Workshops on Physical and Intellectual Development CDA 2

Each workshop provides 3 clock hours of training and costs $18 per person.

W-2a  Physical Activities: Creating Chaos or Motivating Movement (CDA 2)                  Movement activities can get out of hand unless adults in charge know how to guide children during active time. Create an environment for movement experiences you and children enjoy together. 

W-2b  Rhythm, Rhyme, and Song (CDA 2)
Music is much more than singing a few songs each day with your children. This workshop will help you understand the many musical concepts that young children learn through music. 

W-2c  Sensational Sand and Wonderful Water Play (CDA 2)
Sand and Water play should be routine, integral parts of your program. Learn how to set up sensory activities and how they contribute to children's learning and support children's sensory development.

W-2d From Feathers to Fly Guts (CDA 2)
Looking for some new activities? Want something unique and fun? This workshop gives you a variety of sensory experiences that will engross children and amaze you at their attention span!

W-2e  Music for Infants and Toddlers (CDA 2)  
Yes, infants and toddlers can enjoy music. Learn to make music a major component and focus of your curriculum and keep the really young happy. 

W-2f  Exploring Science (CDA 2)
Science and young children are natural combinations, yet many adults feel inadequate to provide science experiences. Learn what else you can do to provide exciting science challenges for children.

W-2g  The Magic of Music (CDA 2) 
Music is an important component of any preschool program. This workshop addresses some of the concepts that children learn through music and provides ideas for how to make up your own songs. 

W-2h  Your Room IS Your Reading Center (CDA 2)
Need some new ideas for promoting reading in your classroom? This course will help you get going. You'll also get ideas for improving what you are already doing.

W-2i  Writing the Right Way (CDA 2) 
Do you have a writing center in your classroom? Children benefit from opportunities to use tools such as crayons, markers, and large pencils. Learn to create and oversee a writing center for young children.

W-2j  Back to the Great Outdoors (CDA 2) 
How has limitations on outdoor play affected children today? Why do children need to be outside each day weather permits? This workshop describes numerous benefits to children.    

W-2k Books for Infants and Toddlers: How Children Really Learn to Read (CDA 2)

Learning to read begins in infancy, but perhaps not in the way that you think. This workshop will help you see what experiences are appropriate in developing literacy in young children. 

W-2l  Bloom's Taxonomy: Better Questions = More Learning! (CDA 2) 
CLASS scores improve with better questions! Bloom's Taxonomy identifies various types of questions that relate to thinking. Learn how to ask the right types of questions to encourage critical thinking skills to improve your CLASS scores!  

W-2m  Experiencing Social Studies (CDA 2) 
What is social studies in the early childhood classroom? This workshop will help you understand the importance of including social studies components in your classroom. 

W-2n  Experiencing Art (CDA 2) 
Young children love art and will stay involved for long periods of time. Learn how to conduct art experiences that allow children to explore and create. 

W-2o  Language Arts and Multiple Intelligences (CDA 2) 
Children develop language at an amazing rate during the early years. How can you make the most of this window of opportunity through the children's various strengths? This workshop will help you. 

W-2p  Using Multiple Intelligences to Develop Math Skills (CDA 2) 
Some children learn math easily because they have logical/ mathematical intelligence. Others may be strong in another area. Learn to help children with strengths in various intelligences develop math skills.

W-2q  Math that Adds Up (CDA 2) 
Yes, math can be an important part of the early childhood curriculum. But does math have to be stressful and boring? This workshop will help you math matters for preschoolers.

W-2r  Experiencing Music through Multiple Intelligences (CDA 2) 
How does music relate to other areas on intelligence? What can you do for the child who learns through music? This workshop will help you see how to incorporate music into other areas of learning. 

W-2s  Phoneological Awareness: Helping Children Learn to Read (CDA 2): Helping Children Learn to Read (CDA 2)   
Phonological awareness describes the process that children go through in learning to read. What can you do to help and how do you answer parents' questions about how you prepare their child for school.