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SAEYC’s 19th Annual Early Childhood Conference

Serving: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Ohio, Scott, Switzerland & Washington Counties

Contact Carrie at with any questions about the Southeastern Regional Chapter of Indiana AEYC

When you become a member of Indiana AEYC, you automatically become a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and you also become associated with one of Indiana AEYC's Chapters. As the state affiliate of NAEYC, Indiana AEYC numerous chapters across the state. Typically, chapters represent multiple counties or a region of Indiana.

About Indiana AEYC's Chapters

Aurora, Indiana 47001

P.O. Box 240

110 Importing Street


Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation

Music With A Purpose

Sponsored by Southeastern Regional Chapter of IAEYC S.I.E.O.C. Child Care Resource and Referral

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Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 8:00 am-1:15 pm

Conference Agenda Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana 8204 Highway 311, Sellersburg, IN 47172 8:00-8:30

Registration & Continental Breakfast


Welcome on behalf of SAEYC

8:45-10:15 Jim Gill Music Play With a Purpose 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-11:30 Break Out Sessions Recipes 101 Typical Development of the School Ager Take It Outside! Make Play Accessible for All Children: Adaptations The Indiana Accreditation Project of IAEYC is Here for YOU!

11:30-11:45 Breaks & Light Snack 11:45-1:15 Closing Keynote: Jim Gill Evaluations and Certificates

Indiana Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children from Birth to Age 5 “Studies have shown that arts teaching and learning can increase student’s cognitive and social development. The arts can be a critical link for students in developing the crucial thinking skills and motivations to achieve at higher levels.” (Deasy & Stevenson, 2002)

Music is natural, spontaneous, and fun for young children. Music moves children emotionally and physically, just as it does with adults. Music helps set a mood. When an adult coos, sings, and plays rhythm games with the child, the adult becomes more sensitive to the child and affection is strengthened. Whether trying to capture the attention of the child or soothing the child’s upset state, music can be rewarding for the child and the adult. Singing and chanting help children make routine activities and transitions smoother and more enjoyable. Because music involves seeing, hearing, moving, and feeling, it uses all of the senses and helps the child prepare for more challenging tasks like learning language. Brain research tells us that intuitive aptitude for music stabilizes at about age 9. The early childhood years are critical to the development of the child’s potential for understanding and producing music. Music is an important part of an early childhood curriculum because of its multiple benefits: calming, stimulating, easing transitions, inviting movement, and serving as a learning tool. Music fosters child development and may be used to help children think divergently or creatively. There are many opportunities for music to interact with other curricular areas and to provide practice for social, language, cognitive, and physical development. The attention span of children can be lengthened through good listening experiences. Music play with songs and instruments in early childhood settings can lead young children to deeply satisfying experiences for learning and communication.

You must pre-register for all concurrent sessions. Be sure to mark your choices in order of preference 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th. Participants will be assigned according to date registration is received by mail only. REGISTER EARLY to ensure choices. We try to accommodate everyone’s choices. Limited to 30 participants per session.

Breakout Session ___ Recipes 101

___ Typical Development of the School Ager ___ Take It Outside! ___ Make Play Accessible for All Children: Adaptations ___ The Indiana Accreditation Project of IAEYC is Here for YOU!

SAEYC Mail registration with payment to: SIEOC CCR&R Attn: Amy Matzet 110 Importing Street P.O. Box 240 Aurora, IN 47001

Conference Fees: (Check one please) ____$20 per person for non-members

Keynote Speaker Jim Gill is a musician and author with unique credentials among children's artists. Jim is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim's recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult. Jim has released six award-winning CDs of music play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms and playrooms. Jim is also the author of two children's books. His latest, A Soup Opera, is a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras. The book received an American Library Association award in 2010. Over the years Jim has shared his expertise and ideas on music, play and literacy with organizations such as Head Start, The National Association for the Education of Young Children, The National Association for Family Child Care and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Music Play With Purpose Over the years Jim Gill’s music and books have received, among other honors, five awards from the American Library Association. Early childhood professionals, however, are most interested in the fact that Jim Gill’s music play is created with a purpose, based on graduate studies in child development and 20 years of experience leading play programs for families with children with special needs.

____$15 per person for NAEYC members or students ____$10 postmarked by October 4th ______________NAEYC Member# _______________School ID# (On-site registration October 19th will be $25. Please note that session choices will be limited on that day due to pre-registration choices.)

In this energizing session, Jim Gill helps explain the purpose behind his play. His active music play provides a context for children to develop abilities, such as self-regulation, essential to school success. Jim’s clever word play and rhymes in the context of active movement games also provide broad opportunities for literacy development.

Recipes 101 Tired of mixing the same old boring ingredients to make play dough and ooblick? Are your children bored with playing with the same paint and sensory materials? Do you need refreshing and interesting recipes to add some excitement back into your program? Then Recipes 101 is for you! Join Anna Fillmore, SIEOC CCR&R Paths to QUALITY ™ Mentor/Trainer and try out a few of these new and innovative recipes. Take away a list of these fun recipes to use with your toddlers, preschoolers and school agers. Typical Development of the School-Ager Learning about typical growth and development stages of school age children from 6 to 12 years old can help parents and caregivers better anticipate, then guide children more successfully and confidently, through each growing stage. During this session, we will discuss how to communicate with the school-ager and introduce tips for practicing positive discipline. We will introduce school challenges such as bullying, homework hassles, and friend issues. Nancy Hudson, MS Purdue Extension/Clark County Extension Educator for Health & Human Sciences

19th Annual Early Childhood Conference ♦ 2013 Early Bird Registration Due By October 4th Printed Name: ___________________________________________ Home Address: __________________________________________ City: ______________________ State: _____ Zip Code: _________ Home Phone: _______________Alternate Phone:_______________ Date of Birth: _______________ Last 5 digits of SSN: ___________ County of Residence: _____________________________________ Email Address: __________________________________________ For Child Care Providers ONLY

Take It Outside!

Name of Employer: ______________________________________

Come find out the benefits of outdoor play! What can be gained by children experiencing nature and why is it important to have both structured and unstructured play in outdoor spaces? In this interactive training, we will explore what can be done in your center or home to better utilize outdoor space and reflect on what has been shared to create action steps that you can implement! Karen Moore, SIEOC CCR&R Paths to QUALITY ™ Mentor

Work Address: __________________________________________

Make Play Accessible for All Children: Adaptations Play is fun and easy for everyone, if you make it that way! This interactive and hands-on training will allow you to make the materials that you offer to ALL children more accessible in your classroom. Learn techniques on using materials in your environment to be more playable for all children, especially children with differing abilities. Heidi Stewart, SIEOC CCR&R Inclusion Specialist

Work Phone: ___________________________________________ Start Date with Current Employer: Month: ____Date:____ Year:____ Paths to QUALITY Provider: Yes or No Facility Type:



Age of Children You Care For: Infant/Toddler


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The Indiana Accreditation Project of IAEYC is Here for YOU! Accreditation is a national system that sets professional standards for early education and care programs. Currently, the Indiana Accreditation Project assists with accreditation through the 5 accrediting bodies that are recognized by the Indiana Bureau of Child Care in relationship to Paths to QUALITY™. The Indiana Accreditation Project is designed specifically to assist programs that want to become accredited or maintain accreditation by providing financial support and quality advising. Jackie Bond, IAEYC


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