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Location: Statewide

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 2

Cost: Free

Scholarship: Yes

Contact Information:

April Zajko
(802) 274-9145

Mud Kitchen Workshop Deb Norris

Special Topics: Afterschool ,
Sponsor: April's Teaching Tree
Instructor: April Zajko, M.Ed. and Suzette Salmon

"Mud Kitchen Workshop" with April Zajko and Suzette Salmon Ready to bring more Mud Play into your outdoor classroom? Join April and Suzette in exploring how to set up an engaging, low cost mud kitchen. This two hour session will focus on equipping educators with ways to help extend the children’s explorations of mud through developing a mud kitchen, adding tools and natural loose parts. April will start the session exploring three steps for embracing mud play. Then Suzette will give us a photo tour of her Mud Kitchen in her family child care program in Illinois. Participants will then get to self-select which breakout room they want to join. After the breakout rooms each group will share 2-3 highlights of their discussion. Participants will have access to the all the notes in a shared Google Doc! These break out rooms will focus on: Infant/ Toddler Family Child Care School Age Math Connections with Mud Plants for Play in the Mud Kitchen Mud Books Literacy Connections Tools for Mud Play Mud Kitchen Set Ups Details ~ this two hour workshop is FREE! Monday, April 10, 2023 - 6-8pm EST on Zoom NOTE: When you register with this Google Form, you will NOT get an immediate automatic confirmation (because I am just learning Google Forms). I will send out the Zoom link a few days before the event and again the day of the event.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
Session Dates
Session Times
April 10, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Additional Information

This session will be recorded and will be published on the April's Teaching Tree website and YouTube channel. This session will include an interactive 20-25 minute break out room activity so please plan on having your camera and mic working for that portion of the session. Everyone who attends to the end of the training will receive a Certificate of Attendance. If you are Vermont ECE and input your BFIS number, you will be able to earn 2 hours of Professional Development that I will submit to Northern Lights.