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FABC01: Hands on Play Lab, by Allie Pasquier, Play Lab

Play Lab is a curated installation of materials, offered to the audience for play however they would like. The session is an opportunity to spark practitioner’s imaginations, developing a curiosity about materials by interacting with them! Educators can interact with colleagues and co-teachers, learning new and out-of-the-box ideas for open-ended play in the classroom. Play prompts will include (but are not limited to) light and shadow; cardboard play; tabletop loose parts; and clay experiences! Experience materials in a brand new way, and refresh your classroom experience for yourself and your students.

About the presenter: Allie Pasquier is an Early Childhood Educator, and the founder and curator at Play Lab, a Bellingham based project that works at the intersection of art and play. She works with children, families, and educators to promote play-based, interactive curricular practices in all kinds of settings, from homes to schools to communities.

WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Curriculum and Learning Environment

Who Should Attend: ALL

FABC02: A Great Place To Work: Creating A Healthy Organizational Climate, by Jamie Ashton, Child Care Aware of NW WA

Early childhood program administrators often have a global impression that things are going well or not so well at their center, but they lack specific information on just which areas of the program contribute to those impressions. This session looks closely at how ten dimensions of organizational climate help shape the quality of work life for staff. Through thought provoking questions and engaging exercises, you’ll learn how to assess the organizational climate of your program, consider the unique role perspective plays in shaping work attitudes and behavior, and implement specific strategies that will help you create a great place to work.

About the presenter: Jamie Ashton is an Early Achievers Technical Assistance Specialist/Coach. She works with Child Care Aware of NW WA at the Opportunity Council in Bellingham.

WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Professional Development and Leadership

Who Should Attend: Leadership/Administrators | Child Care Center | Family, Friend, Neighbor & Relative Care Giver | Interested Professionals

FABC03: Teaching Adults with Training Basics; Day Two, by Debbie Hasbrook, Private Consultant

This session will be a continuation of day one offered Thursday. Training Basics, developed by Department of Early Learning (DEL), provides foundational information about teaching adult learners and conducting quality training experiences, compatible with the DEL Trainer Approval Process and Trainer Competencies. The content is useful for trainers, supervisors, directors and anyone who teaches adult learners. Each training module is set-up to be a standalone learning experiences, and trainers should attend one or both days. There is an introduction to adult learning and foundational information about DEL tools on the first day.

About the presenter: Debbie Hasbrook M.Ed. is currently a Mentor/Coach for Adult Educators, a Trainer in Washington State and a Master Trainer in Oregon. She has been passionate about professional development for the last eleven years. In her 30 year career in the early childhood field, Debbie has worked as an Adjunct Faculty, Childcare Director, Substitute Teacher and Preschool Teacher.

WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Professional Development and Leadership

Who Should Attend: Leadership/Administrators | Adult Educators | Interested Professionals