This is a one-time workshop for ages 2-4 year olds
The focus is on PLAY through art mediums, games, science, nature, songs, and stories. Conversational Spanish.
Regio Emilia inspired philosophy, constructivist, and emergent curriculum, and child empowerment. Every child has a voice, it's our job to scaffold, and have them be heard.
Date: 2/27/20 @ 10:30am-11:30am
Xochitl is a Latina woman, born in DF Mexico, and migrated to the US at the age of 5. She grew up in a household of 10, with her monolingual Spanish grandmother as her primary caregiver and now she's a single mom to her 17 year old son. She has a BA in Sociology and a minor in Political Science and empowerment has always deeply resonated with her. She has been working in the education field for 6 years and has worked as a preschool and K-2nd grade teacher. Xochitl first became interested in child development when her child attended Isabel Patterson Child Development Center at Cal State Long Beach, at the age of 2.5. Play was the base of all learning – social, emotional, and academic. He was treated with such respect: he was heard. They really took him from where he was at (this was definitely not the way she was raised!).
She believes every child is capable and an opportunity must be given for them to show us. We put so many expectations on our young, expectations we as adults haven’t even grasped. Children are complete human beings; our job is to create an environment where they won't lose their curiosity and connection.
The bilingual-Spanish community continues to grow. For us to support our Spanish speaking children and/or teach our children another language is an absolutely priceless gift. For Xochitl, teaching Spanish or providing a place so Spanish won’t get lost, is us building bridges between different communities to promote harmony and peace. As well as empowering ourselves as we continue to cultivate our connection to our ancestors.