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Jan 28 2023


9:30 am - 12:45 pm




In Person

Exploring Materials with Inspiration from Reggio Emilia

Presenter: Wendy Halfnights

Materials can be viewed as a language for expression to enhance learning and understanding in children. This workshop covers different kinds of materials, where to find them, and how to incorporate them into your curriculum. The workshop also reflects on qualities of materials, transforming materials, and how to create an attractive invitation to entice children to come and explore. We will also talk about creating a mini-atelier within your classroom and how to support children in beginning to design with materials.

Required Materials: All participants are asked to bring 5 different materials (recycled or found) in individual ziploc bags. This workshop is a combination of a PowerPoint presentation and several hands on group activities.

Wendy has worked for over 15 years as an Early Childhood Educator and 16 years as an Education Assistant in local School Districts. She was nominated for the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education. Wendy is extremely passionate about the Reggio Emilia Approach, with many years of experience as a practicum supervisor and mentor in assisting others in implementing this approach. Come and enjoy an exciting opportunity to explore how to create inspiring spaces.

Suitable for all early learning professionals and parents.

Pro D certificate: Yes, 3 hours.

Registration Status: Spaces left!

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