KET’s Early Childhood Education Professional Development Workshops

Kentucky Educational Television (KET) is pleased to offer a selection of free, for-credit workshops for early care and education professionals.

The workshops aim to increase early childhood educator effectiveness and family engagement to help improve children’s school readiness in science, math, social studies, health, and the arts.

The three-hour workshops are available to early childhood educators statewide with a focus on child care centers serving low-income families.

Contact Amanda Wright at KET for more information about each of the workshops: 859-258-7258 or awright@ket.org

Everyday Science for Preschoolers

3-hour workshop provided by KET

Everyday Science lesson plan activities will help participants incorporate fun, hands-on science into the daily schedule.

  • These activities are built on children’s natural sense of curiosity, wonder, and discovery, and create an interest in science that will build a foundation for school success.
  • Online resources and activities for science will be highlighted.
  • Workshop participants will acquire strategies for creating an environment that encourages children to learn science through exploration of their world.

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Healthy Me

3-hour workshop provided by KET

We owe it to our children to teach them healthy habits beginning at the earliest ages.

  • In this workshop, early childhood professionals will acquire strategies for encouraging children to make healthy choices.
  • Lesson plan activities and digital resources focus on physical and mental wellness with activities for children at home, school, and in their communities.
  • Participants will learn how to use these activities to help children develop a sense of independence, learn to cooperate with others, value diversity, and apply problem-solving skills.

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Everyday Math for Preschoolers

3-hour workshop provided by KET

Children are never too young to learn math. As they explore their world, they are learning to count, discriminate shapes, sort objects, and see patterns.

  • Our toolkit of lesson plan activities and multimedia resources, will enable early childhood professionals to incorporate fun, hands-on math activities into the daily preschool curriculum.
  • The activities aim to help young children develop positive beliefs about themselves as mathematicians and create a foundation for success in school.
  • Participants will acquire strategies to link math to everyday experiences.

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All Around Me

3-hour workshop provided by KET

Social studies in the early learning classroom is based on building relationships, helping children understand their immediate environment, and then transitioning to the community and beyond.

  • The All Around Me lesson plan activities encourage positive behaviors in young children to help them develop socially and emotionally, and learn about themselves, their communities, and the world around them.
  • Our toolkit contains lesson plan activities and multimedia resources that will enable early childhood professionals to incorporate fun, hands-on social studies activities into the daily preschool curriculum.

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Art to Heart

3-hour workshop provided by KET

Why are arts experiences important in the early years of life? How do music, dance, drama, and visual art contribute to growth and learning? How can educators foster young children’s creativity?

  • In this workshop early childhood professionals will learn to incorporate a variety of arts activities in classroom and outdoor settings and look at key topics such as the arts-learning connection and inclusiveness.
  • Participants will learn why the arts are essential components of early childhood education.

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