How do Loose Parts Inspire Inquiry in Infants and Toddlers?
Date(s) - Jun 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burnaby/New Westminster CCRR
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We will explore what happens when providing open-ended, loose part materials to infants and toddlers, and how it can inspire creativity and less conflict. Through hands-on experiences with these materials, possibilities for provocations will be discovered. Participants will learn that through aesthetically presenting open-ended materials, you can support children’s theories, problem-solving, and provide opportunities for children to look more deeply and build on their existing ideas. We will share pedagogical documentation of how children in different programs have used loose parts, and how many common themes and ideas reoccur. Our goal of this workshops is to shift ideas on how we see materials and the intentionality of the materials in your own programs and to challenge the image of an infant and toddler.
Suitable for all early learning professionals working with children aged zero to three.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members
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604-931-3400 Ext. 0
Jacqueline Ewonus is the Program Director at SFU Child Care Society, overseeing 7 infant/toddler programs. She has a long relationship in the child care field in different capacities over the past 25 years, including as a Licensing Officer in Vancouver. Jacqueline has recently returned from New Zealand, where she spoke at the Early Care and Learning World Forum on Research, Quality and Reflective Practice and most recently returned from Chicago, where she shared SFU Child Care Society’s view on pedagogical leadership at Leadership Connections 2018 National conference at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.