Childcare Inside Out: Knowing what we feel; Creating what we want Part 1 of 4
March 25 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Helping child care providers to understand who they are, what they are feeling and what they want out of their lives in the future especially as these things pertain to their work with young children.
4-part series presented by the The Children and Parents Project, in partnership with Windham Child Care Association and the A.D. Henderson Foundation.
Saturdays: March 25, April 8, May 13 and June 10 – 9:00 to Noon. Commitment to all four sessions is required.
Meets requirement for Advance Specialized Care.
Part 1 – March 25 – Conversations about why you became child care providers and why you chose to attend the workshop. What are your aspirations and what changes (if any) you would like to make in your lives? Leave this session with an outline of changes that you would want to plan for in your future.
Part 2 – April 8 – Clarify your personal goals, identify your allies for change, and describe the possible obstacles you may encounter. You will create specific criteria for assessing your own growth during these months.
Part 3 – May 13 – Focus on getting your personal needs met. We will discuss the “seeking system” and its potential for wreaking havoc when needs are not satisfactorily met. This conversation will be held in the parallel context of helping caregivers get what they need while helping the children to get what they need. It is our belief that children’s needs are best met by adults who have found some level of peaceful resolution about their own needs being met.
Part 4 – June 10 – Revisit and finalize the contracts you developed with the notion of longer term changes that you can imagine for yourselves in the future. We will discuss the idea of “vertical tension” or the sense of developing an aspirational life. Participants will evaluate their own efforts toward change and their ability to yield to or overcome obstacles.
Questions? Call 802-254-5332 x313 or email: email@example.com