We have a great batch of child care provider workshops lined up this spring! Learn about good habits, nursery rhymes, and the importance of play. These workshops are a great way to earn continuing education credits and connect with library staff.
Unless otherwise noted, participants earn 1.5 continuing education credit hours per workshop. All workshops require registration, starting one month before each workshop. Each individual will need to register with their own Henrico library card. Information on how to get a library card can be found here.
Make Happiness a Habit
Twin Hickory Library
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 6:30 pm
Yvonne Campbell, Clinical Social Work Therapist, will demonstrate how learned behaviors can reduce stress and make happiness a habit. In addition, staff from Henrico County Public Library will share resources on the topic to get you started on practical application in the classroom.
Beyond Books: Nursery Rhymes, Songs, and Fingerplays
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 6:30 pm
Library staff will share an overview of how to impact a child's early literacy development through nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.
Loose Parts Play
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:30 pm
Children are natural explorers and creators, especially when given simple, open-ended materials to play with. Learn how to incorporate ‘loose parts’ play in the child care setting and encourage children’s natural curiosity and inventiveness through the introduction of inexpensive natural and DIY play materials.
Talking About Race with Children
Glen Allen Library
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 6:30 pm
Researchers have found that children notice racial differences from a very young age. Being inclusive and celebrating our differences in a bias-free way can be difficult. Cara Jean O'Neal from Henrico County Public School's Office of Equity, Diversity, and Opportunity will share best practices on talking about race with children.
Sensory Play in Early Childhood Education
Thursday, May 28, 2020, 6:30 pm
Sensory play is an important tool for language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction. We will learn about different types of sensory play and make sensory activities for your classroom.