Brownbag Lunch Seminars

Community collaboration is woven deeply into the very history of the schools of Reggio Emilia, and community ownership and relationships are strong components that are represented here at PSA, as in other Reggio-inspired schools today.

As such, we are pleased to host a number of special events to engage our community – please save the dates for the following presentations for our PSA community! Please RSVP for specific presentations by emailing Jen Korz at jkorz@preschoolofthearts.com:

  • February 21, 11:30am-12:30pm – “Developing Speech & Language Skills in Young Children”, Kellie Miller (Speech Pathologist at Madison Metropolitan School District and PSA Parent) Come and learn about phonological awareness, speech sounds, and promoting language development in young children, followed by a Q&A session.
  • March 19, 11:30am-12:30pm – “Building Emotional Intelligence through Yoga and Meditation”, Sierdje den Daas & Nati Israeli (Snowflake Room co-teachers) Learn about the Snowflake Room’s work in building body awareness, as well as practicing mindful eating and listening with young children.
  • April 9, 11:30am-12:30pm – “Children and the Natural World”, Caroline Troia (Silver Room co-teacher) & Sojin Chi (Director) Learn about PSA’s journey of change in our approach and work with children in the outdoor environment, and dream with us about our next steps and parent projects.
  • May 21, 11:30-12:30pm – “Composting with Kristin”, Kristin Sobol (Art specialist) As we head into warmer season(s), join our Dane County Certified Master Composter to learn about composting.

If you have areas of expertise that you’d like to share with our community through our Brownbag Lunch Series, please contact Sojin at schi@preschoolfthearts.com

“The job of educating a child involves much support and solidarity, much sharing of ideas, many encounters, a plurality of view, and different competencies.” ~Sergio Spaggiari, Director of the Infant Schools in Reggio Emilia