Training Schedule

Let Your Hands Do the Talking – Level 1

Many children in child care programs are being taught to use sign language as a way to build their communication skills.

Parents/guardians, educators and providers, come enhance your skills by learning the basics of signed English in this six-week course. Preschool signs and topics covered include: language, routines, food, clothing, songs, stories and more.


East End
Dates and Time
Thursdays, October 20th to November 24th 2016
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Andrew Fleck Child Care Services
700 Industrial Ave, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON
(Board Room)

Bronwen Jones,
Speech-Language Pathologist

Registration Deadline
Friday, October 7th 2016, 4:00 pm

Fee $60.00

Click here to register! (East End)


Transition to School

This presentation is intended for parents/guardians who have a child with special needs who will be starting school in September 2017. The following topics will be presented during the session:

  • Rights and supports that your school must provide to meet the needs of your child;
    Review of Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) & the Individual Education Plan (IEP);
  • Strategies to ensure a good transition between the child care program and the school;
  • Strategies to facilitate information sharing and effective communication with the school board.

Date and Time
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

River Parkway Children’s Centre
40 Cleary Ave,
Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1

Kendra Ray, CISS Resource Consultant and
Lisa Sletcher, CISS Resource Consultant Team Leader

Registration Deadline
Friday, October 28th 2016, 4:00 p.m.

Fee Free

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Ottawa-Carleton District School Board & Ottawa Catholic School Board Transition to School Presentation

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Ottawa Catholic School Board will offer a presentation on the Transition to School intended for parents/guardians who have a child with special needs who will be starting school in September 2017.

These presentations will be in January 2017 but the exact time, date and place of these two presentations haven’t been determined. If you would like to receive an e-mail notification once the registration forms are available, please provide us with your e-mail in the form below.

Send me an e-mail once the registration forms are available.



For further information or to register by phone or e-mail, please contact the Training and Resource Coordinator at 613-736-1913 ext. 284 or by email:

Participants to all sessions must ensure that they have received a confirmation from the Training & Resource Coordinator. Please note that all sessions are subject to change and cancellations based on registration.

Thank you for your collaboration!