PreConf Workshop

Peaceful Classroom Workshop

The California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAAEYC) and Educators for Peaceful Classrooms and Communities (EPCC) are collaborating on a pre-conference workshop.

Hand in Hand: Adults and Children Working Together to Create a Culture of Peace
Peace education is both a philosophy and a process. The process involves empowering families, educators and children with the skills, attitudes and knowledge to cooperatively create a safe world and build a sustainable environment. The philosophy teaches peace building, love, compassion and reverence for all life.

Presenters: Wilma Gold and Ana Page

This is a standalone workshop – you do not need to be registered for Conference. Registrants will be provided with a resource binder as part of the registration fee.

When – Friday, June 26, 2020
Time – 10:00am-4:00pm*
Where – Pasadena Convention Center, Conference Building
*There will be a break from 12:00pm-1:00pm (lunch is on your own)

Cost Member: $50.00 CAAEYC Standard of Premium Level
Cost Nonmember: $80.00

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If you want to register and pay with a credit card, please print and complete the form, then fax to (916) 294-0415. Online registration is not available at this time. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

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Wilma-Gold.jpgWilma Gold

I am a graduate of Pacific Oaks College in Human Development (1972). I received my MSW From Yeshiva University’s Wertzweiler School of Social Work.

I started my career as director of a parent co-op. I have since directed parent co-ops, state-funded, faith-based, private-for-profit and not-for-profit programs for infants through after-school. I also served as a regional manager for Bright Horizons for four (4) years. I retired from University of California Santa Cruz where I was the Director of Child Care and Education Services. In addition, I served as the chair of the Santa Cruz Child Care Planning Council, President of Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) and sat on the California Association for the Education of Young Children board. I have taught in the early childhood education department at UC Santa Cruz Extension, Cabrillo College and I am currently teaching for Pacific Oaks College. Last year I rejoined the Santa Cruz Children's Council. I am on the Planning and Development Committee of Educators for Peaceful Classrooms and Communities and serve as a trainer for the organization.

Ana-Page.jpgAna Page

I have been working with children for more than 20 years. Beginning as a preschool volunteer in high school, I have been involved with guiding children’s growth in various ways from the classroom to Anti-Bias/Peace Education summer camps. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Riverside in Political Science and International Relations and a Master of Arts degree in Human Development and Social Change from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena.

I am the Director of Education for Pretend City Children's Museum. I am the President of Orange County Association for the Education for Young Children (OCAEYC). I'm also the Executive Director of Orange County Peace Camp, a camp that provides activist and social change awareness for children. I'm the co-founder and presenter for Peaceful Families for Peaceful Communities, a community outreach organization. I actively participate in community organizations including the following: California Association for the Education of Young Children (Former Chair of the Center for Social Change), Educators for Peaceful Classrooms and Communities (Trainer), and Peace Educators Allied for Children Everywhere (Worker-Bee).

I believe that in order to ensure a successful future, we need to start by encouraging our most important resource, our young children, to take action and be change-makers in their communities. When children are shown that they are responsible for the world they live in, and they have the capacity to effect positive change, they will inevitably rise to the challenge.