Plan, Practice and Play: A Free Mini Conference for Child Care Providers

Plan, Practice and Play: A Free Mini Conference for Child Care Providers

Dedicated to celebrating Mississippi Child Care Providers! Come and join in the fun and learning as we Plan, Practice and Play together!

Lunch will not be provided. All participants must attend both days to receive professional development hours and hours will only be awarded upon completion of a daily survey.


SESSIONS

Life is Good: Being a Playmaker

  • This session will be taught by Life is Good Playmakers who will provide participants with information that will deepen their understanding of trauma-informed, optimistic engagement and provide a wealth of developmentally and situational appropriate tools, techniques and activities for their work.


Little hands. BIG potential. Hands-on, active learning products that work!

  • Ronnie Thomas, PITSCO, Education Advisor We know that little learners learn BIG through hands-on discovery and exploration. Explore learning domain aligned curriculum and engaging hands-on coding, sensory, outdoor/play, science/investigation, and STEM making/building products for PreK through Grade 2.


Go with the Flow and Grow! Implementing Yoga and Gardening in the Early Childhood Classroom

  • Dr. Kenya Wolff, Associate Professor of Education, University of Mississippi Participants will engage in children’s mindful yoga and gardening activities, while learning how to incorporate wellness and social- emotional learning strategies throughout their classroom community.


Best Practices in Utilizing Instructional Strategies in Infant /Toddler Classrooms

  • Bryan Fulton, Kaplan Early Learning Company, Southeastern Regional Sales Manager Learn how to arrange learning spaces for infants and toddlers that address state early learning standards.


The Mississippi Children’s Museum in Meridian: Museum Play

  • Clair Huff, MS Children’s Museum Join the staff of the MS Children’s Museum to learn more about connecting field trip experiences and traveling exhibits to your early learning standards. With a focus on childhood learning through play and discovery, MS Children’s Museums in Meridian and Jackson offer engaging educational experiences to encourage a lifelong joy of learning in all children.

Date Time Session Instructor Facilitator Venue
Wed, Jul 20, 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM All-Day Sessions Cathy Grace Briana Talley MSU Riley Center
Thu, Jul 21, 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM All-Day Sessions Cathy Grace Briana Talley MSU Riley Center
Special Accommodations
Disabilities If you have a disability that would need an accommodation (wheelchair, visual impairment, etc.), please contact us so that we can best accommodate you.
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Tags:Early Childhood