Events

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WYBMN Event
Columbus Meet & Greet

 

Columbus Meet & Greet

Thursday, May 24, 2018 • 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

Prost Beer & Wine Cafe
7354 E Main St, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Come enjoy appetizers, fun, and fellowship with Central Ohio early childhood professionals!

 

Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

Show your appreciation for Southwest Ohio early childhood teachers!

May 7-11, 2018

Teachers who work with young children, from birth through 3rd Grade, play a vital role in our communities. Next week, Southwest Ohio AEYC would like to hear why you appreciate Southwest Ohio early childhood teachers.
 
From May 7-11, Share why you appreciate Southwest Ohio early childhood teachers with our @swoaeyc Twitter account and use the hashtag #SWOhioECE.
 
Print out the template using the link below, write why you appreciate #SWOhioECE teachers, and take a photo of yourself, with a teacher, with a child, or with your colleagues!
 
 

Looking for gift ideas for an early childhood teacher?

Consider the gift of NAEYC membership! Membership starts as low as $30 annually. You could even join with others to purchase a higher level membership! Early childhood professionals love NAEYC membership for the resources, networking, subscriptions, and being part of the premier membership association for early learning (Birth-8) professionals! Be sure to select Southwest Ohio as the state-level affiliate!
 
How about a book from NAEYC? Find books on social and emotional development, extending children's thinking, STEM, and more! NAEYC has books to fit any budget and NAEYC members, including Family members, enjoy a NAEYC Store discount. Early childhood professionals always enjoy more resources and ideas for their classroom!
 
A big thanks to all Southwest Ohio early childhood teachers!  We appreciate you!
Safe on Saturday


Saturday, April 28, 2018  •  11:00AM - 2:00PM

Dayton Metro Library, Main Branch
215 E. 3rd St. Dayton, OH 45402

 FREE sensory, large & small motor activities, art, music, storytelling, and health demonstrations especially for young children

11:15 AM  -  Storytelling by Dayton Metro Library
11:45 AM  -  Mayor's Proclamation
12:00 PM  -  Chris Rowland, Five Rivers MetroParks
1:15 PM  -  Movement & Music

Throughout the event, enjoy:

Safe on Saturday Stations: water safety, bike safety, car seat, fire safety
Community resources and information from area agencies & Dayton Fire Dept.
Information on community early childhood learning programs


 The Month of the Young Child (MOYC) highlights the importance of families, early childhood professionals, and communities working together to support every child’s healthy development and early learning.

Dayton Chapter of Southwest Ohio AEYC celebrates MOYC locally while nationally the Week of the Young
Child is April 16-20 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
www.naeyc.org/woyc

 

 Download Event Flyer

 

Sponsors
The Week of the Young Child™

What is the Week of the Young Child™?

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.

The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

We invite you to join the Southwest Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children as we bring attention to and celebrate childhood. Check out the resources and activities below, and above all enjoy this special time with your child!

Membership and Music - Cincinnati Wrap Up

Coming soon to a location near you in Dayton and Columbus!

Thank You to our sponsor, United Way Success by 6, and the United Way of Cincinnati

 

On September 23, parents, children and teachers joined together in a day of Membership and Music. Families came with their children to enjoy the music of David Kisor and Demi Mays. The concert provided the opportunity to share information about the new family membership category.

 

Lunch was a perfect time to network with teachers and family child care providers joining us for the afternoon workshop. We shared dreams about what we might do as the Southwest Ohio AEYC, a new affiliate of NAEYC. We talked about ways experienced members could mentor members around specific interests such as public policy or developing children’s portfolios. We even talked about forming a running (or walking) team to support community events while promoting exercise and good health as a member benefit.  If you are interested in these ideas or have more ideas to share, please contact our Membership Vice President, Kathy Benkert at … kbenkert@ywcacin.org

 David’s afternoon workshop, Songs for a Peaceful Classroom, was considered “amazing” by participants who linked songs with broader social and emotional themes. Promoting resilience was an over-reaching topic.

Participants welcomed songs and strategies to promote peace in the classroom. Here’s a simple take-away for you to use to quiet the children in the classroom. 

Sit on the floor and take a deep breath. Make a fist with each hand and use your imagination.

Turning to your left, sing … Smell the flower

Turning to your right, sing...Blow the candle out 

David Kisor, Families, and Early Childhood Professionals having fun in Cincinnati!
Week of the Young Child 2017 Wrap Up

Week of the Young Child 2017 Wrap Up

On behalf of SWOAEYC, we wanted to thank all of the teachers, administrators and families who got involved with NAEYC's annual Week of the Young Child!

We look forward to seeing you next year!

COLLEGE SYMPOSIUM MEETING - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017 (10:30-12:00)

  • University of Cincinnati- Blue Ash Campus
  • Contact Helene Harte for the latest information … hartehe@ucmail.uc.edu

LAUNCH OF SOUTHWEST OHIO AEYC - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 (5:30-7:00)

  • Cocktail Hour with a toast to launch our new affiliate: 4C Leadership & EC Conference
  • Location: Sharonville Convention Center/11355 Chester Road/Sharonville OH 45246
  • Included with Friday’s Registration at the 4C Leadership Conference
  • Welcome by NAEYC Affiliate Relations Director, Gwen Simmons
  • Sponsored by Discount School Supply

Click HERE to view the conference schedule and to register!

Success by Six Logo

Regional Early Learning Leaders Forum:
Supports for Children with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings

Sinclair Community College in Mason, Community Room
November 30, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The event is free but space is limited. Registration will close on November 20 or when spaces are filled. Register here!

8:30-9:00 Refreshments and registration

9:00-9:45 Building Inclusive Child Care Systems in Ohio
Presenters: Laurie Dinnebeil, PhD, and William McInerney, PhD, University of Toledo
An overview of the current landscape of state initiatives to achieve full inclusion of children with disabilities in early care and education programs.

9:45-10:15 P.L.A.Y. Project
Presenters: Kelly Brooks, Margaret Cunningham, and Rebekah Doak, Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities
A partnership in Warren County resulted in an innovative new practice of providing coaching and support for Head Start teachers to support and include preschool children in their natural environments. An overview of P.L.A.Y. Project and Teaching P.L.A.Y. will be given, along with information about an upcoming collaboration with 4C for Children.

10:15–10:30 The School District Perspective
Presenter: Sarah Burdette, The Miami School, Hamilton City Schools

10:30-11:00 Panel discussion and responses to questions from participants.

Directions to Sinclair Mason

 

Free Family Concert
Free Family Concert
Songs for a Peaceful Classroom
Songs for a Peaceful Classroom
Xavier University Montessori Lab School Program Tour
Xavier University Montessori Lab School Program Tour

March 6, 2018 • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Xavier University
Joseph Hall Building
1024 Dana Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229

Please contact Jacki Leader to RSVP: jacki.leader@gmail.com

The Xavier University Montessori Lab School is hosting a tour of their program!  Come see the Montessori philosophy of education first hand.

About the Xavier University Montessori Lab School:

The philosophy of Montessori education is founded on the respect and reverence of the child.  This method of education nurtures and cultivates the unique qualities each child possesses through engaging, meaningful, multi sensory lessons, activities, and materials. Embedded in our teaching practices is inquiry, wonderment, discovery, and joy; children are engaged learners constructing their knowledge and applying it in their lives.

As part of our mission we educate a diverse community of learners thereby enriching our experiences and appreciation for one another as well as celebrating our individuality. We are most proud of our students and their demonstrated kindness and respect toward one another.

The Xavier Montessori Lab School is nationally and internationally recognized for its standard of Montessori education.  The holistic education of the child is also dependent on the partnership with our families.  Teachers, parents, administration, and staff collaborate on activities, events, and functions to enrich our students learning and support our spirit of community.

The mission of the Xavier University Montessori Lab School is to educate children from many cultures and diverse communities.  Our responsibility is to be a demonstration lab school to reflect the philosophy and methods of the Montessori Teacher Education Program at Xavier University.  It is our job to develop the whole child by observing, documenting, and assessing.