After completing the Brain Story Certification, ECEs can register to participate in sessions facilitated by the Alberta Resource Centre for Quality Enhancement designed specifically for ECEs to connect the theory and ideas presented in the Brain Story to their daily practice, interactions, and relationships with children and families. Upon completing the sessions, ECEs will be reimbursed for 10 hours of time.
NOTE: This reimbursement is NOT LINKED to the Release Time Grant offered by Children's Services. The 10 hours DO NOT count towards the hours of the Release Time Funding grant, and reimbursement will come from AECEA, not from Children’s Services.
ECEs will be able to:
- appreciate the role they have on children’s brain development and the importance of brain development in the early years,
- integrate their new learning into daily practice with increased knowledge, skill, and confidence in their ability to articulate and put into practice the key concepts of brain science as it relates to their daily interactions with young children, and
- recognize alignments between concepts from the Brain Story and concepts of Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework and inclusive child care practices.
These sessions will be delivered in person and online and will take a variety of formats to meet the needs of ECEs across the province.
Students and other individuals not currently working at licensed child care programs are welcome to join but will not have access to this reimbursement.
The Theory-to-Practice Series for Early Childhood Educators is now available featuring five sessions: