Creativity Flows from a Quiet Mind: Meditation for Busy People

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Creativity Flows from a Quiet Mind: Meditation for Busy People

A regular meditation practice increases our mental clarity, nourishes our emotional stability and opens us up to be in the flow of our personal life and work life. Through the inner states of deep relaxation found in meditation, we attain greater effectiveness, happiness and contentment.  Learn tips on how to meditate and how to create your own tailor-made meditation practice that works for you. This workshop concludes with a guided meditation. Relaxation guaranteed!

Early Learning and Care Division Book and Video Tour: Publications from California Department of Education

Join us for a walk through of California Department of Education publications and videos for early learning and care professionals, including Early Learning Foundations and Frameworks, Program Guidelines, Early Childhood Educator Competencies, Family Partnerships and Culture and Integrated Nature of Learning. Discover the exciting new publication topics due to be released in 2020.


Presenter Biography

19_Laura-Bridges.pngLaura Bridges-Newhouse
Laura Bridges-Newhouse, MS is a dynamic teacher, administrator and leader in the field of early childhood education and child development. Her educational background includes an MS Degree from the University of Oregon in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in child development. Her current work as a Child Development Consultant at the California Department of Education, Early Education & Support Division (EESD) involves her leadership and oversight in the development of key early childhood publications for the State of California including California's standards for preschool: California Preschool Learning Foundations, California Preschool Curriculum Framework, California Early Childhood Educator Competencies, California Preschool Program Guidelines, Family Partnerships and Culture, and The Powerful Role of Play in Education. She also is the contract monitor for the California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN), California Inclusion and Behavior Consultant Network (CIBC), and California Early Childhood Online (CECO). Her career covers 40 years in the early childhood field and includes teaching at community colleges and universities, providing administrative leadership in child care resource and referral agencies, teaching parent education, and administering school readiness and special needs projects.