‘How Art Happens’ Theme of Annual Early Childhood Seminar

2013_Loc_Dempster039-XLCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. Sept. 14, 2006 – Child Care Resource and Referral will sponsor its annual early childhood seminar, “How Art Happens,” Sept. 23 in Dempster Hall on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

The keynote speaker is Kathryn Zellich, executive director of Cornerstone Center for Early Learning, Inc. The presentation will explore the many factors that combine to produce effective art experiences, as well as describe the influence of development, environment and adult interactions as art unfolds.

This year’s breakout sessions include presentations by Charla Meyers, Mary Gosche, Sara Garner, Diane Miesner, Susan Blanford, Amy Franklin, Christy Colyer, Jane Moldenhauer and Jill Steffens. The breakout sessions will cover topics such as art and science and their correlation; promoting children’s success; staff retention through organization climate; documentation; an exploration of children’s work; building courage, resilience and tenacity in young children; and using positives to guide children and exploring through learning centers.

For more information on the early childhood seminar “How Art Happens,” please contact Child Care Resource and Referral/Workshop on Wheels at (573) 290-5644 or 800-811-1127 ext. 3. This seminar is sponsored by Child Care Resource and Referral/Workshop on Wheels, Success By 6, ABC 123 Learning Center, Christian School for the Young Years and Southeast Missouri State University.

Funding is provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division, and Early Childhood and Prevention Services Section in conjunction with the Department of Health and Senior Services Bureau of Child Care; the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Early Childhood section and Southeast Missouri State University.