Children are born learning. They arrive at birth prepared to investigate the world around them. They are searching to make meaning, and they ask us to join them as traveling companions in this search for meaning. In this two-day training series, directors are invited to take a fresh look at curriculum as “contexts for learning,” putting play spaces, daily routines, and everyday conversations and interactions at the center of the curriculum. We will explore how to observe, document, and thoughtfully interpret children’s play and interactions as a tool for planning curriculum, assessing learning, engaging families, and supporting professional development. This reflective approach to teaching captures the joy of thinking and learning with young children.
In this two-part session, you will receive one copy of the book, Teaching and Learning with Infants and Toddlers: Where Meaning-Making Begins By Mary Jane Maguire-Fong
Participants should arrive 5-10 minutes before class. No children allowed.
Collaborative for Children is committed to accommodating the needs of all individuals who attend our trainings. If you require any special accommodations, please contact Rubi Rojo at 713-600-1173.
Training available only to those employed in the following Texas counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller and Wharton. Professional development opportunity made possible by Workforce Solutions.
(The one time registration fee covers:$18 per registrant for training fee and $22 per registrant for light morning refreshments and lunch for both sessions)