Early Learning Summits
Bright EYES is proud to host biennial Early Learning Summits for teachers, directors and staff from public, private and faith-based preschools across greater Longmont. These summits are held in the winter soon after the new year (workshops and a plenary problem-solving session) and the fall (networking and either a panel discussion or a plenary session).
Winter 2013 Summit:
WINTER WORKSHOPS FOR 2013 HAVE COMPLETED.
These Early Learning Summits are FREE.
We will start off with lunch and a plenary session discussing Transition to Kindergarten, facilitated by Susan Spaulding of Community and Neighborhood Resources, City of Longmont.
After a short break we will have two workshops - please choose ONE to attend. These workshops are on:
- Excellence in Attendance
- Brain Development
Scroll down for more information on the workshops and presenters.
Once again, we are working on offering 3 continuing education credits.
Choose One Workshop!
Excellence in Attendance: This is an interactive workshop on how and why early learning providers can and should set the tone for excellent attendance. Information includes how to work with staff, parents, students and the classroom environment. Some members of Longmont's Truancy Task Force will be in attendance, as working with families and providers of young child is one of their key priorities.
The presenter is Ashley P. Randall:
Aside from being an “attendance geek”, Ashley is incredibly passionate about Early Childhood Education as the essential element in eliminating the achievement gap and ensuring success for all students. She has been fortunate to be a leader, educator, and consultant in Early Childhood Education for the past two decades in four states and across two continents. Ashley has worked with young children, their families and teachers in a variety of capacities; including as a preschool teacher in a licensed childcare, a kindergarten teacher in an IB school, a faculty member at the University of South Florida and a consultant for the US Army child care centers. Currently, Ashley is the Family Resource and Student Services Administrator at Sanchez International School in Lafayette, Colorado.
Brain Development, or Coaching Young Children for Success:As the stress level in the country increases, more 3 to 5 year old children are entering daycare settings, Head Start and even kindergarten with weak language skills, poor impulse control and limited ability to socialize or follow instructions. Their early lives failed to prepare them to succeed. They need a second opportunity for success but that will require special coaching on four basic controls.
The presenter is Dee Joy Coulter:
Dee Joy Coulter, Ed.D. is a neuroscience educator, known for her ability to present complex ideas clearly and simply to diverse audiences through fascinating stories, practical examples and clear explanations. She holds a doctorate in neurological studies and holistic education and combines her background in neuroscience and cognitive development with practical suggestions that inspire those who serve children.