Seminar Series

Parent and Child Caregiver Seminar Series

Seminars will be hosted at the following community centers 

Perinton Community Center          Webster Recreation Center
1350 Turk Hill Rd.                                      1350 Chiyoda Dr.
Fairport, NY 14450                                    Webster, NY 14580
(585) 223-5050                                           (585) 872-7103

 

To register in Perinton click here and type “445824” into the activity number search field

To register for Webster click here and type “parent” into the keyword search field

In this series of Seminars we discuss the power of self-directed play in the life of a child. We will explore the research, evidence and the benefits of different types of play in the life of a child. We will see how children benefit from Self-directed play and learning, STEAM activities and Loose Parts play, Process oriented art, and Rough house play. Each month this fall we will explore a different topic. This Seminar series is great for parents or caregivers of young children, child care/preschool staff, and anyone with a young child in their life!

Each seminar meets the OCFS criteria for 2 hours of training credits for child care providers and preschool teachers. A certificate will be given for 2 hours of training credits in OCFS training topic areas 1 and 3.

The Power of Play

In Perinton: Thursday, Sept.6th 7-9pm or Monday, Sept. 10th 7-9pm

In Webster: Thursday, Sept. 20th 7-9pm or Monday, Sept. 24th 7-9pm (activity number 336008)

Play is such a powerful force in the life of a child! In fact it is an intrinsic human drive like eating or procreating. The ever growing body of evidence from the vast amounts of research on the topic, show how important it really is for education, mental health, physical well being, and more. Come find out why play is so important in the lives of children, what negative consequences there could be when play is hindered, and how children benefit from different types of play. This presentation is great for parents or caregivers with young children, child care/preschool staff, and anyone with a young child in their life!

This seminar meets the OCFS criteria for 2 hours of training credits for child care providers and preschool teachers. A certificate will be given for 2 hours of training credits in OCFS training topic areas 1 and 3.

STEAM Activities and Loose Parts

In Perinton: Monday, Oct. 1st 7-9pm or Thursday, Oct. 11th 7-9pm

In Webster: Monday, Oct. 15th 7-9pm or Thursday, Oct. 25th 7-9pm (activity number 336009)

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and Loose Parts play are so important for children and are linked with innovation, creative thinking, problem solving, and success! This workshop explains why STEAM and Loose Parts Play are so important for children’s growth and development, we discuss how to use Loose Parts as STEAM activities and to create new STEAM materials using loose parts, and participants also get to work creatively with loose parts provided during the workshop. There will be a slide show presentation that may inspire you with new ideas while working with your children or children in your care. This workshop is great for parents or caregivers with young children, child care/preschool staff, and anyone with a young child in their life!

This workshop meets the OCFS criteria for 2 hours of training credits for child care providers and preschool teachers. A certificate will be given for 2 hours of training credits in OCFS training topic areas 1 and 3.

Process Oriented Art

In Perinton : Monday, Nov. 5th 7-9pm or Thursday, Nov. 15th 7-9pm

In Webster: Monday, Nov. 19th 7-9pm or Thursday, Nov. 29th 7-9pm (activity number 336010)

Children learn so much more and are much happier when they are allowed to experience art in an open-ended, process oriented way. In this workshop we discuss why the process is so much more important than the product when it comes to children’s art. We see examples of beautiful art made by children through an open-ended process. In this workshop we will learn how to allow the child full ownership over their art work, allow them their process, and still usually have a beautiful “fridge worthy” piece of art. Participants will make a variety of paintbrushes and art materials from common items you can find around your home or program, and create their own art. Paint and other materials will be provided. This workshop is great for parents or caregivers with young children, child care/preschool staff, and anyone with a young child in their life!

This workshop meets the OCFS criteria for 2 hours of training credits for child care providers and preschool teachers. A certificate will be given for 2 hours of training credits in OCFS training topic areas 1 and 3.

Rough and Tumble, Tough and Rumble

In Perinton: Monday, Dec. 3rd 7-9pm or Thursday, Dec. 13th 7-9pm

In Webster: Monday, Dec. 17th 7-9pm or Thursday, Dec. 27th 7-9pm (activity number 336011)

Children love rough house play! It is the foundation of all other forms of play. All mammals take part in some form of rough house play. Come hear about the research into and the benefits of rough housing with your children. Children benefit tremendously from rough house play but it is often immediately stopped by adults, and it’s a shame. In this presentation we discuss the benefits of allowing rough house play, the research on the subject, and some good techniques to use while facilitating this type of play. This presentation is great for parents or caregivers with young children, child care/preschool staff, and anyone with a young child in their life!

This seminar meets the OCFS criteria for 2 hours of training credits for child care providers and preschool teachers. A certificate will be given for 2 hours of training credits in OCFS training topic areas 1 and 3.

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