How to Talk to Parents about How their Children Learn
Date(s) - Dec 2, 2017
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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We know parents want the best for their children. As Early Childhood Educators we need to be able to show parents there are sound reasons for what we are doing in early childhood learning centres and how their children are learning from their explorations and experimentation with a diverse range of materials in the environments we create for them. This workshop will help educators explain to parents why we do what we do with young children.
To create together, a collection of key statements that will address some of the concerns and questions parents may ask us. For example:
• How do children learn to read and work with numbers?
• How do dress-up, playing with puppets and playing with blocks prepare children to become proficient in reading and math?
• Why is it important to read books to children?
• Why is it better to allow children to draw their own pictures rather than coloring in pre-drawn sheets?
• Why is it important for children to experiment with papers and collage materials instead of pasting pre-cut shapes onto a page designed by an adult?
Suitable for students, novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with infant/toddlers and preschool age children.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
Fee: $75 | FCC Fee: $60 (with promo code)
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-709-5661 ext. 221
none, materials' fee included; bring a bag lunch (½ hour lunch).
Dr. Kathryn E. Shoemaker
Kathryn is the illustrator of over forty books for children and the author of four of her published books. She has also illustrated hundreds of educational materials, cards, posters and calendars and has broad experience as an art teacher, curriculum specialist, film maker and fund raiser. Kathryn teaches courses on children’s literature in the UBC iSchool (Library) and in the UBC department of Language and Literacy Education. Dr. Shoemaker holds a B.A. Magna Cum Laude, a Masters Degree in children’s literature and a PhD in Language and Literacy Education from UBC.
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