Source: MATAN Institute
Early Childhood Educators welcome families during a critical "entry point" of Jewish life. Research shows that early identification and early intervention are key to helping children reach their highest potential. Fusing these two important concepts, MATAN Institute for Early Child Educators
participants will receive the training and tools that you need to create Jewish Early Childhood environments that successfully welcome and include all children. Early Childhood Directors are asked to participate with two of their classroom teachers, and each school will work with a Matan mentor throughout the year to help advance that school's short and long-term inclusion goals. The Institute sessions will be held in New York city on Sunday, September 25, 2016, December 4, 2016 and May 7, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
The cost to participate in the Matan Institute is $1,800 per school. This fee covers 3 full days (21 hours) of training for 3 professionals: the Early Childhood Director as well as up to 2 teachers. Also included are training materials, an assigned mentor, webinars, and kosher meals and snacks. Upon completion of the Institute, you will receive a Certificate of Inclusion, recognizing that your early chldhood program is committed to an inclusive learning environment.
Institute topics include:
- Understanding Challenging Behavior
- Sensory Processing in Early Childhood
- Anxiety in Young Children
- Communicating with Families
- Siblings of Children with Special Needs
- Creating a Culture of Inclusion
- The Role of Movement in Early Childhood
Click here for more information and registration.