Choice of two sessions. Each workshop given twice:
1st session 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
2nd session 11:15 A.M. – 12:45 P.M.
A. WHAT’S NEW IN HEALTHY EATING?
Participants in this class will learn about the new dietary recommendations for adults and children from USDA including MyPlate and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These guidelines have been used to support the new school lunch requirements for the public school lunch program and will filter down to CACFP in the future. Free resources for preschool educators will be highlighted and techniques to encourage healthy eating in the classroom will be reviewed.
Presenter: Fran Alloway is a Nutrition and Food Safety Educator with Penn State Extension in Delaware County. As a registered dietician, she teaches nutrition education classes to community groups on dining with diabetes, food safety and healthy eating for all ages, including preschoolers.
B. MAKIN’ MUSIC ROCKIN’ RHYTHMS PRESENTS “BOOGIE WITH BOOKS”
We will use Go Dog Go, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom as a springboard for music discovery, art, set design, games, yoga, dancing and more fun! Presentation will apply to: toddlers, preschool, school age K-1. Each teacher will receive a handout with songs, books, and craft ideas. There will be lots of participation and interaction throughout the presentation.
Presenters: Kim Fink and Sandi Eckberg have performed and given workshops at the NAEYC, NJAEYC, DVAEYC and the DCECEA for 15 years. Their experience as teachers and performers, along with their zany sense of humor, make this workshop informative as well as lots of fun!!
Kim Fink is the founder of Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms and President of Sage Entertainments, Inc. Makin’ Music received the 2009 Nickelodeon Parent’s Picks Award for “Philadelphia Music Classes”, and has also won ten national awards including Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, NAPPA and Parent’s Choice for their music.
Note: We will offer our Booogie with Books CD with all songs we use in the workshop for $10 that day.
C. DEVELOPING MULTICULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
This presentation will provide preschool educators with creative ideas in developing a multicultural classroom and activities. Topics will include dramatic play area, literacy, art, music, and movement. She will share ideas and opportunities for children, parents, and families to share their traditions, beliefs, and customs.
Presenter: Dr. Noreen Yoder is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Widener University Child Development Center since 1991. She is the President/Owner of the Nicholas School since 1985. Dr. Yoder also sits on the Executive Board of DCECEA. She works with children, parents, teacher candidates and members of our community. She has presented at the Conference in the past and is enthusiastically received.
D. USING PA ONE BOOK: EVERY YOUNG CHILD IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Now in its eighth year, PA ONE BOOK: EVERY YOUNG CHILD reading initiative helps adults with preschoolers in their lives support the development of literacy in preschool children. Through hands-on activities, participants will learn ideas to help extend the book (this year based on The Bus For Us) in their classroom setting. Participants will receive a copy of the activity guide.
Presenter: Margie Stern is the Coordinator of Youth Services for the Delaware County Library System. She is a member of the PA One BOOK: EVERY YOUNG CHILD Committee. She is a popular presenter at the Conference.
E. THIS BRAIN IS YOUR BRAIN, THIS BRAIN IS MY BRAIN; TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND
This workshop will provide participants with a multitude of interactive opportunities to explore the intricate relationship between brain physiology and human learning. Experiences will include: examining the role that neurotransmitters play in promoting or inhibiting learning; applying concepts known as “uplifting” and “downshifting” to instructional practices; and marveling at the wonders of brain plasticity. Activities are incorporated into the workshop designed to engage participants in highly memorable-and sometimes laughable-events.
Presenter: Dr. Fred Savitz is Professor of Education, Emeritus, at Neumann University. He teaches courses in educational psychology, diversity, expressive arts, and social studies methods. His research interests focus on theoretical issues in brain-based learning and applications of multiple intelligence theory to classroom practices in mathematics and science instruction. Dr. Savitz is a recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the Neumann University Honorary Alumni Award. He is Past President of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators.
F. AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE FOR HEARING KIDS
Participants will learn how ASL can be used as a teaching tool to help children learn letter names, letter sounds, numbers, colors and shapes. They will learn that ASL can help children express feelings and use ASL non-verbal signs for requests. Teachers will learn how to give non-verbal commands. ASL games, stories and songs make learning even more fun. ASL can even be used to fulfill foreign language requirements.
Presenter: Deborah Lynch is in her 20th year using ASL in her preschool classroom. She has a BS in Music Education and a Masters in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.
G. GERMS, GERMS, GO AWAY
This workshop will outline ways to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce the risks of infectious diseases among children and staff of early learning and child care facilities, based on 2010-2011 “Healthy Futures” curriculum from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Participants will describe and discuss how infectious diseases spread, ways to reduce the risk of infectious diseases, reasons for exclusion from child care, when and how to report disease outbreaks to the PA Dept. of Health and care-based scenarios and national standards for health and safety. Participants will receive handouts including sample forms, reproducible parent information sheets, and references for model written policies.
Presenter: Betsy Miller, BSN, RN, BC, founded Child Care Health and Safety, LLC (CCHS) in 2010, (http:www.cchealthsafety.com/) to provide research-based, best practice technical assistance on health, safety and developmentally appropriate environment issues to staff in early care and education and school-age programs through telephone consultation, on-site visits and/or professional development workshops. Betsy served as a Training/Technical Assistance Coordinator for ECELS-HCCPA, PA Chapter. She provided training and technical assistance to early child care and education providers, Dept. of Health nurses and Dept. of Public Welfare staff.
H. POSITIVE REDIRECTION – STRATEGIES FOR HELPING CHILDREN MAKE GOOD CHOICES WITHOUT SAYING “NO”
During this session we will explore positive redirection in early childhood classrooms. We will look at different problems in the classroom and how to solve them in positive ways. Participants are asked to bring examples of problems they see in their classrooms and will leave with many ideas for how to help those students.
Presenter: Tara Sutton has been a teacher for 15 years. She was the Master Teacher of the University of Delaware Laboratory Preschool 2 and 3 year old classrooms for 8 years. She was also an instructor of Early Childhood curriculum during that time. Currently she is a kindergarten teacher in the Brandywine School District. She has been in this position for the past 5 years where she has become a team leader and Positive Behavior Support Coordinator for the school.
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The Association sponsors three ECE Training sessions each year and an annual Early Childhood Educators Conference that is held on the main campus of the Delaware County Community College; Rt. 252 & Media Line Rd., Newtown Square, PA 19073, on the last Saturday in February. The conference offers a variety of workshop sessions and includes PQAS instructors. PQAS is available for all work shops. We are also making every effort to offer Act 48 credit. If you would like to register, please contact Debby Richardson @ 484-557-5052. Vendors with early childhood toys, books and instructional aids will also be featured.
Vendors with products for teachers/children or organizations wishing to display an information table that would benefit the Early Childhood Community should contact: Joan Sheppard: email@example.com; 610-687-3777. A small table fee of $10 per table is charged.
DCECEA's Administrators Support Group plans three luncheon meetings during the school year. Topics of special interest to administrators are discussed with guest speakers and presenters from government agencies, educational institutions, advocacy organizations and professional early childhood care/education providers. This is a great opportunity to exchange ideas, network and get help solving problems unique to administrators.
If you would like to be added to our mailing/email list or need to make a quick response to a luncheon invitation email or call Veronica Crisp at: Keepinstep2@aol.com or 610-724-4374.
Administrators Support Luncheons will be held at 12:30-2:30pm:
Generations Restaurant 9 State Road, Media, PA 19063 610-565-8212
Topics/speakers and registration forms will be available in advance of each date. Need more info: contact Veronica Crisp: Keepinstep2@aol.com
DCECEA - Providing professional development, networking opportunities and other special needs of the Early Childhood community in Delaware County.