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The Professional Association for Childhood Education (PACE), along with nine other organizations seized the moment and advocated for children at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Feb. 3, 2016. Check out a few snapshots below.
Feb. 17, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Anaheim California
March 18, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Pleasanton California
The tune-up kit includes over 200 pages of current licensing info at your fingertips!
- Reserve your 2016 PACE Licensing Tune-Up Kit for the low fee of: $35.00 for PACE Members; $50.00 for non-member and you can pick it up at the training.
Updated inserts will be available for attendees who purchased 2015 Tune-Up Kit binders.
Reserve your spot today. Space is limited to 50 attendees at each location.
Click here to download the registration form.
PCCP Presents PACE Leadership Training on March 2, 2016, with Julie Bartkus, Internationally-known Child Care Business Success Mentor, Coach and Author Julie Bartkus in Pleasanton, California
Child Care Business Success in 4 Simple Steps register here!
All recommendations and opinions provided by the PACE HR Helpline are based on general human resource management fundamentals, practices, and principles, and are not legal opinions or guaranteed outcomes. In using the PACE HR Helpline, PACE member acknowledges that the advisors are not attorneys and accordingly any information provided written or verbally does not constitute legal advice.
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PCCP Presents PACE Leadership Seminar 2016 Southern & Northern California Program Administration Scale
"Leading the Way to Quality: The Director's Role"
Featuring: Jill Bella, Ed.d., Director of Quality Supports and Assistant Professor
McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University
Southern California — Thursday June 2, 2016, Brandman University, Irvine, California
Northern California — Friday, June 3, 2016, Brandman University, Walnut Creek, California
More details to come!
Starting in January, services are available to households with a 2015 income of $54,000 or less. Exceptions may apply. Call your local partner for details.
You may qualify for a tax credit but you have to file your taxes! Don't miss the deadline to file — April 18, 2016!
Contra Costa 12 Annual Young Children's Issues Forum
Join your local state legislators, local elected officials, and special guests in a dialogue about the national movement towards Universal Quality Early Care and Education, state legislation, and current initiatives for quality improvement of California's early care and education programs.
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration and resource fair begins at 8:30 a.m., continental breakfast and lunch provided.
Click here to register.
Speak Out for Children — Become a Sponsor!
We invite you to partner with us by becoming a sponsor and/or a partner in the Annual Young Children's Issues Forum. If you're interested in collaborating or sponsoring this year's event, click here.
By uniting and working together, we can ensure that California’s Children ages 0 to 5 benefit from access to quality early learning opportunities. These early years are crucial to every child’s overall development and well-being. Throughout the conference, national, state, and local experts will share their experiences and insights on a variety of early education topics and the impact that they have on our children.
We are excited to announce Paul Tough, David B. Grusky, and Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl as of our keynote speakers for our 2016 Early Learning Water Cooler Conference!
Paul Tough is the author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. He is a contributing writer to the New York Times magazine and a speaker on various topics. Tough has written extensively about education, parenting, poverty, and politics, including cover stories on character education, the achievement gap, and the Obama administration’s poverty policies. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, Slate, GQ, Esquire, and Geist.
Center for Child and Family Studies
Date: Feb. 12
- Format of the DRDP (2015)
- Use of documentation and evidence to rate measures
- Importance of inter-rater reliability
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m — There will be a one-hour lunch break. Lunch is not provided.
Location: Para Los Ninos Head Start Office, 5000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Click here to register.
Need CLASS training? Teachstone has added several locations and training types to their regional calendar this year. Click here to learn more and register for the training you need.
Teachstone is hosting the first InterAct Summit on April 11–12, 2016 in Chicago. During this two-day event, explore what it means to deliver on the promise of CLASS with community building, dialogue, and discussions with industry leaders. Topics include data collection and interpretation, professional development and technology, and CLASS implementation and impact. Register now to secure your space.
Free webinars! Join Teachstone for one (or more) of their 2016 free webinars:
Reducing Your Workers' Compensation Costs
Date: February 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register: Click here to register.
Required Seating Accommodations — Will You Be Ready?
Date: February 16, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Register: Click here to register.
U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services
Thursday, February 11, 3:00 p.m., EST
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services invite you to join them via Google Hangout for a discussion about inclusion in early childhood programs and why it matters to states, early childhood programs, families, and young children with and without disabilities. The discussion kicks off a series of webinars on the research, practice, and public awareness of inclusion in early childhood programs, to be held over the next several months. You can find information about the Google Hangout and webinar series here.
Thursday, February 18, 3:00 p.m., EST
The second webinar in the series features Phil Strain of the University of Colorado Denver presenting "Preschool Inclusion: What's the Evidence, What Gets in the Way, and What do High-Quality Programs Look Like?" Click here for more details and to register.
Preschool Inclusion: What's the Evidence, What Gets in the Way, and What do High-Quality Programs Look Like?
This webinar will focus on:
- Linda Smith (Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development for the ACF at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
- Phil Strain (Director, PELE Center; Faculty, ECTA Center; Professor, Education Psychology & Early Childhood Special Education, University of Colorado Denver)
We hope everyone will register independently, even it they plan on viewing the webinar with a group! If you miss the live event, we'll make a recording available afterward.
- an overview of the 40 years of research supporting early childhood inclusion,
- a review of myths surrounding the children, adults and systems that support inclusion, and;
- a review of common features across the inclusion models that have produced the most powerful outcomes.
Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children & Families
February 26 (Friday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
April 5 (Tuesday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior
February 10 (Wed.) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
March 8 (Tuesday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
May 5 (Thursday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
June 3 (Friday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
Building Your Bounce: Promoting YOUR Resilience
March 16 (Wednesday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
May 11 (Wednesday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
Promoting Resilience in Children Birth Through Five
February 2 (Tuesday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
March 29 (Tuesday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
Promoting Resilience in School-Age Children
February 18 (Thursday) from 2-3 p.m. Eastern
April 14 (Thursday) from 2-3 p.m. Eastern
June 14 (Tuesday) from 2-3 p.m. Eastern
Using Conscious Discipline Strategies &
the e-DECA Assessment
April 19 (Tuesday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
By: Cait Harrison
Imagine a day filled with nature walks, playing in the mud, studying worms up close and reading stories in the forest. Doesn't really sound like school, does it? Welcome to the world of nature preschool — where young learners spend part or all of their school day outdoors. There are more than 150 nature preschools across the country, up from about two dozen in 2012.
For the fourth-straight year, state spending on publicly funded preschool has increased, according to the latest report by the Education Commission of the States, a state education policy think tank. Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia increased spending on preschool, while only nine states decreased funding. Of the states that made increases, 22 had Republican governors and 10 had Democratic governors. Overall, spending increased by 12 percent over 2014-2015 to a total of $7 billion in 2015-2016.
Reading is an opportunity for you to learn about your child's world. Young children (roughly ages 2–6) are often described as egocentric. They see the world from a limited perspective. But adults can be equally egocentric. They often do not understand what the world looks like from a child's point of view. As you read with — and not just to — your child, you may learn that she interprets events differently from you, that she sees things in the story that you did not, and that she learns from the story in ways you did not expect. Reading with can provide a window into your child's mind as well as clues to nurturing her thinking.
Parents truly are their children's first and best teachers. When it comes to dealing with children's behavior, sometimes the job seems bigger than we would like it to be. Every day our children can behave in ways that frustrate, embarrass, and confound us. Some of the behaviors they display are just related to being a child. Other behaviors, however, are related to our habits and responses to them.
A new report shows missing as few as two days of school per month has a significant impact on Mississippi students' academic success, particularly in the early years. The report by KIDS COUNT marks the first time researchers have analyzed Mississippi's student-level data on chronic absenteeism, defined as missing more than 10 percent of the school year because of both excused and unexcused absences.
The percentage of children in the U.S. with immigrant parents is rising. These children account for around a quarter of all children under age 8. Around 30 percent of these children grow up with undocumented parents, often in "mixed-status" families where at least one child has full legal status and at least one parent does not. So, while the vast majority — nearly 80 percent — are themselves native-born, U.S. citizens, their undocumented parents face the risk of deportation. Because of their parents' status, many of these American children enter schools with unique needs that differ from children of immigrants generally and U.S. children overall. Given the country's shifting demographics, these distinctions are inescapably important for U.S. educators.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is launching a $6.5 million project to study early-childhood education policies nationwide with an emphasis on how policies differ in rural and urban areas, according to the Lincoln Journal Star. The study will use researchers across the country to track children from early-childhood classrooms through early elementary to identify policies that best prepare at-risk students for school. Researchers are especially interested in examining the experiences of rural children and have identified 10 rural school districts to participate in the multi-year study.
By: Brian Stack and Erica Stack
Parents of today want their children to be the best, the fastest and the smartest. In pursuit of meeting these goals, many schools have added more time for instruction and testing for core content areas. The added time often comes at the expense of recess, physical education, and many other forms of movement breaks and activities. As parents of five children under the age of 10, we see the impact of this shift in our own community school each and every day.
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