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Kindergarten Connections: Supporting School Readiness

Kindergarten Connections: Supporting School Readiness
This conference is sponsored by:
Tenino, North Thurston, Olympia, Tumwater & Yelm School Districts

Join us for Kindergarten Connections: Supporting School Readiness Child Care Provider Conference on Saturday May 18th, 2019. 

Participants will earn either 3 STARS Hours or 3 Clock Hours.  Please note that we do not issue refunds for this conference. Do let us know if you need to send someone else in your place. 

Conference Questions - Contact Kate Williams #360-412-4469
Registration Questions - Contact Nancy Hobson #360-754-0817

Registration Closes Friday, May 10th.


Keynote: Stephanie Hollinger - 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
The Positive Impact of Early Learning on Kindergarten Readiness

Session 1 - 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
1A: STEM for Preschool - Instructor: Jana Brock
What is STEM?  Why is it important for young children to engage in STEM activities?  Participants will leave with an understanding of what qualifies as a STEM activity and will participate in a design challenge that can be used right away in their programs.  In addition, a list of STEM ideas for families and programs will be provided.

1B: Literacy Outside the Reading Corner - Instructor: Starla Watson
Foundations of a literate student begin even before a student can read independently. Participants will gain knowledge in three areas of focus that lead students to a stronger literacy foundation.

1C: Understanding Trauma and Resiliency - Instructor: Scott Hanauer
This workshop will address complex trauma in families and child stressors. How children and families deal with trauma and stress, and understanding resiliency. The workshop will also offer specific research based skills you can utilize to mitigate the impact of trauma in young children including: being assertive, understanding the importance of self-regulation, deterring escalated behavior challenges including power struggles and understanding vicarious trauma.

1D: Early Literacy 101 - Instructor: Kendra Jones
Learn why building early literacy skills before Kindergarten is important and how you can help children gain those skills in circle time and beyond. Read, sing, talk, write, and play your way to success!

1E: Mathematize Your Day - Instructor: Anne Gallagher & Heather Curry
Children are naturally curious and born problem solvers. In this session we will explore play-based ways to incorporate math ideas and concepts throughout the child's day. Snack time, transition times, and recess can be rich opportunites to model and teach counting, cardinality, spatial relationships, and shapes using simple, play-based activiteis. Research tells us that early math concepts are critical for future success in a child's education. Walk away with practical ideas and resources to take back to your program and Mathematize Your Day!

1F: Fine Motor Fundamentals - Instructor: Karla Kaiser
In the day and age of technology - Students know how to swipe left and right and tap but they can't draw a circle. Come find out more about developing strong fine motor skills and the importance of doing so.

Session 2 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2A: STEM for Preschool - Instructor: Jana Brock
What is STEM?  Why is it important for young children to engage in STEM activities?  Participants will leave with an understanding of what qualifies as a STEM activity and will participate in a design challenge that can be used right away in their programs.  In addition, a list of STEM ideas for families and programs will be provided.

2B: Literacy Outside the Reading Corner - Instructor: Starla Watson
Foundations of a literate student begin even before a student can read independently. Participants will gain knowledge in three areas of focus that lead students to a stronger literacy foundation.

2C: Understanding Trauma and Resiliency - Instructor: Scott Hanauer
This workshop will address complex trauma in families and child stressors. How children and families deal with trauma and stress, and understanding resiliency. The workshop will also offer specific research based skills you can utilize to mitigate the impact of trauma in young children including: being assertive, understanding the importance of self-regulation, deterring escalated behavior challenges including power struggles and understanding vicarious trauma.

2D: Early Literacy 101 - Instructor: Kendra Jones
Learn why building early literacy skills before Kindergarten is important and how you can help children gain those skills in circle time and beyond. Read, sing, talk, write, and play your way to success!

2E: Mathematize Your Day - Instructor: Anne Gallagher & Heather Curry
Children are naturally curious and born problem solvers. In this session we will explore play-based ways to incorporate math ideas and concepts throughout the child's day. Snack time, transition times, and recess can be rich opportunites to model and teach counting, cardinality, spatial relationships, and shapes using simple, play-based activiteis. Research tells us that early math concepts are critical for future success in a child's education. Walk away with practical ideas and resources to take back to your program and Mathematize Your Day!

2F: Fine Motor Fundamentals - Instructor: Karla Kaiser
In the day and age of technology - Students know how to swipe left and right and tap but they can't draw a circle. Come find out more about developing strong fine motor skills and the importance of doing so.

 

Conference Schedule

8:00 - 8:30 am
Check-in and continental breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 am
Keynote Speaker, Stephanie Hollinger

9:00 - 10:30 am
Session 1

10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mix and Mingle

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Session 2


To register by mail, download the registration form and mail it in by May 8th with a check made payable to Child Care Action Council. You will not be registered until we receive your payment. Please note that online registration is a secure, fast way to ensure you get the class selections you want. Classes are filled on a first-to-register basis. For questions, call Nancy Hobson @ 360-754-0817.

When
May 18th, 2019 8:00 AM   through   12:30 PM
Location
3025 Marvin Rd SE
Evergreen Forest Elementary
Olympia, WA 98503
United States
Event Fee(s)
Keynote: Stephanie Hollinger - The Positive Impact of Early Learning on Kindergarten Readiness $ 35.00
Session 1
Session 1A: STEM for Preschool
Session 1B: Literacy Outside the Reading Corner
Session 1C: Understanding Trauma and Resiliency
Session 1D: Early Literacy 101
Session 1E: Mathematize Your Day
Session 1F: Fine Motor Fundamentals
Session 2
Session 2A: STEM for Preschool
Session 2B: Literacy Outside the Reading Corner
Session 2C: Understanding Trauma and Reliliency
Session 2D: Early Literacy 101
Session 2E: Mathematize Your Day
Session 2F: Fine Motor Fundamentals
Attendance
I understand that children are not permitted at the Kindergarten Connections Conference and I cannot attend with children.
I understand that refunds are not issued for this conference, but that I may request to send someone in my place.

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