Infants, Toddlers, and Families: Supporting Their Growth
Registration for the 2013 Institute is open!
Keynote Speakers: Isaura Barrera, PhD and Lucinda Kramer, PhD
For the Sake of Our Children: From Divisions to Connections
Society’s trend toward breaking reality into separate and often contradictory pieces is becoming ever more evident. It is now deeply affecting the shape and quality of our children’s early education. At the core of this trend is a tendency toward placing things at opposing ends of an either-or line (e.g., black or white, this or that, abled or disabled). Such placement obscures connections and fuels the fear that the existence of one thing—or person—threatens another. Does playtime threaten learning time, for example? If we choose one must we lessen the other?
It is time to explore an alternative way of looking at the world, one that acknowledges multiple perspectives as complementary parts of one whole and welcomes the surprises that await us when we go beyond the fixed boxes into we which we place reality. Perhaps early childhood education, once the stronghold of such a view, can once again reclaim it, for the sake of our children.
Workshops on various topics: infant development, routines and transitions, toddler behavior, materials and activities, motor and language development, sensory integration, bilingual babies, attachment and separation, visits to childcare centers and library programs.
Graduate credit may be earned for an additional fee.
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Coordinator: Margie Brickley