Professional Session (11.22.Thu)

The world’s best experts give in depth presentation and share their experiences in Early Childhood Education followed by a lengthy Q & A in the Professional Session.


“Positive Guidance for Young Children”

Although we learn many ways of treating our children, using punishment, threatening and spoiling are still commonly found in our everyday life. These ways usually only make children “behave” for a short period of time. Learning guidance is usually not a common thing in early-childhood education. Many are theories, there is hardly ever a way that’s been evidence-based and proven to be working. In ECE field, most experts speak, but they seldom go to the class and teach. Teachers usually don’t believe too much of these experts’ talk. Problems start happening from there. Many schools learn their guidance from their seniors and principals. Thus, every school’s guidance is different. The new teacher will not be able to judge right or wrong from certain treatment toward the children. They think “Everyone is using it.”, and just follow the flow. After all, the school culture won’t change because of one or two teachers start questioning, until it finally exposes to a big disaster for the society. Positive Guidance consolidate and inspired by proven knowledge in Working with Young Children by Judy Herr, Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky A. Bailey and Positive Discipline by Dr. Jane Nelsen, How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen o Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber, to provide teachers and parents a positive, simple and reasonable way for guiding children.


“Seoul International Education & Care Contents Awards”

This year, ELF has teamed up with the Seoul Private Child Care Association to hold the 1st Seoul International Education & Care Contents Awards for best “Open Day Care Program”

An open daycare center is a facility with 100% transparency and trust between teachers and parents. Operating in a way that parents are routinely involved to create a healthy parenting environment for families.