2014 Hawai‘i AEYC Maui Chapter Early Childhood Conference

Hawai‘i AEYC Maui Chapter Early Childhood Conference

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Keynote Presentation: It’s About the Children, Isn’t It?  Continuing to Meet the Needs of All Children When there Is Focus on Standardized Curriculum, Benchmarks, Teacher Assessment, and Readiness

Lani Au is Education Coordinator at University of Hawai’i Mānoa Children’s Center, Hawai’i Early Childhood Accreditation Project (HECAP) facilitator, and college instructor.  She has spent over 25 years working with children birth to 5 and their families, and in caregiver/teacher education.  Her current passions include gardening and cooking with children, exploring issues of diversity in family support, and remembering to play every day!

Passionate Teaching:  Who We Are as Adults Matters in the Lives of Children!

I hope to infect you with my joyful experiences gardening and cooking with children and encourage you to explore your own interest in your work with children and families!

  • Lani Au; Education Coordinator
  • Focus: ALL
    NAEYC Standards: Curriculum
    ASK: Planning Learning Experiences
  • HELDS Domain for use in UHMCC Child Portfolios
  • Fruit Bread Recipe (pictorial)

 

In Our Garden

See real-life experiences and projects that were created with children to connect them to nature, nutrition, culture and wellness. These projects were created to maximize limited spaces and budgets while keeping children in a mixed-age inclusion class engaged, involved and excited.

  • Avis Seki, Shelley Yorita, Kara Nishijima;  UH Mānoa Children’s Center Educational Specialists
  • Focus: Preschoolers
    NAEYC Standards: Curriculum
    ASK: Planning Learning Experiences

 

 Common Place

Making connections with children through our shared experience of place to develop rich and meaningful learning, real-world application of skills, and purposeful problem solving.

  • Gemma Medina; University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Children’s Center Educational Specialist
  • Focus: Preschoolers, Center-based
    NAEYC Standards: Curriculum
    ASK: Planning Learning Experiences

 

Little Yogis: Promoting Peace, Body Awareness and Literacy

Join us as we share our journey using yoga with toddlers and preschoolers. This play based approach incorporate imagination, songs, exercise, and children’s literature. Even a young novice will leave inspired to share yoga with children so that they feel a deepened sense of self-confidence.

  • Sherilyn O, Valley Varma, & Gemma Medina; University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Children’s Center
  • Focus: Preschoolers, Early Literacy
    NAEYC Standards: Curriculum
    ASK: Planning Learning Experiences

 

Engaging Young Children in Place-Based Science Activities

Learn about CREDE standards for effective pedagogy in place-based science activities. You will watch videos and discuss how to use these ideas in your classroom.

  • Rebecca Luning, UH Mānoa Educational/Cultural Specialist; Valley Varma, UH Mānoa Children’s Center; Gemma Medina, UH Mānoa Children’s Center
  • Focus: Preschoolers, Kindergartners
    NAEYC Standards: Teaching
    ASK: Planning Learning Experiences
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