One-Day Family Workshop


About Family Engagement Workshops

Children are naturally curious about the world around them—peoples, objects, relationships, how things work, etc. Children’s development flourishes with exploration and discovery through play, language and new experiences. We are thrilled to provide four workshops sharing information and resources and offering ideas for Encouraging and Inspiring Curiosity & Exploration in Young Children to support and enhance your children’s development.

There are four 90-minute workshops presented by Early Learning Professionals. This series of workshops is presented in conjunction with California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAAEYC) Annual Conference and Expo.

There is no cost per person or family (up to three people) to attend.

Please Note: This one-day workshop is not included in the regular conference registration AND it is intended for non-ECE professionals. Conference registration is not required to register for this workshop. This is a separate event.

The schedule is detailed below. Following the schedule is the registration form. This workshop is for adults only – we kindly ask that you secure child care for your children.

Schedule of Events

Workshop #1: Adventure Awaits:  Discovering the Wonders of Your Neighborhood with Your Family”
Presenters: Nell Redaniel, San Jose Mom and Early Childhood Educator; Sherrie Rose Mayle, Nanny; Jennifer Wang, Child Studies Faculty, West Valley College

Workshop #2: Raising Anti-Bias Children, when should I start talking about diversity & differences?
Presenters: Wilma Gold MSW, Trainer Educators for Peaceful Classrooms and Communities; Shira Coleman MS, Trainer Educators for Peaceful Classrooms and Communities

Lunch break

Workshop #3:  What is TK Anyway?  Everything you’ve wanted to know about Transitional Kindergarten
Presenter: Wendy Lundeen, Ed.D, Transitional Kindergarten Teacher, Milpitas Unified School District
Workshop #4: How to Cultivate Effective Family Communication that Encourages Curiosity and Exploration
Presenter: Tanya Burrell - Lead Facilitator of The Parenting Toolkit, Certified Positive Discipline ECE & Parent Educator