Hungry for Connection: Social Emotional Development Birth through Age 8 – Call for proposals

We are looking of presenters at our Fall 2017 Maine Association for the Education of Young Children (Maine AEYC) Conference will be held at Bowdoin College on October 21, 2017 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. The focus of this conference is on supporting the social and emotional strengths and needs of young children birth through age 8. The day will include two-hour afternoon breakout sessions.
As a facilitator of a breakout session you will present information on a topic related to social emotional development. The breakout sessions will provide time for sharing information, discussion, ideas and activities. Participants will leave your breakout session with ideas and activities that they will be able take back and use in their classrooms and programs.
Please submit proposals at the link below:

June Webinar: Teaching STEM Through Fairy Tales

Please join Heather Marden for our June Webinar, “Teaching STEM Through Fairy Tales on June 28th at 7:00 p.m. “Teaching STEM Through Fairy Tales” provides examples and learning goals of activities educators can use in their settings providing a collaboration of storytelling and innovation.  A number of activities will be shown that pertain to popular fairy tales such as “The Three Little Pigs And The Big, Bad Wolf,” “Cinderella,” and others.  The concepts of S.T.E.M. will be discussed and how we can help solve problems that arise in these familiar stories.
Heather Marden teaches a 4-year old preschool program during the school year at Birchwood Day Nursery School as well as teaches the Afterschool Program in the summer months.  She is the Committee Chair of MaineAEYC’s Membership Committee and Co-Chair of the Public Policy Committee.  Heather earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Maine Farmington in Psychology.  She has been teaching in Early Childhood for 15 years.  She loves to find fun and creative ways for children to partake in learning that fosters their natural curiosity.
You can register at the following link:
We hope you’ll join us!