Jul 23, 2012

Online Workshops for Preschool Teachers

For preschool teachers, summer is a great time to renew your energy and thoughts. Why not take an online workshop with topics relevant to Early Childhood settings. In addition, the workshops provide certificates with marked hours (2 to 4 hours, depending on how many assignments are completed) which may be used for licensing requirements. The workshop outlines are below. Visit Circle of Ideas to enroll and for more information!

Ideas for Quiet Time Within Early Childhood Settings

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.

Bringing the Inside Out and the Outside In

Ideas for Including Nature in Early Childhood Curriculum
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.

Beyond a Book: Different Ways to Tell Stories with Children

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.

The Importance of Structure in Early Childhood Settings

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.

Teaching Young Children About Feelings

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.

The Benefits of Sensory Play in Early Childhood Settings

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.

The Importance of Organization and Visual Presentations

There are so many benefits to having an organized and visually appealing childhood environment. The following ECE online workshop delves into those benefits, tips for keeping organized, ways to label with images, and special consideration to those young children who may find busy walls and clutter discomforting.

Drama Play in Early Childhood Settings

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

Using Recycling Material in Early Childhood Settings

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.

Circle Time Basics

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!

The Benefits of Music Within Early Childhood Settings

Singing and music is an integral component of creating quality programming for young children. Take this ECE online workshop to discover the numerous benefits of music within early childhood settings

The Importance of Multiculturalism in Early Childhood Programs

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.

Theme Days Are Fun

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

The Benefits of Felt: Creating Learning Material

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 some of the wonderful benefits of using felt boards for all young children and different ways to use felt pieces aside from storytelling, such as teaching concepts. At the same time, you will be provided basic instructions for making felts stories and templates.

Fostering Math Skills in Early Childhood Settings

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.

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