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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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Early Childhood

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UW ECHO in Early Childhood increases the capacity of early childhood professionals to identify and implement best practices in areas that include early literacy, transitions, behavior support and identification, and referral detection.

Network participants include case managers/family service coordinators, general educators, home daycare providers, paraeducators, related service providers (OTs, PT, SLPs, etc.), school administrators, school directors, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, special educators, state agency staff and all others interested in improving outcomes for students in the early childhood setting.

UW ECHO in Early Childhood is a collaboration with the Wyoming Department of Health.


Sessions

Sessions are on Fridays, bi-weekly,
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. MT
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

Instructions for joining Zoom are available. Zoom also provides access for users with physical disabilities, blindness, and low vision through a range of keyboard shortcuts.

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Learning Topics (Spring 2020)

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions*
Registrants will receive session handouts and materials prior to the scheduled meeting time

January 10: Designing Rich Environments for Young Children, Part 1

What do we need to consider when designing "rich" environments for young children?
How can we develop environments that will maximize children's potential?
How do early childhood environments exasperate or mitigate behavioral issues?
This session will examine these questions. The session will cover the basics of early childhood environmental design for infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms. Photos taken throughout the country and internationally will be shared including examples from family childcare, center-based childcare, Early Head Start, Head Start, and Pre-K.

Presenter:
Dr. Julie Bullard, Professor of Early Childhood Education (retired), University of Montana

January 24: Designing Rich Environments for Young Children, Part 2
Designing Environments to Maximize Social-Emotional Opportunities and Skills

The focus of this session will be on designing environments to maximize social-emotional opportunities and skills. In this session we will explore these questions; How do we design joyful environments? How do we develop effective retreat areas? How do we provide environments that assist children to identify and manage emotions? How can we design environments to support children's friendships? 

Presenter:
Dr. Julie Bullard, Professor of Early Childhood Education (retired), University of Montana

February 7: Designing Rich Environments for Young Children, Part 3
Dramatic Play

In this session we will examine the importance of dramatic play and discuss how to design relevant and effective dramatic play centers for different age groups.  We will examine many different types of dramatic play centers including microworlds and discuss examples of involving children in the center design.

Presenter:
Dr. Julie Bullard, Professor of Early Childhood Education (retired), University of Montana

February 21: Designing Rich Environments for Young Children, Part 4
Sensory Centers

In this session we will examine the multiple purposes of the sensory center (sand and water table) and discuss how we design an effective center based upon our purpose. Many examples from infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms in family childcare, center based care, and prek programs will be provided.

Presenter:
Dr. Julie Bullard, Professor of Early Childhood Education (retired), University of Montana

March 6: Advocacy

Presenter:
Becca Steinhoff, Executive Director, Wyoming Kids First

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UW Project ECHO

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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