Early Childhood Education & Homeless Children in Shelter

Posted on May 16, 2011

Workshop addresses early education of homeless children in shelters

A workshop on Early Childhood Education & Homeless Children in Shelter will be held on Wednesday, May 25th from 1-2:30pm, at the People’s Emergency Center, Rowan Community Room, 325 N. 39th Street in Philadelphia.

The workshop will focus on promoting the early development of young children who are living in homeless shelters.

It will begin with a discussion of the “risk experiences” of young homeless children. Then, specific strategies for working with vulnerable young children will be shared.

Strategies will focus specifically on addressing challenging behaviors in early childhood.

The workshop will feature a presentation by Dr. Staci Perlman of the Kutztown University Department of Social Work.  Dr. Perlman’s practice and research interests are focused on promoting the well-being of vulnerable young children. She has worked as a preschool teacher and as a direct practitioner providing support to children identified with significant behavioral problems and their families.

Professor Perlman’s currently works as a consultant on a project targeting the reduction of behavioral problems and school suspensions of preschool-age children living in impoverished communities.

RSVP by sending an email to PPTFWorkshops@pec-cares.org that includes your name, job title, organization, and email address.

Light Refreshments will be provided.  For more information, call Joe Willard at 215-382-7522 ext 264 or email jwillard@pec-cares.org.

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