Do you have a child between 0 and 12 or work with children in the early years and are looking for support and resources through the MNO? MNO’s Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Developmental Resource Consultant (DRC) is pleased to invite families and educators to attend a series of educational and interactive sessions. These sessions are geared towards those who want to enhance their understanding of their child’s developmental stages and learn skills to support their children who may be experiencing challenges.

Each Métis Early Learning Workshop focuses on a different theme. Topics to be discussed include navigating disability funding, school readiness, and introduction to special education.

The workshops will occur once a month on Thursday evenings, virtually over Zoom, between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM EST. Each workshop will include time for discussion with an ELCC Developmental Resource Consultant. Registered participants will receive an Agenda and Zoom link information one week before the workshop.

2024-2025 Early Learning Workshop Schedule

• Come and See the ELCC! – April 18, 2024
o Registration Period, March 25 – April 8
• Play 101 – May 23, 2024
o Registration Period, April 18 – May 2
• Kindergarten, Full Steam Ahead! – June 20, 2024
o Registration Period, May 23 – June 6
• Navigating External Early Years Funding – September 18, 2024
o Registration Period, August 15 – 29
• Intro to Special Education – October 17, 2024
o Registration Period, September 12 – 26
• Disability Tax Credit – October 24, 2024
o Registration Period, September 26 – October 10
• Meet the MNO Early Years Teams – November 21, 2024
o Registration Period, October 17 – 31
• Navigating the Holidays for Neurodivergent Children and Parents – December 5, 2024
o Registration Period, November 7 – 21
• Next Stop: Kindergarten! – January 23, 2024
o Registration Period, December 12 – January 13
• Navigating the Holidays for Neurodivergent Children and Parents – December 5, 2024
o Registration Period, November 7 – 21
• Early Years Self-Expression – March 27, 2025
o Registration Period, February 20 – March 6

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining this session, please complete the form at the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/76VW9YR

Once you have submitted the form, a link will be sent to the email provided before the session.

If you have any questions, please email the DRC team at DRCsupport@metisnation.org.

Eligibility 

To be eligible for the Family Workshops, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• One parent/guardian or Grandparent must be a Métis Nation of Ontario citizen eligible for direct benefits under MNO Policy #2021-001: Eligibility for Direct Benefits Programs and Services Policy.
• Have at least one child or grandchild between 0-12 years old.
• Ability to access the internet and have a device to connect to Zoom.