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Boulder Journey School - Science with Young Children

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How do we harness young children’s natural inclinations toward understanding the world around them? How do we view everyday materials with new eyes? This workshop offers practice identifying children’s engagement in science concepts and strategies for facilitating diving deeper alongside the children.

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Course Delivery Method
Interactive online self-paced. Participants must have internet access and a device, such as a laptop or desktop computer, to participate in training. Please see information below on how to register.

Target Audience
Early childhood educators, directors, family child care providers


$50 payable through Boulder Journey School when registering.
Upon completion, learner will be able to:
  • Design experiences to engage in play through an adult lens using content presented in video module.
  • Identify and describe the scientific concepts within play by reflecting on content presentation.
  • Design experiences to engage children deepening their relationship with scientific concepts.
  • Develop next steps for further self-exploration.
This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.

Teaching Practices 24.3 Plans, assesses, and evaluates developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that support the beginning understanding of: • Scientific thinking and inquiry • Active exploration of materials in the environment • The exploration of the natural outdoor environment.

Teaching Practices 25.1 Defines opportunities for children to ask questions and find answers through active exploration of materials in the environment.

Participants register and make payment through Boulder Journey School. Upon completion of course, participant data will be forwarded to PDIS with certificate issued through PDIS account.

Last Update 1/30/2021
Additional Information

This course has been recognized as aligned to The Colorado Competencies and meeting best practice standards for adult instruction through the Colorado Shines PDIS Training Alignment Process. The Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities, issued by the Division of Early Care and Learning, Colorado Department of Human Services, take precedence over any course content.

To view Child Care Licensing Rules:

For more information, contact your child care licensing specialist.

Please note, instructors will mark your attendance and course completion in the Colorado Shines PDIS within seven days of the course event date. Paper certificates might not be issued at this training. You may confirm your course completion, view, and print an online certificate through My Dashboard – My PDIS Transcript menu navigation of the Colorado Shines PDIS. Please do not upload a course certificate that is already linked to your Colorado Shines PDIS account as this may delay processing of professional credentials.

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