Classroom Strategies for Effective Large Group (Circle-Time)

Category: Early Childhood Education (Regional Training)
Posted on 10/28/2020
Large group instruction, sometimes called circle-time or carpet-time is a traditional part of the daily routine in an early childhood classroom. It builds a sense of community where the whole class comes together for movement and music activities, interactive storytelling, and other shared experiences. This full-day course will explore the importance of large group instruction and focus on concrete, developmentally appropriate strategies and hands on activities to keep all students engaged. Participants will practice how to facilitate a child-centered large group time where students are actively engaged allowing for many opportunities to make choices and take leadership roles with their peers. Strategies such as embedding the instruction of IEP goals, differentiating instruction, encouraging the active physical involvement of students, and creating opportunities for meaningful communication will be discussed.

Intended Audience

Early childhood special education teachers, early childhood general education teachers, early childhood paraprofessionals, and other service providers.


442-292-5094, ext. 231
6:00 Hours

LCAP Priorities

  • School Climate
  • Pupil Engagement
  • Pupil Achievement

Multitiered system of supports Tier 1 and 2 and 3