Heartwork Live!
Childcare PD from Chatham-Kent
On May 15, 2023, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent gathered over 500 members of the early childhood and child care community at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre for a system-wide day of Professional Learning. Heartwork and So Much More was an opportunity for the community to connect with each other, and continue to build awareness and capacity around the four foundational principles in the How Does Learning Happen Framework: Belonging, Well-Being, Engagement and Expression.

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S2 EP 09 The Language Nest (Nwewnan Sasaang) with Mino Giizhajad

Mino Giizhajad leads a unique, early childhood education program on Walpole Island where, from a very early age, children are immersed in the Anishinaabe language. Mino Giizhajad joins Nadine Ladouceur to reflect on the power of the Language Nest…

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S2 Ep 08 Visions for the Future Of Heartwork PD with Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith is an administrative assistant for the Early Years and Child Care Team at the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. She has played an important role in bringing the “Heartwork and So Much More” PD days to life and she drops by to speak with us…

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S2 EP 07 Helping Families Looking for Childcare with Audrey Van der Zon

Audrey Van der Zon works in Client System and Supports at Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Part of her role is to assist parents and guardians to find child care, including managing the waitlist process. In this episode, we hear more about Audrey’s work…

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S2 EP 06 Starting in the profession with Britney Phillips

Britney Phillips is a new ECE assistant and a self-proclaimed student of the profession. Hear the perspective of someone who is just entering the profession and some of what draws her here.

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S2 EP 05 Mentoring in Early Childhood Education with Kelsey Stepniak

Kelsey Stepniak is an RECE with the https://www.gtfrc.org/ in Blenheim, Ontario. She is also part of the Chatham-Kent Ambassador program and she dropped by to talk about the importance of mentorship in early years education, and how the Ambassador…

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S2 EP 04 Well-Being in the Workplace with Lauren Uher

Lauren Uher is the founder of https://www.bloomwellnessck.com/ In 2018 Lauren opened her own private practice to serve the community through counselling. She primarily works with kids, teens and young adults. She has also been involved with pediatric…

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S2 EP 03 Trust and Belonging with Rumeet Billan

https://rumeet.com/#about is an award-winning, internationally recognized entrepreneur, http://viewpointleadership.ca/, https://www.nsb.com/speakers/rumeet-billan/, https://www.whodoiwanttobecome.com/, and humanitarian. Her mission is to transform…

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S2 EP 02 Early Literacy, Imagination and Play with Carrie Myers

Carrie Myers is a retired (but still active) Early Literacy Specialist in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Carrie dropped by to talk about her work, the importance of Early Literacy and how it is different than what K-12 educators mean by literacy.

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S2 EP 01 Getting the Day Started with Justin Langois and Shaun Moore

Once again, we’re fortunate to have the voices of two early childhood educators in Chatham-Kent join us for our conversations today.

Justin Langlois is a Dad, Stepdad, Bilingual Registered Early Childhood Educator, and Certified Self Reg Champion…

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GEM Moments with Martin Liberio, Erin Tiffin and Kaitlyn Burridge

In this conversation we speak with Martin Liberio, Erin Tiffin and Kaitlyn Burridge about GEM moments in the early years classroom.

Martin Liberio has contributed his expertise as co-author of “Educators in Native Child Care Services”, the author of…

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Stephen Hurley

Chief Catalyst voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.