Early Childhood Education Workshop
Beyond Cribs & Rattles: Playfully Scaffolding the Development of Infants & Toddlers and Incorporating Preschoolers focuses on creating intentional, developmentally appropriate experiences for infants and toddlers. This curriculum supports the Florida Learning and Developmental Standards for birth to three year olds, which mirror the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Guidelines, the Early Head Start Program Performance Standards, and ZERO TO THREE: the National Center for Infants and Toddlers.
Beyond Cribs & Rattles is designed to provide caregivers with knowledge that will help them create and implement quality play environments that support the total development of infants and toddlers. When infants and toddlers are supported in their development by playful, loving, language-rich experiences, they will be successful in later school.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Phelps has over 50 years' experience working with young children and their families. For nine years, she taught kindergarten and first-grade in the public schools of Wakulla and Leon Counties in the state of Florida. For the past forty-five years, she has been the Owner/Director of the Creative Pre-School, providing care for over one hundred children, ages two months to six years, on a full day, year round basis.
Creative has been chosen as a national and state model for the inclusion of young preschool children with disabilities; continuously nationally accredited since 1989; and "A Gold Seal" program in the state of Florida. It is also the home of The Creative Pre-School Model Program Curriculum: Beyond Centers and Circle Time.