January 4, 2017
2:00 pm Eastern Time
BEEs in the Garden
University of Colorado Denver
Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing
Movement activities are mainstays of early childhood practice, but teaching children to be “in the moment” may be a new twist for you and everyone in your program. This innovative webinar will help you explore the concept of mindfulness and the practice of yoga. With a few simple practices to you, the children, and the staff can begin enjoying the benefits of these peaceful practices. In addition to the physical motion involved in yoga, Mindfulness provides a number of benefits to young children including a significant decrease in challenging behaviors and an increase in kindness and compassion. When educators combine mindfulness practices, along with an increased connection to the natural world, young children, and their educators thrive and grow together.
Participants will leave the webinar with engaging and joyful mindfulness experiences that they can apply in their programs right away and leadership approaches for integrating mindfulness into the fabric of early learning centers. They will also have a deeper understanding of the benefits of and strategies for engaging staff and children in practicing mindfulness together.
Objectives: Participants in this session will learn:
- The benefits of creating a culture of yoga and mindfulness in their early childhood programs;
- Practical steps for leaders to build a culture of mindfulness and yoga practices;
- New ideas, tools, and practices to use with children, staff, and families in their programs and classrooms.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
Can’t participate in our webinars at the appointed time? Never fear! All of the webinars are recorded. To view the recording, simply register now and you will receive an email with a link to the recording when it is ready to be viewed. You can still download the certificate by watching the recording to the end when the certificate link is announced and displayed on the screen.
Only 1,000 people at one time can attend our webinars, but registration often tops 4,000. Only the first 1,000 people to click the link to attend the webinar will be able to get in. We start the webinars 30 minutes in advance of the start time. Arrive early to make sure you get in.
Please be advised that you will only be eligible for the great door prizes if you participate in the live session.
You can earn .2 CEUs for each webinar. The cost is $15 paid to University of Oklahoma online when you apply. Learn more here: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from University of OklahomaDownload
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