Free Early Childhood Education Workshop at GSU

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Children can learn from the messes they create and the songs they sing. The many different ways children learn are celebrated and explained by the “ooey gooey lady®,” Lisa Murphy, at a free workshops sponsored by the Family Development Center at Governors State University in University Park. The workshop will be held on August 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Sherman Hall.

Murphy, known as the “ooey gooey lady®,” is an early childhood educator and a strong advocate of play-based learning. She has taught and worked with children in various educational settings for more than 20 years and has authored four books and created dozens of teacher training DVDs.

In her presentations, Murphy uses humor and real life anecdotes to engage workshop attendees and share information and activities that combine learning, laughter, and play. She offers inspiration and a wealth of hand-on activities for early childhood educators to use to create child-centered, play based learning environments.

This workshop will benefit early childhood educators and students as well as childcare providers and parents and grandparents. The Family Development Center is committed to offering excellent educational opportunities to the region. School districts are encouraged to register staff members for this free workshop.

Parking is free. Lunch is not provided. Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois. For more information or to register, call (708) 235-7300 or visit www.govst.edu/children.