About this Course
Thank you for your interest in joining our online learning community. We look forward to working and learning together.
How does spending time reflecting on children impact our daily practice as early childhood educators? Our values, beliefs, and actions when working along side young children, all start with our image of the child. How we see children is the foundation of our work with children. Our image of the child both conscious and unconscious, guides not only how we engage with children, but also how we design environments and experiences.
Our approximately 1.5 hour workshop, The Spirit of the Child: Understanding How Children Make Meaning of their World, introduces us to why is it important to reflect on our image of the child and how this impacts our daily practice as early childhood educators. In this course we will explore the image of the child, through five different lenses, play, imagination, being present, social interactions, and inner lives.
Essential Questions are the basis for the inquiry and our work together.
- Who is the child?
- How do they learn?
- How does the way we see children impact the experiences we provide?
Our workshop, The Spirit of the Child: Understanding How Children Make Meaning of their World, is an opportunity to learn more about the role of play in children's lives. You will discover how imagination expands children's growth and development. You will learn how being present for children in our work contributes to happiness and energizes learning. You will learn about the role of social interaction in play and thinking and how it contributes to the actions we see in the classroom.
Thank you for your interest in our workshop
We hope you will join us.
Greg and Ingrid