Workshops

Our Parenting Place is a collaboration of two dedicated educators, Kira Solomatova & Gilda Moshir who are passionate about progressive education whose dream has been to share their knowledge and expertise of their combined 38 years of experience in the field of early childhood education. They are committed to providing the best in quality education to parents, families and teachers. Our educational approach and philosophy is a culmination of the following theories:

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• Hands-on, developmental, emergent curriculum known as Progressive Education – coined by Dewey
• Conflict Resolution/Problem Solving by Covey and Gordon
• Respect, Empathy and Trust by Gerber
• Non-violent parenting and teaching by Beaglehole

Previous Workshops

August 16th, 2016  Mom’s club in Atwater. Workshop: Trust and Respect

April 16th, 2016, 27th RIE Infant/Toddler Conference.  Social Stories: How Our Reflection and Active Listening Support Secure Attachment.

March 5, 2015 – Oneonta Preschool Parenting Workshop: Understanding My 3, 4 and 5 year Old
January 15, 2015 – Oneonta Preschool Parenting Workshop: Limit Setting (Time In vs. Time Out)
November 6, 2014 –  Oneonta Preschool Parenting Workshop: How Do Children Become Problem Solvers
October 2014 – Pasadena Mom’s Club — Conflict with children
2014 –  Limit Setting – What you could do if you observe undesired behavior
2013 – Parenting Workshop: What Can Adults Do (Conflict in Toddler Class)
2013 – Clairbourn Parenting Workshop: Positive Discipline
November 3, 2012 – Spice Up Your Preschool Classroom – Curriculum Planning
October 25, 2012 – Parent Effectiveness Training – Thomas Gordon Book Discussion
February 2012 – Mom’s Club Altadena small group discussion on “how to intervene” in child’s play
December 2012 – Mom’s Club Altadena Talk on Conflict Resolution
2012 – 63rd Annual CCPPNS Convention, Burbank – Conflict Resolution with Preschoolers
2011 – PACE Conference, Anaheim – Conflict Resolution in Preschoolers and Art vs. Craft
2008 – CAEYC Annual Conference, Long Beach – Conflict Resolution

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Our workshops are hands-on, giving teachers an interactive and engaging way to come and learn the tools they can apply immediately in their classrooms. We team-teach giving the audience two different perspectives and styles. You can choose one of our topics included in this packet or customize your own topic. We can hold workshops at our site or yours.

Workshop packages:
One Hour Workshop: $200
• Your site or ours
• Complimentary visit to your center prior to the workshop to understand the needs of your staff
• Assistance with the workshop flyer by sending you all the specifics
• We arrive 30 minutes prior to workshop to set up and stay after the workshop to answer any further questions
• We hold a raffle go give away books related to the topics we discuss
• Printed materials

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Energizing Breakfast Two-Hour Workshop $350
• Give teachers a morning off and send them to our site, a home-like setting that will energize them with breakfast and hands-on learning
• Complimentary visit to your center prior to the workshop to understand the needs of your staff
• Assistance with the workshop flyer by sending you all the specifics
• We hold a raffle go give away books related to the topics we discuss
• Printed materials

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School Directors – as you look for opportunities for Professional Development, think of Our Parenting Place, contact us and tell us your needs and we can tailor a program suited to your school’s and staff’s needs. Schools who sign up will get a free 1 hour consultation at your site where we will gladly come over and get to know your program so we can be a good resource for your needs.