UPCOMING WORKSHOPS TBA Mine! Surviving the "Terrible Twos" Parents will explore this stage and how to handle tantrums, biting, and other behaviors associated with it.We will also discuss how this stage can occur at any age (1-3yrs), and how behaviors can differ for boys and girls. TBA How to Handle Challenging Behaviors at Home This workshop examines challenging behaviors (hitting, biting, clinging, whining, etc.) and ways to deal with them.Different strategies such as "time-out" will be evaluated to examine how effective they are at curbing inappropriate behaviors.We will also explore less physical behaviors such as struggles over dressing, eating, and toileting. TBA Toilet Training 101 This workshop looks at the signs children show when they are getting ready to transition from diapers to the potty, and how to support them during this process.
There is a $10 fee to attend each workshop.Children are invited to attend daytime workshops only.Morning workshops are presented in a classroom setting where children can play and explore. The number of children is limited to ten.You must pre-register for a workshop. Spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis, and participants will be informed by email if a session is full or cancelled.
FAMILY WORKSHOP SERIES
We offer family workshops around a variety of topics involving young children and their families. Presentations are held on site or we can travel to you. In the past we have been hired by parent support groups, play-groups, and educational institutions. For more information about upcoming trainings or on booking a workshop presentation call Courtney at 508-881-4314 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child Development 101 This workshop examines different stages of development (infancy through preschool) and explores how your child's personality and behavior can change during these growth periods. Participants will be introduced to typical growth patterns in all areas (speech and language, fine/gross motor, social, cognitive, and self-help skills) as well as ways to support children who may exhibit delays.
Mine! Surviving the "Terrible Twos"
Parents will explore this stage and how to handle tantrums, biting, assertion of independence, and other behaviors associated with it. We will also discuss how this stage can occur at any age (1-3yrs), and how behaviors can differ for boys and girls.
Ready, Set, Go!
Are we pushing young children too hard and expecting too much? This workshop will explore what are realistic expectations for young learners and how to challenge children without pushing. How to Handle Challenging Behaviors at Home This workshop examines challenging behaviors (hitting, biting, clinging, whining, etc.) and ways to deal with them. Different strategies such as "time-out" will be evaluated to examine how effective they are at curbing inappropriate behaviors. We will also explore less physical behaviors such as struggles over dressing, eating, and toileting.
Toilet Training 101
This workshop looks at the signs children show when they are getting ready to transition from diapers to the potty and how to support them during this process.
Courtney D. Arseneault, M.S.
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.S., Wheelock College, Boston, MA
Courtney is an early childhood educator with extensive experience working with children aged 2 to 6 years. Her teaching and administrative experiences include:
Adventures in Learning, Ashland MA Preschool Teacher/Director Sept 2006-present
Charles River School, Dover MA
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Sept 2000-May 2004
Menotomy Preschool , Arlington MA
Preschool Teacher/Director Sept 1995-June 2000
Evergreen Day School, Belmont/Watertown MA
Teacher/Assistant Director Sept 1990-June 1994
TEACHER WORKSHOP SERIES
WHAT PARTCIPANTS HAVE TO SAY:
"... offers great workshops without the hype. Clear hands-on information to use
tomorrow in your classroom."
Ellen Quinlan, Executive Director, Charles River Management and Consulting
"Those who attended the presentations titled Portfolios as a Preschool Assessment Tool and Supporting an Anti-Bias Approach in Your Classroom were very impressed with their
content and with the stimulating ideas that were shared." Mary Mindess, Conference Coordinator, Lesley College Kindergarten Conference
"Lots of good ideas and thorough presentation."
Anonymous, workshop participant
"Best workshop I've been to. You are someone I would like to work for/with"
Anonymous, workshop participant
These workshops present techniques for incorporating developmentally appropriate activities to support children's emerging skills. Each workshop focuses on a different area (literacy, math & science, art). Related activities are demonstrated for use in early childhood classrooms. The activities can easily be implemented and are adaptable for use with different age groups.
The ABC's of How to Create an Enriching Literacy Program
Establish a Learning Environment that Stimulates Young Mathematicians and Scientists
Nurture Young Artists through Open-Ended Art Experiences
Circle Time Fun!
This workshop explores the daily aspects of circle/meeting times, and offers techniques to help children focus and have fun. Participants will be introduced to creative ways to incorporate a variety of activities that involve singing, movement, literacy, graphing, problem solving, and more.
Portfolios and How to Incorporate Them
When appropriately incorporated into the classroom, portfolios can be used as an insightful link between teachers, parents, and children. Participants will explore various types of portfolios and their contents. Practical and easy to implement techniques will be offered to help educators use this valuable assessment tool.
A version of this workshop is offered to support educators in developing a personal portfolio.
Successfully Dealing with Challenging Classroom Behaviors
This workshop examines challenging classroom behaviors (hitting, biting, clinging, etc.) and ways to
deal with them. Practical and easy to implement techniques and strategies are presented to support teachers with behavior management.
Meaningful Themes for Young Learners: How to create your curriculum around thematic studies
Designed for both the veteran and less experienced teacher, this workshop focuses on the different stages involved in developing curriculum around themes. Useful strategies will be explored to help educators support meaningful learning experiences for young children by
Creating a Classroom Community that Values and Celebrates Diversity
This workshop explores the aspects involved in establishing a learning environment that is respectful of others and celebrates our diverse world. The areas examined include curricula, classroom materials, and holiday celebrations.
An Inclusive Learning Environment: What It Entails
This workshop explores both the challenges and rewards of inclusive learning environments. Useful techniques and activities will be presented for immediate incorporation into the classroom to support a range of special needs.
Educational Conference Appearances
Lesley Kindergarten Conference (2000)
MICCO Annual Conference (2000, 01, 02)
MADCA/WAAEYC Annual Conference (2002 and 2005)
YMCA of Greater Worcester Conference KEYNOTE Speaker (2005)
Community Partnership Councils (2001-06)
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