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. “

Celebrating Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) encourages the community to show their support of the child care profession and the educators that support their families.

“On behalf of the Board, I extend my deepest gratitude to child care workers and early learning heroes across the District for all you do to enrich the lives of children. Early childhood education is vital to the development of young minds and these professionals deserve our admiration and respect. Thank you for helping our children to explore and engage with the world around them.” – Lucy Kloosterhuis, Board Chair, TBDSSAB

“Child care and early years programs are critical to the success of our communities, and it’s important that we acknowledge that and show our appreciation. Being a child care professional is not easy—especially with the ups and downs faced in the last couple of years. It takes a big heart and dedication to support the development of children in the early years. Child care professionals should know that their commitment to families and children is appreciated.” – Bill Bradica, CAO, TBDSSAB

In recognition of Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, TBDSSAB would like to thank all the child care and early years professionals across The District of Thunder Bay for their commitment to serving families and children. Thank you for fostering a sense of wellbeing, curiosity, and belonging in our children, and for giving them the tools to learn from the world around them.

If you know someone who works within the child care profession or is an educator to your child(ren), please take the time to say a special thank you. Encourage children to decide how they’d like to show their appreciation.

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.

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! 

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!