Children love to move—anywhere, anytime! Physical activity is great for growing bodies and minds. Being active together helps channel kids’ natural energy and keeps them healthy and strong. In this workshop, participants will explore and use tools and resources offered through Sesame Street in Communities to ensure that families have the support, information and care they need to help children stay well by engaging in activities that promote movement and physical well-being.
Trainer: Stacy Hamilton, The Family Conservancy
Earn two clock hours for both Kansas and Missouri
Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation
Are your kids ready for kindergarten? Join us for Playing to Learn, a five-week virtual program for kids ages 4 to 5. This free program will provide information and kindergarten readiness materials using resources from PBS KIDS and Sesame Street. A weekly parent Zoom meeting will introduce each week’s topic and weekly Storytime for kids followed by a parent share time.
There are three opportunities to engage with the program.
This program is for Kansas City Metropolitan area parents.
Funding for this program provided by the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation.
Working with children who have differing abilities can be a challenge in the classroom without the right tools. In this session, we will expand and challenge your thinking to create an inclusive learning environment and experience for everyone.
Trainer: Jenna Bodensteiner, The Family Conservancy
Earn two clock hours for both Kansas and Missouri.
Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation
Math and science are all around us! With the Kansas City PBS KIDS STEAM Kit, you and your child can explore science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts together.
Join our four-week series of hands-on and digital activities introducing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math concepts to parents, caregivers, and kids. Each week at home, your family will open a new STEAM packet found in your kit and work on an activity together in your home, supplemented by resources from Kansas City PBS.
This program in limited to local Kansas City families.
Registration is now open for Sesame Street in Communities 2021 Heroes: Helping, Healing and Moving Forward. This year the workshop will be virtual.
To register click on the green register button in the upper right hand corner.
The following are the sessions titles, remember you may only choose two.
HEROES: Self-care Compassion Fatigue: Celebrating You! Pampering yourself to prevent burnout.
HELPING: Using Picture Books to Cope with Anxiety & Big Feelings
HEALING: When Trauma meets Trauma in the Classroom
MOVING FORWARD: What’s next? What have kids missed out on learning (social-emotional) these past 15 months?
Attendees can receive 1 clock hour for each session attended.
Welcome to Kansas City PBS’s first Raising Readers workshop for the 2021-2022 year. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators on October 14 will be virtual. Registration is now open.
This session will provide an introduction to the research of Lucy Paulson and Louisa Moats called LETRS. Designed to empower teachers with an understanding of the what, why, and how involved with early literacy instruction and use this information to prepare young learners on their journey towards reading and writing. We will examine the foundations of literacy development and what early childhood professionals need to know.
Presenter: Nancy Heathman, The Family Conservancy
Are your Kansas City kids getting ready for kindergarten? Join us for Kids in Your Neighborhood: Kindergarten Readiness, a four-week virtual program for parents of kids ages 4-5. This free program will provide information and kindergarten readiness materials using PBS Kids and Sesame Street resources, ensuring your little one is ready to head off to school. Weekly activities will include a Zoom meeting to introduce parents to each week’s topic, followed by optional storytime for children.
This program is being repeated and was previously offered January – May 2021 entitled “Playing to Learn: Kindergarten Readiness”
Registration for Kids in Your Neighborhood is only available for local Kansas City residents.
- Colors & Shapes
- Rhyming Words
- Counting to 20
Each participating family will receive a Kids in Your Neighborhood: Kindergarten Readiness
packet with materials and more information before the beginning of their session. For further questions, please contact email@example.com.
Program Support Provided By:
Stanley H. Durwood Foundation
R.A. Long Foundation
Participants will experience an interactive and creative training hosted by the founders of I AM Noticed, Amy Johnson and Jaime Lyon. Together, you will explore communication and relationship building skills that lead to confidence. These practices enable practical social and emotional support for students, staff, and families. All attendees are eligible to earn 2 clock hours.
Funding provided by the Francis Family Foundation
Kansas clock hours are pending.
Although we strive for diversity and inclusion in our current day nation and world – racism, and prejudices still plague us heavily. Our nation is still steeped in negative beliefs, mindsets, and actions that stagnate progress and growth amongst humankind. These relationships between different ethnicities and cultures continue to suffer. But most importantly, how does this continued dedication to separatism and biases affect young children? How does it affect their social/emotional and physical development and overall school life? This workshop will dig deep to find answers to these questions while offering research-based analogies and education, life experience testimonies while discussing what we all can do to create a culturally competent life for children that is built on equity, inclusion, objectivity, and love.
Presenter: Phyllis Harris, President
Pathfinders Professional Development, LLC
What is a growth mindset?
In this workshop, we’ll define the difference between a fixed and a growth mindset, understand why it’s important, and learn how to implement a growth mindset in the Early Childhood setting. We’ll also take a look at your own mindset (language and interactions) to discover how it affects the children in your care and explore resources to support developing a growth mindset as a professional in early care and education.
Trainer: Mary Williams, The Family Conservancy
Age Focus: All Ages