Positive Guiding - Online Workshop (6 PD Hours)

Positive Guiding – Online Workshop

February 9th – 22nd, 2023

 This workshop is equivalent to a full day workshop, or six (6) hours of professional development.

What participants say about this workshop:

“The pace is perfect for me. It is the best way to learn as I can use my time effectively and access the materials as many times as I need it.”

“Hearing from the professionals as well as seeing different children’s play experiences from all over the world was great to see and take in.”

“Being able to flex it around my schedule was fantastic and so important as I have very little free time.”

Online registration will close on Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 4 PM


Positive Guiding (2 weeks)

This workshop focuses on the principles of positive guidance; the importance of relationships; tools for guiding and how to put them into practice.

This workshop will explore:

  • Approaches to Positive Guidance
  • A Child Rights Perspective
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Friendships and Getting Along with Peers;
  • Self-regulation
  • Challenging behaviours



The workshop content (videos, readings, links, games, discussions) is completely online and available to participants during the duration of the workshop. There are weekly expectations and participants have complete flexibility to work through the materials at times of the day that are most convenient for them. The content is from the Science of Early Child Development’s (SECD) engaging, multimedia resources used around the world by people who want to learn more about the impact of the early years on lifelong health and well-being.

Participants will watch videos of children, hear from experts discussing the topics, do short readings and play interactive review games. Participants will also “meet” virtually in online discussion groups guided by a SECD facilitator. In these groups, participants will post their responses and then read each other’s ideas and reflect on and apply what they learn when they log in. Discussions happen over the course of each week and participants post and reply at times that suit them.

Please note: Participants should have a reliable internet connection and be comfortable reading and writing in English.

We accept online payments by: e-transfer and credit card online

Credit Card: can be used to make purchase here

E-transfers can be emailed to: info@aecens.ca

Cheques can be mailed to:

Association of Early Childhood Educators of Nova Scotia
Suite 102 – 3845 Joseph Howe Drive,
Halifax, NS  B3L 4H9

  • Registrations will not be processed until payment is received.
  • Receipts will be addressed to the individual/organization making the payment unless indicated otherwise. Please clearly indicate who should receive the receipt at the time of payment.



50% refunds will be given if written notice is provided to the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Nova Scotia 15 days prior to the start of the workshop.   No refund will be given for cancellation or non-attendance after that.  Refunds do not include any service fees. 

Please contact AECENS at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop if you cannot attend and would like another person to attend in your place.

Online registration will close on Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 4 PM

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