Fall 2019

Events

BGAV Church Weekday Education Conference

Saturday, September 21, 2019

We will present at the upcoming BGAV Church Weekday Education Conference. We hope to see you there! 

Where: Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Stafford, VA
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Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TXAEYC) Conference

September 26 - 28, 2019

Connect with us in person! Meet Pat Carter, our early childhood expert. Exchange ideas, share best practices, and learn about our high quality ECE resources. Stop by booth # 138 to sign-up for our raffle! Win an Educational Toolkit, a $75 value!

Pat will also be presenting at this conference. Check out her presentation. 

Where: Frisco Convention Center, Frisco, TX
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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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Event Link: Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (VAAEYC)

The Importance of Creativity in Early Learning Programs

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Objectives:

  1. Recognize the rationale for implementing developmentally appropriate creative experiences in early learning programs. 
  2. Learn strategies and techniques to plan creative experiences based upon children's developmental needs to help them acquire essential skills.  
  3. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals for applying these techniques into your work with young children

Synopsis:

Creativity is a form of self-expression by young children. It helps children attain some fundamental skills such as communication, reading, writing, and math which are essential to their success in the academic pathway later on in life. This presentation will focus on the value and importance of creativity in the early years.  Developmentally appropriate strategies and techniques for promoting creativity will be discussed and demonstrated to equip participants in planning opportunities for creative experiences for young children.

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Event Link: BGAV Church Weekday Education Conference

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Scientific Process Toddler Style: Discover Ways to Bring STEM in Every Day!

September 27, 2019; 1:45-3:15 PM CT

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Objectives:

  • Obtain knowledge on the basics of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
  • Discover how STEM learning promotes brain development in toddlers.
  • Acquire tips and strategies to easily incorporate STEM activities into your everyday toddler lesson plans.

Synopsis:

Children have a natural curiosity for discovery, especially toddlers! Research indicates there is a period of very rapid synapse development from birth through age three, therefore, early childhood educators must provide diverse learning opportunities for toddlers to explore. Educators can introduce creative thinking and problem-solving skills by offering STEM tools to young children. In this session, we will look at the educational benefits of STEM in the early years and offer strategies to blend in STEM activities with the daily play activities offered to toddlers. Participants will takeaway several ready-to-use activities to implement in their classrooms.

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Event Link: Texas Association for the Education of Young Children

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