Learning Opportunities for Early Childhood Professionals

ARCQE is pleased to offer a variety learning opportunities for Early Childhood Professionals inclusive for early learning and school age care.

All of our training and workshops come with a certificate to use as evidence of continuous learning. We currently offer regional, site-specific, and E-learning training opportunities.

To access a complete list of ARCQE Workshop Offerings 2023-2024, please click HERE.

Regional Workshops

There are lots of upcoming workshops happening. Find out which ones are in your region and book now!

On-Site Workshops

Can't find a workshop that works for you? Request an on-site workshop and we'll come to you at a time that works!


Can't make it to a workshop? We offer opportunities for online training.

Affiliate Professional Learning Opportunities

ARCQE affiliates comprise a vibrant network of organizations and partners that share our mission. We work together to lead the transformation of early childhood education in our communities, provide professional learning and pedagogical leadership for our members, and advocate with and on behalf of educators.


FREE PD Opportunities to Support Young Eaters


A free online nutrition program designed for Alberta early learning in child care (ELCC) professors and educators.

Two modules build your knowledge and your confidence in feeding toddlers and preschoolers and engaging young children when learning together with food.

Module 1, Supporting Young Eaters

Module 2, Learning Together with Food (New!)

Each module consists of

  • 30–60 minutes of self-directed online learning;
  • 1.5–2 hours of peer-to-peer learning in a workshop;
  • practical, user-friendly resources you can download and print;
  • real-life videos of Alberta educators sharing their experiences; and
  • a certificate of completion.

The program content aligns with Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework. It is evidence-informed and follows best practices in nutrition and early learning. We recommend completing the modules in sequence. Workshops are a partnered training opportunity with ARCQE that offer you valuable resources with a team you trust.



Effective January 1, 2023, Nourishing Beginning is approved for Release Time funding under the Alberta Child Care Grant Funding Program. Upon successful completion of Nourishing Beginning modules and workshops, eligible ECEs can claim up to 5 hours of Release Time as follows:

Module 1, Supporting Young Eaters

Total Release Time hours: 0.5 hr self-directed online module + 1.5 hrs online workshop = 2 hrs

Module 2, Learning Together with Food

Total Release Time hours: 1 hr self-directed online module + 2 hrs online workshop = 3 hrs

Proof of training completion (i.e., certificate of completion) must be kept on file at the child care program and submitted as requested.

For more information on Release Time funding and application process, please view the Alberta Child Care Grant Funding Guide.


Upcoming Nourishing Beginnings workshops:

Module 1, Supporting Young Eaters, Mon, Feb 27, 2023, 7-8:30 PM Mountain Time

Module 2, Learning Together with Food, Wed, Jan 25, 2023, 7-9 PM Mountain Time (Full!)

Module 2, Learning Together with Food, Mon, Feb 6, 2023, 7-9 PM Mountain Time

Module 2, Learning Together with Food, Wed, Mar 8, 2023, 7-9 PM Mountain Time

(*Participants must complete the online module first in order to sign up for the workshop)


How to register 

Join us at ab.teachnutrition.ca/nb and register for free using the code WPJ7-MUE7-X2.

To coordinate group training sessions for your team, and if you have any questions, please contact the Nourishing Beginnings team at hello@nourishingbeginnings.ca.