Our offerings help researchers, practitioners and families enhance their skills to support young children. Learn more about our 2019 Winter/Spring Workshops.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Reggio Inspired Environments
Reggio Emilia classrooms encourage self-expression, develop imagination and cultivate a taste of aesthetics in children. Learn what elements contribute to a well-designed environment and how to apply Reggio principles to design spaces for young children. REGISTER.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
SKIPing to an Active Start: Physical Literacy in the Early Years
This hands-on workshop will review the importance of physical activity including the link between motor skills and academic achievement. Teachers will learn to design movement experiences based upon the Successful Kinesthetic Instruction for Preschoolers (SKIP) program founded on 20+ years of research. Teachers will co-design activities that address movement, literacy, math, and science goals. Dress for light activity.
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Music Learning from the Start
Discover ways to support children’s musical development and learning during the first years of life. We’ll review the development of specific musical behaviors in early childhood (e.g., listening, singing, moving, and playing simple instruments) and engage in activities that are appropriate for young children.
Tuesday, Mar. 26, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Toxic Stress and Self-Care
Explore the concepts of toxic, tolerable, and positive stress. Discuss the impact of toxic stress on the brain and body of children and adults, and how teachers can support children in the classroom as they experience different types of stressors. Learn the importance of self-care to teachers’ healthy social-emotional and job satisfaction.
Friday, Apr. 19, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m .
Using Reggio Foundations to Support Development
Learn the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach and how these foundations can be implemented in early care education settings. Discuss the importance of language, literacy, and social emotional development and ways to support development through Reggio practices.
Tuesday, May 14, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Mindfulness and Yoga to Help Preschoolers Regulate their Emotions
Learn yoga and mindfulness tools that help preschoolers process their emotions including breathing, movement, and relaxation. We’ll learn restorative practices that can be used after students have calmed down and are ready join the learning community.