ADE EARLY CHILDHOOD SUMMER SUMMIT: A HERO'S JOURNEY
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WHO AM I IN THE PRESENCE OF CHILDREN
One of the greatest obstacles in creating an emotionally responsive classroom/school environment for young children isn't a lack of information or strategy, it is having a deep understanding of how our personal values, beliefs, perspectives, and biases can hinder our ability to be emotionally responsive to children's individual needs, particularly children who have experienced trauma. Join us as we explore many common beliefs and practices that come from our own childhood experiences that influence the lens we see children through and begin the practice of self-awareness as the first step in developing authentic relationships with young children-relationships that truly support children's lifelong resiliency.
IGNITE!: ENGAGING IN AUTHENTICALLY JOYFUL LEARNING
Having joyful experiences in our early childhood classrooms is highly influenced by the climate the teachers create. The art of intentionally planning joyful experiences that nurture children’s natural curiosities and interests, while supporting their growth, learning and development sometimes requires the willingness to step outside our comfort zone. Learning to be fully present, engaging in the playful experiences of children not only supports children’s social and emotional development but also helps foster positive dispositions for learning.