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Creating Spaces for Growth

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Created by our team of preschool consultants at APSEA, this Partners in Learning program consists of four individual sessions hosted by Sally Cameron and Carrie Vroege. Designed to empower and connect families while supporting early child development and learning, parents and caregivers with preschool aged children are invited to join us in a relaxed online setting where you will have the opportunity to discuss and explore possibilities for optimizing home environments to target learning. We will be thinking about ways to create spaces that can support learning and growth, focusing on fine and gross motor skills, active learning, orientation and mobility, and literacy. This is a chance to meet other parents, share ideas, and learn strategies for making home learning and early childhood development fun and accessible in creative ways whilst using the space and things you already have. While sessions are set up to complement each other, it is not necessary to sign up for all of them.

Target Audience: Parents, caregivers, adult family members, APSEA employees

Facilitators: Sally Cameron, Carrie Vroege

Session 1

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Creating Spaces for Growth through Maximizing the Environment
Designed to share ideas and helpful suggestions for how to create meaningful spaces that encourage growth and development for children within their day-to-day environments - such as at home, in the car, in a daycare setting, or at a playground. Participants will be introduced to manageable ways in which they can “maximize” their child’s daily environments to best support them.

Dates and Times
Jan. 11, 2022 — 10–11am
Jan. 11, 2022 — 6–7pm

Session 2

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Creating Spaces for Growth through Sensory Efficiency and Active Learning
Designed to share ideas and helpful suggestions that parents and caregivers can use to help children build sensory efficiency, this session will focus on Active Learning. Participants will be introduced to the principles of Active Learning and some simple strategies for how to incorporate into children’s day-to-day environments.

Dates and Times
Jan. 18, 2022 — 10–11am
Jan. 18, 2022 — 6–7pm

Session 3

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Creating Spaces for Growth through Orientation and Mobility Gross Motor
Participants will be introduced to ways in which they can build opportunities for the development of gross motors skills and orientation and mobility within children’s home environments, with a focus on strategies for incorporating movement into daily activities.

Dates and Times
Jan. 25, 2022 — 10–11am
Jan. 25, 2022 — 6–7pm

Session 4

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Creating Spaces for Growth through Literacy
Participants will be introduced to ways in which they can build opportunities for children to grow their literacy skills. This session will focus on strategies for creating literacy rich environments and how to incorporate literacy development into different activities throughout the day to day.

Dates and Times
Feb. 1, 2022 — 10–11am
Feb. 1, 2022 — 6–7pm

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