CCCF Board Nominations

Please click here for the CCCF Call for Nominations

 

 

CCCF Award of Excellence Winner

The Canadian Child Care Federation is Proud to Announce Roni Cahen from Vancouver, BC as the 2017 Recipient of the CCCF Award of Excellence    

Happy Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day!!

To quote Darci Lang, “Wake up and be someone’s blessing”.  You all deserve more then one day dedicated to you for all the love, energy and education you pour into children. You truly are making a large difference in this world and the children are so “blessed” to have someone like you in their lives. Keep being wonderful!unnamed

Early Childhood Education Month and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day!

Congratulations on another successful year of shaping young children and influencing their future in a positive way. May has been declared Early Childhood Education month by the Ministry of Education and May 15, 2017 has been proclaimed as Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day.
The Saskatchewan Early Childhood Association thanks each of you for your daily dedication and passion for early childhood education. We hope you are able to celebrate yourselves and your colleagues this month.

SECA Retreat

The 2017 SECA Retreat will take place at the beautiful Elk Ridge Resort. Join us for a relaxing, motivational, fun filled retreat. Enjoy the resort life with access to a long list of activities including workshops, ziplining, golf, hiking, and beach volleyball to name a few. This an opportunity for team building and rejuvenation you won’t want to miss.
Thursday, May 11th and Friday, May 12th are days dedicated to Directors of centres. Saturday, May 13th and the morning of Sunday, May 14th are dedicated to Early Childhood Educators. Directors are welcome to stay for the whole weekend with their staff.

Please click here for more information. Please click here for the registration form.

SECA Awards of Excellence Nominations

SECA is hosting the annual SECA Awards of Excellence on November 18, 2016 in Saskatoon, SK.
The SECA Awards of Excellence are a chance for you to celebrate the accomplishments of the amazing programs and educators of our province. 
In addition to the awards, we would like to thank the Crystal Rivet Memorial Framed Talent Art Gala for their support in once again providing cash bursaries to the award winners.
Take the time to nominate a colleague for an award. Please follow this link for online nominations: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/secaawards2016. Please email all forms and supporting documents to seca.executivedirector@gmail.com. Nominations are due October 31, 2016.

2016-2017 Membership Renewal

With the end of August quickly approaching it is time to renew your 2016-2017 SECA Memberships! Your current SECA membership will expire on August 31, 2016. Membership renewals are valid from September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017. Please click on the following link to renew your membership: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/20162017SECA. Should you choose, click here for a PDF document for membership renewal. Payment options include credit card, cheque or e-transfer. Remember, all credit card information is destroyed following processing!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email the office.

LOOSE PARTS IN YOUR OUTDOOR PLAY SPACE

The Saskatchewan Early Childhood Association is pleased to announce the details of the Awards Gala, Annual General Meeting, and Loose Parts in Your Outdoor Play Space Workshop.

The Awards Gala will be held the evening of Friday, November 18th. The evening will consist of cocktail hour, speakers, a meal, award presentations and entertainment.

The AGM will be held on Saturday, November 19th and is an opportunity for all members to express their right to vote for the preferred representation on the Board of Directors.

In conjunction with the AGM, which will take place over lunch, we will be hosting a workshop featuring

Mavis Lewis-Webber and Brigitte Insull.

Click here for more information and here for a registration form.

 

 

 

Daycare IQ

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Daycare IQ. Visit their website to learn more about this program: https://www.daycareiq.com/Sign up with the coupon code SASK15 to receive the 15% discount available to SECA members. 
 
Georgia Siourounis
Interim Executive Director

PD SURVEY

SECA is developing a proposal to present to the Ministry of Education around the possibility of set day(s) for professional development for ECE similar to what we see in the public school system.We need your assistance to determine how this would affect facilities, homes, Early Childhood Educators, Board of Directors and Families. Please take a few minutes to complete the attached survey.  Once we receive the data, we will compile it and use it in our report to the ministry.This is an initiative that will truly need support to have an impact. The more responses we receive, the more impactful the data becomes. From there we can portray, with certainty and accuracy, how the plan would be received by all those affected and the best ways to potentially implement a plan for the future.

Please pass this along to colleagues in the field of Early Learning whom may not be SECA members to assist us in ensuring the most comprehensive results possible
 
The deadline for this survey is Monday, June 20, 2016.
Please forward this link to each of your staff members if applicable- 
​Survey for Directors and Home Providers
​Directors, please forward this link to your Board Members-​
Please forward this link to each of the families of your facilities-
If you click the link and it doesn’t direct you to the survey site, please copy the link and paste it in the address box.