Fall 2019

Events

BGAV Church Weekday Education Conference

Saturday, September 21, 2019

We will present at the upcoming BGAV Church Weekday Education Conference. We hope to see you there! 

Where: Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Stafford, VA
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Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TXAEYC) Conference

September 26 - 28, 2019

Connect with us in person! Meet Pat Carter, our early childhood expert. Exchange ideas, share best practices, and learn about our high quality ECE resources. Stop by booth # 143 to sign-up for our raffle! Win an Educational Toolkit, a $75 value!

Pat will also be presenting at this conference. Check out her presentation. 

Where: Frisco Convention Center, Frisco, TX
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Raising the Bar Conference hosted by SECOVA & Children's Harbor

Saturday, October 5, 2019

We will be at Raising The Bar Conference again this year! Stop by our table to sign up for a raffle and win an Educational Toolkit worth $40! SFL’s ECE Consultant, Carrie Scruggs, will present at this conference. Check out the details of her presentation.  

Where: Norview High School, Norfolk, VA

Community Collaboration for Young Children's Annual Fall Conference

Thursday, November 7, 2019; 8:30 - 1 PM ET

We will be at this event to share information about our ECE resources for early childhood educators. If you are planning on attending this event, meet with Amy Josephson, Education Manager, ECE Initiatives. Hope to see you there!

Where: Lord Fairfax Community College – main campus, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA

4th Annual Child Care and ECE Business Summit

Friday, November 15, 2019

Meet with us in person at this event! Amy Josephson, Education Manager, ECE Initiatives will be presenting. Check out her presentation!

Where: Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
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National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference

Wednesday, November 20 - Saturday, November 23, 2019

Meet us at the NAEYC's Annual Conference in November to learn about our ECE resources for early childhood educators. Sign up to win a raffle prize, an Educational Toolkit, worth $100! Stop by our booth #1317 to speak with us about our offerings!

Where: Music City Center, Nashville, TN
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Presentations

Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (VAAEYC) Director Training

October 18, 2018 - December 11, 2019

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The Source for Learning and vaaeyc are presenting online training opportunities for early learning program administrators, beginning October 2018 through December 2019. Quality education for you without having to attend in person! The information about the upcoming training sessions will be listed on this page. To register for each training session, please click on the link below. 

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Event Link: Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (VAAEYC)

The Importance of Creativity in Early Learning Programs

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Objectives:

  1. Recognize the rationale for implementing developmentally appropriate creative experiences in early learning programs. 
  2. Learn strategies and techniques to plan creative experiences based upon children's developmental needs to help them acquire essential skills.  
  3. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals for applying these techniques into your work with young children

Synopsis:

Creativity is a form of self-expression by young children. It helps children attain some fundamental skills such as communication, reading, writing, and math which are essential to their success in the academic pathway later on in life. This presentation will focus on the value and importance of creativity in the early years.  Developmentally appropriate strategies and techniques for promoting creativity will be discussed and demonstrated to equip participants in planning opportunities for creative experiences for young children.

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Event Link: BGAV Church Weekday Education Conference

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Scientific Process Toddler Style: Discover Ways to Bring STEM in Every Day!

September 27, 2019; 1:45-3:15 PM CT

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Objectives:

  • Obtain knowledge on the basics of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
  • Discover how STEM learning promotes brain development in toddlers.
  • Acquire tips and strategies to easily incorporate STEM activities into your everyday toddler lesson plans.

Synopsis:

Children have a natural curiosity for discovery, especially toddlers! Research indicates there is a period of very rapid synapse development from birth through age three, therefore, early childhood educators must provide diverse learning opportunities for toddlers to explore. Educators can introduce creative thinking and problem-solving skills by offering STEM tools to young children. In this session, we will look at the educational benefits of STEM in the early years and offer strategies to blend in STEM activities with the daily play activities offered to toddlers. Participants will takeaway several ready-to-use activities to implement in their classrooms.

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Event Link: Texas Association for the Education of Young Children

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4 Successful Strategies Educator Anchors Can Use to Support Proteges

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Objectives:

  • Learn to identify anchor educators in your early learning programs to support proteges.
  • Acquire approaches to coaching or mentoring proteges about creative teaching and classroom management methods to enhance program quality.
  • Discover instruction strategies based on the teaching cycle and child assessment process to offer meaningful experiences.

Synopsis:

Novice educators enter the field of early childhood education at a steady pace. In many programs it is up to the veteran educators to mentor or coach novice educators about the program procedures and developmentally appropriate instructional strategies.  Without support, many new educators transition to another field before they fully understand their roles in the lives of young children. During this presentation we will explore approaches on how anchor educators can support other colleagues through the teaching cycle to increase employment longevity and learning goals.  

 

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Build Well-Being in Your Early Learning Program by Developing Solid Staff Relationships

Friday, November 15, 2019

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Objectives:

  • Understand the positive staff relationships, its effects on job performance, and ultimate impact on overall program quality.
  • Reflect and acquire strategies to boost relationships with your colleagues to provide positive environment for high-quality learning experiences for young children. 

 

Synopsis:

Staff morale and relationships form a core fabric of an early learning program. Any issues related to staff morale and relationship in a program negatively impacts the quality of care and learning of young children. This session will highlight the importance of positive morale and strategies to build strong collegial relationship that creates a positive program environment for all stakeholders!

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