Connecting educators
and pedagogy in Ontario

Professional learning across early years education is shifting. Engage with the innovative networks that are growing relationships and transforming practice across the province.

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By supporting a critical public conversation on pedagogy and the principles articulated in How Does Learning Happen?, the three Centres of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care are building professional learning networks in Ontario that are responsive to communities, educators, children and families.


Indigenous Centre

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Promoting and providing opportunities for educators to critically reflect on their practice through an Indigenous lens.

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Francophone Centre

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Supporting the development of pedagogical leadership that fosters francophone identity.

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Provincial Centre

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Creating early childhood pedagogies that are deeply responsive to the conditions of contemporary time.

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Growing early years pedagogy in Ontario: a timeline of key events

  1. Responsibility for child care transferred to Ministry of Education

  2. Think, Feel, Act: Lessons from research with young children offered

  3. How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years is released

  4. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission issues its final report

  5. Child Care and Early Years Act proclaimed, replacing the Day Nurseries Act

  6. Journey Together Ontario’s Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

  7. Publication of Think, Feel, Act: Empowering Children in the Middle Years

  8. The three Centres of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care launched

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