CAFRA Full Day PD Event - Advancing the Quality of Early Learning and Child Care in Edmonton & Area

On Friday, November 10, 300 Edmonton & area early learning and child care educators will attend a full-day professional learning opportunity dedicated to advancing the quality of Early Learning and Care in their programs.  

The opportunity is organized by CAFRA, which represents 40 local community-operated non-profit child care centres. Several CAFRA member centres have approved a closure day to allow their educators to attend. This is the first time CAFRA has offered a full-day professional learning opportunity, recognizing that families benefit when early childhood educators can learn together with a common focus.

The event will help educators understand and apply Alberta’s new Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework in their roles. Focusing on a holistic view of children, this framework builds common language across diverse delivery settings around the importance of play in early learning, emergent curriculum planning and responsive care.

The Alberta Government sponsored the development of the Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework launched in 2014 as part of its effort to reflect and improve on a system of Early Learning and Child Care across the province. CAFRA’s event on November 10 supports local Early Learning and Child Care Centres in taking another step toward improving the quality of early learning and child care for Alberta’s children and their families.

CAFRA represents 40 Edmonton and area community-operated non-profit child care centres. CAFRA member centres benefit from networking and collaborating with other like-minded organizations whose aim is to advance the quality of early learning and care for young children and their families.

This event is by invitation only, but keep watch on the AECEA's twitter page for live updates and conversation.