Are you pushing your child to grow too soon? This is the question the seminar like to point out in MMP’s first refresher course seminar entitled “Hurried Child Syndrome : How to build up children without hurrying them” last September 11, 2021. Prof. Elizabeth Anne King- Santos shared her insights founded by studies made on the cause and effects of hurrying the child.
In this seminar Prof. Santos explained that hurrying a child opposes the nature of a child’s development and adds to the stresses and frustrations that a child is suffering.
We need to build up relationship to the child to better understand him/her and how we can help their development. Focus on individual differences, abilities, learning styles and development. Adults should focus on the character of the child rather on their scores or grades. And let the child play as this is the business of a child, they learn through play.
Prof. Santos, holds a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from Walden University, Minnesota, USA and graduate of Bachelor of Science in Family Life and Child Development at the University of the Philippines with Latin honors have been a regular speaker of MMP seminars.
At the beginning of the school year 2021-2022 in education, Mission Ministries Philippines headed the training for partner schools and guest participants engaged in early childhood education with its seminars in Early Childhood Education level 1 and 2 last August 12 –14 and 18-20. This year’s theme is Building Bridges to the New Normal in Early Childhood Education.
The seminar aims to help teachers and parents to address the stresses and other related effects to the children brought by the pandemic.
Topics were all designed to help teachers navigate the new system in teaching preschoolers and even their parents with the new normal.
Speakers who are experts in their field shared their knowledge that even in online classes, the Developmentally Appropriate Practices ( DAP ) can still be done. As long as we can embrace the principles of DAP, technology can be an effective tool for teaching children. The main idea is to know how the development and learning of each child. It can help in assessing the progress and the ways teachers can help the children learn.
Another matter was maximizing the role of parents. Studies showed a positive correlation between parent involvement and student success. Moreover, in an online class, both parents and teachers share the load in teaching the child.
Times have changed a lot in just almost two years of this pandemic. Homeschooling is now the main option in terms of education. The use of technology increased phenomenally and brought another problem in Screen time and technology addiction. How much is too much time on screen time?
The Level 2 seminar also addressed the challenges to the administrators and school principals.
A 3-day early childhood education crash course designed to orient the participants of the basic knowledge and skills in handling preschoolers following a developmentally appropriate program as applied to the new normal educational system in Early Childhood Education. It is designed for early childhood educators like Preschool/Day Care teachers, SNP teachers (Supervised Neighborhood Play), virtual educators, Sunday school church workers, tutors, child caregivers, parents and/or child educators, and advocates.
- DAP approach in The New Educational Platform
- Online Assessment in Early Childhood Education
- Whole Brain Literacy: Key to Wholistic Education and Success in today’s World
- Video Watching: Facilitating an MMP Face to Face & New Normal Classroom
- Reading Made Easy in Filipino & English
- Screen Time & Technology Addiction
- Maximizing the role of Parents in an Online Set –up
- Facilitation Techniques for a successful Virtual Classroom
- Starting a Homeschool class
Reg. Fee: Php3,000 inclusive of certificates and handouts
*With PRC CPD (The Professional Regulation Commission Continuing Professional Development) credit units.
**ECE Level 1 and Level 2 seminars will earn 3 credit units as an elective subject in Asian Theological Seminary through “Transformational Urban Leadership” and “Christian Education” program.