The Importance of Aesthetics in Early Child Care Settings
Date(s) - Jul 5, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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In the Reggio Emilia philosophy, educators have great concern for what the environment is teaching children, often referring to it as the third teacher. They believe children have a right to be educated in thoughtfully designed environments which support multi-sensory learning and the development of their many languages. The materials and objects within the early child care setting are not simplified cartoon like images that are assumed to appeal to children, but are “beautiful” objects in their own right. During this workshop, participants will explore why aesthetics matter, based on a Reggio Emilia inspired approach. We will also learn how we can easily implement aesthetics in early child care settings and through reflective practice we’ll discover how this is a natural part of our lives and how it relates to learning. In taking this workshop the hope is participants will become inspired to create and maintain aesthetics in their programs.
• To learn how aesthetic theory can be applied to childcare environments.
• To understand the positives effects of setting up an aesthetically pleasing environment and the negatives of setting a poor one.
• To appreciate the importance of developing aesthetics in young children.
• To recognize how our attitude towards programming and our image of the child affect the overall environment.
*Suitable for parents, students, novice and intermediate early learning child care professionals working with infant/toddler, preschool and school age children, including children with extra support needs.
Early Childhood Educators
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
Fee: $35 FCC Fee: $20
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604-709-5661 Ext 221
Ana Valle Rivera
Raised in a large and lively family in East Vancouver, Ana knew her life's purpose was working with children. Since earning a Diploma in ECE, Special Needs and Infant/Toddler Education, she has worked with children of all ages with differing developmental needs in various childcare settings. Ana has now made it her mission to share her passion and knowledge of child care through creating her own workshops.