May 16-20, 2022

Location: Online – Use your data-enabled phone, tablet or computer to join all sessions

About the PDI

The Professional Development Institute will bring together for five days local, regional and international exchange of research ideas and experiences that shape ECD today.  Each day will offer plenary sessions, and workshops with practical demonstrations. Participants will be offered over 30 unique workshops that span areas such as ECD Global Perspectives, Advocacy/ Public Policy, Learning Environments, Family Engagement, Play, Diversity/ Equity, Teacher Development/Professionalism, Technology, Community Partnerships, Early Literacy, Early Math, Child Development, Curriculum, Challenging Behaviours and Health & Safety.  The workshops and sessions offered will be relevant and engaging and will facilitate several hundreds per session. The Professional Development Institute Expo is another highly anticipated 5-day event that will be officially opened on the first evening.

PDI Schedule

This year’s PDI will be astronomical! Filled with superb learning opportunities, including 7 blocks of educational concurrent sessions, 7 plenary sessions, and informal programming and activities such as the magnificent Millie Movers. The PDI workshop sessions are designed to help early childhood educators and parents develop new and innovative ideas, share experiences, discover best practices and learn new strategies from noted experts in the field.

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Leo Gilling - Chairman, JDTAN

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