9th Annual Osceola County Early Educator’s Conference
January 26, 2013
8:30 AM—12:00 PM
Doors open promptly at 8:00am
3 in-service hours.
Gateway High School Auditorium
93 Panther Paws Trail, Kissimmee, FL 34744
$18.00 on or before January 6, 2013*
$35.00 on or after January 7, 2013
.3 CEU's available from CFAEYC ($15 for non-members/no charge for members)
This conference qualifies for 3 hours of Professional Development Units as required by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. This conference also qualifies for 3.75 PDU's (3 AOTA approved provider contact hours of continuing education) towards NBCOT renewal.
Who should attend:
Each conference attendee will receive a goodie bag containing the Handy Learning Activity Book ($35 value), fine motor tools, fine motor resources, and other goodies provided by our 2013 sponsors and a chance to win one of several awesome grand prizes!
*Handy Learning Activity Book cannot be guarenteed for participants registering after January 6, 2013
Please note that due to facility restrictions there will be no food or beverages (bottled water exception) allowed in the Auditorium.
Popcorn Extravaganza in the Courtyard provided by Lakeshore Learning!
“Handy Learning” with Susan Thompson
The Handy Learning program is a researched, peer-reviewed, evidence-based and curriculum-based program that has been proven effective in developing fine motor skills in young children.
Young children's hand skills are generally on the decline resulting in fine motor delays and poor handwriting skills. Today's Children are no longer exposed to activities and toys that develop the musculature, hand structures and precise movements of the hands needed for school success. As a result, children are experiencing delayed fine motor control.
“Handy Learning” will provide participants with a thorough understanding of hand development and its role in the promotion of fine motor skills that lead to handwriting.
Susan Thompson is a Licensed Occupational Therapist with over 15 year experience in school and pediatric therapy. She is the Fine Motor Coordinator for the Lewisville Independent School District and the creator of the fine motor program, Handy Learning. Susan’s workshops and keynotes focus on effective strategies for the promotion of fine motor skills in young children.
Find out more about Susan Thompson at: www.HandyLearning.com
The Handy Learning Activity Book provides fun, engaging activities for fine motor and handwriting development. No need to "make" the child do what is best for them, with Handy Learning, they want to engage and play.
Handy Learning, Inc. is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in Occupational Therapy.
*Sponsored by the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County*
*Florida's Office of Early Learning*
Contracted services provided by the School District of Osceola County and Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc. (4C)
Working in partnership to meet the early learning needs of the Osceola Community!
Contact 407-933-5353 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County
All children will enter school healthy and prepared to succeed.
The mission of the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County is to facilitate access to high quality early education and child care through an integrated system of services that includes linkages to health care and parenting supports.
Visit www.elcosceola.org for more information.