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Location: Charlotte

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 2

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Ann Traverso Moore
802-535-8695
ann.moore@vtaeyc.org

Gathering for Our Planet and Young Children Deb Norris

Special Topics:
Sponsor: VTAEYC
Instructor: April Zajko

Are you eager to learn more about the resources and systems that exist in Vermont to support nature based approaches for young children? Ready to gather in person and connect with other early childhood educators who value nature and sustainability as a way to help children feel connected to the earth? Over the summer April Zajko, M.Ed. as a VTAEYC Exchange Fellow will be offering four sessions of Gathering for Our Planet & Young Children as in person events and one virtual session. Participants will engage in a facilitated conversation defining nature based early childhood education (NBECE) and the existing resources and supports that exist in Vermont. Participants will divide into small groups to focus on challenges they are facing in implementing NBECE. On easel paper, each group will identify gaps or obstacles that they face and identify supports or resources that could support them in overcoming the barrier. As we wrap up our time together, we will engage in a nature connection game to identify one action we will take to widen our circle. Within one week of attending, each participant is asked to complete a short survey that helps identify what other supports and systems are needed to implement NBECE for more of Vermont’s young children. Learning Objectives: Participants will have the opportunity for professional networking Participants will engage in a facilitated conversation defining nature based early childhood education (NBECE) and the existing resources and supports that exist in Vermont. Participants will divide into small groups to focus on challenges they are facing in implementing NBECE ~ on easel paper, each group will identify gaps or obstacles that they face and identify supports or resources that could support them in overcoming the barrier

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Professionalism & Ethical Practice
Focus
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
August 26, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Additional Information

This training was designed especially for Vermont Early Childhood Networks (VECN) members. However, there remains space for others to join us, and we are now opening it up to the general ECE community.