Children face many potential dangers that could cause harm or injury every day. Unintentional injury is the #1 cause of death in children and teens, but this can be prevented. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12,175 children aged 0 to 19 die each year due to an unintentional injury. National Child Safety and Protection Month encourages the recognition of potential dangers and taking preventive steps against the dangers children face each day. Here are some ways you can prevent unintentional injury in your child care facility. Food Safety – When a child first enrolls in your program, keep a list of any and all food allergies that are present in your classroom. This list should also appear […]
Following Children's CuriosityFollowing Children’s Curiosity will provide you with a general understanding of several of the inspired Reggio Emilia approaches to teaching while incorporating art into the curriculum. Art processes are described and include applying, forming and interlacing. These processes will be covered as well as the materials needed to achieve the best results. Learn to create lesson plans inclusive of early learning standards and applying these approaches. View the Course Description
Meet Tina Overmyer
Tina Overmyer is a lifetime educator of the arts and is currently working as a preschool Atelierista emphasizing the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. She’s taught an array of students from preschool through high school including home-schooled and gifted and talented children. Tina enthusiastically designs curricula to meet learning standards that focuses on allowing students to explore their interests, experience new discoveries, and express their understandings while combining art, math and science.
Tina’s teaching experience includes mentoring new teachers and providing a platform for professional development. While working as a RESA Teacher Accessor for the Ohio Department of Education, Tina helped to ensure standardization within the education field by evaluating teachers and providing them with feedback and scoring.
Tina has poured her passion for creating with children and adults throughout their learning journeys into an online course for you, available at airchildcare.com. Check out Following Children’s Curiosity and explore teaching guided by the wonder found in life.