TRI Staff Members Present at NAEYC Conference in Los Angeles
November 10, 2016
TRI's Center on Early Learning and Center on Research, Evaluation, and Analysis staff presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference, which took place in Los Angeles, on November 2-5, 2016.
This article contains the presentation documents for each session.
TRI's Center on Early Learning staff presented:
Philosophy in Action
This interactive session examined the role of a philosophy as the foundation for program practices and decisions. Participants reflected on the origin and relevance of their program philosophy. Are the beliefs and values it embodies about children, families and early care and education aligned with their own? Does it it provide guiding principles for program decisions? Is the philosophy visible within the program environment, practices and relationships? Through individual reflection and dialog with other program leaders, participants evaluated their current practices through the lens of their program philosophy to determine where philosophy and practice may be out of alignment. The session concluded with the creation of an action plan to create and maintain greater synchronicity of values and practices.
Presenters: Robyn Lopez Melton, Amy Rizzo
Center on Research, Evaluation, and Analysis staff presented:
Enhancing Executive Function Skills in Young Children
This session provided practitioners and families with activities and strategies that support six main components to Executive Function.This session also provided information on Executive Function and developmentally appropriate activities for teaching young children in their natural environments. Participants learned how to integrate key components into everyday routines.
Presenters: Serra Acar, Ph.D., Patricia Blasco, Ph.D.
NAEYC national conferences bring together early childhood educators -- teachers, program administrators, students, researchers and teacher educators -- to explore the latest research and learn from one another.
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