Positive Encouragement in Risk Taking with Infants and Toddlers
Date(s) - Oct 16, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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All children come into this world and are born unique, they all have unique temperaments and personalities. Thus, for some children, taking risks comes more naturally than for others. Understanding the processes of risk allows us to better understand and support our children and their growth and development. Risk is inevitable, and without risk-taking opportunities, our children will be more apt to take impulsive and poor risks.
Presenters will ask participants to explore their feelings around risk, and what it means for infant toddler development. We will challenge common ideas and rules, and the problems that occur when we make decisions for children based on what we are comfortable with, rather than what they need.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Early Care and Education
Educators (Infant/Toddler, 3-5), Parents, Instructors/Administrators, ECE Students (All Levels)
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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Nita Pedersen & Lina Brasil do Couto
Nita Pedersen is a Senior Educator at SFU Childcare Society in the Espuleta Infant/Toddler program. Nita has been in the field for over 25 years and in 2017, she was awarded Prime Minister's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Early Childhood Education. Throughout her career, Nita has continued to learn and grow in her practice and enjoys having the opportunity to share her experiences with others. Lina Brasil do Couto has been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 15 years and continues to be inspired by how young children learn, especially from one another. She approaches the opportunity to engage in reflective practice, advocate for children and support families with passion, curiosity and humility. She has been with SFU Childcare Society for the past 5 years and has been deeply committed to emergent curriculum, personal & professional growth, and advocacy in early childhood. She currently works as the Senior Educator in the Les Petits Infant/Toddler program.