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Early Childhood Movement and Music workshop is April 23

Area parents, child-care providers and early childhood teachers are invited to attend the Movement and Music Workshop offered by the Pequot Lakes, Breezy Point and Crosslake Early Childhood Coalition at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the ECFE Center on the east end of Eagle View Elementary School.

There is no charge for the workshop. Pre-registration is required by calling the Pequot Lakes Community Education office at 218-568-9200.

A light supper will be provided. Clock hours will be earned for participation in the session.

Find out how to provide age-appropriate early childhood activities through the use of movement and music teaching techniques. The workshop will look at the Minnesota Department of Education Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs). Participants will receive a copy of the indicators book.

Learn how to provide physical development, cognitive development and social-emotional development instruction through the use of movement and music based teaching strategies.

Participants will learn techniques to use for transitions, sensory awareness, self-regulation and social interaction. At the end of the presentations, participants will have time to share teaching strategies, ask questions and talk about working on a community wide early childhood focus — to prepare children for kindergarten success.

Workshop presenters are Heather Neumann, preschool teacher and owner of Honeytree Child Care Center in Jenkins; Kara DeVriendt, preschool literacy tutor with Minnesota Reading Corps and registered yoga instructor; Diane Boike, Head Start teacher; and Kathy Saxvold, Early Childhood Special Education teacher working with ages 3 to 5.

This activity is funded in part by the Initiative Foundation, a regional fund.

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