May 1st, 8th, and 15th (Saturdays) 9:30 am – 11:30 am
*This class will be presented through an online ZOOM platform, accessible by computer or cell phone.
The Gingerbread Way – Level 1 Professional Development
This program is ideal for Childhood Professionals, Day Home care providers, Library Staff, Teachers, Parents, and Caregivers.
Week One: Nursery Rhymes & Child Development
Week Two: Early Literacy and Books
Week Three: Oral Storytelling Basics
*Program is THREE Sessions not offered individually
“The Gingerbread Way Program” workshops blend pedagogy and practice for those who work with young children, up to age 5, and their families. Through a variety of learning activities, such as breakout room exercises and group discussion, participants will:
- Enrich their planning skills with a deeper understanding about rhymes, songs, and stories and how they support areas of child development.
- Learn oral storytelling and presentation strategies to engage children during storytime and throughout the day.
- Select rhymes, songs, and stories that appeal to children of different ages, cultural backgrounds, and abilities.
- Become familiar with resources to grow their skill sets and reflective practices.
Cost of Program $175 total *Program is THREE Sessions not offered individually.
Eligible child care staff may be able to access Professional Development Funding through Alberta Children’s Services.
Please visit their website for more details: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-child-care-grant-funding-program.aspx
*If the program full and you would like to be on our waiting list please contact our reception at 403-205-5178.