 02, 2013
The Celebration of Excellence event will be held at the Hanlon Convention Centre on Thursday November 7, 2013.

RIRO eNewsbrief - ResilienC Issue 21, 2013 - Dealing with Change

Jul. 25, 2013
Thie ResilienC eNewsbrief shares new and important resiliency resources with people who have attended RIRO skills training.

Reflecting on the Supervisor's Event & Spring Conference with Ann Pelo - April 5 & 6, 2013

Apr. 17, 2013

Child Care Cooks - Chapters Spotlight on Guelph Authors Event (February 9, 2013)

Feb. 19, 2013
YouTube video for Chapters event highlighting Child Care Cooks recipe book!

2013 You Bet We Still Care Workforce Survey Results

Feb. 19, 2013

Ontario Reggio Association NOW online journal - Winter 2012

Dec. 21, 2012

CFUW Professional Development Grant 2012/13

Dec. 17, 2012

2012 Celebration of Excellence Photographs

Nov. 28, 2012
Please enjoy these photographs of an evening dedicated to celebration and honour for all that you do for the children and families of Guelph and Wellington County.

SpeciaLink website resource

Sep. 28, 2012

Link to Play Based Learning Australia website

Sep. 28, 2012
A great website with lots of ideas for play-based learning

Zero to Three

Sep. 28, 2012

Video clip - Inspiring Spaces for Young Children

Sep. 28, 2012

Link to Ministry of Education website

Sep. 28, 2012
Resource for information on Early Learning Framework including highlights from each ELF principle and examples of ELF principles in action.

Child Care Exchange resource

Sep. 28, 2012

Child Care Cookbooks

Sep. 28, 2012
Child Care Cooks, was created by child care cooks of Guelph and Wellington County, local restaurants and celebrity chefs. The recipes in this community cookbook are written in clear language, with easy-to-follow steps using affordable supermarket available ingredients for child care, and home kitchens! You can purchase a cookbook for $20.00 at any child care program in Guelph or Wellington County or the OEYC - Stone Road Mall location.

Link to Nature Alliance website

Sep. 28, 2012

Day Nurseries Act for Child Care Supervisors of Ontario

Sep. 28, 2012

College of Early Childhood Educators website link

Sep. 28, 2012

Link to WDG In-Motion website

Sep. 28, 2012

WDG In-Motion Resource Article - Part 2:Active Opportunities

Sep. 28, 2012

Link to Child Care Resource & Research Unit website

Sep. 28, 2012

Link to AECEO website

Sep. 28, 2012

2012 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card

Aug. 31, 2012

Report on In-Motion Hop/Skip/Jump Challenge

Jun. 29, 2012

You Bet We Still Care! survey

Jun. 29, 2012
The Child Care Human Resources Sector Council is sponsoring a survey to help the ECEC sector gather current information and raise the profile of the ECEC profession and workforce.

Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development website link

Feb. 29, 2012

8th Annual Awards of Exellence Photo Gallery

Jan. 27, 2012
Award Recipients and photos of the evening!

Article: The Universal Design of Early Childhood: Moving Forward for All Children

Oct. 28, 2011

Article: Calendar Time for Young Children: Good Intentions Gone Awry

Oct. 28, 2011

Article: Five Reasons to Stop Saying "Good Job!"

Oct. 28, 2011

Article: Contextualizing the Reconceptualist Movement in Canadian Early Childhood Education

Oct. 28, 2011

Link to TeachNutrition website

Sep. 30, 2011

Link to Ministry update on Best Start & Family Centres

Sep. 02, 2011

New Resource book - "The Nature Principle"

Aug. 31, 2011


Jun. 30, 2011
Inspiring Spaces for Young Children - A book for your environment!

Conestoga College Early Childhood Educator Apprenticeship flyer

Jun. 30, 2011

Conestoga College Early Childhood Resource Teacher Program flyer

Jun. 30, 2011

Creating Invitations to Learning

Jun. 03, 2011
An excellent article by Deb Curtis about providing different items and resources for children to explore in an emergent based program.

Early Learning For Every Child Today

Dec. 31, 2010
The ELECT document, 2007