A foundational principle of How Does Learning Happen? is that children thrive in early years programs where families are valued as active participants in their children’s learning. This workshop session offers invitations for learning and opportunities to discuss the authentic ways that we may engage families.
At the foundation of How Does Learning Happen? is the notion that strong, respectful, and reciprocal relationships with our colleagues and community partners is of the greatest value to children’s learning, development, and health and well-being.
With Internationally Acclaimed Angela Hanscom, Author of Balanced and Barefoot
Workshop Opening and Keynote Presentation: The Decline of Play Outdoors – And the Rise in Sensory Issues
As we continue to decrease children’s time and space to move and play outdoors, we are seeing a simultaneous rise in the number of children that are presenting with sensory and motor deficits. At the same time, classroom teachers are observing more and more children having trouble with attention, falling out of their seats in school, increased clumsiness, and even aggressiveness with games like tag on the playground.
The four foundations of How Does Learning Happen? outline the importance of children, educators, and families feeling a sense of belonging and well-being as well as having an opportunity to express themselves and engage in meaningful relationships.