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Chatham-Kent Heartwork

​Chatham-Kent Heartwork is pleased to offer free learning opportunities for early years professionals who work with and support the children and families in Chatham-Kent. 

Chatham-Kent Heartwork OneHSN Training Portal 

Chatham-Kent Heartwork participants are required to set up an OneHSN account (using the OneHSN Heartwork PD Portal button below) to register for all upcoming workshops

OneHSN Heartwork PD Portal

All of our Heartwork workshops are FREE and are intended for all professionals working with children in Chatham-Kent early years settings.

Pop Up in the Park (presented by Chatham-Kent Heartwork Committee)

(In-person Event)

  • Team-Building Activities
  • Make and Takes
  • Snacks and Refreshments
  • Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

EDIB Awareness Series: Training & Development Sessions (presented by Natalie Royer)

(Virtual Event)

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) is an ongoing journey that allows organizations to take the time to reflect, learn and unlearn, and to plan action-oriented strategies that will create spaces where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

  • Session 1: Critical Reflection and Self-Awareness
  • Session 2: Understanding Our Unconscious Biases
  • Session 3: Introduction to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
  • Session 4: Reflection and Feedback 

Natalie Royer is a respected thought leader and catalyst for positive change, empowering organizations to thrive through inclusivity and belonging. As the founder of Saroy Group, her mission is to transform workplaces by nurturing inclusivity, self-awareness, and bias recognition among employees, managers and leaders alike. 

  • September 13, 28, October 11, 26, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

 Discovery Professional Learning 2023 (presented by Karen Eilersen RECE, Jessica Holder RECE)

These professional development and mentorship opportunities have been created for Early Years administrators, Early Learning professionals, ECE students and EarlyON staff.  These opportunities will focus on building relationships, co-learning, and professional growth, connecting us to the four foundations of well-being, belonging, engagement, and expression. 

Discovery Professional Learning Website

*Please Note: Your registration information for these events will be shared with Discovery Professional Learning.

Discovery Professional Learning Virtual Communities of Practice: Seasons of the Educator

(Virtual Event)

Join this online community of educators from across Ontario (similar to a closed Facebook group).

  • receive weekly resources, tools and ideas
  • develop relationships while engaging with others
  • give and receive support
Names will be added to the group the 15th of each month from March to November.

Discovery Professional Learning Leadership Series

(Virtual Event)

This is intended to support leaders and aspiring leaders who are looking to gain new strategies to support the balance of pedagogy and compliance and find ways to insert values, passion and transformation. Through this, leaders and aspiring leaders will create a community of people who are committed to supporting the mission of a sustained and supported early learning workforce. 

  • leading from values and intention
  • cultivating culture
  • understanding accountability and compliance
  • pedagogical leadership
Virtual Community Gathering:

  • Pedagogical Leadership: Tuesday, September 19, October 3, 6:30 - 8:00 pm


Community of Practice Facebook group is the place for early years educators to share professional development opportunities, as well as reflections from their experience. Leaders and learners are welcome!