FOR SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING,
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
& TEACHER APPRECIATION
MY ADVOCACY STORY
With having such a blessed life and career, I feel motivated to give back to teachers & give kids a better understanding of confidence and creativity. I'm highly involved in the state of Georgia's early education
system. I'm a board member for GA Foundation for Early Care and Learning, involved with the Georgia Governor's office education initiatives, recently became the Region IV Head Start Ambassador on Early
Literacy and was the 2019 keynote speaker for GAEYC.
WHAT SPEAKS TO ME
Beginning early in life, social & emotional learning (SEL) is imperative in helping children to understand
& manage their emotions, feel & show empathy for others, establish healthy relationships,
set positive goals
& make responsible decisions.
BENEFITS OF SEL
REDUCED CONFLICT & RISK-TAKING
Long-term benefits include reduced criminal behavior
& engaged citizenship.
CONFIDENCE & SELF-EFFICACY
More positive attitudes toward oneself & tasks, persistence,
empathy & decreased emotional distress.
POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH PEERS & ADULTS
Including social behaviors and interpretations of authority
CONNECTION & COMMITMENT TO SCHOOL
Including increased likelihood of high school graduation, improved test scores, grades & attendance
Coy has partnered with Lakeshore Learning to
promote social-emotional competence, creativity and storytelling with an all-in-one
kit based on his new book, Behind the Little Red Door!
"I'm trying to dive as deep as I can inside to create content that's going to better our education system, give kids a further understanding of confidence & self-worth & give teachers something unique & creative to work with."
Literacy & ece
Early childhood education focuses on “learning through play” by providing a hands-on, interactive atmosphere where children learn about themselves through playing with other children. I strive to preserve & advance the education of some of our country’s youngest students, as well as increase awareness about the importance of early childhood education.
"I have seen time & time again the devotion, energy & passion that teachers bring into the classroom." -Coy Bowles