Saturday, October 20 Sessions

Session One 9:30-11:00 a.m.

TEAMING WITH PARENTS/ GUARDIANS
Jo Mascorro, M.Ed.

Working as a team can be much easier said than done! This presentation will provide strategies to assist in recognizing what specific factors create communication challenges and how to enrich the productivity of your next meeting opportunity.

SENSORY 101: HOW TO MEET SENSORY NEEDS AND CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT TO FOSTER SUCCESS IN CHILDREN
Nora DiGregorio

This session will provide a general description of what sensory needs in children are and how to address them; through identification and strategies to create a sensory supportive environment for the children in your lives from birth to school age.

BEYOND MILESTONES: HOW TO PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT IN BABY’S FIRST YEAR OF LIFE
Kelli Gossman

This presentation looks at various reasons why infants show such diversity in motor skills. Should babies crawl a certain way or do babies even need to crawl? We will discuss the environment, tummy time and equipment.

Session Two 11:15 - 12:45 a.m.

BUILDING THE BRAIN
Paula J. Thompson

During this session we will build a brain using the “The Brain Architecture Game”. We will explore what promotes brain development, what derails it, and the consequences for children, families and society.

FOSTERING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH PLAY AND CREATIVITY
Jennifer Joy & Marissa Frye

Children learn and grow through play. This presentation will teach educators and parents strategies that help facilitate positive relationships in the classroom and at home through strategies for fostering positive relationships with the children in their lives, and hopefully a renewed excitement for play!

Repeated from Friday 2:30 – 4:00

LIVELY LETTERS
Judy Lauby

Lively Letters is a supplementary reading program that turns abstract letters and sounds into lively, colorful characters. The program addresses the needs of students with various learning challenges, through phonemic awareness, speech production and phonics.

SELF-CARE AND RESILIENCY
Jennifer Auman

This presentation takes on the complex emotional state of Compassion Fatigue in early childhood home visitors, teachers and caregivers. Activities to build resilience through relationships, internal beliefs, initiative and self-control are exemplified.

Repeated from Friday 12:45 – 2:15