SCHOLAR'S CHOICE TRAINING ACADEMY
Ooey Gooey Series: The importance of Early Experiences
Join us for a worksho on PLAY. In this session Lisa will identify the seven things we need to do with children each day. These seven things make up the foundation that supports the house of higher learning. There is nothing wrong with the “academic” expectations within this house: reading, writing, math… the trouble is that many early childhood educators are being pressured to build a house where there is no foundation. And you do not need to be an architect to know that if you build where there is no foundation, the house will come crashing down! Playing is “getting them ready” and through an investigation of each of the “seven things,” Lisa shows you how. This session has become one of Lisa Murphy’s most popular and often requested workshops. By making time to create, move, sing, discuss, observe, read and play we are getting children ready not just for kindergarten, but for life!
This workshop can be connected to all four domains of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP).
Learning Objectives: Reflect, Assess, Recognize, Describe, Improve, Analyze, Identify
Registration Fee: $50 - Limited seats available
Lisa Murphy has been in the field of early childhood education for 30 years; she is the oldest of five, grew up in a family child care home and eventually moved from being the neighborhood babysitter while in high school to being a nanny for many families while attending college. She has spent most of her adult/professional life teaching and working with children in various environments including Head Starts, elementary schools, private preschools, family child care homes, Park and Rec centers, group homes and many child care centers. Lisa has an M.Ed. (2013) in early childhood education from Champlain College in Vermont. She has authored five books, produced dozens of teacher training DVD’s, is a popular keynote speaker at educational conferences and a frequent guest on many early childhood related podcasts. Her standing room only seminars have become nationally known for their information, humor, inspiration and energetic delivery. Frequently asked if she has ever been a stand up comic, Lisa practices what she preaches by blending the learning with the laughing.