Teaching and Learning with Young Children: Reflective Observation as a Tool for Curriculum Planning, Assessment, and Family Engagement (Two-part Director Series) | Collaborative For Children

Teaching and Learning with Young Children: Reflective Observation as a Tool for Curriculum Planning, Assessment, and Family Engagement (Two-part Director Series)

Event Date: 
July 19, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
July 20, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Collaborative for Children
1111 North Loop West, Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77008
United States

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)

CDA Subject Area: 
A Commitment to Professionalism
Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
Children's Social and Emotional Development
Safe and Healthy Learning Environment
Texas Core Competencies For Practitioners: 
Child Growth and Development
Families and Community Relationships
Learning Environments, Planning Framework, Curriculum and Standards
Responsive Interactions and Guidance
Supporting Skill Development
Texas Core Competencies For Administrators: 
Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum and Environment
Establishing and Maintaining an Effective Organization
Family and Community-Centered Programming
Infant Toddler Guidelines: 
Cognitive Development
Language and Communication Development
Physical Health and Motor Development
Social and Emotional Health
Pre-K Guidelines: 
Emergent Literacy – Reading
Emergent Literacy – Writing
Language and Communication
Physical Development
Social and Emotional Development
Level of Practitioner: 
Training Hours: 
Mary Jane Maguire-Fong
Registration is closed.
  • To register by mail, call 713-600-1173. Mailed registrations must be received by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July, 17, 2019
  • Participants will receive confirmation of registration by email. This will be the only confirmation.
  • Fees are non-refundable unless the class is full or cancelled.