How Do Loose Parts Inspire Inquiry with Infants and Toddlers
Date(s) - May 15, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We will explore how by providing open ended materials to infants and toddlers can inspire creativity and less conflict with materials. Through hands-on experiences we will explore provocations, and how through aesthetically presenting materials you can support children’s theory’s, and problem solving, providing opportunities for children to look more deeply, and building on their existing ideas. We will share with you pedagogical documentation of how have used loose parts, and how many common themes and ideas reoccur. We will briefly touch on how significant loose parts (intelligent materials, beautiful junk) supports Schema’s, complimenting children’s learning and behaviour patterns. 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.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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604 533 4425
Jacqueline Ewonus is currently the Program Director at SFU Childcare Society in Burnaby, BC, where she oversees 7 Infant/Toddler programs. She has a longstanding relationship in the childcare field in different capacities spanning over 29 years, including work as a Licensing Officer in Vancouver. She has been an instructor with the Burnaby School District for the past 11 years, teaching in the Early Care and Education Post Basic Program’s Inclusive Practice and Administration.Recently, Jacqueline has spoken at several conferences on pedagogical leadership, including the Early Care and Learning World Forum in New Zealand, and the 2018 National Leadership Conference at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership in Chicago, USA and in Beijing China August 2018, on Reggio inspired values and principles and curriculum.