This hands-on training helps early childhood educators create high-quality learning experiences focused in the domains of Language Development and Science, while utilizing their local library and other community resources.
The morning will take place at the Southside Community Land Trust’s community room, as we explore a number of library resources that support curriculum development in early childhood settings, such as “Learning and Reading Kits” (LARKs) and “Family Literacy Bags” for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Educators will also be immersed in hands on experiences that can be used to further support children’s development in the areas of Language and Science using the RIELDS as their guide. Educators will practice designing, writing and implementing lessons in these domains.
The afternoon will take place at a Southside Community Land Trust community garden/farm. Here we will dive deeper into the domain of science, with a focus on gardening, nutrition and healthy communities. Educators will learn ways to connect families with their local community gardens, as well as exploring other ways to incorporate more science and nutrition into their homes.
Participants who attend the session will:
- obtain or renew an Ocean State Libraries card, which enable them to borrow materials in support of their work with children
- become familiar with the specialized resources available at the Providence public libraries, which directly support language development and literacy and science in young children as defined by the RIELDS
- understand how to select appropriate books to read with children of various ages
- become familiar with Learning And Reading Kits (LARK) and how they directly support curriculum development (WKC Domain 4 – Curriculum)
- become familiar with the Southside Community Land Trust and other local agencies that support science, nutrition and healthy communities
- learn how to develop, plan, and implement lessons in the domains of language development and science
- learn strategies to support parental engagement and children home activities
Participants can earn up to 6 PD hours by attending the face-to-face session.
Please Note: This session has been aligned with RIELDS – Core Competencies: Language Development – Level I & II and Literacy – Level II & I; Science – Component Level I
WKC Domains: Curriculum and Family Engagement
Levels 2/3: Application and Analysis
|Saturday, June 1st
||SWAP Community Land Trust – Community Room