NAEYC 2022 Washington D.C.

2nd international conference on Nature-Based Early Childhood Education and Care

Nature Play and Sustainable Development

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How can environmental sustainability be viewed as a broad pedagogical approach to creating environments and experiences that, on the one hand, promote young children's learning and development, and on the other hand, foster their sense of purpose in maintaining and improving their natural and social environments? How can children grow up to be responsible and responsible citizens of the planet without placing heavy environmental issues on their shoulders?

In order to deepen the discussion on these issues, the conference gathered 15 scholars and educators to answer these questions from different perspectives.

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Why Join the 2022 NBECEC International Conference?

Who Attends the NBECEC International Conference?

The event is attended by early years educators and managers who are interested in or already bring nature into their daily practice, as well as representatives of for-profit and non-profit organizations, research institutions, and government agencies.

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Better Learning Podcast

Sandra DuncanInspiring Spaces for Young Children
Our seventeenth episode in the Season features Sandra Duncan, an international consultant, author of six books focused on the environmental design of early childhood places, designer of two furniture collections called Sense of Place and Sense of Place for Wee Ones, and adjunct faculty at Nova Southeastern University.Sandra works to assure the miracle and magic of childhood through indoor and outdoor play spaces that are intentionally designed to connect young children to their early learning environments, communities, and neighborhoods.Sandra has designed and taught university courses on built learning environments and has collaborated with architects, interior designers, and educators to create extraordinary places and possibilities for children and students of all ages.
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Kevin Stoller is the host of the Better Learning Podcast and Co-Founder of Kay-Twelve, a national leader for educational furniture. Learn more about creating better learning environments at www.Kay-Twelve.com.

How to Support Movement, Play, and Belonging for Toddlers in Your Classroom

How to Support Movement, Play, and Belonging for Toddlers in Your Classroom

Monday, July 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

How to Support Movement, Play, and Belonging for Toddlers in Your Classroom

Presented by Sandra Duncan, Ed.D., International Consultant on Environments for Young Children, Nova Southeastern University
Moderated by Raven Griffin, Marketing Manager, Kaplan Early Learning Company

Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company

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Are you needing inspiration for how to set up your toddler classroom? Watch renowned author and international early learning environment consultant, Dr. Sandra Duncan, as she shares easy-to-implement ideas for designing a classroom that supports movement, play, and belonging.

Toddlers, or wee ones, are compelled to move! They happily move about the classroom while they carry and place (sometimes with no apparent destination), devise unique ways to use materials and equipment, climb to different levels on the furniture and apparatus, and transport all kinds of items from one side of the room to the other. As a result, toddlers need an environment that supports their innate play patterns and encourages physical and cognitive development.

In this edWebinar, Dr. Duncan discusses the research and theory to consider when designing a toddler early learning environment. She also provides practical examples and resources to empower viewers to create inspiring spaces for wee ones. Viewers learn the following:

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to teachers of toddler classrooms as well as school and district leaders.

Dr. Sandra Duncan

About the Presenter

Childhood is fleeting—it’s such a short time in a person’s life but an extremely important time in a child’s life. Dr. Sandra Duncan’s vision is to preserve the miracle and magic of childhood through indoor and outdoor play space environments. She is an international consultant, author of seven books focused on the environmental design of early childhood places, designer of two furniture collections called Sense of Place and Sense of Place for Wee Ones, and adjunct faculty at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Duncan has designed and taught university courses on built early learning environments, collaborating with architects, interior designers, and educators to create extraordinary places and possibilities for children and students of all ages.

Raven Griffin

About the Moderator

Raven Griffin is a Classroom Management for Early Learning edWebinar and community host. Raven is the marketing manager for Kaplan Early Learning Company with a passion for early education and advocacy.

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Join the Classroom Management for Early Learning community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming edWebinars, and view recordings of previous programs to earn CE certificates.

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2022 Free to Play Summit!

4-Day Guided Virtual Experience With:

You don’t need another summit of 30+ talking heads.

It’s Time For Something More.

For the Educators, Directors, and Parents Who Want to Take the Frustration, Overwhelm, and Guesswork Out of Play-Based Learning.

MAY 14-17, 2022

100% ONLINE & AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

Early bird pricing until April 8th 2022.

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Lunch time webinar series

Reclaiming children’s loss of habitat by rethinking classroom design

In the April issue of Parenta Magazine I have an article on Page 6 and 7 covering the topic of reclaiming children loss of habitat by rethinking classroom design. Take a look at the small excerpt below, and use the link at the bottom of the article to see the full story at Parenta Magazine.

Loss of habitat for wild species

Loss of habitat for nature’s wild species is a worldwide threat. The lakes, forests, swamps, plains, and other habitats which plants, fungi, and animals call home are disappearing at an alarming rate. With every passing day, the list of endangered and threatened animals continues to mount. The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species estimates there are more than 40,000 threatened wild species such as amphibians, mammals, birds, and sharks. Even more disturbing is that some wild species (i.e. Northern White Rhinoceros, Splendid Poison Frog) are no longer threatened but have succumbed to extinction. Much of this loss is because of human activity. Natural habitats are being destroyed with bulldozers ploughing down forests, highways being built in wetlands, and pollution disrupting the natural rhythms of nature including migration, propagation, and finding food and water.

The good news is that many believe habitat loss is reversible and it is within our capabilities and power to rebuild nature’s ecosystems. On a national level, for example, organizations such as River Partners are helping to restore floodplains in California by using the latest developments in science and technology. On a local level, the National Wildlife Federation recommends creating a Certified Wildlife Habitat  in your community or backyard or, even better yet, outside the classroom door.

Look for the April 2022 Issue to read more!

Colorado State University Early Childhood Center

Colorado State University Early Childhood Center

Spring Professional Educator Series
with Author:Dr. Sandra Duncan

“The Honey Comb Hypothesis: A Fresh Perspective on How We Ones Learn”
When: Thursday, March 10, 2022 10:00am -11:30am

“Balancing the Classroom Canoe”
When: Thursday, March 10, 2022 1:40-3:15pm

“Shelves More than Furniture”
When: Friday, March 11, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm

With over 46 years of experience, Dr. Sandra Duncan has a wide and varied background in early care and
education. She has extensive experience in working with young children and their parents, teaching at the
university level, designing professional development programs for practitioners, and authoring several books.
Dr. Duncan is an international consultant and designer of two furniture collections called Sense of Place and
Sense of Place for Wee Ones.

The CSU Early Childhood Center is honored to have Dr. Duncan join us for this wonderful educator event.

Teaching Playful Learning Guest Lecture

Free Registration Starts March 1st

Free To Play Summit

Free To Play Summit Presentation

 

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