Zooming in on Number Sense for Preschoolers
by Sherial McKinney and Anna Owen
First Lutheran Church and Preschool
April 24, 2014
Reg. 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Central Time)
114 East Main Street, Geneseo, Illinois
Description: Early childhood professionals and parents of children ages three to five years old will participate in hands-on mathematic activities.
Participants will be involved in an in-depth study of number sense which is the foundation of all areas of mathematics. With this knowledge, we will explore
a variety of hands-on activities and materials to help children develop an understanding of number sense. A portion of the day will be designated for make-it
take-it activities to provide participants materials that they can use immediately in their classrooms/programs.
Presenter Bios:Sherial McKinney, M.S. Ed., is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I and III. She has taught and worked in the
field of early childhood education for over 35 years. Sherial has taught Early Childhood Special Education in a self-contained setting and in a blended
program with students enrolled in the Pre-K at Risk program. She has also taught Kindergarten, Title I Reading and Math for grades K-8, and in a federally
funded child care program. Sherial has provided staff development and training opportunities for teachers, support staff, administrators and family members
at a variety of local, regional, and national conferences.
Anna Owen is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist with STARnet Regions I & III. Anna has been involved in the field of early childhood since 2003.
She began her career as a Regional Training Coordinator for Child Care Resource and Referral. In that position, she coordinated and oversaw professional
development opportunities for child care providers within 24 counties. Anna has also worked as a Parent Educator, providing home visits to families with
children ages 0-5 years old, offering support and information about child development. In addition, she coordinated family education nights and parent/child
activities for six preschool classrooms while spending time in each classroom weekly. After participating in a Graduate program through Western Illinois
University, Anna received her Type 04 teaching certificate and began teaching for an Illinois state-funded preschool program in 2008. Anna has been with
STARnet Regions I and III since November 2009. In her role as an Early Childhood Resource Specialist, she provides technical assistance and training to
early childhood professionals and families. Throughout the years, she has served on several conference planning committees and has presented workshops
on topics such as: Math, Science, Literacy, Social/Emotional Development, Conflict Resolution, Praise vs. Encouragement, Healthy Habits for Preschoolers,
Transitioning Throughout the Day, Response to Intervention (RtI), Creative Curriculum and more.
This training will provide 5 contact hours for the following:
- CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for teacher certification
- CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) #2
- CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
- Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) D
Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.
In collaboration with: First Lutheran Church Preschool
Registration form for this workshop.