AECEO- Listening to Land as Teacher Series

The ACECEO invites you to attend the Listening to Land as Teacher Part 3/4 (Relationships): Acknowledging the Importance of Ceremony in Truth and Reconciliation in Early Childhood Education webinar happening on Tues, Nov 1, 7-8:30pm estRegister Today!

The AECEO indicates, “During our third webinar in the Listening to Land as Teacher Series, Dr. Hopi Martin Gichitaawa Oshkaabewis (Ojibwe Sacred Helper, Messenger, Fire Keeper, Lodge, Caretaker) will be lighting a Sacred Fire in the Wiigiwaam and will be joined by The Learning Enrichment Foundation staff, including educators from the Silverthorn Early Learning Earth Centre alongside the St. Andrew Child Care Centre team who have just begun working with the Seasonal Pedagogy in their outdoor program. This next Sharing Circle will demonstrate the importance of creating those reciprocal and respectful relationships both inside and outside of the childcare setting.

During this session, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the various staff members of LEF in a panel style discussion about the challenges of practicing the Seasonal Pedagogy.

Link for more information and to register

AECEO members will have exclusive access to a recording of the webinar. Become a member today!

Did you miss Part 2? If you would like to continue learning with us about the Seasonal Pedagogy, we highly encourage you to review Part 2 (Movement) webinar and attend Part 3.

Access Information: The AECEO is committed to ensuring accessibility for all educators. ASL-English interpretation and live captioning will be available at this session. Please contact for access inquiries. “

Free Hula Hoops

We have 11 standard-sized hula hoops available for free.  The hoops have been somewhat spray painted and were used to decorate at the Gala.  If you are interested in one or multiple or all of these hoops, please email us at  and indicate the number of hoops you wish to pick up.  First come, first serve.  Post will be removed after hoops are no longer available.

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.

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.

Pride Month!

June is PRIDE MONTH, an annual event to celebrate the Stonewall riots of June 28th, 1969. Set in motion by the raid of a gay club that sparked a series of demonstrations, this incident led to the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement.

Today, Pride is an opportunity to celebrate LGBTQ2S+ rights, the coming together of community, and to raise awareness of the work that still needs to be accomplished.

Across the world, cities will be celebrating Pride through a range of events such as parades, parties, festivals, and fundraisers.

What will you be doing this year to celebrate Pride? Visit QueerEvents or Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity for more information.

Here are some resources you might find helpful:

Looking for local Pride events?

The Pride Street Fest in Thunder Bay is coming up this weekend on June 18th.

The Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre is hosting a Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ Mini Pow-Wow on June 30th.


Click here to view the full YQT Pride Calendar for Thunder Bay. If you know of Pride events happening elsewhere in the District, please let us know and we will share those in our next post. Thank you!

Parent Engagement/ Engagement des parents

English – Inviting Parent Involvement in Early Years Programs
French – Inviter les parents à participer aux programmes pour la petite enfance

In this video, Gilles Cantin talks about how educators can support parents and caregivers to be active contributors in their child’s learning. Share your questions and key takeaways in the comments below.