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Saturday, October 20th, 2012
9 a.m.- 4: 30 p.m.
Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), in MSVU Rosaria’s Multi-Purpose Room

We are happy to be holding our 3rd conference and our special presenter at this event is Dan Hodgins!

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Daniel Hodgins is an exceptional, internationally renowned presenter and author of many articles on child development. He has authored a book titled Boys: Changing the Classroom, Not the Child by Wilderness Press. His new book titled, GET OVER IT, Relearning Guidance Practices will be released sometime this fall. His work has been featured in national publications including, International Cooperative Nursery,and Early Childhood News.

As a consultant, Dan works with educators, parents and other professionals, helping them to understand research based theory and how to adapt curriculum and environments that support the continued development of children and families. He has a unique grasp of children and family issues learned from over 30 years of experience working as a teacher, director, educator and parent in both the private and public sector. Much of his work involved children at risk; special needs populations and families with diverse challenges. Dan's interactive style is both informative and entertaining. His insightful presentations are based on current research and filled with practical and effective strategies that can be used immediately.


5.75 Hours of Training Credits

This conference counts for 5.75 hours of professional development and certificates will be given at the end of the event.

Cost

Early Bird Registration:
$97.75 (HST inc.) per person up until September 15, 2012.
After that date the fee then becomes $126.50 (HST inc.) per person

 

BROCHURE

Conference Schedule

  • 8- 9: Registration & Check In
  • 9 -12: Looking Through the Eyes of Boys and Girls 
    [a 15 minute break will take place when flow permits]
  • 12:00- 1:00pm: Lunch break
    (Lunch is not provided: We recommend you bring lunch or make plans in advance)
  • 1:00 - 2:30: Children Who Take You to the End of Your Rope
  • [2:30-2:45-break]
  • 2:45-4:15 Supporting Children Who Color Outside the Lines
  • 4:15 - 4:30: Certificate presented and wrap-up

Workshops Taking Place that Day!

LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF BOYS AND GIRLS

Looking at the differences between boys and girls, their learning styles; feelings and environmental needs.

CHILDREN WHO TAKE YOU TO THE END OF YOUR ROPE

What are the causes for the increase in challenging behaviors? And strategies to support the development of self-control.

SUPPORTING CHILDREN WHO COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES

How to develop a climate that supports creativity in early childhood settings.