Child care providers in Allegheny County may participate in a seven-hour course, “Everyday Interactions Matter: Deep and Simple in School Age Care.”
Sessions will take place via Zoom on Wednesday evenings from October 26 to November 9, at 6:30 – 8 p.m. Additional self-paced homework will be assigned via Schoology.
The cost is $35. Registration is available on the Trying Together website.
The primary ingredient of quality in school age settings begins with the “everyday interactions” between educators and children. These simple and ordinary moments that take place during play, transition, and daily routines form the foundation for learning and growth.
In this three-week course, school-age learning professionals will engage with the Everyday Interactions Matter approach through a process of careful observation, discussion, and self-reflection. Educators will evaluate the impact their ordinary interactions have on child development and the overall quality of programming in their learning communities. Course experiences offer school-age educators the chance to cultivate professional self-awareness and community building. Through the Everyday Interactions Matter approach, educators recognize powerful moments of connecting, sharing, learning, and belonging in their everyday interactions with school age children.
For questions about the course or credit, contact Allison Hritz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyday Interactions Matter (EIM) is a professional development initiative designed to help early childhood educators learn and grow from their own practice. Through a strengths-based process of observation, discussion, and reflection, educators take a close look at the everyday moments they share with children. Video footage of adult-child interactions serves as the raw material for facilitating professional growth.
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 1, 2024