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Our bilingual library is located at 700 Industrial Road, Suite 600, Ottawa, Ontario. We have resource books, children’s books, teaching materials, CD’s, DVD’s, journals, periodicals and magazines available in both English and French.
The main focus of our library is inclusion, disability specific information, teaching and parenting support, and curriculum content. Our aim is to assist parents/guardians and educators with the information they require to meet the specific needs of children who have identified special needs within the context of everyday routines and activities at home, in the community or in licensed child care programs. Through the resources in our library we hope to support parents/guardians and educators by demystifying labels and diagnoses in order to build on commonalities and encourage the active participation of all children with each other and their environments as they grow, play and learn together.
Our library is available to all at no cost. All borrowers who use the library are asked to fill out a membership form.
Our library is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. For further information please call Susan Spence at 736-1913, ext. 231, or Kim Legault at 736-1913, ext. 284.
Click on the following link for more information on our library policy and procedures.
Click on the link below to access the Resource Library Catalogue.
ACCESS Inclusion newsletter celebrates diversity and promotes inclusionary practices. Included in our publications are inspirational journeys of growth shared by children, families, early learning and care educators, and providers. Our newsletter is a treasure trove of resources and helpful information to assist in resolving challenges, and to provide strategies and resources.
To subscribe please go to www.cissnewsletter.ca
A variety of training opportunities and presentations are available for child care program teaching teams as well as for individuals involved with children who have special needs and parents/guardians.
Click on the following link for more information on our community training policies and procedures.
Click here to submit a request.
The Professional Development Module Series are interactive workshops that provide teaching teams with the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge as well as to make connections between; Physical Space, Structure and Transitions, Teacher Responses and their impact on the children’s behaviours.
These workshops emphasize the importance of the Process of Change and a collaborative team approach to create a sustainable action plan to bring about positive change within the child care environment.
Module 1 – Setting Up Great Spaces for Everyone – See description
Module 2 – Dynamic Programs: Effective Structure and Transitions – See Description
Module 3 – Responding with Heart: Building Trusting Relationships – See Description
Module 4 – Reflective Programming: Creating Opportunities for Everyone to Learn – See Description
Click on the following link for more information about our Professional Development Module Series (Page 2).