Saturday, September 13, 2014

Terri Walls RN, BSN, CCHC and Letha Ricks, Quality Enhancement Coordinator, both from Craven County Smart Start, presented A Tisket, A Tasket – Fill your Literary Basket at the North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children conference on September 13, 2014. 

The room was packed full of early educators having fun using music and movement to enhance learning through nursery rhymes. The idea for this year’s presentation was to connect movement with literacy and show the importance of this connection to early learning. 


This statement tells it all:
Movement and language are both forms of communication and self-expression. Ideas and feelings expressed in words actually begin in the body… Before you write and speak there is a physical response.
 Minton, S. 2003. Using movement to teach academics: An outline for success. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance 74 (2): 36-40

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Western Regional association meeting and a fond farewell to Jackie!

On July 29th, the western regional CCHC association meeting was held at the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC. The meeting was very well attended by region CCHC’s. Chrissy Wolfe of Buncombe County, was elected as chairperson when Linda Weldon stepped down as chairperson after several years of service. (Thank you for all you’ve done, Linda!)

The meeting was also attended by Resource Center staff – Jeannie Reardon, Mary Cleary and Jackie Quirk, who was retiring later this same week. After the meeting, several people took Jackie out to lunch to celebrate her retirement and say “goodbye” though she did promise to come to next year’s conference!