October 6, 2022
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Professor of Early Childhood Education
Sponsored by Childcare Education Institute.
In this compelling webinar, author and professor Mary Benson McMullen, Ph.D., will offer insights about the importance of happiness and well-being in high quality infant-toddler care and education (ITCE) and how you may support this in your programs. You will learn key ideas from Mary’s two recent books, On Being and Well-being in Infant/Toddler Care and Education: Life Stories from Baby Rooms, and Infants and Toddlers at Play: Choosing the Right Stuff for Learning and Development.
Mary will share why happiness and well-being make a very real difference to the adults and children who spend their days in baby rooms, and why it should matter to all of us. You will learn an ‘action plan’ of concrete ways you can address this in your own settings including (1) supporting a play-based curriculum for the babies; and (2) supporting the senses of community belonging, safety and security, and professional identity in the ITCE professionals.
Join this session to:
- Consider well-being and learn about how its 9 elements support overall well-being for children and infant- toddler care professionals.
- Identify 4 stages of the birth-to-three period and learn to support the well-being and brain development of children at each stage.
- Understand how a lack of well-being in ITCE professionals may result in dissatisfaction and unhappiness, diminish their capacity to care appropriately and sensitively, and increase the risk they will leave their positions or the field as a whole.
- Make an action plan to support the well-being of ITCE professionals by addressing 3 key needs and motivations: (1) community belonging; (2) safety and security; and (3) professional identity.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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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 Oklahoma