Northwest Early Childhood Educators Gather for Workshop

July 20, 2017

More than 30 Northwest-wide educators who specialize in early childhood education and care (ECEC) met together June 25–26 for a workshop at the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) office in Ridgefield, Wash. The workshop was coordinated by Golda Pflugrad, NPUC ECEC director.

Participants gained knowledge from a wide variety of topics and continuing education options. Content included an overview of the CREATION Health and CREATIONkids programs and a summary of Bible learning activities. Breakout sessions were provided for pre-K and preschool teachers and early childhood directors. David Fournier, Adventist Risk Management vice president, provided information about maintaining safe and abuse-free environments.

Wendy Witas, children's ministry pastor at Pacific Union College in Angwin, Calif., led session devotionals. Stan Hudson, NPUC Creation Study Center director, treated everyone to a tour of the center's display room.

This is an ongoing effort at the union level to provide growth opportunities and instruction in current ECEC research and best practices for all who care of young children in ECEC centers around the Northwest.