Early childhood education is gaining awareness as experts, parents, and educators continue to recognize and research its importance. Quality education during early childhood is supported by the creation of a safe and effective learning environment. This year at the annual NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) conference, School Specialty will be showcasing four different early childhood classroom zones that help children to develop important 21st century skills.
The 2018 NAEYC Annual Conference is being held in Washington, DC, from November 14-17. This conference is the world’s largest gathering of early childhood educators, offering numerous opportunities for professional development, the exploration of new methods and products, and much more. To learn more, visit the NAEYC conference website.
Visit School Specialty’s Childcraft Booth #1211
Visitors to the School Specialty booth, featuring 21st Century Safe School and Childcraft, have the opportunity to speak with Childcraft and Abilitations experts and explore four different zones in a 21st century early learning environment.
21st Century Safe School in the Early Learning Environment
- Safety & Security – helping students to feel emotionally, physically, and mentally safe at school
- STEAM/STEM – giving students opportunities to develop skills in a variety of areas: science, technology, engineering, art, and math
- Sensory Spaces – offering all students the chance to interact with others and learn according to their needs
- Outdoor Education – making nature and the outdoors a priority learning space for students of all ages
New Childcraft Classroom Carpets
There are lots of new things and exciting topics to explore through School Specialty. Childcraft’s new line of educational carpets for the classroom are both attention-grabbing and a great way to add color to any early childhood learning space. Ask any of the School Specialty consultants to learn more about what sets these classroom carpets apart from the competition.
Social and Emotional Learning
With the growing need for activities and resources to support social and emotional learning, the social and emotional learning blog library and product offerings are growing. Be sure to ask the experts at the School Specialty or Circle of Education booth about innovative ways to help children develop social and emotional skills in early childhood.
Family Engagement in Early Childhood
Helping to encourage increased family engagement in early childhood can set a student up for future success in school and later in life. Visit the School Specialty booth and be sure to ask about the Get Ready Backpacks available from Childcraft.
Social Emotional Learning: Circle of Education Booth
Visitors to the Circle of Education booth (right across from School Specialty) can enter a giveaway for a chance to win the Circle of Education app, along with 6 months of content.
More Early Childhood Educational Resources & Ideas
Looking for more ways to engage with early learners or make your classroom space supportive of 21st century skills? Check out the other blogs on the Early Childhood category page or head over to the Social and Emotional Learning tage page.
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