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Early Childhood Online Workshop Outlines

Quiet time is an essential component within an early childhood program.The following workshop provides tactics to help with quiet time, for both the nappers and those children who do not sleep. In addition, taking this workshop will provide you ideas for creating a quiet corner for young children.

Whether a childcare facility is in the country or city location, nature can always be brought inside. At the same time, all quality early childhood curriculum include outside time to foster gross motor development and for overall well being of each child. Activities that are typically considered inside events can be brought outside to create more options and enjoyment for outdoor play. Take this ECE online workshop and be inspired to bring nature inside and indoor activities outside.

Children enjoy hearing a good story, but a book doesn't have to be the only way we relay a story. In this ECE online workshop, other ways to tell a story, including the participation and involvement of the children themselves, is discussed.

Some children have difficulty with change. There are many reasons why. When children know how their day will unfold, it aids in their emotional stability and developmental growth. Take this ECE online workshop and be provided detailed suggestions on how to keep the structure in your childcare environment.

Feelings is an integral part of our everyday discussion and guidance with young children. This ECE online workshop provides a variety of activities for young children regarding the topic and learning process, including ways for children to practice labelling their emotions and strategies for handling their feelings.

Sensory play is a fun experience for children and provides opportunities for developing skills. The following ECE online workshop discusses the benefits of sensory play for young children and provides numerous ideas for how to set up a sensory table and other sensory activities.

There are so many benefits to having an organized and visually appealing childhood environment, particularly for those young children who may find busy walls and clutter discomforting. In addition, effective visual communication is a crucial component when interacting with young children. The following ECE online workshop offers tips for keeping organized, ways to label with photos,  and sign language images.

An intrinsic development in children is symbolic, pretend and drama play. This ECE online workshop looks beyond the house corner, and provides variations for drama centers in early childhood environments as well as tips for planning and organizing drama play.

Today, more than ever, the three R's: recycling, reusing and reducing has become a mainstay for many households and workplaces. Using recycled items, whether from the recycling bins or other used material, within Early Childhood programs, is cost efficient and good for the environment. The following ECE online workshop provides a variety of ideas for how to implement recycling into our early childhood settings in a safe and creative manner.

Is this your first time running a circle? Do you wonder how to keep those children engaged? This ECE online workshop outlines some of the basics of circle time and well used methods to keep those children on the carpet and with you!

Singing and music is an integral component of creating quality programming for young children. In addition, music can be used for guidance strategies with young children. Take this ECE online workshop to discover the numerous benefits of music within early childhood settings.

An early childhood curriculum should display multiculturalism on a daily basis to allow each child in care to feel included and honoured. The following ECE online workshop discusses the importance of multiculturalism and specific ways to include cultural differences in our program planning and early childhood settings.

Children love theme days. What is essential within the planning is that our curriculum is still meeting the needs of the whole child: socially, emotionally, creatively, physically and cognitively. By meeting this goal, we hope to meet the needs of each child's growth and development, while allowing them to express their individuality and exploration. This ECE online workshop includes a detailed outline of a rainbow theme day.

Felt stories continue to be a common learning material within early childhood settings. Young children respond to the bright colors and simple shapes. Felt boards can be used for more than relaying stories. Take this ECE online workshop and discover how using the felt board reaches all young children including those with special needs. At the same time, you will be provided basic instructions for making felts stories and templates.

The following ECE online workshop provides a variety of fun ideas for young children to learn math skills that can be incorporated into everyday play or in a more structured environment. When young children experience hands-on activities and have opportunities to ponder questions that introduce and teach mathematical awareness, it creates a foundation for further learning.