Professional development

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At TCLA, we believe teachers should be supported in their professional growth. We provide a range of training workshops to build teacher knowledge, skills and practice. 

Vacation Training Series

To ensure quality teaching, mandatory training must be completed by teaching staff annually. These training sessions are conducted by university lecturers in the field of Early Childhood Education.    

Thematic Planning and Teaching
Music in the Early Childhood Classroom
Language & Literacy in ECCE

TCLA's "I teach" series

This TCLA program allows teachers to strengthen their practise through collaborative learning.  Teacher discussions along with management and teacher presentations facilitate peer to peer learning.
Recent topics include:
September 2019 - Emergent Reading
August 2019 - Development of Pre-writing Skills

Ministry of Education/NAEYC training

TCLA staff attends July-August Professional Development Workshop annually. Our administrator is also a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (USA) and attends annual conference. 

Recent workshops:

 Creating a thinking classroom. 

Pedagogy: Transition from ECCE to Infant Department: Bridging the Gap.

Professional Development for Improved Curriculum Implementation (ECCE).

Management Training

Recent coursework includes:


Family engagement in Education.

What works in Education.