Children need focus and self control in order to achieve their goals, especially in a world that is filled with distractions and information overload. It involves paying attention, remembering the rules and thinking flexibly.
On Thursday, January 8, 2015 KCPT is hosting its second Raising Readers early childhood professional development workshop, From Research to Practice: Focus and Self Control, facilitated by Shari Williams of The Family Conservancy. In this session, we will look at the research that supports this information and learn the implications for early educators and parents. What can we do to minimize distractions? What types of activities support children’s emerging focus and self control skills?
Early Childhood Care Providers and Educators play a crucial role in the development of the children they care for. Recent research studies have shown that early childhood experiences help determine brain structure, shaping thinking and learning. In addition, children who are introduced to books and early literacy skills from a young age are more likely to succeed when they go to school.
Early Childhood Professionals are eligible to receive two clock hours of credit when they attend this workshop. Space is limited, register online below.