On Wednesday 8 August, 2018, KidsMatter presenters Debbie Yates and Kathryn Wallis joined us for a webinar exploring strategies to build collaborative partnerships, increase family engagement with services and consider how to overcome obstacles along the way.
On Monday 23 July, 2018, KidsMatter Consultants Rita Johnston and Lisa Watson explored how emotions are central to all learning. They presented key ways to support young children as they learn to manage their emotions.
On Tuesday 10 July, 2018, KidsMatter consultants Leanne Harding and Cris Zollo joined us for a webinar which explored how using active listening skills can reduce or overcome barriers to communication.
Every day we have many conversations and for many different reasons. They might be casual or passing, offer directions for children or request information. Some might go deeper, with yarning being a way to connect with people in our community: a way of hearing the voices of families, children and staff in our service. We get to know people and discover what is important to them.
Take time to reflect on your role in children’s play. Educators in early learning services understand the importance of play in building social and emotional skills and nurturing and developing children’s mental health and wellbeing.
There are many different ways now available for educators to network, not just the traditional, hand out your business card kind of way. With KidsMatter you can network online ... and learn at the same time. Secure a ticket today!