CHFD 212 Parent Awareness Workshop Assignment
Workshop Development Instructions: 
Below you will find a time framework for a 2-day workshop.  Drawing from you understanding of infant and toddler development concerns and suggestions from the text and any online resources you want to research, indicate the activity you would place in the time slot, the goals for the activity (what you want the workshop parents to get out participating in it), what materials would be necessary and why you chose the particular activity (how would it support your goals; is it something parents can relate to and easily learn from, etc.).  Do this for each time-slot.  You can combine up to two time slots per topic if you have an idea that needs more than an hour.  Remember also that participants need a brief break in the morning and afternoon and lunch!  Breaks should be no more than 15 min, lunch no more than 60.
Before beginning this assignment, here are some important things to consider. This workshop is for PARENTS of infants and toddlers. It is not a workshop for children and they do not participate. The workshop is not in conjunction with any day care or child care facility. While one of your workshop outline sessions may focus on what to look for in quality child care, the workshop should not include a tour of a care facility. 
This assignment comprises 20% of your final grade. Your workshop must be substantive, have depth and contain detail. Your goals should be written in concrete and behavioral terms. What specific materials are appropriate for each scheduled workshop session?  The must be described with adequate detail rather than simply stating, “I will use a handout.”  If you use one, and it should not be listed as a material for every session on the outline, you must say what it contains and why you are using it.  If you have a guest speaker, and again, you cannot use one for every session scheduled on the outline, you must describe that person’s expertise and what you plan to have him/her address.  If you use a video, describe its content and why you plan to use it.  Reasons for using materials should always be directly related to what you want the participants to experience and learn.  
The workshop must be hands-on and interactive.  Partipants must not spend hour after hour watching videos, listening to guest speakers and/or sharing in group discussion sesions.  Being mindful of how children best learn, even though the workshop isn’t for them, is a good way to keep the workshop experience interactive.  For example, if one of your hours on the outline will focus on child safety concerns, consider having the parent participants get down on hands and knees for a child’s eye view of a room which you have staged to represent a non-safe environment.  Such a setup might have electrical outlets without protective child guard covers,  cabinets lacking child safety locks that contain household chemicals and a 5 gallon bucket with 6 inches of water in the bottom of it.  This would be a hands-on, interactive learning experience much more engaging and informative than being given a handout on child-proofing a home.
One or two sentences per session on the workshop outline is not sufficient for this assignment. Be prepared to spend time researching resources that can help parents of infants and toddlers become better parents and describing their purpose. Use concepts from the course readings as well as other topics that you think would be of interest to parents of this age group, drawing on what you have learned from the class. The best suggestion for this assignment is to start early and ask questions if you need guidance.

This assignment requires a cover page and References page, each in APA format, but not an abstract as this is not an essay writing assignment .  
The events in the 2 day workshop and materials used MUST be described in your own words.  The workshops  CANNOT  be a copy of a published layout from any hard copy or online source.  Any published resources that your work is based on or inspired by MUST be source credited in the workshop agenda, in APA format, for each hourly event on the 2-day schedule and in a separate APA formatted References list attached at the end.   FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS POLICY WILL RESULT IN A 0 FOR THE ASSIGNMENT AND A REPORT OF VIOLATION FILED WITH THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE.

The 2-day workshop template begins:
NOTE:  PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THE DIRECTIONS ABOVE IN YOUR PAPER.  THEY ARE FOR INFORMATION ONLY.
Infant and Toddler Parent Awareness Workshop
Day 1
8:00 A.M.  Here is an example of what a sample session should look like.  You may not include this session as one of your own.  Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
SESSION TITLE: Sleeping for Infants and Toddlers
DISCUSSION OF SESSION CONTENT:  Parents will be given handouts discussing healthy sleep habits, including what to do, preventing and breaking habits, and when to call the doctor.  After discussing these issues, parent will be creating a nighttime ritual that they will practice with their infant or toddler.  After this activity,

Discuss the nighttime rituals that the parents created, sharing ideas with each other.

LEARNING GOALS:  
· Parents will learn healthy sleeping habits for infants and toddlers. 
· Parents will learn how to help their child maintain these healthy sleeping habits.
MATERIALS AND OTHER RESOURCES: 
·  Writing utensils 
·  Materials for taking notes and creating a nighttime ritual 
·  Tables and chairs 
·  Handouts with healthy sleeping habits for toddlers from www.nationwidechildrens.org.  Healthy Sleep Habits for Infants and Toddlers (https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/healthy-sleep-habits-for-infants-and-toddlers)   NOTE:  a full reference MUST also be included at the end of your paper.
WHY I CHOSE THIS ACTIVITY:  I chose this activity because parents need to know what to expect from their children’s sleeping habits.  They need to know the healthy length of time that their children will be sleeping, and habits that will affect the way that the child sleeps.  This activity will also let parents know when their child is having problems with sleeping and they should consult their physician.

9:00 A.M.
SESSION TITLE
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10:00 AM:
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11:00 AM:
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NOON 
SESSION TITLE
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1:00 PM:
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2:00 PM: 
SESSION TITLE
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3:00 PM:  (YOU MUST INCLUDE A 3 PM TIME SLOT EACH DAY)
SESSION TITLE
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Infant and Toddler Parent Awareness Workshop Day 2
8:00 A.M.
SESSION TITLE
DISCUSSION OF SESSION CONTENT
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WHY I CHOSE THIS ACTIVITY
9:00 A.M.
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WHY I CHOSE THIS ACTIVITY
10:00 AM:
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11:00 AM:
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NOON 
SESSION TITLE
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1:00 PM:
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WHY I CHOSE THIS ACTIVITY
2:00 PM: 
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3:00 PM:
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