Early Childhood Education Workshops

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Our early childhood education workshops are linked to the National Quality Standards. Enabling participants to directly apply what they have learnt to their work with children.

“Holistic approaches to teaching and learning recognize the connectedness of mind, body and spirit. When early childhood educators take a holistic approach they pay attention to children’s physical, personal, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing as well as cognitive aspects of learning.  

While educators may plan or assess with a focus on a particular outcome or component of learning, they see children’s learning as integrated and interconnected. They recognize the connections between children, families and communities and the importance of reciprocal relationships and partnerships for learning. They see learning as a social activity and value collaborative learning and community participation.  

An integrated, holistic approach to teaching and learning also focuses on connections to the natural world. Educators foster children’s capacity to understand and respect the natural environment and the interdependence between people, plants, animals and the land.”

(DEEWR, 2009).


Workshop 1

Embedding yoga and mindfulness practices into the early childhood program.
3 hrs | $60 pp*

Introduce the concepts of yoga and mindfulness to children on a daily basis.  Encourage children to better understand their mind body connection. When children connect to themselves, they relate to the outside world with more awareness.

Learn how to integrate yoga and mindfulness into your program so that it is accessible to children at all times.

Embedding yoga and mindfulness programs in your service, helps to create a calmer environment for everyone.

This workshop is fun and interactive with no prior yoga experience necessary.

National Quality Standards:

Learning Outcomes:

→ Children have a strong sense of identity
→ Children are connected with and contribute to their world
→ Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
→ Children are confident and Involved learners
→ Children are effective communicators

Workshop 2

Critical reflection for your early childhood yoga and mindfulness program.
2 hours | $40 pp*

Participants have the opportunity to share any highlights or queries they have about what is working and what may not be working. 

Looking into the why and finding ways to improve is an important aspect of critical reflection.  We discuss whether yoga & mindfulness have become part of your service’s culture and determine the next step from here.

We also revise your yoga and mindfulness techniques, as well as sharing new ideas and resources.

National Quality Standards:

Learning Outcomes:

→ Children have a strong sense of identity
→ Children are connected with and contribute to their world
→ Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
→ Children are confident and Involved learners
→ Children are effective communicators

 


Other Upcoming Workshops:

→Mindfulness for Educators
→Creating Mindful Communities

*All workshops require a minimum of 10 people.
Email southeastyogaandwellbeing@gmail.com for more information.