Where Learning Flourishes

GRIT is pleased to offer a variety of learning opportunities geared to the work of early childhood educators, teachers, parents, and other professionals. This interactive, online learning focuses on providing knowledge and strategies to adults who support diverse learners in the early years (e.g. preschool / kindergarten).

Click on the desired workshop in the PDF, or see drop-down descriptions below, to register for each webinar.

GRIT is an approved professional development provider in Alberta. Our workshops meet the criteria for professional development funding, and/or release time funding, as outlined in the Alberta Childcare Grant Funding Guide.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Beyond Access: Meaningful Inclusion for All Children

    Participants will be able to define inclusion; consider aspects of inclusive leadership; and, investigate inclusive practices to support children that they can apply in their early learning setting.

    Date: Wednesday, February 22
    Time: 6:30-8:30pm

    Register Here
  • Brain Development & Resilience

    Participants will be able to describe the basic components of brain development and recognize the impact of stress; they will identify practices that support resilience; and, examine their role in nurturing children’s brain development.

    Date: Wednesday, March 22
    Time: 6:30-8:30pm

    Register Here
  • Mental Health Literacy

    Participants will be able to define mental health; differentiate the signs of mental health concerns in young children; and, examine their role in supporting children’s mental health.

    Date: Wednesday, April 19
    Time: 6:30-8:30pm

    Register Here
  • Social & Emotional Foundations for the Early Years

    Participants will be able to describe the process of learning; implement practices that support the development of social and emotional skills; and, develop ways to partner with families to support their child’s social and emotional development.

    Date: Wednesday, May 17
    Time: 6:30-8:30pm

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  • Responding to Challenging Behaviour

    Participants will be able to define challenging behaviour, and verify the foundational practices that minimize it. They will be able to start using the process of Positive Behaviour Supports as a way to respond to individual children’s challenging behaviour.

    Date: Wednesday, June 21
    Time: 6:30-8:30pm

    Register Here
Following GRIT’s presentation on inclusion, the conversations with my students confirmed that your presence had exactly the effect I’d hoped for. Their hearts and minds were opened. That’s what we hope for on any given day, right?
Lorin Yochim, Ph.D. Assistant Professor & Graduate Coordinator Faculty of Education Concordia University of Edmonton