6 Hours of professional development, lunch and opportunity to network with other Child Care professionals.
Workshop A from 7:45 - 9:45 am
"Working through Anxiety with Children”
A workshop on anxiety and helping children with increased anxiousness that may lead to tough behaviors AND how to support them
Workshop B from 9:45-11:45 am
"Taking Care of Ourselves: Stress and Time Management"
Self care is so very important, especially for those working with children and families. This workshop is designed to offer staff tools and techniques needed to maintain sanity and foster a continued love for the work we do, even when we feel it will never be quiet again!
Workshop C from 12:30- 2:30 pm
"Drawing STEM Out of the Shadows and into the Light: No More Need to Be Afraid!"
Is math or science daunting for you? What is STEM and how can early childhood professionals practice STEM activities every day, and make it fascinating? This training will help teachers expand children’s knowledge in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, to learn how these concepts can easily be embedded into all learning domains. Engaging children in opportunities to develop scientific concepts can promote a lifelong interest in the world around them, and build a strong foundation for school readiness skills. Preschoolers and Kindergartners are full of natural curiosity and wonder: about what things are called, and how they work. During this workshop, participants will explore the concept of shadows with hands-on learning opportunities that illustrate STEM teaching at its best. The group will brainstorm ways to incorporate similar activities into their own classroom environments. STEM might sound overwhelming or scary to some teachers at first, but we aim to debunk that myth by the time you walk out the door. Step into the light! STEM is brilliant fun!!!!!!