Upcoming Virtual Professional Learning Opportunity!

The Centre of Indigenous Professional Learning
“Resurgence of Our Knowledges”

The Centre of Indigenous Professional Learning is inviting early years professionals to join the “Roles, Responsibilities, and Leadership in Early Childhood Education” virtual series.

This virtual learning series focuses on First Nation, Métis, and Inuit worldview(s) regarding roles, responsibilities, and leadership in early years environments; with relation to the College of Early Childhood Education’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE: July 3, 2023 – September 8, 2023

Questions? If you have any questions, please e-mail; iplinfo@oahsa.ca

Please click the link below to register.


TBDHU Resources on Eating Disorders and Using Neutral Language About Food

At our May Cook’s Network, we discussed using neutral language about bodies and food in Child Care and Early Years settings.  Michaela Bohunicky, Registered Dietician at TBDHU asked us to share these resources with you. One is Eating Disorders Ontario Prevention- Overview of Disordered Eating Prevention- How Can Schools Help? And the other is Teaching and Talking to Students About Food and Nutrition.



Please feel free to share with your teams and families! This content is most geared toward school-agers, however, the information and links in the articles have great suggestions for how to have conversations about bodies and food with children of all ages. We hope you find this helpful!

Have a lovely Friday!

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2023

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Indigenous peoples of Canada.  This year, it will take place on Wednesday June 21, 2023.   

The Métis Nation of Ontario has recently developed an Education Kit containing Métis culturally appropriate resources, along with an Educator Guide, providing lesson plans that link to How Does Learning Happen? and the Ontario Curriculum for Grades K-3. The kit has been developed to provide educational support to front-line educators, teachers, school boards, child care centres and the Métis community.  

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, TBDSSAB wishes to give away one Métis Nation Education Kit to a member of our Child Care and Early Years Community! This Education Kit contains the following: 2 dolls, finger puppets, spinner, sash, wooden spoons, music, 2 books, ball and cup, and Métis flags! It also contains the bilingual resource guide mentioned above, which explain the teachings behind each item in the kit and some suggestions of how to incorporate these materials and teachings into your program.  To enter to win this Métis Nation Education Kit please complete this FORM.   

Professional Learning Opportunity- Third Teacher Bootcamp

The TBDSSAB is inviting educators to join a Professional Learning journey through Fairy Dust Teaching. This journey will comprise of working together through the 8 modules of the Third Teacher Bootcamp). Educators who choose to participate should plan to attend all 8 modules which will be held virtually. Educators can register for this opportunity by filling out this FORM.  

Module 1: The Third Teacher
Introduction to the Third Teacher.
Tuesday, July 4 9:30AM-11AM 

Module 2: Color Harmony
In this module we will lay the foundation for how to work with color in your space.                                                                                 
Tuesday, July 11 9:30AM-11AM 

Module 3:  The Line Vibe
In this module we explore line and how it effects your learning environment. 
Tuesday, July 18 9:30AM-11AM 

Module 4:  Balanced Views
In this module we discuss how to find balance in your learning space. 
Tuesday, July 25 9:30AM-11AM 

Module 5:  The Texture Secret
In this module we explore texture and it’s effect on your learning environment. 
Tuesday, August 1 9:30AM-11AM 

Module 6:  The Nature Code
In this module we explore the impact of bringing nature elements indoors. 
Tuesday, August 8 9:30AM-11AM 

Module 7:  The Lighting Formula
In this module we explore how lighting effects the third teacher. 
Tuesday, August 15 9:30AM-11AM 

Bonus: Feng Shui for the Classroom
In this BONUS session we discuss Feng Shui for the classroom. 
Tuesday, August 22 9:30AM-11AM 

 More details about the Third Teacher Bootcamp can be found here: https://go.fairydustteaching.com/third-teacher-bootcamp/ 

Self-care and healthy brain with Dr. Jean Clinton

Have you seen this new resource from the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE)? In collaboration with Dr. Jean Clinton, the CECE’s have compiled a series of videos which share advice, tips and tools on self-care, that can be integrated into your practice as well as information on how your brain operates under stress. Dr. Jean Clinton reminds us that just like children, trauma can present itself in many ways and may affect our responses to situations. You can find the links to the videos below:

Watch video 1 HERE

Watch video 2 HERE

Virtual Tour with Waabogonee!

Are you curious about other early learning environments?  

Do you want to learn about what is happening in our community?  

Then join in on our virtual tours!!! 

On Thursday October 13, 2022 from 2-3PM the incredible educators from Waabogonee EarlyON Centre are inviting us to join them for a virtual tour of their EarlyON centre! Rhonda, Nicole and Jade will share some of the many strengths of their programs, including the indoor and outdoor play spaces, stories from families, documentation, cultural teachings, and so much more! 

We will come together for approximately one hour, and Waabogonee staff will share with us: 

  • Land Acknowledgement  
  • Pre-recorded video presentation 
  • PowerPoint 
  • Q&As & Discussion Period 

We welcome you to join us and become inspired by these incredible educators. To sign up, please complete the registration form HERE!

If you have any questions, or if you are interested in showcasing your program, e-mail us at early.years@tbdssab.ca! 

Bullying Awareness/ Sensibilisation à l’intimidation


Check out this great resource from the College of Early Childhood Educators! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Early Years gala!

We are excited to invite you to this year’s appreciation event, Early Years’ Gala: Celebrating the ProfessionWe encourage you to get dressed up and join us on the red carpet for an evening full of great food, good company, and a whole lot of fun!!

Click HERE to reserve your seat! RSVP today!!

This invitation is for all TBDSSAB-funded child care and EarlyON programs, as well as the special needs resourcing team at CCTB. Please share this INVITATION with your colleagues , they won’t want to miss out!

For more information about this highly anticipated event please visit HERE!

Inclusion/ Inclusion

English – Establishing an Environment that Works for All Children
French – Créer un environnement qui convient à tous les enfants

In this video, Donna Lero and Kathy Brophy discuss how to foster inclusive environments that support children’s individual needs and build on their strengths. After watching, tell us what stood out to you in the comments below.