When

April 2, 2024    
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Bookings

$75.00 - $100.00

Where


4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, Iowa, 50322

Event Type

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Dr. Tweety Yates Presents:

Fun Ideas, Activities and Resources for Promoting the Connection Between Preschoolers’ Social Emotional and Early Literacy Development

Come join other early childhood professionals from around the state!

Iowa Head Start Association is excited to be partnering with CCR&R on this amazing training opportunity!

Registration fees – members and non-member rates below

  • April 2nd only
    • $75 member – IHSA – Head Start programs
    • $100 non-members
  • Both days (April 2-3) – Register HERE 
    • $175 member rate
    • $150 for 5-9 attendees from same agency
    • $125 for 10 attendees or more from same agency
  • To receive the group discount you must register through the IHSA website and be invoiced. 

Schedule for the day:

7:45-8:30am – Registration

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome & Overview of Our Time Together
The Connection Between Social Emotional and Literacy
Development & Why it is Important
Creating an Emotion Rich and Literacy Rich Environment
Engaging Families

9:00 – 10:15 Let’s Get Started! Examples and Fun Ideas for Making the Connection
• Using Books to engage children (Don’t leave the story in the book!)
• Repeated Read-Alouds
• Building Vocabulary
• Encouraging Writing
• Alphabet and Sounds of Language

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:45 Pyramid Model and the Connection: Nurturing and Responsive Relationships
• Fun ideas for using relationship building to increase:
o Interactions with adults and peers (Friendship Skills)
o Language and Communication
o Rhyming!

11:45 – 1:15pm Lunch – on your own – See list of area restaurants HERE

1:15 – 2:00 Pyramid Model and the Connection: High Quality Supportive Environments
• Expectations and Literacy??? How does that work?
• Expanding fun opportunities across schedules and routines to increase the connection

2:00 – 2:30 Pyramid and the Connection: Emotional Literacy
• Emotion Vocabulary
o Fun Ideas for increasing the number and range of emotion words we are USING & TEACHING

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 3:45 Pyramid and the Connection: Emotional Literacy Continued
o I’m Teaching Emotion Words – Now What?
o Strategies for Regulating Emotions (not just angry!)
o Special considerations for children who have experienced trauma

3:45 – 4:00 Pulling it All Together
Connection Action Plan

All attendees will go home with a set of books that are discussed during this training! (One per classroom)

SPECIAL GUEST TRAINER: DR. TWEETY YATES
PROMOTING A CONNECTION BETWEEN SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTING AND CLASSROOM

Join this day of learning with national expert Dr. Tweety Yates who has worked for over thirty-years focused on Social Emotional Development. Did you know that early literacy and social emotional development occur on a parallel path? Well, it’s true! When early childhood professionals connect early literacy and social emotional activities across their daily routines, they increase opportunities for children to practice these developing skills. And, this connection is also a great way to help children be more successful as they begin to learn strategies for regulating their big emotions and behavior! The use of children’s books and storytelling will be used as a fantastic catalyst for making this connection, in addition to many fun ideas, activities and resources. Ideas for partnering with families will also be shared.

T-SHIRTS WILL BE ON HAND FOR SALE AND TO TAKE HOME WITH YOU IN A VARIETY OF COLORS!

Cash, credit cards and Venmo accepted.

Holiday Inn Block Room Reservations Deadline:   March 11, 2024

Rates:  Standard Two-Queen or King Executive $110++ plus 12% tax per night

                Junior King or Extended Suites $140++ plus 12% tax per night

                Family King Suites $160++ plus 12% tax per night

                Family Double Queen Suites $180++ plus12% tax per night

Rates Include:  Two (2) vouchers each morning for Full Hot Breakfast at our own Bennigan’s Restaurant from 6:30am until 10:30am.  On weekends our Breakfast Buffet includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, biscuits and gravy, French toast, Danish, muffins, yogurt, cereals, fresh fruit, assorted juices, coffee, decaffeinated, Herbal teas and milk.

To Reserve:

Call us at:  515-278-4755 or 800-HOLIDAY (800-465-4329)

Click here to reserve:  Iowa Head Start Association

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
April 2 - Non-member rate $100.00
April 2 - Head Start Member rate $75.00

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