The 2020 MAESA Early Childhood Conference will be on Friday, November 6th at Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Pkwy, Bethesda, MD. The conference will feature workshops from faculty teaching early childhood ages of preschool through 3rd grade and will cover a wide range of choices such as creative approaches to curriculum and best practices for nurturing our youngest students. Conference registration and workshop descriptions will be available in spring 2020.
Thank you to our host at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA. for a fantastic 2019 MAESA Early Childhood Conference! The day featured workshops led by developmental professionals in the field. Supporting materials and resources from some of our presenters are offered below.
Sammy has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and is easily over-stimulated. He is comfortable at home where the environment is quiet, every moment and mouthful is predictable, and he doesn’t have to share his toys. School is a different story; there, Sammy is out of sync. Angie also has SPD and craves stimulation. She thrives in the invigorating school milieu; at home, where she is constantly, messily on the go, she confounds and irritates her parents and siblings. Let’s consider putting on “sensory spectacles” to see why these kids behave as they do, how they meet their sensory needs with “self-therapy,” and what parents and teachers can do to help home and school get in sync.