The Source for Learning’s (SFL) Early Childhood Education team, led by Kamna Seth, Director, ECE Initiatives, and Gauri Shirali-Deo, Senior Manager, ECE Initiatives, will be co-presenting at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2017 Annual Conference in Atlanta, November 15-18, 2017. SFL is a proud bronze sponsor of the national conclave.
The NAEYC Annual Conference is one of the largest early childhood education conferences in the world, bringing together tens of thousands of teachers, program administrators, students, and researchers to attend – and experience - 600+ innovative sessions and visit hundreds of exhibits.
SFL’s session, “Engaging Culturally Diverse Families to Enhance Educational Outcomes for Children with Special Needs” will be held on Friday, November 17th from 1:00PM – 2:30PM in the Georgia World Congress Center, Room B311.
Understanding that cultural background can impact a family’s expectations and approach to special education can inform how programs provide support for children with special needs and their families. Session outcomes include:
- Gain a better understanding of how to apply the concept of cultural competence back in your early childhood program
- Learn how to develop effective relationships with families
- Embrace new strategies for working with children from diverse backgrounds who present with a different pace or path of development.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to reflect on and share personal experiences and challenges as well as solicit possible solutions from their peers.