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Hearing the Voices of Multi-language Learners and Their Families
Hilltop Children's Center
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Saturday Seminars: Stories of Children's Learning
"Hearing the Voices of Multi-language Learners and Their Families"

Wed, Mar 10th, 2021

5:30pm - 7:00pm Pacific Standard Time
8:30pm - 10:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Facilitated by Erika Flores (she/her)

What Are Saturday Seminars?
"Saturday Seminars" are monthly 75-90 minute online workshops that spotlight the impact of sharing children's learning, offered by storytellers from different communities. Designed as lead-up to the Learning Stories Conference https://hilltopcc.com/institute/lsc21/, these monthly workshops from September 2020 and May 2021 are designed to remind us to pay attention to and reflect on the voices of children. These seminars will feature voices, stories, and the lived experiences from educators around the country.

For the entire lineup please visit https://hilltopcc.com/institute/seminars/

Proceeds from this series goes towards the scholarship fund for the 3rd Annual Learning Stories Conference.

Location: Online! You'll receive a registration link the 48 hours before the workshop.

Target Audience:
Education professionals (admin, educators, coaches etc.) working with children ages 2-11
Social workers
Professional mentors
Community Based Organizations
Headstart / ECEAP
Parents and Caregivers
Researchers interested in this topic


How can we be more intentional in listening to the stories of young children and their families who have recently immigrated into the US? How can we increase our capacity for cultural and linguistical responsiveness to connect and collaborate more deeply?

This 75 minute workshop, is rooted in culturally responsive strategies that will support you as you collaborate with families to promote equity in programs with dual/multi-language learners. You will also learn about an evidence-based system to support the learning and development of dual/multi-language learners in collaboration with their families from birth to age 5. These strategies can be applied by administrators, coaches, teachers, and home visitors in their day to day interactions with families in person or through remote (online) support.

Why I Should Attend:

There are multiple ways to support dual and multi-lingual learners. Whatever your role is, this workshop will expose us with the various tools, interactions, and strategies to create a warm, positive climate that encourages and affirms children identity.  

About the Presenter

Erika Flores (she/her) is the founder of ChildrenFlow, an organization whose mission is to empower young childrens development through evidence-based professional development. She has over 20 years of experience in the early education field. Erika has been an early childhood educator, researcher, trainer, coach, university instructor, presenter, innovator, and writer. Erika earned her M.ED from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her B.S. in Psychology from the Universidad de Monterrey. Her motto: Do everything with love.

Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.

Saturday Seminars and The 3rd Annual Learning Stories Conference is sponsored by KidsQuest Children's Museum. A big thank you for their commitment to advancing equity, social justice, and partnership within and outside the city of Seattle!

KidsQuest Children's Museum

Many thanks to the Bertschi School. We deeply appreciate your willingness with which you have and continue to sponsor our efforts to make our community a more inclusive place to live in:
The Bertschi School

Many thanks to SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM for your partnership on making our vision of improving equity of outcomes across race and class more achievable:
SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM

A huge appreciations to the City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) who will be sponsoring free registrations for their early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), the SPP+, & ECEAP & City of Seattle DEEL Early Learning Staff.

City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning

Tickets are non-refundable one week before the event date.  Refunds can be requested from Brown Paper Tickets up until one week before the event.  If you become unable to attend the event after the refund deadline, please feel free to transfer your registration to another attendee.  Simply have your guest sign-in at the event using the name given at registration.
Wednesday Mar 10, 2021 5:30 PM - Wednesday Mar 10, 2021 7:00 PM | Free - $15.00


Hilltop Children's Center

Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
Online Access Information
You will receive an email from Hilltop (institute@hilltopcc.org) with instructions on how to access this workshop. That email will be sent 48 hours prior to the workshop. If you registered less than 48 hours to the event, you will receive an email 1 hour prior to the workshop.



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