Super Saturday: Community and Classroom Collaboration
March 23 @ 8:00 am - 2:10 pm
Great Rivers Chapter of WECA is excited to present Super Saturday: Community and Classroom Collaborations. The conference will feature a keynote speaker and three breakout sessions. Doors open at 8:00am. Lunch is provided.
Early Registration by March 8th, 2019: $25 students/$30 GRAEYC Members/$40 Non-Members
Registration after March 8th, 2019: $30 students/$40 GRAEYC Members/$50 Non-Members
Space is limited so register early!
No refunds will be provided.
Keynote Speaker: Nicole Millerin M.S. LPC
Circle of safety- Why are our schools getting trained in this? Should you? We think this is an important topic for us to bring awareness to our group. Circles of Safety brings education and information together with confidence and skill building activities to prepare adults to speak up and prevent abuse.
Eco psychology in Early Childhood: Let them Play Dirty
Participants will explore the reciprocal relationship between humans and nature and how this relationship or lack thereof can have an effect on both the human psyche and the environment. Delving deeper into Early Childhood Education-benefits, concepts and activities.
Ho Chunk Nation
Ho-Chunk Nation is the local tribe for the Great Rivers Chapter. It’s always good to know your neighbors! This session will be about contact points for collaboration with the tribe, Ho-Chunk history, and ways to help be an ally in revitalizing Ho-Chunk Culture.
Licensing: Compliance Visits
Join Rita Miller, an experienced licensure as she offers a presentation on what childcare teachers, directors and administrators can do to expedite a licensing visit and enhance its success of being a compliant visit.
Grandparents Group: Raising Resilient Grandchildren:
There are more than 13 million children living in homes with their grandparents. This means 2.5 million grandparents every day are taking on the responsibilities required to raise these children. Learn about the new Grandparents Group resource and how to develop your own group to meet the needs of the “whole child”.
Inside out: Library Books, Programs and More On The Go!
The days of the library as a fixed building are gone. Join youth services librarian and outreach coordinator, Liz Ringstrom as she highlights all the ways the library can provide services to child care centers and professionals outside (and a few inside) the traditional library setting-story times, books on the go, pop up programs and more.
Young Living Essential Oils
There is nothing more important or precious to us than our babies and children. We cannot control everything that happens in our children’s lives but we can control what kind of products we expose them to in our home. You’ll learn how to save money and improve your child’s health with Young Living Essential Oils products for kid presented by Jennifer Schmitt.
Christen Farm Nursery- Gardening: Why kids dig it!!
Not enough room for a garden? There is always room. Learn creative ideas for big gardens in a small space and are all plants safe for kids? Engage a child’s natural curiosity and wonder while getting involved in vegetables, herbs, fruits and fairy gardens. The benefits of their development while gardening and how to get started
Children and Chiropractic Care:
Join Dr. Patty Barge to learn the health benefits to children and chiropractor care. Help families struggling with colicky babies and sleepless nights get care their child may need to get parents the sleep they need.
Directors Round Table
Discuss current events, network and share with other directors/ administrators. What are you doing to maintain your staff