PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY!
19 March 2014, 2pm - 6.30pm
20 March 2014, 2pm - 6pm
20 Jalan Layang-Layang
SGD310 per person
About Mia Cavalca
Mia Cavalca has been working in the field of early childhood education for over 20 years. She obtained undergraduate degrees in Italian and Studio Art at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She holds a Master’s Degree in Child Development from Mills College in Oakland, California. Mia has worked as a preschool teacher in mixed-age classrooms with children ages 2 to 5; as a program director in a center serving infants to school-age children; as a Studio Teacher (or Atelierista – in the Reggio Approach terminology); and as a university instructor. She has extensive experience as a teacher-mentor and trainer. For 5 years she served on the Board of Directors of a Reggio-inspired Italian-language immersion early childhood education program in San Francisco, California.
Currently, Mia works as a consultant who specialized in creating inspiring school spaces that support children’s discovery and learning; and identifying unique materials for play and exploration. Mia’s classroom practice and consulting work are inspired by her on-going study of the world-renowned Reggio Approach and a belief that by nourishing children’s innate curiosity about the world around them, and cultivating their desire to explore and experiment with real materials and experiences, we honor children and lay the foundation for their life-long passion for learning. She is passionate about emergent curriculum. Mia is an advocate for play, and an experienced speaker and workshop presenter who has presented on the Reggio Approach, emergent curriculum, and school environments at both regional and national conferences in the US.