At the Smithsonian


Professional Growth Opportunities for Museum and Early Childhood Professionals

SEEC offers tools to provide young children with meaningful learning experiences through its blend of museum and early childhood experience.

Join us at the Smithsonian for our annual seminars! In addition to plenty of interactive hands-on experiences, SEEC one and two day seminars include gallery based experiences, collegial dialogue and small group exploration and experimentation.


December 4, 2017, 3:30 – 6:30 |  Literacy Development for Toddlers and Twos using Literature, Art, and Objects

Very young children thrive in an environment that is rich in exposure to everyday objects, stories and visual images. Develop this innate curiosity by creating an environment that supports arts-rich learning in your classroom while maintaining a sense of trust as you nurture the growth of each child.

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March 2018 |  Supporting a Child’s Positive Sense of Self using Literature, Art and Objects

At a very young age children develop a sense of who they are and make connections between their heritage, families, and communities.  Reflect on how to use collections, cultural artifacts and everyday objects to support a child’s positive sense of self.

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July 9 & 10, 2017 |  Play: Engaging Young Learners in Object Rich Environments

This fast-paced, interactive two day seminar takes place at the Smithsonian Institution and covers the use of play as a vehicle for engaging young children in the classroom, museum, and community. Bringing together children’s interests, play themes, and museum collections, seminar participants partake in hands-on, object based activities, gallery visits, and guided discussions with museum professionals and early childhood educators.

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