Area child care employees will have an opportunity on March 25 to learn from a well-respected early childhood education specialist in a workshop at Paris Junior College. The workshop meets Texas Department of Family and Protective Services continuing education.
Early childhood specialist Lisa Murphy, M.Ed., founder and CEO of Ooey Gooey, Inc., will lead the workshop designed for all child care employees. The training provides caregivers an opportunity to learn the newest techniques for addressing children’s behaviors, to discover the latest findings on what children need as they develop, and to refresh and re-energize.
The session begins with a motivational keynote, “What if Today was their only day?” Later topics include identifying and creating child-centered environments, sensory play for every day, outdoor time is not wasted time, and finger-play songs and chants for transition and circle time. The lunch keynote is a licensing update covering what has changed.
Murphy has been involved with early childhood education for over 20 years; teaching and working with children in various environments including Head Start, kindergarten, private preschools, family childcare, park and recreation centers, group homes and many child care centers.
Having authored four books, produced dozens of teacher training DVDs and become a popular keynote speaker at educational conferences, Murphy’s standing-room-only seminars have become nationally known for their information, humor, inspiration and energetic delivery.
Space is limited to the first 175 to register. The workshop includes a box lunch and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, in the PJC Student Center Ballroom, 2400 Clarksville Street, Paris. For more information and to register, call 903-782-0447.