Super Moms and Super Dads! Recognizing the Extraordinary Needs of Single Parents and Engaging Them in Early Childhood Programs

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern Time

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Synopsis

Parenting in today’s families’ looks different than it did a generation ago. Today, there are nearly 13.6 million single parents raising over 21 million children in the United States. In fact, many Early Childhood Programs serve more children from single parent households than that of traditional households. Join us to discover ways to offer support and to engage single moms and single dads in Early Childhood Programs.

 

Objectives: 

  • Identify the four most common reasons that people become single parents.
  • Learn some strategies to support single parents. 

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Presenter(s): Carrie Scruggs

Early Brain and Motor Development through Movement

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern Time

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Synopsis:

You may be aware that movement is significant for each child’s physical health, but have you ever considered the connection between motor development and healthy brain development? During this webinar we will explore the critical benefits of movement activities, analyze recommended guidelines, and provide examples of how to implement physical health policies in early childhood programs.  

Objectives: 

  • Examine the connection between brain development and movement activities for young children.
  • Consider young children’s perception about movement.
  • Explore developmentally appropriate guidelines for movement activities.
  • Understand the progression of movement activities.

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Presenter(s): Toni Cacace-Beshears

Facilitating Movement to Promote Motor Development

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern Time

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Synopsis:

When children are asked to move (i.e., walk, run, sidestep, slide, jump, roll, hop, etc.) we challenge them to develop motor skills, help facilitate movement, and teach new vocabulary. During this webinar we will take a closer look at basic movement and the motion of body parts as we explore early learning activities that support physical development.  

Objectives: 

  • Understand the three different patterns of physical development during the first five years of a child’s life.
  • Discover strategies to facilitate movement and enhance vocabulary as you move with children.

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Presenter(s): Toni Cacace-Beshears

Inside, Outside, Upside-Down: Connecting Movement to Teaching & Learning

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern Time

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Synopsis:

Let's Move! is a trending topic in education. One of the outcomes of this initiative is to educate early childhood educators on the essentials of planning movement experiences for children. The focus of this webinar is to examine the connection between 21st Century Learning Skills to movement activities during lesson planning. 

Objectives: 

  • Explore strategies to increase the connection of physical activity to 21st Century Skills.
  • Understand ways to continuously support the development of children through planning.

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Presenter(s): Toni Cacace-Beshears