Dufferin County Services Children's Services Raising the Bar Video Resources Video Resources Inclusive Early Years Programs – Benefits for Children with Special Needs Building programs that focus on comfort and commitment towards inclusion and working together as a team to create an inclusive environment, leads to positive outcomes for children with special needs and their families. Pedagogical Leadership: Guiding Teaching and Learning in Early Years Settings Pedagogical leadership is about guiding the study of the teaching and learning process alongside educators. Pedagogical Leadership: Building Strong Relationships with Educators in Early Years Setting Pedagogical leadership is about guiding the study of the teaching and learning process alongside educators. Pedagogical Leadership – Encouraging Educators’ Reflective Thinking in Early Years Settings Pedagogical leadership is about guiding the study of the teaching and learning process alongside educators. Pedagogical Leadership – Recognizing Possibilities for Professional Learning in Early Years Settings Possibilities for learning happen in every moment, including with children throughout the day and during professional learning. Early Years Learning Environments - A New Perspective on Creating Engaging Spaces for Children An early years environment with complex and engaging materials invites collaboration and helps children to cope with stress and manage their feelings. Early Years Learning Environments - Supporting Children's Curiosity and Ongoing Investigation Open ended materials and environments that support children’s exploration, investigation, and curiosity, foster complex thinking and learning. Early Years Learning Environments - Learning with Children and Building on Their Ideas When educators are open to learning with and about children’s ideas, gifts, and questions, they extend children’s learning. Early Years Learning Environments - Supporting Children as Competent Learners Children develop responsibility to be safe and careful when exploring materials when educators see children as competent and capable. Early Years Learning Environments - Designing Spaces with Children's Input Recognizing the environment as a teacher and creating a flexible space that is designed with input from children creates many possibilities for learning and growth. Early Years Learning Environments - Following Children's Interest and Natural Curiosity Allowing flexibility in the day based on children’s interests supports children’s in-depth long-term investigation and engagement. Early Years Learning Environments - Investigating the Natural World Viewing the outdoor environment as a space that has multiple possibilities for investigation supports children’s creative problem solving, learning, and complex thinking. Parent Engagement - Parents as Active Participants in Early Years Programs When educators view parents/caregivers as connected to their children’s learning and encourage parents/caregivers to participate in the early years program in many different ways, they have a more complete understanding of children and their interests. Pedagogical Documentation – From Observing to Interpreting Children’s Learning Pedagogical documentation is a process for documenting children's experiences and studying what children reveal about their views of the world. Pedagogical Documentation – Making Children’s Learning and Thinking Visible Pedagogical documentation provides a placeholder for children’s experiences that can be revisited at a later time to study and interpret with others. Pedagogical Documentation - An Ongoing Practice of Making Connections with Children’s Learning Pedagogical documentation is a complex process that involves following and capturing children’s excitement and wonder about the world around them, and making connections to children’s interpretations and learning. Self Regulation - Sources of Stress in Young Children Self-regulation is about how effectively and efficiently children deal with stress and then recover from it, which helps them stay calm, focused, and alert. Self Regulation - Impacts of Stress on Young Children Today’s environment and lifestyle has many stressors for young children, which challenge them to cope. Self Regulation - Helping Young Children Cope with Stress Educators can help children’s self-regulation by identifying and reducing stressors, building children’s self-awareness, and promoting children’s abilities to calm down when agitated. Self Regulation - Creating Supportive Environments for Young Children Early years settings that provide multiple ways to support individual children in calming down and staying focused help promote self-regulation. Dr. Jean Clinton: Early Human Development Dr. Jean Clinton, Clinical Professor from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, will be speaking about why early childhood educators play a key role in building a Canada fit for children. Self-Reg for Early Childhood Education Dr. Shanker discusses the unique importance of Self-Reg in the early years, including the need for teachers to learn to identify when children and parents are in an allostatic load state and how to help. On Becoming a Self-Reg Haven Dr. Shanker talks about where the idea of Self-Reg Havens came from and what it means for a school to be a Self-Reg Haven. Dr Jean Clinton HTAL presents Dr Jean Clinton on early childhood development Dr Jean Clinton - Resilience Video Pt. 1 - Parenting Styles In this first of four videos, we talk about fostering healthy and emotional development in children and how to deal with those 'bumps in the road' and bounce back. Dr Jean Clinton - Resilience Video Pt. 2 - Parenting Style and the Emotional Brain The second part of these videos focuses on the development of the emotional brain and how it is influenced by parenting style. Dr Jean Clinton - Resilience Video Pt. 3 - Resilience, the Brain & the Self-Esteem Movement The third part of the Resilience Parenting series looks at brain development, generational trends in parenting style and the self-esteem movement. Dr Jean Clinton - Resilience Video Pt. 4 - Mindset, Self Efficacy and Self Regulation In the final part of the Resilience Parenting series, we talk about the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and how either can influence how a child perceives themselves and their accomplishments.