Saturday, October 14 Sessions

7:30 – 8:00 Registration
8:15 – 12:15 Whole Group Session with Jenny Benson
12:15 – 12:30 Closing Session

Jenny Benson

Dr. Benson currently works as an early childhood consultant, coach, and trainer focusing on the areas of social and emotional development & parent engagement. In her previous roles, Jenny has worked on the Rooted in Relationships Initiative at Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Extension and the Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood. She also has more than 20 years of experience in the field of early childhood, including more than a decade working directly with children birth through age 12. Dr. Benson earned a PhD in Education & Human Sciences with a specialization in Child, Youth, and Family Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and is both a Registered Circle of Security-Parenting Educator and Circle of Security-Parenting Classroom Facilitator.

Inside Out Emotional Literacy:
Using the 2015 Pixar Animation film Inside Out as the starting point, we will cover many topics such as brain development basics and the importance of your role in developing the brain, what emotions are and how they affect behavior, and strategies to intentionally teach emotional literacy to young children. You will have many opportunities to practice skills and will leave with concrete strategies you can put into practice.