Children are observant and intuitive about many world issues. As families and teachers take in the news about current events, children pay attention and learn from adult reactions. How can we have developmentally appropriate conversations with young children to discuss, break down, and cope with these issues?
Educators for Peaceful Classrooms and Communities (EPCC) is offering a free, virtual workshop to explore best practices for approaching challenging conversations with young children. In this workshop, presenters will provide tools to have meaningful, developmentally appropriate conversations with children. The webinar will also explore how to create safe spaces for having these conversations.
Register for this free event.
About the Presenters
- Veronica Hernandez: As a teacher in a Reggio-inspired, Social Constructivist, and nature-based programs, Veronica’s passion lies in the foundations of Peace Education and the Anti-Bias approach to education. She is a staff member for Orange County Peace Camp and Educators for Peaceful Classrooms and Communities.
- Ana Page: Anna was recently elected Orange Unified School District (OUSD), School Board Trustee, Ana specializes in PEACE and Anti-Bias education. She has served on the Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children for 9 years and received the PEACE Educator of the Year award at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference. Ana holds a Master’s degree in Human Development and Social Change from Pacific Oaks College.
About the Organization
Educators for Peaceful Classrooms and Communities (EPCC) began as a CAEYC sub-committee in 1992 to address the need for teacher training in the issues of violence in the lives of children. The group eventually became incorporated as a nonprofit and expanded into the digital space, offering online workshops and trainings for educators. The organization’s mission is to impart the values of peace to the community, families, and most of all to children by educating young children, teachers, and families in ways of being peaceful.
Date & Time
Saturday, September 23, 9 – 10:30 AM PT