Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services
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ARCQE 2020 Regional WorkshopsThe Winter 2020 (Jan-Mar) ARCQE regional workshops are
For Edmonton offerings, please click HERE.
For Calgary offerings, please click HERE.
For Online offerings, please click HERE.
We have prepared a line-up of workshops series
which are aligned with the current Accreditation Standards. We have also
offered workshops based on high demand and popular sessions from previous conferences
ARCQE Update on Accreditation Support
Are you new to the accreditation process and in need of additional support? Have you been struggling with parts of the self-study process but not sure who or where to go for answers? If so, perhaps ARCQE's Accreditation Q & A sessions are just what you are looking for... This year with the launch of a new Accreditation contract many new dimensions of support were introduced. While we have received positive feedback about new support changes (Stds 1 & 2 adult/child interactions, annual reporting, subsequent site visit follow up), we have also heard that many of you have needs/questions that currently fall beyond the scope of specific service areas currently available (i.e. Writing QEP's, programming, identifying appropriate evidence etc.). One of the ways we have opted to address broader practice standard needs is by way of hosting monthly Accreditation Q & A sessions on ARCQE's virtual platform. These sessions were created as a way to support an open-ended forum where educators would have opportunity to connect directly with an ARCQE coach on any and/or all parts of the accreditation process so regardless of whether its a first time experience with Accreditation or as a program you are working through re-accreditation, this is a way that individual program needs and/or questions arising can be creatively addressed. While many of the attendees subscribe to sessions to support follow up questions arising from Group Coaching sessions, this time with an ARCQE Coach was also set aside to support broader accreditation needs pertaining to all practice standards. Areas of interest to date have included: identifying innovative practice strategies, QEP struggles, setting meaningful goals, reflective programming, community partnerships and stakeholder engagement as some of the vast array of topics participants can inquire further about. If you have been looking for additional support, we encourage you to consider attending a monthly Q & A session to take advantage of time with one of our experienced coaches who may be able to offer additional insight and/or ideas to further assist your efforts. There is no cost to programs interested in attending these sessions, although pre-registration is required in order to support access to the on-line platform. To register for Q& A sessions, please click HERE. For more information and resources, please visit our Accreditation Project home page HERE.
Alberta Family Wellness - Brain Story Certification
Brain Story Certification is designed for those seeking a deeper understanding of brain development and its consequences for lifelong health. Learn the scientific underpinnings of the Brain Story from leading experts and be eligible for credits.
This is a free online course.
Brain Story Certification course is updated and now available in French!Bow Valley College - Pedagogical Leadership in Early Childhood Education
The School of Community Studies at Bow Valley College has developed a course on pedagogical leadership in ECE. It is part of the Health and Human Services Post Diploma program. The course can be taken through Open Studies.Early Childhood Development Support Services - Professional Development