Communities of Practice: Integrating Strategies & Resources to Support Social Emotional, Language and Early Literacy Development 

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the ways that social and emotional development, language, and literacy skills are interwoven.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

  • Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA 

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

  • EEC, Northeast Regional Office, Lawrence, MA

Description:

Recognizing the ways in which preschooler’s social-emotional, language and literacy development are interwoven underpins the importance of finding ways to intentionally embed strategies that link these areas across everyday routines. Using the Pyramid Model as our framework, we will explore fun ideas, strategies and resources for embedding social emotional, language and literacy opportunities while building relationships, setting up supportive environments, promoting friendship skills, increasing emotional vocabularies, supporting emotional regulation skills, controlling anger, and problem solving. Ideas for sharing information with families will also be included.

Biography of Facilitator:

Tweety Yates, Ph.D has over 30 years' experience in the field of early childhood. She recently retired from the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and is currently a consultant/trainer. Previously, she served on the Leadership Team for the Head Start National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning and was Co-Project Coordinator for the Center on Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning/Pyramid Model. Her work has primarily focused on parent-child interaction, social emotional development, and early literacy. She has experience as a classroom teacher, home visitor, and facilitator of parent-child groups.

Lunch will not be served. Please bring your lunch.

Please register to attend the date of your choice - Space is Still Available!

Dates, Times, Locations:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room
3 Salem Street
Worcester, MA 01608
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Thursday, May 11, 2017 
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
EEC, Northeast Regional Office, Lawrence
360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Third Floor
Lawrence, MA 01843
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Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/k9AWkrFHSm92

Lunch will not be served. Please bring your lunch.