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Mentoring Skills Development for Early Childhood Educators
Nova Scotia Child Care Association
As early childhood educators, we often rely on colleagues to support us and guide us as we grow personally and professionally, and we approach one another to seek acknowledgement and validation in our practice. The skills that facilitate and enhance these relationships are mentoring skills.
This seminar series will provide you with mentoring skills for enhancing the early childhood practice of both yourself and your colleagues. It uses the Partners In Practice Mentoring Model to develop those skills. The vision of the Partners In Practice Mentoring Model is that every child care practitioner belongs to a mentoring culture. Within that culture, their voices are articulated, expressed and heard in a safe, ethical environment. Members of the mentoring culture support and recognize each other, are reflective practitioners, exercise honour, respect and modesty and engage in continuous growth and learning.
Mentoring is a partnership; a relationship between two people built on mutual trust and respect. This series will provide you with the skills to be an effective member of a mentoring pair, a relationship that will give and receive support and recognition from each other as you learn new things together.
The Nova Scotia Child Care Association supports early childhood educators in enhancing their practice that can help colleagues develop personal and professional goals, while encouraging them to believe in themselves and boost their confidence. You will also become more self-aware through developing skills in reflective practice. The NSCCA aims to support child care practitioners in ethical and best practices. Using the Partnerships in Practice module we will explore infrastructure necessary to support mentoring with early childhood educators; Support and Recognition, Reflective Practice, Continuous Growth and Building Relationships.
This series is being offered to all those working with children in the early years. NSCCA members receive a special rate.
Seminars are kept small to encourage meaningful dialogue and discussion (10 registrants per series)
This session series is FULL. Contact us if you would like to be on the wait list for 2016-17!
Seminar dates are as follows:
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Introduction to Mentoring (6:30-9:30 pm)
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Mentoring Tools and Strategies (6:30-9:30)
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Application of Ethics (6:30-9:30)
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Temperament and Personality (6:30-9:30 pm)
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Becoming a Reflective Practitioner (9:30am-4:00)
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Mentoring and Adult Development (9:30am-4:00pm)
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Facilitating Reflective Thinking (9:30am-4:00pm)
Registration: Limit of 10 persons. You must register for the series only. This series will be offered annually and any sessions missed can be made up in the next year. Notification of non-attendance of a session is required prior to the session. Upon completion participants will receive a certificate of achievement and a PIP pin. 30 PD Hours.
Location: NSCCA Office 102 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, NS
Cost: $125 for paid up NSCCA Members; $150 for Non NSCCA Members. Cancellation: full refunds for enrollment of the full series will be given with one month written notice, prior to the first session of the series. Non attendance does not constitute cancellation.
Cash or Cheque only. Cheques made out to NSCCA.