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Documentation: Honoring the Process - A Summer Training at Westwood Early Childhood Center in Partnership with Boulder Journey School

  • 14 Jul 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Westwood Early Childhood Center 9001 Cedar Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55426
Join the educators of Westwood Early Childhood Center as they reflect on how documentation influences educational practice and supports pathways of inquiry. Directors from the nationally renowned Boulder Journey School, Andrea Sisbarro and Alison Maher, will be our featured presenters.
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Date & Time
Thursday, July 14

6:00-6:30pmReception and Classroom Visits
6:30-7:30pm Presentation

Information about Westwood Early Childhood Center:

Westwood Early Childhood Center was founded in 1984 and is a full-day, year-round program that serves children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old and their families. The ECC is an integral part of Westwood Lutheran Church and helps foster the development of young children within a quality Christian atmosphere.  Elements such as natural materials, open-ended activities, and the arts are woven throughout their practice and are visible within our environment. Four essential partners-- the church community, children, teachers, and parents-- guide their work, shape their ministry, and serve as inspiration within daily practice. The ministry of the WECC extends beyond the walls of the church into the homes and lives of the many families that attend the WECC. At the WECC children are afforded the freedom to make a plan and engage in interactions with other children, materials, or adults. They recognize children for who they are today and know that by focusing on the present, they are helping to shape active and engaged citizens of tomorrow. Italian educator Loris Malaguzzi’s vision of an ‘education based on relationships’ has strongly informed their work. Their goal is to continually foster relationships between children, families, educators, and the community and to encourage others to see the potential that exists when these groups come together with a shared vision and collective spirit.  For more information visit westwoodlutheran.org

Information about the Boulder Journey School:  

Boulder Journey School is a full-day, year-round program that serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old and their families. The school was founded in 1984 and is recognized, nationally and internationally, for its leadership and innovation in Early Childhood Education. They view themselves as a community of learners within a community of practice, weaving theory and practice together. They have been inspired by the schools in Reggio Emilia since 1995. (For more information, http://www.reggiochildren.it)  Boulder Journey School’s commitment to Early Childhood Education and professional development for educators has resulted in the creation of the Boulder Journey School Teacher Education Program, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education and the University of Colorado Denver, which offers teachers the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree and teaching license in one year.
They hold annual conferences and workshops, attended by educators from around the world, and have offered their knowledge and support to a variety of private and public schools settings. For more information visit http://www.boulderjourneyschool.com/

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Reggio-Inspired Network of Minnesota is a 501(c)3 non-profit located at 525 Pelham Blvd. N., Saint Paul, MN 55104 

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