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professional learning

Events encompass all upcoming Professional Learning opportunities. Mainly, the learning experiences offered are brought to you by the Strive Professional Learning Committee and align with How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, as well as the College of Early Childhood Educators requirement for Continuous Professional Learning. This can include, workshops, reflections, guest speakers, and hands-on-learning which may be delivered in single sessions, article studies, and full or half day events. Also highlighted are network meetings, committee meetings, and other upcoming events for community engagement.

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Networking is a vital aspect to the professional growth of early childhood educators. Strive provides opportunities for practitioners to network and connect with other professionals within environments that stimulate creativity and innovation. Collaboration and innovation combine to improve practice and impact. We are committed to building an environment that cultivates innovative collaboration because it allows for new pathways to success. Networking renews and refreshes, it brings synergy and pushes boundaries.

Our current Networks include:

  • Early Years Professional Network
  • Child Care Cooks and Dietary Planners Network
  • Nursery School and Parent Cooperative Network

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The Mentor Working group is developing an intentional mentoring program to sustain and grow the mentoring capacity in our community. Identifying protocols for a new mentoring initiative will ensure there are intentional opportunities to connect with other practitioners to grow professionally and transform their practice.

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Professional Resources

Access to child care and early years resources is essential for professionals working in the sector. During this transformative time within our field, all professionals need to know where to find legislation, our regulatory framework and guiding documents. The Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, the College of ECE framework that regulates and governs Ontario’s RECEs and other impactful documents can be found here

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job postings

As a component of innovative collaboration, we are pleased to share current job postings within the community. Our early learning community is rich with unique and diverse career opportunities. Educators deserve to find an employer that matches their individual values and beliefs.

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Community Engagement

Strive is made up of several committees and working groups. In order to encompass the voice of all professionals in the community, we invite practitioners to join the conversations.

  • Strive Committee
  • Strive Advisory Committee
  • Professional Learning Committee
  • Mentor Working Group

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QCCCC is now strive!

Strive is proud and honored to announce our rebranding. Formerly the Quality Child Care Coordinating Committee, or QCCCC, we launched our new name, logo, and tagline in October 2017.

With this comes not only an exciting change, but also marks this transformative time in the Early Years sector. While our strategic plan has been in place since 2016, we have made gigantic strides towards our outcomes.

Undergoing this rebranding is a major step not only for us, but for all Early Years and Child Care Professionals in the community.

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