When an adult (parent, educator, guest) visits a preK classroom, they see all of the wonderful learning opportunities for the children. They see the reading nook in the far back corner, the rug for meeting and circle time near the display board, the shelves full of toys and manipulatives, and the tables and chairs that greet the children as they enter the room. The students see: the chair and table legs, possibly their cubby, and not much else. According to early childhood expert Dr. Sandra Duncan, when creating an inviting classroom environment for young children, educators need to look at it from the kids’ perspective. In her edWebinar “Through a Child’s Eyes: How Classroom Design Inspires Children’s Learning and Wonder,” Dr. Duncan explained how designing the space with a young child’s physical and emotional viewpoint in mind can ease anxiety about and create excitement for learning.
In this edWebinar, understand the purpose of informal assessments in addition to maintaining student portfolios and information gathering.
Child Development Specialist and Author Kathy H. Lee will share how to create an amazing foundation for young children based on the latest in scientific research on brain development.
In this webinar, learn how to step up the progress of early childhood inclusion.
In this webinar, Dr. Steve Sanders discusses how parents and caregivers can create an environment and provide developmentally appropriate motor skill instruction.
Looking for a way to integrate STEM into your daily activities? Step into a fully functioning early childhood science laboratory. Attendees learned how to intrigue and motivate their PreK to second grade students to be super scientists.
Developing a conceptual understanding of numbers and how they work is critical for continued success in mathematics throughout a child’s academic career. Brian Mowry reviewed and discussed the knowledge and skills — in particular those related to verbal counting, enumeration, cardinality, and small number recognition — which develop in the preschool years and lay the foundation for good number sense.