“Parents and Caregivers: The impact you have on your infants’ and toddlers’ social and emotional development”
VAEYC/Champlain College Spring Speaker:
Dr. Tweety Yates
April 30th, 2014 6:30-8:30PM
Champlain College, Alumni Auditorium, Burlington, VT
Admission: $20 pre-registration, $25 at the door
Dr. Tweety Yates is a nationally recognized expert on the topic of adult-child interaction and development. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from her experience.
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Champlain College Masters of Education In Early Childhood Education
On-Campus Information Session
When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Where: Champlain College, Aiken Hall
Please join us prior to the Dr. Yates event to learn more about how the Champlain M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program can help you engage on a deeper level as an early educator and create professional opportunity.
Meet with Program Director, Robin Ploof, current M.Ed. students and graduate admissions representatives and learn how Champlain’s M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education program can help you grow as an educator.
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Mediation Seminar with Susanne Terry
If you’re a school administrator, teacher, board member or union steward—or any professional that deals with conflict—this event will improve your ability to productively engage in conflict and create more effective work environments. Join Susanne Terry and learn practical skills for:
Conflict Engagement Skills for Education Professionals: Creating Effective Work Environments
When: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Champlain College, Wick Hall
Susanne Terry is a pioneer in the field of mediation. For over 30 years she has been a nationally recognized and acclaimed mediator. Her work in education includes special education mediations, leadership transitions in schools, and in-house staff and faculty trainings.
- Understanding the dynamics of conflict
- Resolving disputes more quickly and more effectively
- Managing high-conflict individuals
- Preventing future conflicts through effective communication
2014 VAEYC Fall Conference
SAVE the DATEs!
October 23-24-25, 2014
UVM's Davis Center in Burlington, VT
We are excited to present our 2014 keynote speakers:
Dr. Valora Washington (Thursday, 10/23)
Janet Gonzalez-Mena (Friday, 10/24)
Patricia Dischler (Saturday, 10/25)
In this issue we are featuring Patricia Dischler: Ms. Dischler is a nationally recognized speaker and author who inspires audiences with her creative ideas and entertaining presentations, sharing stories from her 25 years experience as a provider and teacher. Her many books include Teaching the 3 C’s: Creativity, Curiosity & Courtesy and From Babysitter to Business Owner and she offers a variety of products and trainings through her company, KIDBIZ Resources. Recently named President of the National Association of Family Child Care, Patricia is a strong advocate for early childhood professionals and strives to help them strengthen their careers as they do what they love – make a difference in the life of a child!
Patricia Dischler is the Saturday Keynote at our 2014 Fall Conference!
I presented a keynote this fall where I shared tips on a child's "restart button" and in one of the evaluations, someone wrote that they thought it was terrible that I encourage children to "break the rules." I respect this opinion, but stand by my position. I do think it's a good thing, now and then, to allow some rule breaking. If you look at history, some of the greatest accomplishments were because of rule breaking. In fact, we wouldn't even be a country if some rebels hadn't decided to break the rule of paying taxes to England at one point. No, I don't encourage complete chaos, and certainly not disrespect of any form, but do I think it's okay to jump on the couch sometimes or sing in a library once or use peanut butter for glue, absolutely! The key to healthy rule breaking is this - be sure it's safe for people and things, be respectful of others by being sure they are okay with it too, and do it for the sake of being creative, not rebellious. Hug a kid for me! (With your FEET!)
Click here for the full article: "Finding the Restart Button"