Early Childhood Environments

Status: Held

Saturday March 9th, 2013 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

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This workshop is designed to explore the messages that the environment sends to young children and how teachers intentionally plan spaces that support engaged exploration, discovery and the wonder of learnng.

The morning will begin at the Early Childhood Education Center at the Redwood Campus of Rogue Community College Head Start Center in Grants Pass. We will discuss influences of educators from Reggio Emilia, Deb Curtis, Margie Carter, Anita Olds and Sandra Duncan and identify key elements of creative environments for young children.

In the afternoon the group will visit Grants Pass Early Head Start, Imagine That, and then return to RCC Head Start Center for a tour and final thoughts.

Bring a tasty sack lunch!

Susan Hamilton is a Consultant with Southern Oregon Early Head Start and an Adjunct Instructor at Southern Oregon University where she teaches courses in curriculum design and guidance. Susan's experience includes designing and planning a variety of early childhood environments. She holds a M.A. in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College.

This workshop may be taken for training hours or for college credit. Cost is $20 for 8 training hours or $55 for college credit with completion of follow-up assignments.

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