The Calming Kit
Supporting children to get ready for learning goes above and beyond teaching basic skills. Identifying feelings and emotions, using words to express wants and needs, having options to express frustration in socially appropriate ways, and knowing how to calm down by themselves ARE the skills that provide the readiness for learning.
“The Calming Kit” is a group of tools that provide sensory strategies and emotional supports to assist children with regulating their bodies and emotions
The training session will help unpacking all the materials to know what it is and how to use them, sharing the content and framework regarding the importance of Emotional Literacy and Self-Regulation skills in early childhood years along with ideas and activities on how to use these components to support its implementation. “The Calming Kit” provides practitioners with hands-on materials, visuals, and activities to integrate these skills into the daily routines.
Frame Their Learning
Early Childhood years are recognized as the biggest “Windows of Opportunities” for the children to lay stronger foundations for academic achievement. To do this, the best practices in education highly recommend the use of activities that can promote higher levels of thinking in our children. Resources, and professional development are provided, but frequently, the transfer to integrate this knowledge into daily practices is the missing step in preschool classrooms.
“Frame Their Learning” is a set visual supports for teachers to see and use questions and words, practicing advanced language (math, science, engineering) while interacting and engaging children in conversations and learning, that will help to close the gap between knowledge and implementation.
The training session will review the importance of supporting, with eagerness and enjoyment, Higher levels of thinking in daily childhood practices, by using the “Frame Their Learning Kit”. We will review all the materials and components along with guidance and ideas on how to integrate their use into daily routines and lesson planning.
Children are natural scientists; we just need to “Frame Their Learning”
Infant Toddler STEM
This training provides Infant Toddler caregivers with the fundamentals of STEM education for young children ages birth to three, and strategies to engage in hands-on STEM activities. We also focus on the language of STEM and the importance of using STEM vocabulary at the earliest ages.
Dave Scahill is the Founder & CEO of The Discovery Source. Dave has spent the past 35 years working with and training early childhood programs and is committed to creating great teacher effectiveness tools and supplying unique and targeted early childhood materials from 0-8 years that are engaging and fun. Dave has presented at the National Head Start, Native American Head Start Directors, NAEYC, California Child Development Administrators, California Head Start, Region 9 Head Start, CAEYC, Department of Defense Child Development conferences and many more.