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WHERE: Delaware County Community College
901 South Media Line Rd. (Rte. 252 and Media Line Rd.)
Media, PA 19063
Follow sign to Main Lobby for sign in
WHAT: Nine (9) workshops for all persons interested in
Early Childhood Education
Vendors will have displays before the first session
and during the mid-morning break.
HOW: Register by February 14th. Please send:
$25.00 for members
$40.00 for non-members
High school and full-time college students - $15.00
Please use one registration form per person.
You may duplicate form for additional registrants.
PLEASE NOTE: SIGN-IN is 8:15-8:45 A.M. in the MAIN LOBBY
(located in building on left side, flagpole entrance)
*************** IF YOU SIGN IN AFTER 8:45 A.M., you may
lose your workshop choices. ****************
Go directly to first workshop after opening announcements at 9:00 A.M.
Questions: Donna Paciente 610-566-7761 or
Debby Richardson 484-557-5052
During registration and between sessions, a light continental breakfast will be available. Tea and coffee will be provided; cold drinks may be purchased from vending machines.
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the various vendors for reliable resources and networking possibilities.
Times for refreshments and viewing merchandise will be before the first workshop session and during the 40 minute break between sessions.
Conference workshops are PQAS certified. PQAS certification will be available online within two weeks. DCECEA training certificates will be provided as well.
Act 48 credit is available. You will need to fill out the form at the Conference and bring a separate check for $25.00 the day of the Conference made out to DCECEA.
PLEASE NOTE: You must attend the workshops you are registered for, as seating is limited in some rooms and the presenter has enough materials only for those registered. You need to check in with the registrar in the lobby to see if there is a vacancy in a particular workshop.
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. AD/HD IN THE EARLY YEARS
Do you know a child who is struggling with symptoms of AD/HD (inattentiveness, impulsivity, hyperactivity)? Studies suggest many of the traits of AD/HD can actually be gifts. Find out how to use a child’s strengths to help improve and accommodate organization and structure for successful academic and social situations.
Age – birth to 5 years+
Presenter: Becky Millspaugh is a lead teacher with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit. She hosts parent training in the area of AD/HD and Executive Functioning Weaknesses every year. Becky has taught in a variety of settings for over twenty years.
B. MANDATED REPORTING OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Practitioners will learn about prevention efforts, how to recognize signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect, and reporting requirements for mandated reporters. Practitioners will also develop or review their programs’ policy regarding child abuse and neglect. The session will also include a review of changes coming to the CPSL in the next year.
Presenter: Anastasia Nikolopoulos, M.Ed., Keystone STARS Specialist, had been in Early Childhood for eighteen years prior to working for the Keystone Stars.
C. ROUGH AND TOUGH PLAY AND THE ALTERNATIVE
This presentation will start off with rough and tough play with foam noodles and running activities. It will progress to the alternative types of play. The attendees will participate in gym activities, music and movement, and hip-hop dance geared towards young toddlers to young school age children. Lesson plans and a CD will be given to each attendee along with information on health and nutrition.
Presenter: Sandra Reilly is owner, director, and instructor of “I Am Fit” and “Dance Crew” which have been operating for over thirteen years in Delaware County. Sandy is an accelerated student at Chestnut Hill College and is anticipating graduating in May 2014. She also has her Director’s Credential. We welcome Sandra to our Conference.
*Foam beams will be available for purchase in the session and also at the vendor table for $5.00.
D. AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE FOR HEARING CHILDREN
Participants will learn how ASL can be used as a teaching tool to help children learn the concepts of numbers, counting, letter names and sounds, colors, snacks, animals and more. The class will participate in games and songs. Teachers will learn how to give non-verbal commands used for discipline and maintaining class order.
Debby Lynch IS HIGHLY ALLERGIC TO FRAGRANCES AND CAN GO INTO A LIFE-THREATENING ASTHMA ATTACK.
PLEASE DO NOT WEAR ANY SCENTED PRODUCTS.
Presenter: Deborah Lynch has used American Sign Language in her classroom for over twenty years. She has a B.S. in Music Education and a Masters in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.
E. SOCIAL STUDIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Learn how to teach young children about the cultures and people around the world. Presented with hands-on activities, art, and music.
Presenter: Barbara Hanes, Ed.D. has been teaching and researching in the Early Childhood/Elementary field for twenty-eight years. She is a professor of Early Education at Neumann University.
Presenter: Lisa J. Lockley, M.Ed. is a lead teacher at Widener University Child Development Center, located in Chester, PA. She has been in the field of Early Childhood for over seventeen years. Three of those years, she worked at Delaware County Intermediate Unit Head Start as an instructor and lead teacher.
F. HOW TO BRING THE OUTSIDE IN: THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY
Participants will learn how to use children’s natural interest in nature and the world around them in a year-long theme that helps build a nature-based classroom curriculum. This will provide a peaceful, yet exciting, learning environment. The Migration of the Monarch offers a large variety of lesson plans: teachers will learn about lessons, activities, and resources that they can use in their classroom curriculum.
*One participant in each session will win their own Monarch Rearing Enclosure!
Presenter: Mary Ellen Mannix, MRPE is a teacher, mom, writer, and trainer. She focuses on healthy beginnings for children in both education and healthcare. She is the founder of jamesproject.org and serves on a variety of child-friendly organization boards including: Alfred I. duPont/Nemours Patient Family Council, HCIF on PA’s OB Adverse Events Collaborative, the Newborn Coalition, and Consumer’s Union Safe Patient Project. She’s a member of the Monarch Teacher Network. She currently teaches at the Haverford School.
G. GROWING UP WILD
Growing Up Wild is dedicated to teaching and learning about wildlife habitats and responsible human actions. Participants will be involved in several hands-on wildlife activities designed to engage students in active participation.
Presenter: Dan Lynch is the Wildlife Education Specialist for the Game Commission in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Those who attended the Spring workshop will tell you he is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and his presentation was very enjoyable.
H. PENNSYLVANIA ONE BOOK: EVERY YOUNG CHILD
This interactive program helps adults with preschoolers in their lives support the development of literacy in preschool children. Participants will learn ideas to help extend the book (this year based on Stripes of All Types).
Presenter: Margie Stern is the Coordinator of Youth Services for the Delaware County Library System. She is a member of PA One Book: Every Young Child Committee. She is a popular presenter at the Conference.
I. MAKIN’MUSIC ROCKIN’ RHYTHMS PRESENTS “KIDS SING AMERICA”
Kim and Sandi will use classic American patriotic songs like “Yankee Doodle” and classic American folk tunes like “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” as a springboard for music discovery, books, art, set design, games, yoga, dancing, and even more fun! This presentation will apply to toddlers, preschool age and K-1st. There will be lots of participation and interaction throughout the presentation. Each participant will receive a handout with songs, books, and craft ideas.
The Kids Sing America CD with all the songs used in the workshop will be sold for $10.00 that day.
Presenters: Kim Fink and Sandi Eckberg have performed and given workshops at the NAEYC, NJAEYC, DVAEYC and the DCECEA for sixteen years. Their experience as teachers and performers, along with their zany sense of humor, make this workshop informative as well as lots of fun!!
Presenter: Kim Fink is the founder of Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms and President of Sage Entertainments, Inc. Makin’ Music received the 2009 Nickelodeon Parents’ Picks Award for “Philadelphia Music Classes”, and has also won ten national awards including Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, NAPPA and Parents’ Choice for their music. Kim has been performing professionally for over twenty-eight years.
Presenter: Sandi Eckberg has been teaching children for over twenty years, four as a preschool teacher and the past sixteen years teaching Makin’ Music. Sandi is the Goddard Education Coordinator and Makin’ Music Summer Camp Director and has been a Christian Education Coordinator for many years with her church. She has written many fun songs for Makin’ Music and Peanut Butter ‘n Jelly which she performed for thirteen years with her sister, Kim Fink.
Sandi and Kim also present teacher workshops, and direct music programs for schools and youth programs in the area.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM NOTES
Complete your registration form carefully. Fill in all three choices.
In order to better serve the needs of the local area day care community, we are offering the directors of day care centers an opportunity to recommend the name of a staff person whois a DCECEA member and needs financial assistance to attend the Conference. One scholarship is available percenter.
Please call Darla McNulty – 610-543-9315.
NOTE: This Conference is not a program of the Delaware County Community College.
options for early childhood providers and program staff
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.