Below you will find a number of helpful resources created by the Professional Learning/Curriculum Services department at ETFO.

An ETFO Guide to Your Role as a Kindergarten DECE and Supporting the Kindergarten Team Partnership

Two new resources have been created entitled An ETFO Guide to Your Role as a Kindergarten DECE and Supporting the Kindergarten Team Partnership. The goal of these resources is to support our members working in Kindergarten by highlighting the integral role of the Designated Early Childhood Educator (DECE) as well as the Kindergarten team relationship. These resources can be used as advocacy tools by members as they engage in conversations as they include information from a variety of sources including ETFO resources and Ministry documents.

Building & Enriching Partnerships in Kindergarten

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Building and Enriching Partnerships in Kindergarten was developed to empower and support teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs) who are committed to building positive Kindergarten partnerships. Featuring the voices and first-hand knowledge of elementary teachers and DECEs, readers are provided with strategies, tools, and ideas to build an effective team. This resource will support the ongoing professional learning of members involved in Kindergarten through its use of partnership stories, stories from the field, research connections and reflection questions. It provides the history of ETFO’s advocacy in the early years and offers approaches to support teamwork, strategies for building trust and supporting communication, and gives advice from Professional Relations Services (PRS). While this resource is designed to be used by teams working collaboratively, it can also be used by individuals who are developing who they are as educators. Teams and individuals alike will find helpful information in the resource to support their development. Order your copy today from ShopETFO.

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