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News from NAPTA

An Evening with Rakhi Pancholi

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Don’t miss NAPTA’s Spring Supplemental Meeting! You are invited to attend this free evening of information and discussion. There will be time for questions, so bring your questions with you. For more information or to preregister and receive the Zoom link, please contact Agnes at naptacanada@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

AECEA Connect Webinar

You are invited to attend the Association of Early Childhood Educator’s of Alberta’s AECEA Connect session on December 10, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 PM!

In this session, we will be joined by Jane Beach to speak on her report written for the Edmonton Council for Early Learning and Care and the Muttart Foundation, An Examination of Regulatory and Other Measures to Support Quality Early Learning and Care in Alberta. To view the report, go here.

Jane is an early learning and child care research and policy consultant, based in Victoria BC. Over the past 25 years, Jane has developed child care expansion plans, conducted numerous child care studies, and authored many research and policy reports for government, universities, non-profit organizations and labour groups.

Register here: https://aecea.ca/civicrm/mailing/url?u=3954&qid=285095

New Child Care Regulations

Here are news releases from the UCP and the NDP regarding the new child care regulations. We don’t hear anything about preschool. Do you have any questions? Are you interested in having our voice heard? PM us on Facebook or e-mail us at naptacanada@gmail.com
UCP: Rebecca Schulz

NDP: Rakhi Pancholi

NAPTA Members’ Meeting
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7:00pm

Don’t miss the meeting this week! Everyone is welcome – invite a friend! NAPTA needs to know what YOU need. We’ll have a talk about subsidy, staff top up, professional development, a voice: advocacy. We’ll also have a special guest speaker: Carol Langer. Here is the link for the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89253477203?pwd=ZWlPOXpKQmVSSzdyZ1dPUkc0aGwxQT09

Other discussion will include “What are you needing?” Subsidy, staff top up, professional development, a voice: advoacy.

Carol is a long time advocate for our youngest citizens. She has worked in the early childhood sector for over 40 years as a preschool teacher, early intervention director, child care consultant, and family support coordinator.

She has sat on many boards, including the Edmonton Preschool Association, and committees throughout her long career in supporting children and early childhood professionals. She has served locally, provincially and nationally, with the Canadian Child Care Federation.

Carol will always be a strong advocate for quality services for children and families and the professionals who provide those services. She stands for a strong public system that includes family friendly community supports and that can be easily and affordably accessed.

In March, with COVID and the changing priorities of the Kenney government, she recently stepped back and moved into semi-retirement. She’s now writing a book. It may come out in 2 years or 20! Retirement is fun!

We can change the world through our children. We know better. We can do better.

Don’t miss another chance to take the course on the Flight curriculum!


NAPTA Meeting: Wednesday, October 28, at 7pm

Upcoming Event:
NAPTA Membership Meeting
October 28, 2020, at 7pm
Mark your calendar: The first NAPTA members’ meeting of the year will be a Zoom meeting on October 28. All NAPTA members will be sent a link to attend. There will be some business to attend to, time for networking with other members, and a great professional development opportunity! We hope to see you there!

Membership and Registration Information – Find information on NAPTA and how to register here!

NAPTA Events Calendar
View the NAPTA Events Calendar here!

Volunteer Opportunity
Opportunity to Plan NAPTA Professional Development!
Join NAPTA’s Vice President, Hayat El-Ossmani, in planning professional development activities for NAPTA members in the upcoming year! This committee will work together to plan interesting, fun, and relevant professional development for NAPTA members. Interested? Want more information? Contact Hayat at Info@b-smart.ca or Vicki at naptacanada@gmail.com.

Northern Alberta Preschool Teachers Association

NAPTA needs YOU! NAPTA is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. Without volunteers, NAPTA can not support preschool teachers and programs in Edmonton, the Edmonton area, and Northern Alberta. Contact us to find out how you can get involved!

Membership Benefits

Membership benefits include
– Advocacy
– Support
– Professional Development
– Networking
– Mentoring

How Can I Get Involved?

There are many ways you can get involved in NAPTA. Some of these ways are serving on the board, attending meetings and professional development opportunities, and following us on Facebook. Contact us to find out how you can get involved!

Join Us!

Register here! You can also contact us at naptacanada@gmail.com.

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