Professional Development

Investment in professional development is critical for the early learning and child care sector as it helps to empower the workforce and provide the necessary skills and knowledge supporting high-quality care for children. Through workshops, conferences, seminars and scholarly reading, early childhood educators can stay ahead on the latest research, best practices, and regulations in the field. Continuous learning fosters the holistic development of children, promotes their safety and well-being, and creates a nurturing environment that supports their growth.
Follow the links below to learn more about child care learning opportunities and how to access training.
Basics of Board Governance
The Basics of Effective Board Governance is an online training series that provides information to assist child care board of directors to understand their roles and responsibilities, accountability, authority and how to conduct effective meetings.
Science of Early Child Development (SECD)
SECD bring research and concepts to life with hundreds of readings, videos, links, interactive activities and questions for reflection supporting  independent study, personal learning, post-secondary teaching, staff orientation and parent education. Manitoba access only
Circle of Security / CARE Childcare Attachment and Relationship Education
Circle of Security is an internationally recognized early intervention program designed to strengthen the relationship between a caregiver and a child, supporting child care providers in gaining competence in helping children manage their emotions and hence their behaviors.

Workshops and Seminars

Manitoba Child Care Association
Provides professional development opportunities for early learning and child care professionals that are available to both members and non-members throughout the year. Highlights include a fall workshop series and conferences on important topics in the child care sector.
Fédération des parents de la francophonie manitobaine
Offers a series of educational workshops and conferences for early learning and child care professionals which are presented in French. 
St. Amant
Offers workshop series ‘Fulfilling Potential’ supporting children with diverse needs, including topics such as challenging behaviors and Autism Spectrum Disorder. An initiative supported by Canada-Manitoba ELCC agreement.