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SI2016

The 13th Annual Summer Institute on Early Childhood Development

Growing ECE Access and Quality: Opportunities and Challenges

The Summer Institute is an annual collaboration between the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College and the Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. The Institute strives to offer timely information to inform research, policy and practice. As Canada embarks on a new early years strategy, the Institute looks at the conflict between increasing access to early childhood programs while maintaining quality.


Across Canada and around the Globe policymakers are looking to expand children’s access to early childhood education. Join Canadian and International experts as they discuss how states are expanding access while maintaining program quality; balancing the needs of 0-3 year olds with programs for 4-6 year olds; and addressing children’s right to early education with parents need for child care. Plus workshops and poster sessions featuring leading edge approaches to early years practice and policy.

 

Date: June 3, 2016
Location: George Brown College, Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto, Ontario


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Summer Institute 2016 - Registration

 

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Summer Institute 2016 - Amazing Turnout!

 

OpenLetter

Summer Institute 2016 - Our giant postcard in support of Early Childhood in Canada
Didn't get a chance to sign on?  Add your voice today http://ecincanada.ca/en/

 

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Summer Institute 2016 - Poster Presentations

 

Our Keynote Speakers

 

Tove  Tove 2

Tove Mogstad Slinde, Chair of the Network on Early Childhood Education and Care, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Advancing Quality in Early Childhood Settings

Rowena

Rowena Phair, Education and Skills Directorate, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Effective Outreach: Promoting Equitable Access to Early Childhood Programming

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Dr. Michel Boivin, Canada Research Chair on Child Social Development
The Link Between Research and Quality in Early Childhood Programming

 

Amazing Workshops

 

Playing for Keeps - Webber  Playing for Keeps - Gail

Playing for Keeps: The Long-Term Benefits of Play
(left) CAROLYN WEBBER Director, Early Years Centre, East Antigonish Education Centre, Monastery, Nova Scotia
(right) GAIL BORNSTEIN, School Ground Design Consultant, Evergreen/TDSB Associate, Toronto

 

Toys or Tools

Toys or Tools? Tablet Applications to Support Early Literacy
DR. MONICA MCGLYNN-STEWART Faculty, George Brown College, School of Early Childhood
NICOLA MAGUIRE Reserach Assistant
DR. TIFFANY MACKAY Instructional Coach, Peel District School Board

 

Dixon  Elaine

Transformational Leadership and Professional Self-Identity in Early Childhood Education
(left) MELANIE DIXON Director Professional Practice, College of Early Childhood Educators
(right) DR. ELAINE WINICK Professor, George Brown College, School of Early Childhood

 

Urso    Group

Integrating Research, Theory and Practice to Promote Quality in Early Childhood
(left) LAURA URSO RECE, Program Coordinator, City of Sudbury Children’s Services
(right) CYNTHIA GRUNDMANN Policy Development Officer, City of Toronto, Children’s Services Division
(right) JANE TOUSIGNANT RECE, Program Quality Coordinator, City of Sudbury Children’s Services
 (right) DR. JOEL LOPATA Researcher, University of Western Ontario

 

equipping

Equipping ECEs to Discuss the Development of Sexuality in Childhood: In the Classroom and with Families
ADAM DAVIES PhD Candidate, Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development, OISE, University of Toronto
ALICE-SIMONE BALTER Faculty, Early Childhood/Family and Community Social Services, University of Guelph-Humber
TRICIA VAN RHIJN Assistant Professor, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph

 

sabrina  Shelley

Early Years Systems Development in the Northwest Territories
(left) SABRINA BROADHEAD Aboriginal Health and Wellness, Department of Health, Northwest Territories
(right) SHELLEY KAPRAELIAN Director, Early Childhood Development, Department of Education, Culture & Employment, Northwest Territories

 

Stone

Little Kids in Big Schools
DENISE STONE Director, Early Years Integration and Community Development, Nova Scotia

 

Maureen

Aligning Early Childhood Pedagogy from Preschool to Kindergarten
MAUREEN DOCKENDORF Superintendent of the Early Years, Provincial Office for the Early Years & Ministry of Education, British Columbia

 

Petr

Do Neighbourhoods Impact the Quality of Early Childhood Programs?
PETR VARMUZA PhD Candidate, OISE, University of Toronto

 

Shannon

Child Care Rules: New Regulations for Ontario
SHANNON FULLER Director, Early Years Policy and Program Branch, Ministry of Education, Ontario

 

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The Movement for Decent Work: Advocacy & Actions to Influence Policy
(left) SUSAN GARROW-OLIVER Associate Professor, Department of Child Studies & Social Work, Mount Royal University
(left) CAROLYN FERNS Public Policy and Government Relations Coordinator, Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
(left) LYNDSAY MACDONALD Coordinator, Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario
(middle) NICKI DUBLENKO Chair, Alberta Child Care Association
(middle) MARYANN FAREBROTHER Mount Royal University Pilot Project Coordinator, Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, Alberta

 

Themes  Rayeya

Themes of Social Justice for Young Children in Applied Research
(left) DR. SUSAN WAMITHI-GITAU, Paediatrician, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
(right) RABEYA HOSSAIN, Early Child Development Consultant


 

 

SI2016 - Reception

Summer Institute 2016 - Reception

 

More pictures coming soon!