The Language of Movement in Childhood

Course Overview

Movement is a vital part of children’s communication and development of social emotional skills; however, it is not always a central focus of early childhood education. This workshop will highlight the ways in which movement and nonverbal communication develop in infancy and early childhood and how we can focus on movement development to support our children in their social-emotional growth. Through discussion and movement activities we will explore theoretical and practical applications of movement in our classrooms.

This workshop will be taught in a way that is accessible for those with varying levels of ability. We aim to create an accessible movement space that allows for the participation of every student. If you have any specific accessibility needs please contact:


Marion is a dancer, choreographer, and early childhood educator currently based in Seattle. They are a graduate of Mills College in Oakland, CA with a B.A. in Dance + Psychology. Marion has been teaching arts and movement to young people for nearly a decade in Seattle and the Bay Area. They firmly believe in the power of arts and movement for all youth. Marion hopes to bring an increased awareness and excitement about movement to other educators to find more diverse and accessible ways of shaping students’ experiences in this big wide world.
Katie has been at UCDS for 13 years and is the director of the Infant/Toddler Education Program. She has also worked as a resident teacher in the 1-2s and as a classroom teacher in the Infant/Toddler program. Katie holds a M.S. in Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy from Walden University and a B.A. in Elementary Education and Liberal Studies from Smith College.

Date & Time: December 5, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fees: $40  (clock hours included)

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$ 40.00