Mental Health in the Early Years: Social Emotional Wellness from the Start 2016

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Mental Health in the Early Years Social Emotional Wellness from the Start Conference 2016

October 21-23  Mount Saint Vincent University Rosaria Centre

The Nova Scotia Child Care Association, and our sponsors, are pleased to host our fourth annual Mental Health in the Early Years Conference: Social Emotional Wellness from the Start.   We hope to provide practical knowledge and tools through a variety of exciting professional development opportunities aimed to support those who work with our most vulnerable population, children 0-6,  and their families.

This two-day conference, with a special  pre-conference seminar with Dr. Chaya Kulkarni,  will take place at Mount Saint Vincent University, Rosaria Centre from October 21-23, 2016. 

The Nova Scotia Child Care Association hopes to provide practical information for professionals to use in their daily interactions with young children, while stimulating the mind and recognizing the important work we do each day. This conference is intended to strengthen ties, and expand collaborations between professionals who work with children in the early years of life, particularly those who require additional support.

The Nova Scotia Child Care Association welcomes stakeholders from a wide range of professions:

  • Education Professionals- Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, School Administrators, Child Care Centre Administrators, Directors, Professors
  • Early Interventionists, Resource Teachers, and Classroom Support Staff
  • Professionals and Clinicians in Health Care
  • Social Care Workers and Administrators
  • Policy Administrators/Policy Makers in Government
  • Parents and caregivers

The conference planning committee invites you to participate in this exciting opportunity. Enclosed you will find our Registration Package. We look forward to seeing you this fall!

Conference Program  Development Committee

Kathleen Couture Nova Scotia Child Care Association 

Carmel French Mount Saint Vincent University

Catherine Cross Executive Director, Nova Scotia Child Care Association 

Dr. Normand Carrey  IWK Health Centre 

Bernadette Fegan With you in Mind Consultancy

Elaine Ferguson Nova Scotia Child Care Association

Elizabeth Hessian Certification Council of Early Childhood Educators NS

Denise Stone  Department of Education and Early Childhood Development


Fall Conference Package 2016

Click Here for Registration Information


Conference Program Schedule

 Friday, October 21, 2016  Pre Conference Seminar 

9:00-10:00        Registration/Networking

10:00-11:15        Creating Developmental Support Plans-Dr. Chaya Kulkarni

11:15-11:30         Nutrition Break           

11:30-12:30        Creating Developmental Support Plans- Dr. Chaya Kulkarni

12:30-1:30          Lunch

1:30-4:00            Creating Developmental Support Plans- Dr. Chaya Kulkarni

 Saturday, October 22, 2016

8:00-8:45            Registration and Networking

8:45-9:00            Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:30      Developing Perspective taking skills and emotional literacy in 3-5 year olds-With Mary Gordon

10:30-11:00        Nutrition Break

11:00 – 12:30      Workshop Session A

12:30-1:30          Lunch         

1:30- 3:30            Workshop Session B 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

8:00 – 9:00       Registration and Networking

9:00 – 10:15      Self-Regulation & Development of Empathy: and Emotional Wellness-With Dr. Stuart Shanker

10:15-10:45        Nutrition Break

10:45–12:00      Self-Regulation & Development of Empathy and Emotional Wellness (cont.)

12:00-1:00         Lunch

1:00 – 3:00        Workshop Session C