ARCHS Presents Early Childhood Research at National Conference

For the third consecutive year, ARCHS was selected to make presentations at the annual National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development. On June 10, 2013 ARCHS’ Amber Donnelly, Urlene Jackson Branch, Rochelle Andre, Barb Elwood, and Andrea Walton offered two presentations. First, ARCHS presented “Using Pinterest to put the Interest Back into Your Activities” that discussed ways to use the on-line tool to create thematic early childhood lesson plans and research developmentally appropriate activities.

Second, ARCHS presented a research poster that documented “Teacher Training In The Early Childhood Environment: A Qualitative Study of ARCHS’ Implementation of the “Emotional Beginnings” Curriculum. ARCHS analyzed three years of data from its Emotional Beginnings (EB) model. EB provides an introspective study for teachers of infants and toddlers that layers weekly on-site observation, modeling, and feedback with monthly focused training. EB facilitates a teacher’s examination of their classroom behavior, how they form relationships with the children in their care, and their role as a leader in setting up a positive classroom environment to support the mental health of both the children and adults in the classroom.

ARCHS continuously offers a variety of  professional development programs that  improve the quality of early childhood, youth development, and adult learning programs.