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 2021-2022, 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

Mealtimes can be one of the most enjoyable parts of your day! 

Discover how with Nourishing Beginnings, a free online nutrition program created for Alberta educators by leaders in early learning and nutrition. Nourishing Beginnings takes a flipped classroom approach, which means that core content is introduced through a self-directed 30-minute online module that educators complete on their own time before attending a 90-minute group session. These group sessions are a partnered training opportunity with ARCQE that offer you valuable resources with a team you trust.

Module 1, Supporting Young Eaters, is
✓ Flexible – complete the online module and register for the facilitated session when it works for you.
✓ Real – see real-life videos, images, and scenarios from Alberta child care centres.
✓ Connected – share and learn with other educators during a facilitated group discussion.
✓ Supportive – benefit from unlimited access to the module and resources, plus support from a team of Registered Dietitians.

Upcoming Nourishing Beginnings Regional Online Sessions:

Wed, Sep 28, 7:00-8:30 PM Mountain Time

(*Participants must complete the 30-minute online module first in order to sign up for regional sessions.)

How to register 

Join us at NourishingBeginnings.ca 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.

Survey Invitation

Are you a cook, director, or educator that creates menus for your child care centre or day home?

The same team that brought you the Nourishing Beginnings: Supporting Young Eaters module is developing a menu planning module that will include practical tools to meet children’s nutrition needs and align with the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide. Before we start creating content, we want to hear from those involved in menu planning about what should be in a menu planning tool.

Our process includes two rounds of feedback with the aim to identify areas of consensus and areas requiring further development for the subject matter at hand. In round one of the survey (in November 2021), a list of recommended statements for a new menu planning tool were provided for ranking, review, and recommendations. Below is our current request:

In round two, revised recommended statements will be provided for your review. You will also be able to suggest edits for each statement.
Following this process, areas of consensus and areas requiring further development will be identified by the research team. This will inform our new menu planning module.

If you are a cook, director, or educator that creates menus for your child care centre or day home, please consider participating in the online survey. You will receive a $25 Chapters gift card for participating.

Click here to participate: https://survey.alchemer-ca.com/s3/50146889/DFC-Delphi-Round2

The survey will close on June 17, 2022.