Ready for School.
Ready for Life.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

8 am. to 3 p.m.

Mary Immaculate Hospital
Community Center, Auditorium B

TOPIC: "Everyday STEM"

• Lunch, coffee & snacks included

• Certificate for 6 training hours

• Opportunities to network with your peers

7:45 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Presenter: Beverly Becker, Child Care Specialist, Smart Beginnings VP

8:30 a.m.

"Everyday STEM, Part I"

Presenter: Marsha Goodman, Virginia Quality, Lead Curriculum Specialist

12:00 p.m.


12:45 p.m.

"Everyday STEM, Part II"

Presenter: Marsha Goodman, Virginia Quality, Lead Curriculum Specialist

2:15 p.m.

Summary and Reflections


ONLY $15!

Contact us at 240-2731 or


Deadline to register is March 21

Be prepared for a fun-filled, hands-on learning opportunity
that you can start with your children on Monday morning!

“STEM” stands for science, technology, engineering and math. STEM can refer to the subjects individually or one or more working together, but can also mean a way of doing things that includes solving problems, asking questions, and exploring the world around us.

As a family home care provider, you can build on that natural curiosity of young children by developing their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This professional development session will show you how to:
1. Use daily routines to build on skills and concepts in math and science. By talking, reading, singing, playing, signing or using other ways to communicate – whatever works best for your preschoolers – you can help develop their STEM skills through play and exploration.
2. Promote young children’s natural abilities as scientists and engineers by encouraging them to document their observations by drawing, painting, or recording their voices, describe what they are noticing; constructing towers with blocks or other objects; and talking about the changes in nature.
3. Implement your resources, such as the Family Childcare Creative Curriculum and the Virginia Milestones of Child Development.

Please bring your Creative Curriculum materials, the Virginia Milestones of Child Development and the Foundation Blocks


"Everyday STEM"