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2012 News

Visit the Early Learning and Care in Ottawa blog! - A place for early learning and care professionals to share their experiences in implementing the Early Learning for Every Child Today (ELECT) framework. Submitted to us by Lyne Tremblay, Phase 1 and 2 Mentoring Animator, Ottawa French groups.

Find an invitation to "Continue the Mentoring Momentum" in London in the new issue of The Mentoring Minute, Volume 2, Issue 2.

2011 News

In recognition of the upcoming National Child Day (November 20, 2011), the ECCDC is releasing data from its Mentoring Pairs for Child Care Project. Click here to read the media release.

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University recently published their Fall Research Notes, which includes the research we produced through the MPCC project!

View The Mentoring Minute - Continuing the Momentum - a publication of Mentoring Pairs for Child Care and Fanshawe College, Fall 2011.

View our ECCDC Mentoring Update flyer to find information on data gathered from the formal MPCC program, resources, and current "Continuing the Momentum" activities.

On October 12, 2011, the Peel Continuing the Momentum project was launched by Raising the Bar Peel (RBTP)!
View a picture of the crowd and activity.

The Government of Ontario has funded two new "Peer mentoring, training and planning" projects for Windsor/Essex County and southwestern Ontario First Nations’ services providers. The ECCDC will be administering these in partnership with the Windsor/Essex County Best Start Committee, City of Windsor and the South West Region Progressive Early-learning Aboriginal Centres of Excellence (PEACE) network. The goal of these projects is to support integration work through the exchange of information and best practices, as well as the identification of possible strategies resulting in a follow-up report and presentations on recommendations.

Mentoring Graduates and Partners take on leadership roles with the College of Early Childhood Educators!
Darlene Edgar, consultant to MPCC, returns to her role as Elected Council Member for District 7 - Hamilton/Niagara Region and is also the newly appointed Vice President. Our Phase 1 and 2 Mentoring Animator for Ottawa – English, Lisa Lamarre-O’Gorman, RECE, is Elected Council Member for District 2 - East Region. Both Rick Nankissoor, RECE, Phase 1 & 2 MPCC Graduate, and
 Lu Ann Hill, MPCC Advisory and Phase 1 Mentoring Animator for our Treaty 3 First Nations group,
are Non-Council Committee Members.
Visit the CECE website for more information on their respective roles.

MPCC alumni to present at the 10th Ontario Professional Development Conference for LINC Childminders, Toronto, October 27-28.
Julie Dotsch, our Phase 2 Peterborough Mentoring Animator, will be delivering a workshop on "Helping Children and Families Who Have Experienced Trauma". Julie is an ECE Diversity Consultant - click here to view some of her articles on the CMAS website.
MPCC Project Manager, Glory Ressler, will be presenting "Mentoring for Personal and Professional Growth" and "Getting More Done and Feeling Less Stressed".
The mentoring session (and others) will be recorded and available for viewing, as well as mentoring materials from the session, on the CMAS website after the conference.
All MPCC Continuing the Momentum communities are developed and are busy implementing their local sustainability plans! These next steps plans will allow MPCC graduates and community partners to continue to build the skills and local leadership required for successfully navigating change in the sector! Click here for more detailed information.

Lu Ann Hill, Advisory Committee Member and Mentoring Animator for our Treaty 3 First Nations Mentoring Group in 2009, presented on the Mentoring Pairs for Child Care program as part of a mentoring panel at the World Indigenous Nations Conference on Education in Peru in August!

A pre-conference Mentoring Gathering was held at the AECEO's 61st Annual Provincial Conference, June 9, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. The day consisted of a viewing of the MPCC promotional video, sharing of outcomes and impacts resulting from the work of 540+ graduates, a panel of graduates and partners who shared their "continuing the mentoring momentum" plans and activities, and an open forum afternoon to explore how mentoring and these community initiatives might help develop teams. leadership, and navigate change in early learning and care in Ontario.

MPCC Project Manager, Glory Ressler, presents at this year's Canadian Child Care Federation conference, May, New Brunswick:
"Mentoring Pairs for Child Care:
Building Knowledge, Skills, Reflective Practice, Positive Relationships & Learning Environments in Ontario".

Tammy McCormick Ferguson, Executive Director of the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (host program of MPCC) received the CCCF's 2011 Award for Excellence in Child Care!

At the request of the World Forum on Early Care and Education, MPCC Project Manager, Glory Ressler, and MPCC Advisory Committee member Cynthia Abel (MCYS) flew to Hawaii in May to present, along with guests from Estonia and the US,
on "The Difference Mentors Make" in Early Childhood.
Click here to view an article on the "Learning Tour" that Glory attended at the Forum in the September/October 2011 issue of Child Care Exchange magazine. 

MPCC program evaluation tools and data have been gaining some international recognition!
Martha Friendly's Childcare Resource and Referral Unit highlighted the MPCC Final Outcome Report in its latest email update to here to read more.
The Institute for Child Development Research & Social Change in Arizona, USA used our Occupational Standards, Mentoring Attitudes & Predispositions and Professional Development questionnaires and embedded measurement scales in the evaluation of their own mentoring training program. Dr. Gillian Doherty, MPCC's Lead Researcher and Evaluator, surveyed them concerning their project and results for comparison to, and use in, our MPCC Final Report and they were very impressed with our model and results.....
click here to view a report on their project.

2010 News

From our North Bay group, some motivational and inspirational thoughts on work and positive thinking and teamwork and leadership. And a PowerPoint presentation and "RESPECT" document that was shared at their Community Celebration.

View a PowerPoint presentation from our South Western Ontario First Nations group's PEACE Gathering.

A "Recipe for Mentoring" submitted by our London group and a poem written by participants in our Sudbury - English group.

Some materials shared at the Community Celebration in Timmins: "Community Impact",  "Why Not Years Ago?", and "What We Learned".

Participant reflections from Niagara and Etobicoke.

Read the adventures of some of our rural participants travelling south to their study group in Sault Ste. Marie!

2009 News

Participant reflection shared at the 2009 Thunder Bay Community Presentation and, from our 2009 Treaty 3 First Nations group, a a reflective journal response, Creating a Personal Approach to Leadership.

London 2009 Mentor Appreciation Event Powerpoint presentation.

Read about the benefits of participating first hand, from participants in our 2009 Ottawa - English group.

Here's some more  feedback  from 2009 groups! 
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