Events

Sep 24

UnConference 2016: Get Dirty!

Ready to make mud pies and explore the outdoors? Saturday, September 24 is our fourth UnConference of the year where we will learn all about nature play. This time, our host is Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy at the new ...

Oct 3

PAEYC Online Article Review- Your Whole Leadership Perspective

Recently, the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership convened more than 600 early childhood leaders to engage in public policy forum and discussion around the concept of “whole leadership.” This course asks participants to review both the article “Whole Leadership” (by Stacey Philpot)...

Oct 3

PAEYC Online- Just Breathe: Stress Management for Early Childhood

This online course introduces participants to the causes and potential relief strategies of work place stress. Stress is a natural reaction to people's perception of something unfamiliar, out of their control, and/or a "threat" to their current state of being. The reaction to stress is a...

Oct 3

PAEYC Online- Circle of Influence (Part 1): Implementing a Participative Management Approach

Building trust and a spirit of collaboration among staff in early education programs are central to achieving high-performing work teams. This does not come easy however! It takes patience, persistence, time and a genuine willingness to seriously consider differing points of view. And, it...

Oct 3

PAEYC Online- Being Different is a Good Thing! Elements to Effective Educational Differentiation

Differentiated Instruction’ has become a jargon term within the field of early education. Professionals are constantly using the term in conversations around effective classroom practice, but very rarely does anyone discuss the true definition of the approach as well as the overall importance...

Oct 6

Embracing Your Environment: Around My Facility (Part 1)

(This is the first part of a 3 part series) How do you "green" your childcare facility? There are many opportunities to engage children in nature and the environment right under your nose! In this session we will share and explore ways to create outdoor learning experiences and identify methods...

Oct 13

Embracing Your Environment: My Local Park and Greenspaces (Part 2)

(This is the second part of a 3 part series) Let's take a walk to explore our community and play in the park! This workshop will model learning experiences children and adults can have playing at the park. We will explore activities to promote conversation as well as identify safety concerns....

Oct 17

PAEYC Online- We Are Family: The Value of Family-School Partnerships

This online course focuses upon the importance of family involvement and relationship within an early education setting. Family communication strategies and ways to build and enhance family-school-community partnerships will be identified and discussed.

Oct 17

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...

Oct 17

PAEYC Online- Circle of Influence (Part 2): Implementing a Shared Decision Making Model

Building trust and a spirit of collaboration among staff in early education programs are central to achieving high-performing work teams. This does not come easy however! It takes patience, persistence, time and a genuine willingness to seriously consider differing points of view. Meaningful...

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