For Early Childhood Educators and others interested in the education of young children.
Contact us to schedule a private class for your group of educators.
Minimun group size is 8 adults.
Fee: $25 per participant at The Wonder Room/ $35 per participant at your site
Choose a Topic:
Math and Science for Young Children: Participants will discover how to create skill-based math and science activities for children age 2-6. We'll explore how to engage young children in the development of math and science concepts and vocabulary through hands-on activities that use dough, exploration tubs, charts and graphs, and manipulative. Participants will walk away with ideas that promote an understanding of time, patterns, sequencing and more.
Exploring Art with Young Children: How do we encourage and nurture the artist in each young child? Primary art includes exploration of line, shape, space, perspective as well as practice with perseverance, risk-taking and trial and error. Gather ideas for open-ended, process-oriented art activities Discover activities that foster the development of self-expression, understanding of concepts, fine motor skills and the creative and practical uses of a variety of materials and tools.
Extending Children's Literature Across the Curriculum: This workshop will explore the many ways that children's literature can be incorporated into every learning center. Both fiction and non-fiction texts provide a wealth of opportunity for individual and group investigation. This workshop will also explore several skill-based ideas and activities around both classic and modern storybooks. Participants will have the opportunity to make and take home several of the ideas.
Using Blocks Leads to Learning: Children use block play of all kinds to develop gross and fine motor skills as well as to expand social-emotional capabilities. we'll explore how using a variety of blocks throughout your curriculum can lead to great discoveries and growth for children of all ages. Enhance your block play with sets of props and prompts that encourage experimentation, develop make believe play, nurture social interactions and allow for creativity to bloom. We'll discuss how when you document children's block play, it provides insights into the child's thought process and the development of patterns of growth and exploration over time. You'll have time to create some props for your own program.