Spring 2020


POSTPONED ***Smart Beginnings for Tomorrow's Workforce

Monday, March 23, 2020; 8 AM - 10:30 AM ET

The Source for Learning is proud to be the Prize Sponsor of this breakfast event featuring Pamela T. Northam, First Lady of Virginia and Dr. Mark Ginsberg, Dean, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University. This event is hosted by the Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William. We hope to see you there!

Where: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA

Cancelled- George Mason University Child Development Center Professional Development Day

Saturday, April 25, 2020; 8 AM - 4:30 PM

The Source for Learning is a proud sponsor of the George Mason University Child Development Center Professional Development Day!

This event provides professional development opportunities to early childhood educators throughout the DC Metro area. Attendees develop valuable skills, explore best practices, discuss the latest research in our field, network with colleagues, and enhance their overall practice while fulfilling their annual training requirement.

Check out our presentations! We hope you will be able to join us!

Where: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Cancelled - Virginia Cross-Sector Professional Development (VCPD) Northern Summit 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020; 9 AM - 3 PM ET

The Source for Learning is so proud to sponsor VCPD Northern Region’s 2020 ECE Summit for the fifth year! This summit will focus on the many changes occurring in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a result of the Preschool Development Grant Renewal. We hope to see you there!

Where: GMU Science & Technology Campus, Manassas, VA


Cancelled - Significance of Preparing a Purposeful Environment In Early Learning Programs

Saturday, April 25, 2020; 3 PM - 4:30 PM ET

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  1. Learn elements of well-planned spaces designed for intentional play.
  2. Acquire strategies for arranging the physical environment to enhance learning and development of young children.
  3. Apply learned techniques to the organization of indoor and outdoor environments that facilitate social-emotional development and increase academic success.


A developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor environment at early learning programs supports the development, play experiences, and  hands-on learning of young children.  The presentation will offer strategies for arranging an optimal learning environment for young children.  Participants will have the opportunity to apply the acquired techniques to “real world” classroom settings.   

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Presenters: Where: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Cancelled- Incorporating STEAM in the Early Childhood Classrooms

Saturday, April 25, 2020; 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

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  1. Acquire knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics, or STEAM, concepts and practical strategies for application in early childhood classrooms.
  2. Obtain tips on research-based practices for engaging children in STEAM activities by participating in discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on learning.


Children are curious, hands-on explorers, thus early childhood educators must provide the appropriate environment and tools to support such learning. It is imperative that early childhood educators weave STEAM components seamlessly into their daily planning. This presentation will offer practical STEAM concepts and ideas to help educators advance STEAM learning in their early learning programs.

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Presenters: Where: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA