Stop Spinning in Circles: Tips and Tricks for Successful Developmentally Appropriate Group Time

ID number
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

What are the diverse learners in your preschool classroom really learning with traditional circle time? This time together should be a fun and engaging, intentional teaching experience related to your objectives, standards and studies. Social emotional competence will also be a focus of the presentation. Be inspired to switch things up to meet individual needs with developmentally appropriate tips, strategies and activities to make your large group 15 minutes of engaging fun learning.

Becky Handler
Learner objectives

Participants will:

1. Participants will apply developmentally appropriate expectations for large group time in early childhood.
2. Participants will analyze appropriate activities that should be focused on during circle time
3. Participants will apply knowledge of alternative ways children can participate during circle time.

Intended audience
Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
State Performance Plan Indicator Alignment
SPPI 7 - Early Childhood Outcomes
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Interactions with Children
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Interactions, Relationships and Environments