ECCE Workshop Topics
1. Effective Communication/Interpersonal Skills
This practical course provides skills and techniques for handling any communication situation with greater flexibility, confidence, and impact. The participants will assess their communication strengths and weaknesses, as well as enhance their ability to understand others. Defining communication and effective listening skills, identifying and avoiding communication barriers, and learning how to motivate and influence others will be included.
2. Learning through Play
How does the play prepare for learning? How can parents/teachers encourage children's play? This hands-on workshop will address the importance of play and brain development. This workshop will help participants to explore a greater appreciation of art and enhanced language learning.
The workshop includes:
- Exploring five senses
- Using music and movement to teach language
- Using poetry and story, we will work/play to bring the spoken words alive, filled with gesture, color, imagination, and life. Learn some of the basic elements of storytelling.
3. Understanding Children's Temperament
This workshop explores temperament and its effects on family dynamics. Participants have the opportunity to reflect on their own temperament and gain a better understanding of children's temperament and learn strategies for dealing with different types of temperament.
4. Language Development: How To Make Books Fold, Cut & Stitch
Kids love to find out how books are written, how pictures are created, and the publishing process that puts those books on the shelf. Participants will learn the steps of creating small illustrated books, including accordion-fold books, creative literary and visual experiences of the imaginations of young children. Participants will enjoy hands-on activities which encourage creativity.
5. Nutrition for Healthy Living
How nutrition in everyday foods can play an important role to healthy living. What better nutrition means to children. What foods are nutritious? This workshop will discuss the major food groups and portions, valuable nutrient-rich foods, and how to preserve the nutrients in cooking, the main meal of the day and hygiene around food. Nutritious snacks will be prepared and participants will also practice some simple stretch exercises to release stress.
6. Cooking and Learning with Children
Young children are sensory learners: they use all their senses to explore the world. Cooking with children isn't only fun and rewarding, it is educational for children and can help faddy eaters to try more foods. Participants will learn some fun ways to make simple and nutritional snacks for children.
7. Setting Limits: How to make children feel good about themselves
Limits are set to assure the safety of children and adults as well as the acceptance of responsibility for one's actions. This workshop provides information on the importance of setting limits with children, on techniques and strategies used in positive disciplines, as well as special focus on communicating with love and respect. Participants will learn the tools needed to stop disruptive behavior when it happens and to gain the cooperation that is expected, without giving in or exhausting oneself with coercive power struggle. Participants will learn some wonderful and fun ways to introduce limits into day care and the home. This workshop also offers songs and games to use during daily routines and transitions. Turn stressful times into fun and playful games!
8. Wondering with Children: The importance of observation in early education
Learn to use a variety of formal and informal observation techniques to appropriately monitor the development of young children and to plan daily activities and teaching practices that meet individual needs of children.
9. Brain Development for Children: Multi-Cultural Activities
This workshop includes some activities from different cultures throughout the country. Attending the workshop, the participants will have chance to discover in groups the 8 cultural corners that help the children develop their body movement, language, intelligence and social communication. When exploring the corners, the participants will:
- Learn how to make toys for their children
- Get some activities facilitating children’s dexterity and motor skills
- Gain skills on taking care of the children from physicality to mentality
10. Building Healthy and Safe Communities, Making Healthy Choices
Discussion and hands-on activities about pollution, trash, saving our watershed, oceans and rivers, food safety and security, and about healthy lifestyle including exercising physical health and mental wellness. We will present activities to motivate youth to help engage the community and setup fun environment games for primary schools children.