Early childhood educators, parents and caregivers from across the country will have the opportunity to attend this year's University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Early Childhood Seminar on Saturday, Oct. 10. For the first time, the event which is traditionally held on the UW-Platteville campus will allow participants to connect virtually this year.
The event is hosted by the Continuing Education Institute, which provides child care education through nine Registry Child Care Credentials (four in Spanish), seminars, early childhood training courses, and degree completion programs with partner institutions. The Continuing Education Institute's reach extends throughout the state of Wisconsin and all the way to both coasts.
This year's virtual connection will be split into two sessions, with nationally renowned keynote speakers leading each.
In Session A, "Miss Carole" Stephens will lead the discussion Music and Movement to Reach and Teach Young Children. In this interactive event, Miss Carole will answer questions and lead hands-on lessons. Educators and caregivers will learn to pair books with music that extend physical skills and cover curricular content. Participants will come away inspired, with a plethora of new play-time activities to use with young learners.
Nature-Based Learning expert Matt Flower will lead session B. In this interactive exchange, participants will learn the many benefits of nature-based activities for young children, and how to help guide children's learning through experiences with the world around them. Participants will come away with practical ideas for including nature-based early childhood experiences in their teaching practice.
Those attending both sessions will earn $10 off their registration fee. They will also receive 0.6 CEUs or six hours of continuing education training in Early Childhood Education and a free curriculum packet in the mail.
Registration to attend the 2020 Early Childhood Seminar is now open. To enroll or learn more, visit Go.UWPlatt.edu/ECESeminars.
Chenoa Ruecking, Education and Training Program Manager, Continuing Education Institute