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Date: February 2, 2010, 7-9 p.m.Title: Inclusive Circle Time Strategies with Debra Mayer of SpeciaLinkDate: February 3, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 12 noonTitle: Inclusion Visionaries with Debra Mayer of SpeciaLinkLocation: Langara Community College, ECE Diploma Program 100 West 49th Ave Vancouver, BC For more information: email@example.com
Early Years Conference 2010 The Rights of the Child Title: Disability and Inclusion: Changing Attitudes-Changing Policy with
Sponsor: University of British Columbia
Debra Mayer of SpeciaLinkDate: February 5, 2010 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: The Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, CanadaFor more information:
Sponsor: Comox Valley Early Childhood Educators of BC and Comox Valley Child
Development Association, Supported Child Development ProgramTitle: Social Play in Inclusive Child Care Settings with Debra Mayer of
SpeciaLink Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010 9 am - Noon
Location: Glacier View Gymnasium 241 Becher Drive, Courtenay, BCFor more information: Comox Valley Child Development Association
Sponsor: The GRIT Program
Title: From Policy to Practice: Inspiring Quality Inclusive Early Learning
with Debra Mayer of SpeciaLink
Date: February 25, 2010, full day
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Edmonton, Alberta
For more information, please contact The GRIT Program (780)454-9910
Sponsor: The Manitoba Child Care Association
Title: How It Can Be Done: Learning From the Pan-Canadian Experience with
Debra Mayer of SpeciaLink
Date: Thursday March 11, 2010 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Location: MCCA 2nd floor, 2350 McPhillips St, Winnipeg MBFor more information: (204)586-8587http://mccahouse.org/documents/WinterWorkshops2010.pdf
Sponsor: West Kootenay
Boundary Supported Community Services Co-op
Title: Inclusive Social Play, Inclusive Circle Time and Getting Ready for Transition
to School with Dr. Sharon Irwin
Location: Sandman Hotel, Nelson, BC
Date: Friday, March 26, 2010
For more info: Dr. Bill Reid, Spectrum Solutions, 250-354-1164 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: West Kootenay Boundary Supported Child Development,
Kootenay Family Place
Title: Creating Places for All Children, with Dr. Sharon Irwin
Location: Selkirk College
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010 (full day)
For more info: Tashia Weeks, 250-365-5616 email@example.com
Sponsor: Kootney Boundary Community
Title: Inclusive Social Play, Inclusive Circle Time and Getting
Ready for Transition to School with Dr. Sharon Hope Irwin of
Location: Nelson, BC
April 24 Sponsor: Campbell River Association for Community Living - Supported Child Development Program
EARLY LEARNING CONFERENCE: CELEBRATING CHILD CARE ~ CREATING POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTS
Title: Inclusive Circle Times and Social Play in Inclusive Child Care Settings with Debra Mayer of SpeciaLink
Date: Saturday April 24: 10:00 – 12:00pm and 1:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Campbell River Community Centre 401 – 11th Avenue, Campbell River, B.C.
For more information: Phone: 250-286-0955 ext 232
Sponsor: The Manitoba Child Care Association
Annual provincial Conference, "Opening the Door to Adventure in ECE"Title: No Easy Buttons Here: Developing a Zero Reject Policy with Debra
Mayer of SpeciaLink
Date: Friday, May 28, 2010 1:45-4:00 p.m.Location: The Victoria Inn, Winnipeg MBFor more information: Karen Gander, (204)586-8587. Please watch the MCCA
website at <http://www.mccahouse.org/> for the conference
Sponsor: Ryerson University
Early Childhood Department
Title: The SpeciaLink Early Childhood Inclusion Scale with
Dr. Sharon Hope Irwin of SpeciaLink.
Date: May 10, 2010
Location: Ryerson University, Toronto.
Sponsor: 26th Annual International
Conference, Division of Early Childhood (DEC), Council for Exceptional
The hurdler’s guide to high quality inclusion: Australia,
Canada and the USA. John Forster, Virginia Buysse, Sharon Hope
Date: October 15, 2010
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Sponsor: Nova Scotia Department of
Community Services, Early Childhood Development Services.
for ECDOs (Early Childhood Development Officers) on Challenges
to Inclusion in Early Learning Centres and How the SpeciaLink
Inclusion Scale Might Help Create a Pathway to Progress. Presenter:
Sharon Hope Irwin. DATE: October 19: 1:00 - 4:30 pm.
Sponsor: Nova Scotia Department
of Community Services, Early Childhood Development Services.
for ECDOs, case workers, case work supervisors, Early Childhood
Development specialists, and Executive Directors of the 17
Early Intervention programs on Transitions and Professional
Collaboration. Presenter: Sharon Hope Irwin.
October 20: 8:30-12:30,
Sponsor: Caregiver Health.
National Roundtable on the Health of Families of Children
Sharon Hope Irwin.
November 5: 9:00 – 4:30,
Sponsor: Alberta Education.
in the Early Years: Promising Practices. “Have you got Attitude?” Keynote
presenter: Debra Mayer.
6: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.
LOCATION: Fantasyland Hotel and
Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB.
For additional information,
contact your Alberta
COMING IN 2011
Sponsor: International Society
on Early Intervention.
The Third Conference of the
International Society on Early Intervention, May 2-5, 2011. “Early
Childhood Inclusion in Canada” is
currently scheduled to be presented on Wednesday, May 4th,
2011 and is part of a part of a symposium entitled: “A
Guide to High Quality Inclusion: Australia, Canada and the
United States.” John Forster, Virginia Buysse, Sharon
Hope Irwin. Hilton Hotel, New York City, NY.
SpeciaLink: The National Centre for Child Care Inclusion
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Sydney, NS B1P 2C7
Phone (902) 562-1662
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