Events

Dec 19

PAEYC Online- Inspiring Peak Performance: Competence, Commitment and Collaboration

How do I motivate my staff? How can I encourage my teachers to be more committed to the field? We’ve heard the same issues, framed the same way for years within our field. In this session, we will begin to break this cycle of questioning towards action planning! Online, program administrators...

Dec 19

PAEYC Online- Loose Parts: Using Everyday Items to Enhance Children’s Creative Play

Loose parts are open-ended materials found, bought, or upcycled—acorns, hardware, stones, aluminum foil, fabric scraps, for example—that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Loose parts are alluring and beautiful. Natural or synthetic, they capture children's...

Dec 19

PAEYC Online- Building STEAM: Planning and Preparing Simple yet Fun STEAM Activities Outside

STEAM is an acronym: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. As a way to comprehensively expand young children’s curiosity around the physical world, activities involving STEAM concepts should be offered both inside and outside of the classroom, on a daily basis. This course...

Dec 19

PAEYC Online- It Takes a Village: Recognizing the Importance of Family-School-Community Partnerships

In order to be effective as early educators, we must understand the families from which the children come and the opportunities and support they may receive or be able to receive from within the community. This understanding is necessary in creating positive working relationships that encourage...

Dec 19

Digital Media Literacy & Technology Tools for Early Learning: What Educators Need to Know- ONLINE

This course will focus on the key skills and knowledge that educators need to have in order to implement technology in effective, developmentally appropriate and intentional ways. We will explore what it takes to make teachers good technology implementers with the knowledge, skills, and digital...

Dec 19

PAEYC Online- It’s More Than Just the ABC’s: Understanding How Infants and Toddlers Develop and Strengthen Language Skills

During the ages of birth through 3 years, the amount of language growth and learning that occurs within children is amazing! Foundational skills of speaking, listening, writing, as well as elementary pictorial and print concepts emerge. This online course provides an overview of the milestones...

Dec 19

PAEYC Online- It’s All Fun and Games: A Perspective on Competition in the School-Age Classroom

Many educators see the potential of competitive play to provide positive experiences and support healthy development among school age children, but are unsure how to maximize those benefits, often shying away from it altogether. Therefore, as young children engage in competitive play, they are...

Dec 19

PAEYC Online- Managing the Stage: Effective Strategies for Managing an Appropriate Preschool Classroom

Participants will analyze and discuss preschool classroom management procedures. Overall classroom management strategies and activity programming as well as environmental planning and monitoring will be highlighted. Participants will be asked to reflect upon their current classroom setting to...

Dec 19

PAEYC Online- What is Autism? A Discussion About Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course has been developed to raise awareness and dispel myths about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Course participants will discuss the features, related behaviors, and special needs of children with an ASD diagnosis. By learning to first recognize and relate such characteristics to your...

Dec 19

PAEYC Online Article Review- Cultivating Positive Teacher-Child Relations through Reflective Practice

Through reflection, teachers think about, analyze, and evaluate their practice as part of their professional development and continuous improvement. Often teachers think about how to improve the children’s behaviors; however, a surprising number of teachers do not consider their own role in...