What does it mean to inquire? Grownups would say it means to question, to search for information, or to finding out about a topic of interest. For children in an early childhood classroom, the definition is no different. From the time of their birth, children want to know how the world works and actively seek out information. How educators respond to their questions is what this book is all about.
Are you caring for infants and toddlers and would like inspiration regarding creative art experiences for them? Are you looking for innovative engaging experiences to offer? If so this workshop is for you. Join the ECCDC’s Early Learning and Child Care Trainer Ginette Wilson for this interactive session that will include lively discussion, inspiring ideas and an opportunity to explore a variety of hands-on experiences.
In this interactive session, we will explore how a Read Aloud can be used to spark children’s innate curiosity and inquiry in our youngest learners. From STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) challenges to culturally diverse literature, participants will walk away with ideas and resources that they can implement immediately in their early learning environment.
Reggio Emilia introduced the Ray of Light Atelier in 2005 based on experiences explored with children and educators. The Atelier is open for children and educators alike to explore the properties of light. Children are invited to investigate their theories on light while educators reflect on how these concepts are stimulating children’s learning.
Children in today’s society are living more sedentary lives and their opportunities to engage in open music and movement activities are lessening. Come and join in to bring back the lost art of music and movement to the classroom.
Educators within Reggio Emilia reflect on their planning and documentation with several different lenses. The use of planning and documentation shows children and families a shared construction of meaning within the environment, a shared responsibility towards learning, offers an evaluation of both the environment and self.
Books can be an invitation to think deeply, opening children’s minds and eyes to the complexities of their world. The Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education inspires educators to think differently and see different perspectives.
Documentation practices in early education typically focus on children’s learning; educators are present in documentation only as observers – whether enthusiastic or neutral, their role in documentation is to report on what children have done, and said, and accomplished.