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Early Childhood Education Symposium

This FREE one-day symposium will focus on improving developmental outcomes of infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Thursday, September 21, 2017

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FREE  |  6 CPEs




Contact: Teresa Chavez |  254-297-1134

Co-Hosted by:
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Keynote: How to Raise the Quality of Home and School Environments to Improve School Readiness Skills of High Risk Preschoolers

Ursula Johnson, Ph.D.

Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth

To improve school readiness of children at-risk for school failure, we must intervene early and consistently in the children’s primary settings – the home and school. There are caregiver strategies and interaction styles shown to be effective with improving developmental outcomes of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We will discuss how parents can support their children’s language, cognitive, and social-emotional skills through everyday routines and activities. Similarly, specific child care teacher practices can be improved through responsive care giving and intentional activities to support children’s development and well being.

9:00 - 9:30 am:       Breakfast and Registration

9:30 - 9:40 am:       Welcome

9:40 - 11:00 am:      Keynote

11:00 - 11:15 am:    Break

11:15 - 12:00 pm:    Strategies for Working with Picky Eaters

12:00 - 1:20 pm:      Lunch and Community Panel (lunch provided)  

1:20 - 1:30 pm:        Break

1:30 - 2:15 pm:        Typical Language Development Birth to Five Years

2:15 - 3:00 pm:        Closing Session and Reflection



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