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St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus, Davies Hall

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

The primary goal for the conference is to say thank you to the Early Childhood Educators in Kingston and surrounding area for supporting the St. Lawrence College Early Childhood Education program

With the numerous changes that have occurred in the field over the past few years, the program wants to provide the ECE community with a vehicle to stay abreast of current and future changes that impact the community as well as the program at St. Lawrence College.

Our hope is that Making Connections will encourage us stay connected to each other to create a stronger bond between the college program and the ECE community.

Topic this year:
Understanding Challenging Behaviour

Challenging behaviour is one of the most discussed issues in Early Learning and Child Care settings. In this workshop we’ll explore some of the main causes of challenging behaviour and why we interpret some communication as challenging. We will discuss our beliefs about children and how we can help children get their needs met by learning social skills and through our healthy relationships. This workshop includes group discussion, video clips, examples of visual strategies and a plan for support for these children and their families.

Guest Speaker

Monica Carruthers

Monica Carruthers graduated from the Mohawk College ECE program in 1980, is registered with College of Early Childhood Educators, has her Early Childhood Resource Teacher Certificate and is certified by the AECEO. She has worked in Child Care, Co-operative Preschool, and has been a Resource Teacher in both Hamilton and Windsor.  As a member of the Professional Education team at ASCY she was the lead mentor in Hamilton for 'For Goodness Sake; An applied approach to behavioural intervention for you children'.

Since moving to the Windsor-Essex area in Ontario she is now an independent Professional Development Consultant, speaking at conferences and delivering In-service training around the province. Her website is and you can find her on Facebook at Nature Of Kids.

Registration: Closes March 1, 2017

Click here to register! 

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