Presenter & Educator Resources

Speakers Bureau

Would you like to share your knowledge, special skill, interest, or information to others by providing a child and/or parent/caregiver focused workshop or small group session? We would like to add your name to the “Presenter Information – Speakers Bureau”.  Complete the presenter information form and forward to oeycbrant@execulink.com 

Presenter Information Fillable Form

Are you an educator and interested in obtaining more information on past guest speakers?  View the “Presenter Directory” below.

If you have any questions please contact by email, phone or drop-in at our location:

Ontario Early Years Centre: Brant,
30 Bell Lane, P.O. Box 25040,Brantford, ON N3T 6K5
Phone: 519-759-3833      
Fax: 519-759-0173      
Email: oeycbrant@execulink.com


Presenter Directory

Click here to view a list of some past guest presenters. When you open up the document click on the name to access their contact information.


Educator Links

0211  211 is Canada’s primary source of information on government and community based health and social services. To speak directly with an information specialist dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211.ca .

British Columbia: Injury Research and Prevention Unit – This website focuses on injury prevention and features articles on risky play.

Bully Stop Now   – Bullying is rampant in schools and affects kids from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  You hear about bullying constantly in the media, but how do you help stop it from happening to your child?  https://www.amazon.ca/Bully-Stop-Now-Greg-Anderson/dp/0968388019

ConnectAbility – provides supports for individuals with an intellectual disability and their networks across all ages and stages of their lives. The site is now organized by age group and life’s major transitions – kids, youth, adults and seniors – to help you find the right information.

Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada – the CCAAC is dedicated to working together for the right of all children to access a publicly funded, inclusive, quality, non-profit child care system. Our organization is non-profit, membership based and regionally representative.

Developmental Services Human Resource Strategy – Provides information to those looking to build a rewarding career in Developmental Services. This website outlines what it means to have a career in the developmental service field, and provides a list of educational options. This organization is working to encourage employment in this field.

Electronic Cigarettes – A Guide for Parents and Educators

Free Play Network – The Free Play Network is an independent voice for play. We believe that children have a right to play and that play should be free for all. We aim to bring together everyone who values play.

Good2Talk – You may already be aware that the Mental Health helpline for PSE students, run by Kids Help Phone, is called Good2Talk.  The Kids Help Phone staff are preparing materials to send to colleges and universities to launch the campaign in the near future.  In the interim, the toll-free number is 1-866-925-5454. It is posted along with some FAQs on the website.  Please forward the information as appropriate to others and students.

Health Canada Recalls – This section contains an overview of Health Canada and provides you points of entry to many Health Canada-specific related topics.

Newcomer Connections – This site outlines the different services and resources available in Brantford and Brant County. If you are new to the area you can utilize the services available on this site, this includes employment and living accommodation services.

The Nipissing District Developmental Screen (NDDS) – Developmental screening tool for infants and children up to six years of age. This affordable screening tool will assist in the early identification of any developmental delays.

Playing Out – This website is a resource for anyone who wants children to be able to play out in the streets where they live. Here you’ll find ideas, information, advice, stories and inspiration gathered from people all round the UK and beyond, to help you make this possible where you live.  From tiny things, like leaving your front door open and saying hi to a neighbour, to big community action, like opening up your street for play.

Reaching In Reaching Out (RIRO) – creates evidence-based programs that teach resiliency thinking and coping skills to adults and young children under the age of 8 years so they can… Reach IN to face life’s challenges …Reach OUT to others and opportunities that encourage healthy development. Our dream is to see these important skills shared with all young children by important adults in their life.

Rethinking Childhood – Tim Gill is one of the UK’s leading thinkers on childhood, and an effective advocate for positive change in children’s everyday lives. For over 15 years his writing, research, consultancy projects and other work has focused on the changing nature of childhood, children’s play and free time, and their evolving relationships with the people and places around them. This website is managed by Tim Gill. Tim is interested in the changing nature of childhood. His work – which embraces writing, independent research, consultancy and public speaking – aims to have a positive impact on children’s everyday lives.

Roylco Little Fingers Big Art provides ideas on how to use the products Roylco manufactures for the early learning and child care sector.

Taylors Rights– My body belongs to me “Taylor the Turtle”.  I have the right to a safe body! Information for Teachers, Parents and Caring Adults. Beginning in 2012, the Sexual Assault Centre began to formally recognize community supporters of Taylor the Turtle. For more information on this project, please contact Sexual Assault Centre 519.751.3471 or carrie@sacbrant.ca


Business Links

Once Upon a Child – a store where you can buy gently used children’s items and clothing at an affordable price. You can also bring your own previously used clothing and items in and sell them.