Art exploration with open ended materials provides countless opportunities for children to develop fine motor skills, social emotional skills, emerging perceptual-motor skills as well as pre-reading and writing skills. This workshop explores a variety of open ended art experiences which are age and developmentally appropriate for the young child. 3 hours Curriculum
Including all Children and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Including all children in your child care program can be challenging if you don't understand what you are required to do. Come explore the requirements of ADA for early care programs, examine best inclusionary practices, and learn about resources which can support you and your families. Core of Knowlwdge: 3 Hours Special Needs
Sing, Learn, Play and Grow Together Early Childhood Professionals Event Speaker: Dr. Jean Feldman Registration fee: $15.00 per person includes keynote, 2 workshops and continental breakfast Registration closes Friday, October 12th Keynote: Kids Just Wanna Have Fun! (And teachers do, too!) Workshop 1: Transition Tips and Tricks Workshop 2: Magical Musical Math
This workshop is designed to teach participants how to implement a developmentally appropriate art curriculum in the classroom environment and/or a family child care center. Explores what visual art is and how to implement a variety of art experiences for children of all ages. In addition, the educator’s role in facilitating creative art activities and engaging children in conversations about visual arts will be examined. The stages of art skills are outlined to provide participants with an...
This engaging workshop discusses the affects and impact that trauma can have on the brain. It not only affects children in the moment, but throughout life if gone untreated. By understanding the effects of trauma on the brain, we can gain insight into children’s behavior. Core of Knowledge: 3 Hours Child Development
In this workshop, participants will list and understand the benefits of structured physical activity for preschooler, describe the influence of physical activity in early care and education (ECE) settings and describe how ECE programs can support children's Physical Activity through structured activities. Participants will also identify strategies and how to implement lesson plans using SPARK curriculum to improve the Physical Activity environment in their classroom. Core of Knowledge: 3 Hours...
From birth children are inquisitive. You can nurture early science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts and skills through daily routines and play and exploration activities that you provide for babies and children in your program. By talking, reading, singing, playing, signing, or using other ways to communicate- whatever works best for your infants and toddlers- you can help them purposefully develop STEM skills. COK: 2 hours Curriculum