Children are wired for learning–they are good at it, eager to do it, and driven to it. Yet, too often, they are not supported in leading their own learning. Based on ideas from our book, Let Them Play, this session is about trusting kids as learners and creating environments where they are empowered and supported in leading their learning.
Understand why children should be supported in leading their own learning
Leave with ideas for creating more trusting early learning environments
Understand that curriculum should grow from the children’s interests and existing knowledge of the world
Jeff A Johnson
Planning Learning Experiences And Curriculum
(Note that competency areas vary by region. Our certificates display the proper terminology for an attendee’s location)
Beginner / Intermediate
Family Child Care Providers
Child Care Center Teachers
Child Care Center Directors
Head Start Teachers
Head Start Administrators
Early Head Start Teachers
Service Coordination Staff
Technical Assistance Specialists
Age Group Focus
Infants (birth to 12 months)
Toddlers (12 months to 36 months)
Preschool (36 months to 5 years)
School-Age (5 years to 12 years)
National Administrator Credential Approved
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