Educare Kansas City hosts early childhood symposium

The first-ever Educare Kansas City Early Childhood Symposium on July 30 brought together 35 attendees representing 14 early education programs. Symposium participants attended two evening workshops presented by Educare Kansas City staff: “Using Art to Enhance Teacher-Child Interaction” and “50 Hands-On Math and Science Activities for Young Children.” Attendees responded positively to the sessions.

“I have attended many programs from a variety of locations. This is probably the first presentation that I have found that is applicable on a daily basis in every part of my day with the infants and toddlers that I care for and guide,” one attendee said in her evaluation.

The evening included a tour of Educare Kansas City’s classrooms. One attendee said her favorite part of the symposium was visiting the classrooms and touring the center because, “It’s great to get ideas of what works in other classrooms.”

Based on the success of this initial event, Educare Kansas City staff are planning another symposium for winter 2016.

Thank you to the Educare Kansas City staff who provided the sessions for this successful first symposium: Kelli Roehr, master teacher; Laura Gill, master teacher; and Felicia Williams, teacher. The event was part of Educare’s efforts to share its practices with the early childhood field to ensure that more children have access to high-quality early learning.