Overview: This Ohio Approved course is designed to teach Early Childhood professionals how movement can enhance children's self-regulation through cooperative games as well as quieting activities. The focus of the movement games is to facilitate the child's social-emotional learning. Be prepared to experience the highs with interactive movement games as well as the calm associated with quieting activities. Key components of resiliency will also be discussed. Research and resources will be shared that support using movement to positively impact mental health and more to support social-emotional learning in the preschool setting.
Presenter: Laurie Gombash is a physical therapist (PT) who hold a Master's degree in Education. She teachers Early Childhood professionals how to integrate multisensory kinesthetic experiences to support mental health and social-emotional regulation of young children. Laurie is the creator of The ABC's of Movement and ABC's of Active Learning.
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: Virtual. Zoom link will be emailed to participants.
Target Audience: Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers, paraprofessionals, Head Start, Early Childhood Field Professionals
Cost: Free. You must successfully register to attend this session.
Contact Hours: Two (2) OA/SUTQ hours. Participants must have their OPIN number to register for those needing OA approved contact hours
This professional development is being funded by The Ohio Department of Education and prevention initiatives.