Infant and Toddler

 

INFANT AND TODDLER WORKSHOPS

CREATING SOOTHING NAPTIME ROUTINES

  • Gain a better understanding of the importance of naptime
  • Learn how to establish soothing naptime routines
  • Discover strategies to use in your program tomorrow to make naptime a more relevant part of your day

 

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

  • Examine the line that defines professional behavior
  • Explore the NAEYC Code of Ethics and how it can help guide our strategies
  • Discuss some common situations that arise between administrators and teachers, teachers and teachers, teachers and parents, and even with children

 

CREATING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: RE-INVENT YOUR BLOCK AREA

  • Learn why blocks are an essential item in every early childhood environment
  • Identify elements of a well-designed and well-equipped block area
  • Discover activities that build children’s understandings of the world through block play

 

ROUTINES AND RITUALS AS CURRICULUM

  • See how your everyday routines and rituals can support each child’s emotional and social well-being
  • Discover how to embed learning experiences into activities that are done at the same time in the same way every day
  • Learn routines and rituals that increase learning time, decrease disruptions, and improve classroom management

 

THE FLOORTIME APPROACH: MEETING INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF INFANTS AND TODDLER IN GROUPS

  • Identify and understand developmental challenges some children face and help move them to higher levels of social interaction and play
  • Learn specific strategies involved in carrying out a successful Floortime session
  • Discover how to integrate Floortime into the day so that each child can benefit

 

PARTNERING WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

  • Examine how to communicate effectively with parents of infants
  • Learn how to share developmental information in a non-judgmental way
  • Discover how to approach discussions with an open-minded attitude, and how to partner with parents when there is a difference in caretaking philosophy