Transforming the Image of the Child

Tickets On Sale May, 3rd 2019

Location: Central Park school for Children

Elementary Campus, 724 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701


Join us for our inaugural conference: Transforming the Image of the Child

We believe children are competent and capable agents in their own learning. Join this inspiring group of early childhood educators as we reflect upon our image of the child and learn how these innovative educators are transforming their classroom practices to promote exploration, connection, and growth.

The conference will offer an interactive keynote presentation, three workshops (contained within one learning track) and an optional lunch & learn session. Participants will have the opportunity to earn 5.5 NC DCDEE contact credit hours if you attend the keynote and three workshops.

Included in your workshop fee will be a light breakfast. We are offering box lunches from Beyu Caffe for an additional $12. Your box lunch will include a sandwich wrap or a salad, cajun chips, a sweet pastry bite and bottled water or a drink. If you choose to purchase a box lunch we will contact you before the conference with the final menu. See sample menu below.

Participants will need to register for one learning track. Each track contains three hands-on workshops in addition to the keynote presentation.

Zero to Three Track

An Accessible and Autonomous Studio

Topic Areas: Art, Independence & Classroom Environment)

Samantha Shannon, Branches Community School

Routines and Rituals: How Routines and Rituals Build Strong Attachment

Topic Area: Social Emotional Learning

Sally Stark- Dreifus & Amy Philips-Smith, Our Playhouse Preschool

The Image of the Infant - Toddler: The Reggio Emilia Approach in our Earliest Years

Topic Area: The Reggio Approach

Jessica Larson, The Little School

Outdoor Classroom Track

Learning Outside the Classroom

Topic Areas: Engineering and Science

Maddi Sullivan, Our Playhouse Preschool

Taking the Inside Out

Topic Area: Benefits and Planning of Outdoor Education

Sadie Bauer, Morningside School

Embracing Adventure and Risk

Topic Area: Risk Taking

Michelle Tuttle, Estes Children's Cottage

Preschool Track

Child-Led Learning: A Program Perspective

Topic Area: Curriculum and Planning

Amy Magrinat, The Lupine School

Storytelling as a Powerful Expressive Language

Topic Area: Language and Literacy

Donna King, Children First

Watching and Wondering

Topic Area: Observation and Documentation

Ellen McNeill, Reggio inspired Learning Resource Specialist and Educator

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