Having a classroom pet is valuable in many ways. Children learn early science concepts, practice nurturing behavior, and gain responsibility. But what do you do and how do you react when a classroom pet dies? Children commonly ask: "What is dead? Will it happen to me? Will it happen to you?" This workshop will help teachers understand what death means to young children and will provide them with techniques to remain emotionally available to comfortably discuss these difficult feelings.
Jean serves as a consultant to a wide variety of early childhood and elementary school programs and provides guidance to parents in both individual and group settings.