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March 18, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Pleasanton California
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Truth be told — one of the things that is eating child care owners' profits is past due accounts that are owned to them. If you've moved past this point in your child care program — kudos. But if you're still struggling with your child care clients who owe you money, I have a few tips and ideas for you.
Tuesday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
California Department of Social Services
Auditorium, Room 9-02-205
744 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Monday, March 14, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fresno County Office of Education
Conference Room 101T
1111 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA 93721
Please click here to RSVP for this meeting.
Join by phone:
Conference ID: 77249
The Department of Finance welcomes a rich discussion about the proposed Early Education Block Grant (Block Grant) and stakeholders' vision of what an early learning program should look like in California.
The stakeholder input process is not a legislative hearing so you do not need to register either support for or opposition to the Block Grant. Instead, we wish to collect input regarding what you believe an early education program should look like, with the objective that funding would be targeted to young children most in need and without substantial changes to overall funding levels.
We expect a full house and wish to be respectful of all attendees who come, some from long distances. To this end, we ask that you please limit comments to three minutes to allow everyone who wishes to speak the opportunity to do so. We encourage all attendees to bring a written copy of their comments, or to submit written comments to our dedicated Block Grant email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can do so in advance of the first stakeholder meeting, we can make note of these comments and incorporate them into our discussion.
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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
Registration will open up soon!
Q: How can art be used in constructing a young child's view of cultural differences and similarities? -Jacy Varn, Toledo, Ohio
A: Hands-on art experiences are one of the best ways to teach cultural differences and similarities to young children. All cultures express their values and customs through holidays and rituals. These holidays and rituals invariably include objects that can be made in the classroom using arts and craft materials. Not only are multicultural arts and crafts fun to make, but they also provide a perfect hands-on learning experience. Young children enjoy and learn best when all of their senses are engaged. Arts and crafts combines sensory learning and cognitive development with something tangible that can be taken home and remembered.
This event features 2 full days of training including a brand new 6 hour leadership institute on Day 1. The workshops on day 2 are a deep dive format, which allows for a thorough and broad examination of each topic.
Please click here to learn more about the event details and all the topics that will be covered. CCDAA, is offering PACE members a discount by using typing the code: "Special", to get $150 off of your registration.
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.
California Equal Pay Law Eff. 1/1/16 — Big Implications for Employers
Date: March 9, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Register: Click here to register.
Counseling, Disciplining & Performance Reviews
Date: March 9, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Clients — Free with coupon code
Non-Members — $25.00
Register: Click here to register.
Clients — Please contact our office at (925) 556-4404 to obtain coupon code.
Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children & Families
April 5 (Tuesday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior
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
March 29 (Tuesday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
Promoting Resilience in School-Age Children
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
March 9 at 2 p.m. ET — Nurturing secure attachments for Infants and Toddlers: The key to optimal emotional development
Presented by: Dr. Alice Sterling Honig
March 16 at 2 p.n. ET — Literature for Social Emotional Development: Books that help children explore feelings
Presented by: Jacky Howell and Kimberly Reinhard
March 23 at 2 p.m. ET — Actualizing An Anti-Bias Approach As An Early Childhood Leader: Beyond Books and Pictures
Presented by: Lindsey Allard Agnamba and Je'Kendria Trahan
Click here to see a list of all upcoming webinars.
Teaching simple science is the art of taking a big idea and explaining it in an age-appropriate manner using easy, practical, and fun experiments. With all the demands on the early classroom teacher, the emphasis is on "easy". This article contains a number of simple science experiments for the young children in your program. Let's start with water.
The proposition that expanding pre-K will improve later achievement for children from low-income families is premature. Premature as well is the presumption that solid research exists to guide the content and structure of pre-K programs. Despite more than 50 years of preliminary work on pre-K as an early intervention for young children from poor backgrounds, the field of early childhood education has a relatively small database to use as a guide to effective practice.
As an MIT Sloan Fellow in 2011, Kin Lo MBA '12 felt disconnected from his daughter, who had just started preschool in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Soon, the 3-year-old would be learning a host of things there, such as numbers or the alphabet, and Lo would never get to see. Then he had an epiphany. "Quickly I realized that, in preschool, educators want to share and document important developmental milestones, but they lack good tools to do it," he says. "Teachers try to bridge that gap with text messaging and blogs and paper ... but there was a disconnect with the way schools connect with the new generation of young, 'digital-native' parents."
By: Hailey Golden
For parents of children with ADHD, every task throughout the day can be a struggle — from waking up and making it to school on time to getting homework done and going to bed at night. And small fits can quickly turn into something big — especially when you break a routine. All of these concerns carry through the school day, which has an effect on educators. That's why communicating with parents and understanding the student's home environment are key.
As the deadline for the May Revision of the state budget approaches, a group of education organizations is asking Gov. Jerry Brown to remove his proposed early education block grant from the budget process. The organizations — including the California State PTA, the California School Boards Association, CASBO, early education advocates, school districts, preschool providers and unions — say Brown's current budget proposal to consolidate preschool and transitional kindergarten funding into one $1.6 billion early learning block grant "is a significant policy change that warrants discussion outside the fiscal process."
When Hortencia Lujan moved to San Jose, California, from Mexico six years ago, she immediately searched for a preschool for her then 4-year-old son, Andrey. There were no seats available in the Head Start or state preschool programs in her neighborhood of Santee, and the family could not afford a private preschool. So Andrey stayed home with his mom. Sometimes a neighbor minded him.
The Hechinger Report
It's a well-established problem that too few blacks and Hispanics, and too few women of all colors, pursue degrees and careers in the sciences. And much research has gone into why minority students aren't taking as many science classes in high school, and later in college, as their white counterparts do. Wonks call it the "leaky STEM pipeline," referring to all the students who leave science, technology, engineering and math as they progress through their educational careers. But a new study indicates that the STEM pipeline might have a giant hole in it far earlier than many of us ever thought: before kindergarten.
By: Dorothy L. Tengler
Thinking on your feet has always been thought of as how to perform well under pressure and staying composed. But now, the concept is being taken to another level. Findings published recently in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health provide the first evidence of neurocognitive benefits of stand-height desks in classrooms, where students are given the choice to stand or sit based on their preferences.
A pediatrician friend speaking to me about a child's health was careful to point out the difference between a label and a diagnosis. "Labels are not helpful; diagnoses are." When asked for further explanation, she said four characteristics found in a diagnosis may be absent in a label. First, there must be clear signs or symptoms. Second, a cause is identified. Next, a valid protocol for intervention or treatment is established. Finally, a prognosis can be determined. "All should be objectively established, which is not often the case when assigning a label."
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