CSC hosts the early childhood conference

The 29th annual Excellence in Early Childhood Conference will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17, on the CSC campus.
The theme of the conference will be “United We Stand for Children…Balanced and Barefoot!” Sessions include the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines for Social Emotion presented by Sarah Ochoa, Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines for Math presented by Pam Uhl, Safe with You Training presented by Jennifer Baumann and Introduction to Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale (FCCERS) presented by Cindy Jennett.
The conference features nationally renowned presenter Angela Honscom. Conference participants can receive her book “Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children,” for a $5 value.
Honscom, from Barrington, New Hampshire, is a
pediatric occupational therapist. She has an undergraduate
degree in kinesiology and physical development. She also has a master’s degree in occupational therapy. Honscom has treated many children that deal with coordination issues, behaviorial issues and sensory deprivations, which she contributes to the lack of “unstructured playtime outside.”
In 2010, Honscom founded Nature’s Stepping Stones in hopes of “re-connecting children to nature at an early age.” She also started the TimberNook movement in 2013, “to share her unique and successful nature camps with organizations that have the drive and the passion to make a difference in children’s lives.”
To learn more about registration, visit the Panhandle Partnership website or contact Tyler Irvine at the Panhandle Partnership website. Early bird registration is $35 through Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

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