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Learning Centers and Activities that Promote Critical Thinking Skills in Preschool Children


Event Description

Developing learning centers, lessons, and activities that support critical thinking skills in young children keeps them actively engaged and increases positive behaviors. Teaching metacognition skills, problem-solving skills, and independent thinking through play is a natural way to develop life-long, deeper thinkers and learners.


Sessions / Training Location Info

If you need this training to be added into your OPR, click ‘Add to Cart’ on the next available date. This will REGISTER you on the OCCRRA site, which will allow tracking on your OPR. Then you will be redirected to airchildcare.com to PURCHASE and COMPLETE your course. This course is 100% online and you will receive certification immediately upon completion. Please note, the course can be taken right away, you do not need to wait until the date listed. This course is approved for Step Up To Quality and Ohio Approved. This course does not have to be completed by the deadline listed on this site. You will have 4 months after purchase to complete the course. In addition, the course can be stopped and resumed at any point.


Session Being Hosted At:
Online - (directions)

Instructor(s)

Pamela Oviatt

Event Information

Contact Hours 2.00
Training approved for OA-L2
Registration deadline Jul 31, 2019
Number of open seats 132
Event Owner AIR Child Care Training Solutions
Sponsor Phone 888-994-2247

Topic Areas

Target Audience Classroom Staff / Teacher,Program Administrator,Family Child Care
Age Groups related to content Toddlers,Preschoolers
Core Knowledge Area N/A
Child Development Associate Area To advance physical and intellectual competence
Early Learning and Development Standards Approaches Toward Learning
Cognitive Development and General Knowledge
Language and Literacy Development
Assessment Type None

Objectives

Objective:

Participants will be able to define metacognition and why early childhood teachers need to support higher level thinking and problem-solving skills. 

 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
 
Area: Learning Environments and Experiences
 
Subgroup: Learning Experiences
 
Competency: 1.4 Supports and encourages children's participation in a variety of learning experiences that foster curiosity, thinking and problem-solving.
Objective:

Participants will analyze the role of early childhood educators in providing opportunities for children to make discoveries, solve problems, and think independently. Participants will learn how to use intentional teaching methods to fill learning centers with a rich variety of materials.

 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
 
Area: Learning Environments and Experiences
 
Subgroup: Learning Experiences
 
Competency: 2.1 Implements and adjusts daily schedules and routine to ensure they are appropriate for all children's learning and development. Plans and implements curriculum and instructional practices based on knowledge of individual children's needs, interests and abilities as determined by assessment information.

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