Celebrating the Young Child

Saturday May, 31, 2014
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Keynote Speaker: (8:25 AM - 9:40 AM)

Beth Anspach, MT

Discipline; Something You Develop Within Children Rather Than Something You Do To Them

Do you long to develop social/emotional intelligence and self-regulation within the children in your care? Let's take a closer look at how to shift from using traditional discipline strategies of rewards and punishments to practicing Loving GuidanceĀ® structures and strategies. this introduction to Conscious DisciplineĀ® will focus on the reasons these methods are not consistently effective and some simple changes you can make to your discipline program that will result in big changes in behavior.

Principles of Early Childhood Development
Child Day Care Program Development

About Beth Anspach, MT

Beth Anspach, is a Music Therapist, Licensed Kindermusic Educator with the distinction Maestro in Masterful Teaching, and mom of three. Beth has been using Conscious Discipline with her own children and in her classroom for the past 11 years. In 2013 she decided to make her training official and since then has attended the Conscious Discipline Advanced Institute. Beth is currently offering discipline classes to parents and educators in the Hudson Valley, NY and working towards finalizing her training to be a Certified Instructor for Conscious Discipline in December 2014.

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Nature Play at the Zoo with the Wildlife Conservation Society

Join zoo Instructor and Coordinator of Professional Development, Anine Booth, in a hands-on workshop exploring the natural world through nature play. A Wildlife Conservation Society educator, Anine, will share her experience in developing and implementing nature play activities for youngsters under five years old. She will describe the process and rationale behind using sensory based nature play to foster inquiry and exploration in young children. Attendees will have an opportunity to investigate nature through a variety of sensory stations. They will leave with instructions on how to make their own sensory based activities and fun ideas to facilitate their own future nature play.