The Extraordinary in the Lives of Infants and Toddlers!
Date: Wednesday Nov 3 & Wed Nov 10 2021 7pm-9pm Cost: $50 Total PD hours: 4 hours Location: ONLINE Presenters: Liz Hicks & Dawn GerinDescription: In this
Date: Wednesday Nov 3 & Wed Nov 10 2021 7pm-9pm Cost: $50 Total PD hours: 4 hours Location: ONLINE Presenters: Liz Hicks & Dawn Gerin
Description: In this presentation we will explore our beliefs about & our practice with infants & toddlers, using as a ref-erence the Nova Scotia Early Learning Curriculum Framework. Plus, delve into some inspiring theories to study & reflect on how our care, connection to & learning with these little humans will give them confidence for life.
First part:;Brief discussion/exploration of participants image of & values for infants & toddlers.
We will connect theories & inspirational practices to our own practices
Our triggers, attitudes & dispositions – how do children & Families see us?
Reflect on where & how children play throughout the day – time spent in areas/with materials/care, etc.
Homework: Observe environment, send photos back to us to use in next workshop.
Reflect & get ready to share ideas in the second workshop.
Second part:; Re-visit the ‘homework’ – discussion, etc.
A deeper dive with materials, activities, etc. , Heuristic play, Songs/story telling, Activities – art, explorations, The out-doors, More ideas…
Presenter Biographies; Liz Hicks, elementary teacher from England, ECE diploma, 40 plus years in early childhood, in various capacities, & at present a private consultant working in early childhood education in NS, providing professional development in a variety of topics, consultations & pedagogical leadership. I believe in lifelong learning for all (especially myself!) & want to help people provide the best environments & experiences for ALL children that encourage awe, won-der, learning & excitement in discovery.
Dawn Gerin, an Early Childhood Educator from Winnipeg Manitoba, 30 plus years in Early Childhood, has experience with Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, & School Age children, has worked in Manitoba, Ontario, & Nova Scotia. For the past 12 plus years has worked in an Infant room. I am passionate about pedagogical leadership, Infant & Early Childhood mental health & the importance of quality care for all young children.
4 PD hours
Registration for our MSVU workshops, along our PD brochure with full workshops details, descriptions and presenter bios is found online www.msvu.ca/earlychildhoodworkshops
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada