A collaboration between CTAEYC and EASTCONN.
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CTAEYC is thrilled to announce a collaboration with EASTCONN for a state-wide Book Study. We will be reading and discussing "Big Body Play: Why Boisterous, Vigorous, and Very Physical Play Is Essential to Children's Development and Learning", by Frances Carlson.
From the website description: “Big body play”—the sometimes rowdy, always very physical running, rolling, climbing, tagging, jumping, grabbing, and wrestling that most children love and many adults try to shut down—can and should be an integral part of every early childhood setting. Drawing from evidence-based practice and the latest research, this book explains the multitude of benefits of big body play for young children’s social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Also learn how to organize the physical environment, set rules and policies, and supervise the play.”
Over the course of 6 weeks, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a guided reading and reflections exercise, as well as 3 virtual interactive sessions.
All participants will receive a copy of "Big Body Play" and a journal for notetaking.
This book study is appropriate for all members of the ECE community, and is available on a first come, first serve basis for Family Child Care and Infant/Toddler Providers. This project is designed to increase the quality of Early Childhood Education and Care throughout the State of CT. and is being funded by a grant from the CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC).
Meet our book study facilitator: Shari Lambert
Sheri Lambert earned her 6th year degree in administrative leadership at Sacred Heart University. She holds a BS in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College and a MS in Special Education from Southern CT State Univeristy. She has been working with children for most of her life. She has served professionally in the early childhood field for over 20 years. She taught 3rd grade and Integrated Preschool in the public schools and has been working as an Early Childhood Specialist for the past 8 years. In her role as an Early Childhood Specialist, Sheri provides facilitation, coaching and training to both teachers and administrators in a wide range of early childhood programs and schools.