Posted on 04/16/2010 at 02:30 PM by Global Reach
INTENTIONALITY, a current “buzz” word in early childhood circles, implies that early childhood care and education providers are taking steps to ensure the highest quality programs for young children. In the process of being intentional, teachers are expected to develop greater understanding of key components of educating young children. Those components focus on knowing how children develop, how and what they learn, and what types of environments/routines are most effective. To be INTENTIONAL means to be fully prepared through the planning and teaching process. In order to support early childhood care and education providers in Northwest AEA an array of courses and trainings are being offered through NWAEA Professional Development. Teachers, administrators, and other staff working with young children can register for these courses on the AEA website. High quality, the goal of every early childhood program, means being intentional in planning and programming for young children and their families. Upcoming activities include topics of: Interest/Learning Centers, Science, Every Child Reads, Assessment/Observation and Developing Partnerships with Families and Communities among others.