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(Cancelled)Little Princesses - Too Much Passion for "Pretty" and "Pink?!"(Cancelled)

by Anna Owen
February 27, 2014
Reg. 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Central Time)

Lincoln Park District Administration Center
1400 Primm Road, Lincoln, Illinois

Description: Pretty, pink, crowns, and gowns… has the current girlie-girl culture made its way into your preschool classroom? Do you see young girls who are obsessed with princess play? What does this look like? What problems might this cause? How should we respond as educators? Join us for a lively discussion about ways to support these young girls in our classrooms.

Presenter Bios: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 2.5 contact hours for the following:

  • CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for teacher certification
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) #3
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) E


Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

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