"It takes a big heart to shape young minds"
Mental Health Professional Development
AHVNA is proud to be offering paid professional development with a focus on understanding Mental Health for Early Childhood Educators working in licensed childcare centres, out-of-school care programs, and dayhomes.
Welcome Early Childhood Educators
In partnership with the Government of Alberta, we aim to equip Educators with the knowledge and tools to support children to manage stress, regulate emotions, and face the challenges of our world with strength, support, and compassion.
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Evidence-based and easy to implement, MindUP helps you develop the mental fitness to build a happier, healthier and more balanced life. The MindUP Program teaches the strategies and skills you need to find optimism, build resilience and create solutions for life's challenges. Register Now!
Too!® for ECEs
This research-based program is built on an experiential learning approach. Its aim is to help educators (and parents!) create teachable moments to introduce stress management strategies and build emotional resiliency. Provides educators with practical, developmentally appropriate, engaging activities for students. Coming soon!
On the surface, Kimochis are a family of cuddly critters and a big bowl of emotions. Underneath, Kimochis is a proven system for helping kids grow and transform by dealing skillfully with their feelings. Coming Soon!
Introduction to Infant and Early Mental Health for ECEs
Introduction to Infant and Early Mental Health sessions provide an overview of early development with a focus on infant and early mental health. Some key concepts and theoretical models that will be explored are the importance of
relationships, the developing brain, understanding behaviours, cultural
competence, and embedding a family approach into your practice. Practical
applications to support these concepts as well as reflective questions will be
provided to consider in your practice as you work with infants, young children, and their families.
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. Register Now!