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Boulder Journey School - Fostering Creativity with Young Children

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What does creativity look like in our youngest citizens? How do we establish learning spaces that promote and enhance attributes of creativity? This workshop offers practice defining, identifying, and fostering creativity with young children. Topics include creativity in curriculum, partnering with families, and fostering social emotional learning.

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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.
  • Participants will identify and describe creativity within play by reflecting on content from video module.
  • Participants will design experiences to engage children deepening their relationship with scientific concepts.
  • Develop next steps for self-exploration.
This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.

Teaching Practices 37.4 Advocates for the incorporation of aesthetic and cultural learning opportunities and environments in early childhood settings.

Teaching Practices 39.4 Collaborates with families and community members to bring the creative arts into the program

Teaching Practices 40.2 Plans and monitors time, materials, and space to explore and experiment with creative expression in multiple media.

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 2/1/2021

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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