Session 3: Bodies, Curiosity and Touching (CTLE Credits: 3)

In this workshop, participants will explore what it means to help children develop healthy relationships and will learn strategies for teaching consent, respect, and encouraging children’s sense of ownership over their bodies. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and better understand their own feelings about children's curiosity and sexual exploration. Through readings and role-plays, we will develop strategies for fostering children’s feelings of comfort about sexuality and their bodies while also helping children develop healthy boundaries by setting limits. We will also discuss fears regarding child sexual abuse and learn to distinguish between signs of abuse and behaviors associated with common childhood exploration.

Trainer: New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute

Registration for this session will open in November 2018.


The BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series is a series of 6 professional development workshops designed and curated for early childhood educators and librarians working with young children in diverse schools, early childhood settings, institutions, and libraries, offered for free through Brooklyn Public Library. Brooklyn Public Library workshops for educators qualify towards the New York State Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit 100 hour requirement.

The BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series is supported in part by generous funding from the NY City Council through the City's First Readers Initiative.

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