Super Fun Saturday

Saturday, September 14, 2019

8 AM – 3 PM

Monticello Community Center (directions)


Please join us for a FUN day with 6 hours of trainings, make & take, a gourmet lunch, & networking with early childhood professionals.



7:30 – 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 – 10:00 AM "Thinking Outside the Book"
10:00 – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 – 12:15 PM “No Child Left Inside”
12:15 – 1:00 PM Lunch by Creekside Catering
1:00 – 3:00 PM "Discovery Bottles”


Workshop Sessions


“Thinking Outside the Book” (KCF: II.A, CDA: 2)

Remember when kids sang, "I can go anywhere...I can do anything...Take a look, it's in a book?" Do you feel that way about reading with your children? Bring the happily ever after back into your stories' endings with ideas to expand learning and literacy beyond the pages of your books, with specific suggestions for some awesome books that are sure to become favorites in your childcare. You'll discover that "The End" is only the beginning of the joys of reading.


No Child Left Inside” (KCF: II.D, CDA: 2)

There is an alarming trend to replace children’s outdoor playtime with rigorous instruction, testing, and screen time. However, numerous studies show that children who play in nature will be healthier, happier, smarter, more connected with nature, and better able to get along with others. Children thrive in natural play environments, where they are free to explore, climb, run, connect with others, and understand nature. In this training, we’ll discover the benefits of play in nature, ideas for natural playscapes, and fun ways to bring nature into our programs to ensure that no child is left inside.


“Discovery Bottles” (KCF: II.B, CDA: 2)

Capture the wonder and excitement of density, magnets, sound, seasons, waves, light, and much more in a simple bottle…with items found around the home. Discovery bottles bring science into the hands of children in unique ways and foster their cognitive development through independent and collaborative exploration. They are also relaxing and fun for both children and adults. You will learn specific ideas for Discovery, I Spy, Letter, and Scents-ory Bottles and create 2 of your own in this fun “make & take” (Voss bottles provided). Warning: May instill an immediate desire to consume massive amounts of bottled water.


Hollee (M.A. Early Childhood) has been a licensed family childcare provider for 14 years and provides trainings and resources for early childhood professionals. As the oldest of six children, she was raised with a love and passion for caring for children. She has promoted play and child-directed learning for more than 20 years with children of all ages as a teacher, teacher assistant, special education aide and therapist, and director in myriad schools and programs. When Hollee's not providing childcare, presenting trainings, designing websites, or advocating for early childhood, she loves spending time with her family, playing games and cards, volunteering, and baking.


REGISTRATION INCLUDES: 6 hours of approved trainings, lunch, "Discovery Bottles" make & take, and FUN!

TRAINING CERTIFICATES: All attendees receive a certificate for 6 hours of training; it counts for licensing and grant hours.

CANCELLATIONS: No refunds will be given, but you can have someone can take your place.

PARKING: Please allow time for parking. We're on the southwest side of the building. Training begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.

LUNCH BY CREEKSIDE CATERING: Chicken, Caesar Salad, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Fresh Rolls, Cupcakes, Coffee, Lemonade, & Water


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If you prefer to pay via mail, please download the REGISTRATION FORM and mail it to the address listed.