Through interactive exhibition tours, team building activities and hands-on workshops, our professional development sessions explore innovative ways to meet National, State and City performance standards, enrich classroom or after-school environments and help cultivate a learning community among organizations. All of CMOM's professional development sessions cater to professionals working with early childhood students or school-aged children, as well as children with disabilities.
Session Length: 90 minutes, 3 hours or Full day.
Maximum Number of Participants: 20 (additional participants $10-20/person).
Fees: $350 for 90 minutes (additional participants $10/person), $500 for 3 hours (additional participants $10/person), $1,000 for Full day (additional participants $20/person).
To Schedule: To find out more about professional development options or to schedule a session please contact Susan Lim at 212-721-1223 ext. 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More »
As part of the EatSleepPlay™ Health Initiative, CMOM has successfully developed a curriculum, adapted from the NIH We Can! obesity prevention program, to teach educators how to engage the family audience in healthy lifestyle choices. CMOM's research-based and tested methods successfully demonstrate the implementation of healthy behaviors by utilizing an innovative arts-based approach to deliver the latest medical and scientific information to adults and children. Family handouts include fun, simple activities to help families continue learning together at home.
Building Health Every Day
Discover the process of creative arts play and learn strategies for integrating health concepts into art, literacy and movement activities. This workshop is based on CMOM's Health Curriculum, which was successfully adapted from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) We Can! obesity prevention program. CMOM's innovative approach has helped to address childhood obesity with creative, fun, hands-on activities that get participants excited about eating healthy and exercising.
Healthy Sustainable Practices
Explore effective techniques to support the implementation of healthier habits, such as trying new foods, eating more fruits and vegetables and drinking water. This training will focus on empowering staff and families to embed sustainable healthy behaviors and strategies into the school and community environments.
CMOM’s is making an impact nationally with our EatSleepPlay™ Initiative through our partnership with the NIH We Can! obesity prevention program. This curriculum has become a national model with strong support from the white house and beyond. More »
CMOM believes that children learn best when provided with nurturing, creative environments that support play, imagination, curiosity and discovery. Our comprehensive early childhood curriculum engages all facets of a child's life by bringing together the arts, language, science, math and the humanities. All programs meet early childhood learning standards/requirements.
Learning Through Play
Learn multiple ways in which play nurtures learning in a tour through our early childhood exhibit PlayWorks™. Discuss the developmental and sensory stages of children 2-4 years old while exploring various interactive materials and art projects, and identify how to help children interact with these materials to engage in early literacy, science and math concepts.
Literacy and Making Connections
Books are just the beginning of the story. Explore how art can be inspired by literature while giving insight into the creative process. Examine some books by your favorite authors and create art inspired by the classical themes found in their stories. Experiment with unusual art materials, as well as materials found at home, that offer exciting opportunities to make connections to your favorite children's books.
Science Hands-On Approaches
Experiment with ways to incorporate science with your early childhood audience. Investigate various rainforest animals and their environment in a guided tour of Adventures with Dora and Diego. Explore how children can engage in discovery using fun and interactive science tools. Experiment with a variety of materials and ingredients to make things float, change shape and more.
Math Hands-On Approaches
Through an interactive tour of CMOM's early childhood exhibit PlayWorks™ discover ways in which early math learning can be incorporated into everyday activities. Learn how various math skills, such as shape recognition, counting and spatial relationships, can be explored through storytelling, body movement and art-based projects.
Creativity in the Arts and Sciences
Through creativity, CMOM encourages children and families to express their opinions, understand the views of others and build critical problem-solving skills for life-long learning.
Learning Through Art
Discover the many ways in which art can develop key analytical thinking skills in children while encouraging creativity and self-expression. Gain self-confidence in your knowledge of Modern and Contemporary Art as we investigate the various themes found through artist observations and discussions. Learn how to incorporate discussions on materials and the artist's intention while using unusual art materials, including those found at home, to engage in exciting art making opportunities.
Working with Tweens
Find fun and creative ways to engage pre-adolescents to promote an encouraging, positive atmosphere of respect and enthusiasm for learning. Discuss the various emotional and developmental stages of youth 9-12 years old while exploring various approaches, needs and strategies for working with 'tweens'. In this session, discover engaging team building and self-reflective activities, as well as science and design-based hands-on projects.
Our humanities-based exhibitions and programs have always promoted intercultural understanding. To ensure accuracy, we present cultural traditions, customs and common beliefs based on research and collaboration with prominent scholars, educators and experts.
Teaching About Community
Neighborhoods are a microcosm of larger trends in the world and offer multiple learning opportunities to explore culture and community. Discover early social studies concepts through a guided tour through Dora's neighborhood in Adventures with Dora and Diego. Learn how to promote group work and explore community building through interactive workshops on designing your own city, and find ways to create experiences that introduce all the people that make a neighborhood unique.
Discover Ancient Greece: Civilizations and Daily Life
Investigate exciting ways to study the ancient world and mythology through the many art forms developed in Ancient Greece. Learn how the ancients told stories through decorations found on pottery and learn how archeology employs drawing to document findings and make discoveries. Explore how mythology was part of everyday life and learn about the importance of weaving in the ancient world.
Monkey King: The Power of Story
Explore exciting ways to study Ancient China through the epic tale of Monkey King and his journey to the West. Investigate the literary, oral and cultural traditions of Chinese society as we follow Monkey through his mischievous adventures in the exhibition Monkey King: Journey to China. Retrace the journey Monkey undertakes as he crosses China and arrives in India through art and theater-based activities.
Three Faiths, One World
Based on CMOM's successful outreach series with the New York Public Library, this session explores the cultures of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Participate in a series of interactive workshops and discussions using storytelling, art, architecture and performance to discover a diversity of thoughtful and engaging techniques in exploring cultural, historical and religious themes.