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Join Denise as she chats with early childhood education expert/advocate, Michelle Figlar, on practical ways parents and caregivers can foster learning in children ages 0-5. Michelle also encourages parents to advocate for their children's education early on and gives specific steps and resources on how to be your child's voice. Michelle is the executive director of The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC), an affiliate of The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). For more information, please visit http://www.paeyc.org/ and http://www.prekforpa.org/
Early childhood education is a major focus of President Obama's education policy, and has always been an essential building block for success in school. Dr. Terri Colòn, Lead Early Childhood Instructor at Craven Community College and Pat Morrow, Executive Director of Craven County NC Smart Start will discuss nationally recognized and cutting edge efforts to improvement of early childhood education in NC.
ANNOUNCING A WEBINAR SERIES FROM NAEYC, “THOUGHT LEADERS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD” SPONSORED BY WALDEN UNIVERSITY
Representatives from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership will be with us today for this show, two organizations dedicated to supporting early childhood educators. What’s happening in early childhood education today?
Early childhood advocates, including parents, service providers and others, gathered at the Colorado State Capitol on February 28th to explore the latest issues in early childhood policymaking, learn new advocacy skills and reach out to lawmakers to ensure Colorado’s youngest children are at the forefront of their thinking as they craft policy impacting the lives of children and families. Join Charlotte Brantley (President and CEO, Clayton Early Learning), Jennifer Landrum (VP Early Childhood Initiatives, Colorado Children’s Campaign) and Molly Yost (Policy Specialist, Clayton Early Learning) to learn more about key legislation this session and the significance of Early Childhood Advocacy Day.
HANDWRITING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Current Approaches and Future Directions with F.I. U Professor Dr Laura Dinehart
Presented by Zaner-Bloser www.zaner-bloser.com @zanerbloser
Early childhood education programs in Colorado have been fined by the US Dept. of Labor for violating regulations requiring that teachers be paid overtime for training outside of regular work hours. Join our guests Lucinda Burns, Executive Director, Early Childhood Options; Gerie Grimes, Executive Director, Hope Center; and Laura Hazen, Director, Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC. to learn about how and why these regulations are adversely affecting programs and how early childhood leaders can respond.
TITLE: PRESCHOOL EDUCATION – PRESERVING THE SPIRITUAL POTENTIAL OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
Today Gesine Abraham is my guest on the Voice of Change. Since the 1960's, Gesine has been applying Waldorf early childhood principles in a variety of settings, including Head Start, play groups, day care, and private Waldorf schools. She taught kindergarten at a private K-8 private Waldorf school in Southern Oregon for 10 years. Throughout these years, Gesine has also been actively involved in parenting education, providing presentations at parent evenings, workshops, and lectures.
Gesine earned her BA degree from the World Program of Long Island University. During her undergraduate studies as a World Program student, she attended the foundation year program at Emerson Waldorf Teacher Training Institute in England. She completed her second year of Waldorf teacher training at the Waldorf Teacher Training Institute in Detroit, Michigan.
Since the 1970’s, the dominant trend in early childhood education and parenting practices has been to unduly pressure young children into being “super kids.” The increased rate of hurrying children has led to a serious crisis. Concerned child development specialists and educators are warning about the loss of childhood itself. The way out of this crisis is to penetrate to a deeper understanding of the core distinguishing characteristic of the young child—their magical consciousness. This is gained by placing the child’s magical consciousness within a broader framework of human potential. From this vantage point, a deeper insight into the inherent purpose and value of early childhood is gained. Preserving the glow and wonder of the child’s magical consciousness is what age-appropriate parenting and teaching practices are all about. This provides a spiritual foundation for a more fulfilling life. Join us for this conversation!
The Voice of Change welcomes Gesine Abraham back. The title of the show today is Waldorf Early Childhood Development and the 7 Year Cycles.Parenting the preschool and kindergarten aged child can be quite challenging. The overabundance of expert advice available for parents today can be more confusing than helpful without an underlying developmental framework. The 7 year cycles, basic to Waldorf education, provides an invaluable key to understanding the core, fundamental nature of the child in each of the three major cycles. Exploring the sub-cycles of the first of the major 7 year cycles—the will or doing cycle—highlights the distinguishing characteristics of the child from birth to 3 years, from 3 to 5 years, and from 5 to 7 years. Knowledge of these stages of development provide a solid and simple guideline on which we can draw for practical application in many different life situations. It sheds light, for example, on why "explaining things" often falls on deaf ears in attempting to motivate young children or why your 6 year old may suddenly be acting like a mini-adolescent. Knowledge of the child's changing consciousness through these cycles leads to more effective and rewarding parenting.
Since the 1960's, Gesine has been applying Waldorf early childhood principles in a variety of settings, including Head Start, play groups, day care, and private Waldorf schools. She taught kindergarten at a private K-8 private Waldorf school. Throughout these years, Gesine has also been actively involved in parenting education. Gesine earned her BA degree from the World Program of Long Island University. She studied the Waldorf Teachings at Emerson Waldorf Teacher Training Institute in England and at the Waldorf Teacher Training Institute in Detroit, Michigan.
Child Care Owners and Directors listen in as Julie Bartkus and Mary Saad share an exciting opportunity to Grow your child care business!
The International Early Childhood Conference 2014 aims to provide early childhood Australia providers, service delivery managers and early childhood professionals with quality subjects and speakers that reflect the current topics that are influencing early childhood today.The conference is designed to address common challenges such as staffing, early years learning, motivation and leadership however, also acts as an opportunity to inspire, advocate and present the different pedagogical approaches to early childhood education.
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