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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 20/03/15

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES:  On March 10th, the Centre for Excellence for Early Childhood Development announced the re-vamp of the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development. This online encyclopedia is targeted to service providers and policy-makers with evidence-based information on 51 topics on early childhood development from conception to age 5.

The encyclopedia provides the most up-to-date scientific knowledge on early child development and has been adopted for use in Latin America, Brazil, Europe and Russia. The encyclopedia is translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese and is expected to be translated into Russian.

Topic categories include: Behaviour, Education and Learning, Health and Nutrition, Pregnancy, Family, and Services and Policy. The new format includes a more intuitive interface, more ways to access information, and videos.  To visit, please CLICK HERE.

EARLY YEARS VIDEOS:  The Think, Feel, Act – Lessons from Research About Young Children videos are now on the Ontario Government’s YouTube Channel.  Also included are some new videos on Pedagogical Leadership, Inclusion and Epigenetics.

THE POWER OF NETWORKS AND LIBERATING STRUCTURES:  April 27 and 28, 9-4pm at the Galipeau Centre, Smith Falls, cost $175.00 + HST.

Facilitated by Liz Rykert of Meta Strategies and hosted by the Lanark County Planning Council for Children Youth and Families, the aim of the two days is:

1)    To understand basic network theory and network leadership and be able to apply it to current organizations and projects; and

2)    To learn Liberating Structures to maximize engagement and unleash creativity and innovation with everyone.

The cost is $175 plus HST and registration includes Refreshments and Lunch each day plus a copy of the Network Weaver’s Handbook by June Holley.

Register Now

For questions about the event or to let us know dietary needs please contact

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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