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Session A: Conscious Discipline – Building more than Blocks: How Play Helps Children Build Executive Skills, Compassion, and Resiliency with Jenny Spencer

In this interactive, hands-on session we will practice strategies to help you scaffold the development of executive skills in young children. Play presents us with many opportunities to scaffold the development of new skills. Often, all we need is a little help seeing the opportunity. We will focus on three specific areas: social skills, self-regulation, and strengthening a culture of connection in your classroom through play. Come to this session ready to play as we dig into creative ways to teach children to breathe, connect, and navigate the social climate of your classroom.

Session B: Constructionism, Tinkering and Learning with Objects: Exploring the Ways that Children Learn with Ceci Maron-Puntarelli

Explaining playful learning to adults who have forgotten the magic of it isn’t always easy. Children learn through play while interacting with the people and objects within their environment. Through discussion, lecture, and play, this workshop will explore theoretical perspectives and research as well as the history and innovation of how to support children’s learning through play. Participants will tinker with objects-to-think-with in an effort to understand the ways children learn and how we can share that with adults.


*Lunch not provided


Early Bird Admission has been extended until Friday, October 12th

Onsite registration will be available!


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If you have difficulties with your registration please contact Kristin Lackey at klackey@iaeyc.org or 317-275-3504



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I was so ashamed because my teachers told me I would never make it through math, much less college. This is a prime example of what words can do and the effect they can have and that is why I have a passion for the children in my care to succeed; the suffering gave me the passion. I was the first person in my family to go to college and it is my passion to help others do the same.  Thanks to the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children and the continuous commitment to support quality early care and education for all children and the professionals teaching them.
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