Ongoing learning and professional development is an important aspect of our growth as an organization and as Early Childhood Educators. We utilize our monthly evening staff meetings to allow these opportunities to happen. For our September meeting we had invited our past and founding Executive Director Kelly Massaro Joblin to speak on the history of Schoolhouse Playcare Centre, and how her travels to Reggio Emilia, Italy, have transformed our programs over the years. Kelly is an inspirational speaker and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as she has worked in the E.C.E. field over 35 years. She currently is a Child Care Advisor with the Ministry of Education and was a part of the development of the How Does Learning Happen Ontario's Pedagogy to the Early Years. This is a professional learning resource guide for Early Childhood programs. We are very thankful to have Kelly share her stories and slides of Reggio Emilia with us!