Spring 2019

Events

Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) Conference

February 28 - March 2, 2019

Will you be at SECA? 

Come attend our presentation on Non-Competitive Games! - Friday, March 1, 2019; 1:45 - 3:15 PM; Room: Nautilus @ Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at Sea World, FL.

Where: Orlando, FL
Associated Presentation(s) Non-Competitive Games

Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (VAAEYC) Annual Conference

Thursday, March 14 - Saturday, March 16, 2019

Are you are attending 2019 VAAEYC Annual Conference? Please visit us in the Exhibit Hall - Booth # 12.

  • Meet the Virginia Early Childhood Administrator Professional Credential (VA-ECAP) instructor

Various sessions available with the VA-ECAP instructor:

Th (3/14) 12:30-1:30 PM & 4-6 PM

F (3/15) 9:30-10:30 AM/ 12:30 -1:30 PM & 4:30 - 5:30 PM

S (3/16) 11:30 - 1:30 PM

 

  • Enter our raffle drawings

We are giving away two raffle prizes - both are educational toolkits - each of $75 value. 

Where: Roanoke, VA
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George Mason University Child Development Center Professional Development Day

Saturday, March 23, 2019

SFL's ECE team members will be presenting at the GMU CDC Professional Development Day on March 23, 2019 @ 1:45 PM. Check out our presentation details by clicking on the link below. We will give away one door prize at the end of the presentation. We look forward to seeing you there!

Where: George Mason University Campus, Fairfax, VA

Presentations

Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (VAAEYC) Director Training

October 18, 2018 - December 11, 2019

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The Source for Learning and vaaeyc are presenting online training opportunities for early learning program administrators, beginning October 2018 through December 2019. Quality education for you without having to attend in person! The information about the upcoming training sessions will be listed on this page. To register for each training session, please click on the link below. 

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Conference Link: Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (VAAEYC)

Associated Presentation(s) Build A Skilled Early Childhood Educator Workforce: Explore Strategies to Recruit and Retain Quality Employees

Non-Competitive Games

Friday, March 1, 2019; 1:45-3:15 PM ET

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Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the distinction between competitive and non-competitive games.
  • Acquire methods to convert competitive games into cooperative games.
  • Explore the benefits of cooperation via engaging children in cooperative games.
  • Learn the teacher’s role as a facilitator of the games by engaging in an interactive and entertaining session!

Synopsis:

When a thoughtful approach is used in planning games for young children, the children gain confidence by working together toward a goal and insecurity is avoided because young children find it difficult to understand formal rules.  The need to learn cooperation and problem-solving can be transferred to the games that are offered to young children. This hands-on session will offer strategies for non-competitive games to encourage inclusion and pro-social behavior among young children, while having fun! Having the participants engage in an interactive session by participating in games will offer them the opportunity to think through the challenges and solutions that make the games more inclusive and developmentally appropriate.

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Teaching Your Lead Teacher to Lead

Thursday, March 14, 2019; 11:15 - 12:45 PM; Monroe Room

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Objectives:

  • Identify a match between professional developmental level of your lead teachers and your own supervisory beliefs to scaffold each teacher’s professional learning.
  • Acquire strategies to work with your lead teachers to help them recognize their role and areas of development.

Synopsis:

Developmental approach to supervision focuses on the fact that individuals who function at different conceptual or professional developmental levels at different stages of their careers should be supervised with qualitatively different techniques. Therefore, by reviewing the different stages of teacher development and supervisory behavior, participants will match the developmental level of their lead teachers to an appropriate supervisory style that will be a best fit within their OWN programs. The participants will also acquire strategies that will move teachers forward in their thinking about their role as a leader!

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High Quality Foundations: NAEYC Accreditation Info Session

Thursday, March 14, 2019; 4:15 - 5:15 PM; Madison Room

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Objective:

  • Acquire an overview of the NAEYC Early Learning Program Accreditation.

Synopsis:

Is your program considering pursuing NAEYC Accreditation? Come and join us for an interactive session to help you get started on this journey! This session will provide an overview of the NAEYC Accreditation process for early learning programs and some available resources that may be helpful along the way.

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VAAEYC-The Source for Learning (SFL) Director Training Review & Info Session

Friday, March 15, 2019; 1:15 - 2:15 PM; Bent Mountain Room

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Objectives:

  • Learn about high quality, low-cost administrator trainings that can be taken conveniently in your own space.
  • Acquire information on additional low-cost and FREE resources for early childhood educators offered by SFL & VAAEYC.

Synopsis:

VAAEYC and SFL are currently offering professional development opportunities via distance education!

Join an interactive session as we share information about online training opportunities that offer strategies associated with the multifaceted role of ECE program administrators to effectively run a high-quality program. Explore additional professional learning resources available through SFL and VAAEYC. Interested in winning an Echo Dot? Come and learn more!

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Constructing Solid Staff Relationships in ECE Programs

Friday, March 15, 2019; 1:15 - 2:15 PM; Appalachian Room

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Objectives:

  • Understand the connection of staff morale and rapport, its effects on job performance, and ultimate impact on overall program quality.
  • Reflect and acquire team building techniques and strategies to boost staff relationships resulting in a positive environment conducive for a high-quality learning experience. 

Synopsis:

Staff morale and retention are big concerns within the ECE field today. These issues in a program negatively impact the quality of care and learning of young children. This session will emphasize the importance of positive morale and strategies to build strong staff relationships that create a positive program environment for all stakeholders!

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Build Well-Being in Your Early Learning Program by Developing Solid Staff Relationships

Saturday, March 23, 2019; 1:45 - 3:15

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Objectives:

  • Understand the positive staff relationships, its effects on job performance, and ultimate impact on overall program quality.
  • Reflect and acquire strategies to boost relationships with your colleagues to provide positive environment for high-quality learning experiences for young children. 

 

Synopsis:

Staff morale and relationships form a core fabric of an early learning program. Any issues related to staff morale and relationship in a program negatively impacts the quality of care and learning of young children. This session will highlight the importance of positive morale and strategies to build strong collegial relationship that creates a positive program environment for all stakeholders!

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