Events

Equity and Inclusion in Schools

October 14, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Joanie Calem uses songs, stories, and conversation to support teachers who now need to integrate a multitude of invisible learning barriers, such as autism, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and PTSD in their classrooms. Combining practical tools, background information, classroom strategies, and activities to share with children, this presentation is applicable to every age of student and grade level.


 

Cost: FREE!

 

Sponsored by

 

The Association for Infant Mental Health in Ohio (AIMHiOhio) is dedicated to supporting healthy development and nurturing relationships for all infants and young children in Ohio. Formerly known as the Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health, the Association changed its name in 2020. AIMHiOhio provides professional development activities for a wide array of Ohio professionals involved in the lives of young children, educational opportunities for families of the very young, and a forum for the exchange of ideas on the best means for enhancing the lives of Ohio’s youngest citizens.

 

— Featured Trainer —

Joanie Calem

Joanie Calem is an educator, an autism parent, a song writer and an inclusion advocate. Both in her home and in her classrooms throughout her teaching career, Joanie has worked to integrate students with multiple special needs into one cohesive community, and early on learned about the practice of creating sensory friendly classrooms. Joanie leads teacher workshops, parent evenings and community conversations about equity and inclusion, with the aim of raising awareness of invisible disabilities, particularly the overlap between Sensory Processing Disorder, PTSD and ACEs. Additionally, Joanie works in the field of mental health, leading therapeutic song circles for residents of Permanent Supported Housing buildings, and teaches music in inclusive elementary schools. She is an active participant in many local endeavors to promote awareness of equity in community settings.

 

NSM

Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion

Join Southwest Ohio AEYC for a virtual screening of the documentary No Small Matter and a panel discussion on early childhood education! We have a wonderful panel featuring four advocates for high-quality early childhood education including Rachel Giannini, who is featured in the documentary, and three early childhood professionals from the southwest Ohio region who all bring different perspectives to the early childhood education field: Jaumall Davis, Jennifer Horwitz, and Leslie Kochanowski. You will not want to miss this event!

Virtual Screening
October 2-4
On Demand

Panel Discussion
October 3
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Cost: Pay what you can!

 

Sponsored by

 

The Association for Infant Mental Health in Ohio (AIMHiOhio) is dedicated to supporting healthy development and nurturing relationships for all infants and young children in Ohio. Formerly known as the Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health, the Association changed its name in 2020. AIMHiOhio provides professional development activities for a wide array of Ohio professionals involved in the lives of young children, educational opportunities for families of the very young, and a forum for the exchange of ideas on the best means for enhancing the lives of Ohio’s youngest citizens.

 

 

The Community Action Agency - Cincinnati | Hamilton County (CAA) helps improve lives from cradle to career. CAA is a private, nonprofit organization that offers various services to low-income individuals and families in a holistic approach to help lift them out of poverty. Among the services or programs we offer are job training, housing assistance, heating assistance, entrepreneurial coaching, Head Start and Early Head Start.

 

 

— Featured Panelists —

 

Rachel Giannini, MFA

Rachel Giannini is an early childhood educator, advocate, and video blog host. She was featured in the documentary film No Small Matter where she taught in the Yellow Room. She has an extreme enthusiasm for all things early childhood and believes in the power of play, getting dirty, climbing trees, star gazing, pretending, and the idea that learning is magical. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education and an MFA in Museum Exhibiting.

 

Jaumall Davis, MEd

Jaumall Davis is an early childhood educator with Cincinnati Public Schools and has nearly 20 years of teaching experience. Most recently, he has worked as a Kindergarten teacher with a past in preschool inclusion programming. He is a product of Cincinnati Public Schools and majored in education at the University of Cincinnati where he earned his teaching credential and Master of Education degree. Along with his professional background, he brings a passion of guiding students to pursue and achieve excellence in everything they do. He is also chair of the SWOAEYC Conference Committee.

 

Jennifer Horwitz, MEd

Jennifer Horwitz is a preschool teacher at the Arlitt Child Development Center at the University of Cincinnati. She teaches a half day morning class, comprised of children of diverse backgrounds, ages, socioeconomic statuses, languages, and abilities. She also serves as the Head Start Education Coordinator for the Arlitt Center. Her current focus as a classroom teacher is on trauma-informed practice and anti-racist pedagogy. She is also a member of the SWOAEYC Public Policy Committee.

 

Rachel Konerman, MEd

Rachel Konerman has been in the field of Early Childhood Education as a teacher, trainer, and university instructor since 2002. At the Arlitt Center, the University of Cincinnati’s lab preschool, she was a classroom teacher for 18 years and continues to serve the preschool as the studio teacher. Her areas of interest include nature play, integrated curriculum, and creativity. She is also a member of the SWOAEYC Public Policy Committee.

 

HOMECincy event

August 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you know how to support a family facing a housing crisis? An estimated 30–40 million people in America could be at risk of eviction in the next several months. If a family you serve is facing eviction, or another housing issue, do you know what you can do? In this presentation, you will learn who HOME is, what HOME does to fight housing discrimination, and how HOME helps resolve landlord-tenant disputes. We will cover:

  • the legacy of housing discrimination in America and how it still impacts communities today;
  • how COVID-19 has impacted housing;
  • he rights of parents under the Fair Housing Act; and
  • some recent cases of discrimination that HOME has settled.

We will also go over the rights of people with disabilities in housing and how accommodations like building a ramp or allowing an emotional support animal to live in the home can help with the physical and mental health of tenants. Finally, we will conclude with a game of “Fair Housing Jeopardy” to test your knowledge of what you learned during the presentation.

 

Sponsored by

 

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati’s mission is to eliminate unlawful discrimination by upholding the laws under the Fair Housing Act—ultimately creating stable, integrated communities. HOME utilizes landlord-tenant advocates, a testing program, and our enforcement team to make sure that people in protected classes can live anywhere that they can afford.

 

 

— Featured Trainer —

 

Alona Ballard, MEd

Alona Ballard has served as HOME’s Education and Outreach Manager for the past year. Prior to this position, Ballard has worked in education, real estate, and non-profit, with previous employers including Columbus City Schools, Keller Williams Real Estate, and Bethany House Services. Ballard holds a BA in communications from Howard University and a Master’s in education from Xavier University.

 

Let's TALK: African American English, Dual Language Learners, & Cultural Practices

August 13, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Earn 1.5 Hours of Ohio Approved credit!

Language can be explained as a cultural practice. This workshop will reflect on a variety of cultural experiences you may encounter in the classroom and discuss strategies that support the language development of children and families from diverse backgrounds. Lauren will discuss the characteristics of African American English (AAE) as a dialect of American English, and share strategies that help us understand and advance the learning outcomes of students who share different and/or similar dialects. Children’s language development can look different depending on their environmental factors. Sisan will discuss the differences between Dual Language Learners, English Learners, and Bilinguals in order to provide the appropriate support they need in their learning environments.

Note: Registrants will be emailed a Zoom meeting link by August 12.

 

— Sponsored by —

 

The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.

 

— Featured Trainers — 

 

Sisan Cuervo, MS, CCC-SLP

Sisan Cuervo is a certified bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist. She graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in communication sciences and disorders. Her expertise and interest are on child language development and literacy skills of culturally and linguistically diverse children.

Sisan is a proud Latina, pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Cincinnati. Her research is focused on examining dual language strategies/resources to support monolingual speech-language pathologist and teachers working with English language learners.



Lauren R. Prather, MS, CCC-SLP

Lauren R. Prather is a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She received her Master of Science degree from Tennessee State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Memphis in Communications.

Lauren’s research interest is in language and literacy for underserved populations specifically focusing on African American English (AAE) dialect. Her research is on comparing African American English (AAE) in story retells by using bidialectal stories.

Supporting Early Learning Coaches in the Time of COVID-19

Part 2: July 24, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

At Teaching Strategies, we believe that early childhood classrooms are most successful when they implement curriculum and assessment with fidelity. The journey towards fidelity is unique for every educator, and this session is designed around coaching best practices and tailoring your message as a coach or administrator to meet the needs of early childhood educators in the era of social distancing. This 4-hour session is broken up into two easy-to-digest chunks of virtual interaction with a meaningful exercise planned to be done independently by attendees in between the two sessions.

— Sponsored by — 

 

Register for Part 2

 

— Featured Trainers — 

 

Sandra Little, MSEd

Sandra Little serves as a Kindergarten through Third Grade Content and Implementation Partnerships Manager for Teaching Strategies, Inc. Sandra is a National Board Certified Teacher and a Fellow in the Center for Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes Leadership Academy during her service as Assessment Manager and Professional Development Lead for the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education.

Sandra has been a teaching coach in both elementary schools and a coach the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, along with being a higher education instructor. She began her career in elementary schooling as a second grade and Kindergarten teacher in multiple elementary schools. She also has multi-age early childhood teaching experience in a Montessori school serving children age 3-6. Sandra’s current research interest is focused on the impact of developmentally appropriate assessment on practitioners’ and pre-service teachers’ sense of efficacy and professionalism as evidenced in the evolution of classroom practice.



Megan Alexander, MEd

Megan Alexander is an Account Manager and Professional Development Trainer for Teaching Strategies, Inc.. She has her Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from George Mason University. Megan’s passion lies in strong, high-quality education for our earliest learners and supportive materials for those helping our children learn and develop.

Get FREE Ohio Approved Hours! Check out our upcoming online trainings!

 

Get FREE Ohio Approved Hours!

Check out our upcoming online trainings!

Southwest Ohio AEYC is thrilled to be able to offer Ohio Approved trainings conducted by Dr. Jenni Jacobs, founder of The Learning Professor, and sponsored by Learning Grove.

 

 

Each training will be offered in a hybrid format. Registrants will complete asynchronous learning through The Learning Professor with an additional half-hour, online, synchronous learning portion. Registrants must complete BOTH the asynchronous and synchronous portions to receive Ohio Approved credit.

Spots are limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. After registering for the training, you will immediately receive confirmation for the synchronous portion. Within two business days, you will receive information from Dr. Jenni Jacobs on how to access the asynchronous portion online.

Please see below for information on each training. We look forward to supporting your professional development!

 

 

I Was Born This Way: Understanding Temperament in Infants & Toddlers

Wednesday, July 8, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

(OA 3 Hours)

Note: The 2.5 hours of asynchronous learning must be completed before this date/time.

Not all children sharing a classroom behave the same way, although they all may be in a similar age group. This workshop will explore the different aspects of temperament and how to use this knowledge in your child care setting to create a goodness of fit between you and the children in your care. When you do this, you’ll find that you create a much more peaceful classroom environment. Geared towards infant and toddler teachers.

 

— Sponsored by — 

 

This training has reached capacity.

 

 

The Quest for Empathy

Wednesday, June 24, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

(OA 2 Hours)

Note: The 1.5 hours of asynchronous learning must be completed before this date/time.

In order to help children develop empathy, we first have to truly understand it ourselves. This workshop will take a deep dive into empathy and will explore the following questions: What is empathy? What are the different types of empathy? How does it differ from sympathy? Why are boundaries important? What are the roadblocks that get in the way of empathy? What are some strategies to help develop empathy in children? Understanding the answers to these questions form the foundation to being truly empathic yourself, which is a prerequisite for being able to teach empathy to children in the classroom.

 

— Sponsored by — 

  

 

 

 

Creating Your Science Curriculum

Tuesday, June 9, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

(OA 3 Hours)

Note: The 2.5 hours of asynchronous learning must be completed before this date/time.

Science exploration comes naturally to children. Yet many of the science activities that are available online and even in stores are actually not appropriate for preschoolers. This workshop is designed to give you a background in the types of science experiences that preschoolers should have access to in an early care program. You will explore the specific factors that determine whether an activity is appropriate for preschoolers. You will learn about setting up a science area and the 3 areas of science curriculum that should be part of every early childhood classroom: physical science, life science, and earth and space science.

 

— Sponsored by — 

  

 

This training is now at capacity.

 

 

Creating Neural Pathways for Literacy

Saturday, May 30, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

(OA 3 Hours)

Note: The 2.5 hours of asynchronous learning must be completed before this date/time.

Reading is not a natural process, and some children struggle more than others. The field of neuroscience has used brain imaging to help us understand what happens as children learn to read, and this information can help teachers better prepare children for later reading success. In this class, we will explore how to activate the necessary region of the brain that is required for reading and review the types of practices that are beneficial to children. Specifically, you’ll explore how the neural pathways for reading are constructed, the role of phonics and handwriting in reading instruction, why neuroscience supports phonics over whole language, the role of vocabulary in reading, and practical strategies for the preschool classroom that support these research findings.

 

— Sponsored by — 

  

 

This training has reached capacity.

 

06/05 - Families, Children & Remote Early Learning (Part 3)

Part Three:

Technology & Young Children

 

Friday, June 5, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Are you a teacher, parent, family member, or advocate interested in learning about remote early learning? Join us for a multi-part series of online panel discussions exploring different aspects of remote early learning featuring experts from Southwest Ohio!

 

Click below to register—spots are limited!

 

— Sponsored by —

 

 

 

— Featured Panelists —

Re-Opening Work Groups

 

Join us for re-opening work groups and put the pieces together!

 

 

Are you an early childhood program director or administrator looking for support as you prepare to re-open? Join 4C for Children, Cincinnati Preschool Promise, Dayton and Montgomery County Preschool Promise, and Southwest Ohio AEYC for re-opening work groups! Each work group will meet at 10 AM and have facilitators with guiding questions.

Registration is required. Register for as many work groups as you would like below.

 

While we do not have all the answers, together we can re-open strong!

 

 

Classroom Redesign

Tuesday, May 26, 10:30 AM - Noon

This work group occurred on the above date and time. 

 

 

Staffing

Wednesday, May 27, 10:30 AM - Noon

This work group occurred on the above date and time.

 

 

Cleaning, Sanitation, & Supplies

Thursday, May 28, 10:30 AM - Noon

This work group occurred on the above date and time. 

 

 

COVID-19 Planning

Friday, May 29, 10:30 AM - Noon

This work group occurred on the above date and time.

 

Supporting Parents & Families

Part Two:

Supporting Parents & Families

 

Thursday, May 28, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Are you a teacher, parent, family member, or advocate interested in learning about remote early learning? Join us for a multi-part series of online panel discussions exploring different aspects of remote early learning featuring experts from Southwest Ohio!

 

Click below to register—spots are limited!

 

— Sponsored by —

 

 

 

— Featured Panelists —

Are you talking to yourself or listening to yourself?

 

Are you talking to yourself
or listening to yourself?

 

Saturday, May 23, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Cost: FREE

As a professional in early care and education, in your community and the state of Ohio, how are you? Here at Southwest Ohio AEYC, we really want to know and care about your resilience.

From our work with young children, we know that if we can put what we are feeling and experiencing into words that it can be talked about. What are you saying and doing to keep hope alive?

Social connection is one of our protective factors against risk. Please join us and other professionals like yourself online for conversation and strategies for promoting your continued wellness.

Click below to register:

 

— Sponsored by — 

Part One: Issues, Pitfalls, and Being Developmentally Supportive

Part One:

Issues, Pitfalls, and
Being Developmentally Supportive

 

Thursday, May 21, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Are you a teacher, parent, family member, or advocate interested in learning about remote early learning? Join us for a multi-part series of online panel discussions exploring different aspects of remote early learning featuring experts from Southwest Ohio!

 

Click below to register—spots are limited!

 

— Sponsored by —

 

 

 

— Featured Panelists —

Reopening Child Care in Ohio

On Monday, May 18th at 1 PM, we invite you to join us for an informational webinar on the reopening of Ohio’s child care programs beginning May 31, 2020. This webinar is hosted by Groundwork Ohio, Dayton Preschool Promise/Learn to Earn Dayton, OACCP, OAEYC, OCCRRA, and Southwest Ohio AEYC. Speakers on the webinar will review information that has been shared thus far by ODJFS, offer insights from other providers, and share opportunities to advocate for Ohio's child care system.

This webinar will include:

  • An overview of information shared by ODJFS thus far
  • Considerations for programs upon reopening
  • Steps you can take to advocate for your program and the children you serve
  • … and more!

 

webinar

Join us for a free webinar:

Pandemic Child Care Provider Discussion Forum

Friday, April 3 • 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Join us for an informational webinar on Friday, April 3rd from 1-2 PM facilitated by OACCP with support from Dayton Preschool Promise/Learn to Earn Dayton, Groundwork Ohio, Ohio AEYC, OCCRRA, Southwest Ohio AEYC and others. This webinar is geared toward center-based and family child care providers who are operating pandemic child care programs.

A panel of pandemic child care providers will share:

  • Administrative procedures
  • Staffing challenges and strategies
  • Best practices in cleaning and sanitation
  • Additional challenges and opportunities

Register Here

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Supporting Early Educators’ Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, March 23 • 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Featuring Nefertiti Bruce Poyner, M.Ed.

During this stressful time, we know that so many of Ohio’s early educators have continued providing nurturing, quality care for our youngest children and support for their families. We’ve hosted several informational webinars over the past several days geared toward center and family child care owners, directors, and administrators. On Monday, we want to take some time to provide support to the early education community as a whole—including teachers—and share strategies for supporting your mental health during this time.

At 6:30 PM on Monday, March 23rd, Groundwork Ohio, Ohio AEYC, and Southwest Ohio AEYC will be hosting a webinar featuring an early childhood field favorite, Nefertiti Bruce Poyner, M.Ed.

We hope you will share this opportunity with your network and encourage them to participate!

Register Here

Hosted by: Groundwork Ohio, Ohio AEYC, Southwest Ohio AEYC
Nefertiti Bruce Poyner, M.Ed.

About Nefertiti Bruce Poyner, M.Ed.

Nefertiti is an author, public speaker and provider of professional learning for the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. She began her career as a preschool and kindergarten teacher in Philadelphia, and in her 10 years with Devereux, she has promoted the social-emotional health and resilience of individuals, families and communities. Nefertiti uses humor, personal stories and a spirit of enthusiastic optimism to help others “build their bounce.”

She is co-author of the Teacher’s Choice Award Winning resource, Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure: 50 Activities to Promote Resilience in Young Children and Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You, designed to help caregivers build their own resilience. In 2010, The Devereux Foundation awarded Nefertiti the 21st Annual Weaver E. Falberg Leadership Promise Fellowship Award, recognizing her leadership abilities and her accomplishments in developing research-based training programs and resources which support the social emotional health and resilience of children and adults.

Ohio Early Childhood Equitable Access Coalition

The Equitable Access Coalition is pleased to announce the upcoming Regional Advocacy Training Schedule for Groundwork Ohio's Race & Rural Equity Report. These trainings will build and align an informed and vocal advocacy base to promote increased investment in quality early childhood and school-age programming for all of Ohio’s children.

Register for the event closest to you in the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR).  The April 26, 2019 (Ohio Early Childhood Race and Rural Equity) and April 27, 2019 (The Art of Advocacy) sessions are part of the Ohio AEYC Conference – attendees must be registered for the conference in order to attend.

Download the schedule (PDF).

Schedule

TWO Columbus Events 01/26

Safe on Saturday - Dayton Flyer


The Southwest Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children (SWOAEYC) Dayton Chapter is presenting a joint venture, with Dayton Children’s Hospital and The Lynda A. Cohen Center for the Study of Child Development, for Safe on Saturday/Month of the Young Child with the Dayton Metro Library. This program will be at the Main Library on Saturday, March 23, 2019 on the first floor in the Eichelberger Forum. The event will be from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for children and parents.

Safe On Saturday includes free sensory, large & small motor activities, music, storytelling, and a variety of hands-on health & safety activities for children with information for parents. Chris Rowland, Outreach Environmental Education Specialist, will provide entertainment after the Mayor’s Proclamation.

Month of the Young Child (MOYC) has been celebrated locally while nationally the Week of the Young Child is April 8-12, 2019 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It is an annual week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. This year’s theme is Children’s Opportunities-Our Responsibilities. www.naeyc.org/woyc 

Download the flyer here!

 

Family Concert

Family Concert

A FREE event for families and young children (Birth - 3rd Grade)

Featuring David Kisor
Bring your children to sing, dance, and move to the music of David Kisor.

Saturday, January 26, 2019
11:30 PM – 12:30 PM
Eagle Rock Church
6810 Blacklick-Eastern Rd NW, Pickerington, OH 43147

Click here to download the Family Concert flyer!

Songs for a Peaceful Classroom

Songs for a Peaceful Classroom

A workshop for Early Childhood Professionals
Ohio Approved 3 Hours (ST# 10071571)

Featuring David Kisor

Take a musical journey to a peaceful classroom through conflict resolution, focusing energy in a positive way, taking time to breathe, and preparing the classroom (& ourselves) for peace.

Saturday, January 26, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eagle Rock Church
6810 Blacklick-Eastern Rd NW, Pickerington, OH 43147

$25.00 Registration Fee (Lunch included)

SWOAEYC members will receive a FREE digital download card from Growing Sound!

Registration is required.  Click here to register.

Click here to download the workshop flyer!

Columbus Toys for Tots
Columbus Toys for Tots
4C Conference

 

Are you a Southwest Ohio AEYC standard or premium member interested in attending the upcoming
4C Leadership and Early Childhood Conference?

Learn more about the conference...

Click here to apply for a scholarship!

 

Columbus Meet & Greet - October 24

Columbus Meet & Greet
Power to the Profession Logo


Come join SWOAEYC and NAEYC for a conversation on empowering the early childhood profession!

Southwest Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children is hosting a conversation to advance the early childhood education profession.

What is Power to the Profession?

Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge, competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation.

Power to the Profession: A Conversation with NAEYC

Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Voice of America MetroPark, Lakeview Room
7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069
A light dinner will be served.
 
Space is limited. Registration closes September 14.
This event is for members only.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

 
 
WYBMN Event
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.