Participants will understand the importance of keeping young children's attention, and helping them focus on activities and tasks. We will discuss the ways an early childhood teacher can keep young children's attention, and share examples. Participants will understand the importance of identifying attention deficits early, assessmants and screening to use and ways to help children maintain their focus without medication.
|Training approved for||
|Registration deadline||Dec 16, 2021|
|Number of open seats||29|
|Event Owner||Hanna Perkins (ps)|
|Target Audience||Classroom Staff / Teacher,Staff working with children with special needs,Program Administrator,Family Child Care,Parents/guardians|
|Age Groups related to content||Preschoolers|
|Core Knowledge Area||Child Growth and Development, Child Observation and Assessment, Learning Environments and Experiences|
|Child Development Associate Area||To advance physical and intellectual competence|
|Early Learning and Development Standards||
Approaches Toward Learning
Cognitive Development and General Knowledge
Participants will understand how early brain development is affected by different experiences. Participants will identify critical periods of early brain development, and the role nature and nurture play in early brain development.
Participants will learn the importance of helping children focus in the classroom, the connection between keeping children's attention and the development of executive functioning and self-regulatory skills.
Participants will discuss strategies that will help young children focus during their daily routine. Participants will discuss ways they encourage young children to focus during their daily routine.
Participants will understand that early detection of add/adhd is important in order to provide therapy to the child, instead of medications. Participants will review the symtoms of attention deficit disorders and identify behaviors that would show these symptoms in the classroom. Participants will review NAEYC identified assessments and screening and sicuss the benefits of using these tools.
Participants will show their knowledge and comprehension of the information presented in this training by discussing in groups and presenting to the class. Discussion questions focus on brain development, classroom strategies and assessing behaviors to provide early intervention if there is a concern.