The Schoenbaum Family Center offers professional development opportunities to help educators, practitioners, community members and families support young children through early childhood research and practice. Many of these opportunities stem from the combined expertise of Crane Center researchers, Ohio State faculty and A. Sophie Roger’s School for Early Learning teachers.
SFC professional development opportunities include:
Training workshops for early childhood educators on topics such as language-rich classrooms, educating dual language learners, Read it Again Pre-K curriculum, Reggio Emilia Approach to Education, early childhood environments, family partnerships and cultural competence are offered monthly at the Schoenbaum Family Center. These workshops are Ohio Approved to ensure training quality and to meet SUTQ professional development requirements for early childhood educators.
Practitioner Workshops are held at SFC or can be facilitated at other locations. Current workshop descriptions and registration links can be found here. To learn more about scheduling a private training for your organization, contact Kristen Knight, SFC Professional Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Brown Bag Workshops
These free one-hour workshops are open to all that are interested but are intended for families with young children. Held at the SFC on select Fridays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., these one-hour workshops offer resources and solutions to families to tackle challenges such as toilet training, guidance and discipline, nutrition and social emotional wellness.
2019 Summer Institute
June 21st 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus OH 43210
$75 fee, Free Parking
This one day conference offers high-quality professional development for early childhood educators, practitioners and administrators who work with young children (birth to five). The conference features keynote speakers and breakout sessions that emphasize strategies to promote young children’s learning and well-being. Teachers will be awarded 6 hours of Ohio Approved credit. This year’s theme is Achieving Quality – Best Practices in Early Childhood.
Thanks to our 2019 Summer Institute Sponsors