Together We Are Moving MountainsMarch 31, 2012, Vermont Technical College
8:30 Registration & Networking time, beverages and light refreshments8:30 - 8:45 Welcome8:45
9:45 Keynote with Heather Duhamel
There is power and inspiration in the work we do. Our observations can link us more deeply to our practice. Listening, recording, reflecting and adapting curriculum can be fun and helpus meet the diverse needs of our programs and children. Join Heather Duhamel to explorethe Wonder in the work we do.
CDA Subject Areas: 6 , 7
12:00 Workshop Session I
Wonder, Beauty, & Pace Part 1: Beauty
You don’t have time to waste on observations that don’t improve the
quality of your program.Join Heather Duhamel for this opportunity to focus on ways to make your assessmentsauthentic and useful. Explore how to use observations to inform changes in your home orclassroom environment. These shifts of intention can support children in deep ways. We willexplore how some materials and ways of framing space can make our days more meaningfuland exciting!
Participants must register for both parts of this 2 part workshop.
CDA Subject Areas: 2,3,5,7
Gaining Ground: Building Confidence as an Early Educator through SettingBoundaries
Parents late picking up? Trouble collecting payment on time? Unsure how to create or follow a budget? Child care providers often struggle with maintaining trusting relationships with thefamilies of children in their care, while also balancing the budget and schedule for their business. This workshop will explore this challenge, and offer simple strategies for balancingrunning a successful small business, with close, yet professional family relationships as anearly childhood educator. CDA Subject Area: 5Presented by Cathy Siggins, Early Ed Outreach Teacher & Northern Lights Master Instructor
Deciphering the Families & Communities Arena: a STARS information session
Do you know that VEEU members have used time spent on union activities, planning andevents to increase their points in this arena? Providers who have figured out how to counthours have even been able to add a point or two to their total and increase their star level.Join the STARS Coordinators to learn what you can count, how to report it and get someideas to help you keep track. This is a basic question and answer session. CDA Subject Areas: 5, 6