EVENTS

June

Self-Care for Early Educators: Meditation and Breathing

A DCAEYC Virtual Connection with the DC Early Learning Collaborative

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020    10:00am to 10:45am

 

Instructor: AJ Wolbrum

This class will focus on breathing, meditation, and giving participants the tools to encourage mindfulness throughout the day. Exercises will be focused on calming the nervous system, rewiring neural pathways, alleviating anxiety, combating depression and helping teachers deal with daily stressors. Optimally can be done with very little space.

Props needed:

A comfortable seat

Mat if you choose to lie on the ground during class

Prior registration required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register Here

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday through June 30th for classes on meditation, breathing, and yoga in partnership with the DC Early Learning Collaborative.

Self-Care for Early Educators: Yoga

A DCAEYC Virtual Connection with the DC Early Learning Collaborative

Thursday, June 4th, 2020    2:00pm to 2:45pm

 

Instructor: AJ Wolbrum

This class will focus on a movement-based style of meditation where there is light stretching and breathing involved. Exercises will focus on combating physical pain from sitting all day, which affects their mental health and creates a negative feedback loop. Postures will be safe and chosen precisely to deal with chronic neck, back and leg pain.

Props needed:

A chair (a folding chair is perfect)

A mat, towel, or blanket

Block or hardcover book

Prior registration required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Register Here

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday through June 30th for classes on meditation, breathing, and yoga in partnership with the DC Early Learning Collaborative.

Under 3 DC Education Virtual Town Hall

Thursday, June 4th, 2020    6 :00pm to 8:00pm

 

Join Under 3 DC for a virtual town hall on Health and Mental Wellness to discuss their priorities for the FY2021 District budget with parents, community leaders, health care providers, and early childhood experts.

 

All participants much register in advance via Zoom for this town hall. Click here to register.

This town hall is one of a series of community forums organized by the Under 3 DC coalition. For more information about this event, please contact Jamar Day at jday@dckids.org.

You are invited to join Dr. Nefertiti B. Poyner for a live, three-part professional (and personal) development experience, where we will take our time to unfold the concepts of risk, resilience, protective factors and overcoming obstacles - big and small. Complete with creative, reflective experiences, our goal is to provide participants with an opportunity to self-reflect on their well-being, and then take action to better support their resilience. Whether you work directly with children or parents and whether you do this directly or indirectly, this series and this experience is designed for you and your team.

Series 2:

June 8th, June 9th 1:00pm - 2:00pm

June 10th 1:00pm - 2:30pm

 

Part 1 on June 8th, 2020 from 1:00pm-2:00pm

Unpack the meaning of resilience and the powerful connection between your resilience and the quality of the care you provide as a child-serving professional.

 

Part 2 on June 9th, 2020 from 1:00pm-2:00pm

Your past and present risk factors matter, and so too do your protective factors. Our risks do not have to dictate our life outcomes. Discover the important role protective factors play in contributing to your resilience.

 

Part 3 on June 10th, 2020 from 1:00pm-2:30pm

We’ve saved the best for last. Reflect on your personal strengths and areas for growth as you learn about four key protective factors of resilient adults. Take action and begin to create your personal resilience-building plan. Learn a few protective factor-building strategies and how to create a life-long, resilience-building action plan.

Register Here for June Series

Instructional Support Essentials for Teachers: CLASS Professional Development

All Day Virtual Training with Teachstone

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020    9:00am to 5:00pm

 

Build your knowledge of Instructional Support indicators and dimensions—and understand why they matter. Teachers who attend this training will:



  • Build a lens to identify effective Instructional Support interactions

  • Use CLASS language to describe effective Instructional Support interactions and explain why they are important to children’s development

  • Watch real classroom videos illustrating effective interactions

  • Apply this lens to their own teaching practices

Who Uses Instructional Support Essentials for Teachers?

 

This product is perfect for teachers who will be observed using the CLASS tool, participating in CLASS PD and/or want to learn more about CLASS.

 

Participants Receive:

  • Participant Guide

  • Subscription to the CLASS Learning Community

  • and more

Seats are limited, register here today!

ABOUT US >

The District of Columbia Association for the Education of Young Children (DCAEYC) is the D.C. Affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

 

NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

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Washington, DC 20032

E: dcaeyc30@gmail.com

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