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Where we've been in 2006

Forum on Quality, Inclusive Child Care
January 23-24: Fredericton, New Brunswick

SpeciaLink Annual Meeting
January 25, 2006
Early Childhood Resource Centre, Sydney, Nova Scotia
Keynote Speaker: Debra Mayer (Chairperson, The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada, and Project Manager, Measuring Inclusion Progress)

Why to Measure Inclusion Quality and How - Events in British Columbia
January 31: Kelowna
February 1: Victoria
February 2: Nanaimo
February 3: Langara College, Vancouver
February 4: Vancouver, British Columbia - Early Years Conference 2006 - Child Development Practices: A Decade of Change

How to Measure Inclusion Quality in Child Care and Why

Saturday, February 18th, 2006: Yukon College in Whitehorse, YK
Facilitated by Debra Mayer. Presented by Special Link, the National Centre for Child Care Inclusion in cooperation with the Yukon Child Care Association.
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How to Measure Inclusion Quality in Child Care and Why
Friday, March 31, 2006: Castlegar, BC (West Kootenay region)Saturday, April 1st: Cranbrook, BC (East Kootenay region)
Facilitated by Sharon Hope Irwin and Debra Mayer. Presented by Special Link, the National Centre for Child Care Inclusion in cooperation with the Supported Child Care program, Government of British Columbia.

Creating a Place for All Children: Measuring Inclusion Quality in Early Childhood Programs
Thursday April 6, 2006: Winnipeg, ManitobaCanadian Association for Young Children National Conference
Sharon Hope Irwin and Debra Mayer.

How To Measure Inclusion Quality - and Why
Tuesday, May 2: Prince George, BC (with Sharon Hope Irwin)
Thursday, May 4: Smithers, BC (with Sharon Hope Irwin and Debra Mayer)
Friday, May 5: Terrace, BC (with Sharon Hope Irwin and Debra Mayer)
Saturday, May 6: Prince Rupert, BC (with Sharon Hope Irwin and Debra Mayer)

How To Measure Inclusion Quality in Child Care - and Why: a full day institute
Manitoba Child Care Association Provincial Conference - "Soaring To New Heights"
May 25 - 27, 2006 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Leading the Way to Quality
June 15-18, 2006 in Calgary, Alberta
Hosted by the Canadian Child Care Federation, the Early Childhood Professional Association of Alberta, the Alberta Family Child Care Association, and the Alberta Child Care Network. Friday, June 16: Inclusion Visionaries with Debra Mayer and Sharon Hope Irwin

Being Universally Inclusive: Promotion and Practice Summer Institute, 2006
University of Winnipeg’s Department of Continuing Education
July 10th - 14th, 2006 University of Winnipeg’s Princess Campus, Winnipeg MB
Sharon Hope-Irwin & Debra Mayer

Access Ability National Research Conference for Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN)
Policy & Research Priorities for Children & Youth With Special Needs
August 21 – 24, 2006
Westin Bayshore Hotel Vancouver, British Columbia with Dr. Sharon Hope Irwin

Inclusion in Child Care Settings Enhancing Programs and Practices
Fairmont Hotel, St. John’s, NL

October 27-29, 2006
The Association of Early Childhood Educators Newfoundland and Labrador
(AECENL) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Why Measure Inclusion Quality?
By Debra Mayer, a workshop at the Saskatchewan Early Childhood Association’s annual provincial conference. "The Future Generations" November 3rd and 4th in Saskatoon, SK.
TCU Place 35-22nd Street East Saskatoon, SK.

How to Measure Inclusion Quality, and Why With Angela Robertson and Sandra Mcdooling Organized by Quality First in Halton Region, Ontario.
Monday, Nov 13, 2006. Quality First Project Coordinator – Tina Santonato


Wednesday November 22, 2006 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Manitoba Child Care Association 2nd floor, 2350 McPhillips St.

SpeciaLink: The National Centre for Child Care Inclusion
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Sydney, NS  B1P 2C7
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