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March 22, 2023

Art in the Trauma Informed ECE Classroom: Process over Product

Wednesday, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Art is a creative process of self-discovery that grows the brain and engages the mind and body with sensory materials. This active engagement strengthens the mind in early childhood and serves to both calm the nervous system and release emotions. These calming and releasing functions have important implications for trauma-informed classrooms.

Join Early Childhood Investigations Webinars and the ChildCare Education Institute for this webinar, presented by Anna Reyner, MA, LMFT, founder of CreativePlayLA.

Attendees will learn how to use art for self-expression and building community. Process art offers children a sense of freedom…the freedom of choice, thought and feeling.

Session Details

Wednesday, March 22 | 2 – 3:30 p.m.



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This webinar will share key practices that are necessary to reduce the use of cookie cutter crafts in favor of true art that reflects children’s authentic thoughts and feelings. Join this webinar to:

  • Learn how current neuroscience supports art as self-regulation and stress release in trauma informed classrooms
  • Discuss why teachers still deliver product over process art and how to change that mindset
  • Receive tips and resources on how to motivate staff to deliver social emotional process art over product art
  • Engage in a process-oriented art activity that will relax and replenish your creative energy.

You can earn .2 CEUs for this webinar. The cost is $15 paid to University of Oklahoma online when you apply.

To learn more about credits or this webinar, visit the Early Investigations Webinars website.


2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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