The Trauma of Poverty in Early Childhood

Monday  24 July  2017  9:00 AM    Thursday  27 July  2017 5:00 PM
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This four-day course will explore impacts of high poverty on children focusing on their learning and social emotional development. Participants will focus on defining, identifying, and understanding poverty-related stress in early childhood development, behavior, and learning. The goal is to help children, families, and programs to support and protect diverse and vulnerable learners. The structure of the learning and tasks will vary each day and will include writing assignments, discussion, and hands-on individual or group-based activities. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of teachers and care givers using a variety of learning styles, presentations, and source materials.

This Stern Center workshop is part of the Early Childhood Summer Institute hosted by Castleton University. The Early Childhood Summer Institute will include courses related to: early literacy (Building Blocks); infant and toddler development; science in the early years; family and community engagement; trauma sensitive practices; promoting social and emotional competence (early MTSS); supporting children who are dual language learners; financial and legal issues; advanced child development; curriculum development birth to grade 3 (focus on STEM, place based and nature education); issues in special education.

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Castleton University
Alumni Drive 62, Castleton, 5735, Vermont, United States
Castleton University
Alumni Drive 62, Castleton, 5735, Vermont, United States
Telephone: 802-540-8168