Understanding the Development of the Early Years’ Brain

Title: Understanding the Development of the Early Years’ Brain Makes for Better Teachers
Location: NSCC Kingstec
Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (4 PD hours)
Fee: $70 (snacks provided)
Class Number: #TBD
Registration: Closed
Facilitators: Nancy Ceulemans

Description:  This workshop will provide refreshing insights into how young brains develop and how this information can be put to use while teaching. This session will take a closer look at the development of “body-spatial awareness” and “differentiation”, and how these systems play an important role for skills development for colouring, drawing, pencil grip, using scissors, beading, dressing, concentration, staying on task …and more.

Please keep our workshop guidelines in mind.

About the Facilitator: Originally from Belgium, Nancy Ceulemans moved to Nova Scotia in 2008. Nancy first studied classical music and in 1989 also obtained a teachers degree (with honors) with an emphasis on Early Childhood Development and Education. For ten years, Nancy was the director and teacher of a preschool and later became a practicum mentor for students in pre-school nursing. Nancy further developed her career internationally in a variety of educational settings in England and Switzerland. She was involved in toddler groups, taught preschools, primary classes and taught music and movement in elementary years. Over the past 10 years Nancy specialized in award winning approaches to help individuals overcome their difficulties in a daily life functioning. She teaches courses and workshops locally and abroad.