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From Teachstone's Blog:
- There are only a few spots left! Join other early childhood leaders at Teachstone's first InterAct Summit on April 11–12 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.
- Need CLASS training? Teachstone has added several locations and training types to their regional training calendar. Click here to learn more and register for the training you need.
- Join Teachstone for their next free webinar — Best in CLASS: Coaching Teachers on the CLASS — March 23 at 12 p.m. (EST)
Five Steps to Continuous Quality Improvement
By: Mike Benzian
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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!
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Flowers are blooming and the sun is on it's way out — now is the time to engage youth in environmental STEM activities. Register to attend one of the Energenius® Regional Trainings in your area. Walk away with the detailed Activity Guides and lesson plans to implement with your students. Check out the list of scheduled trainings below!
Region 2: March 19 & March 25
Region 5: March 23
Region 6: March 16 & March 23
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.
The Office of Child Care is pleased to announce the Federal Register publication of the National Child Care Hotline and Website Request for Comment. The deadline for receipt of comments is midnight, April 7. As authorized by section 658L(b) of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9858j(b)), as amended by the CCDBG Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-186), the Administration for Children and Families is developing a National website and toll-free hotline for child care. The website will disseminate easy-to-understand information about quality child care and Child Care and Development Fund-funded child care providers for parents of eligible children, the general public and providers.
Child Care Law Center
You know best what your needs are — and what your capacity is — to ensure the health and safety of children in your care. The Child Care Law Center wants to hear what you have to say about training requirements for child care providers. Your anonymous answers to this 15-minute survey may impact current and future health and safety training requirements! You have a chance to win a $25 Target gift card by completing this survey. If you have questions, please email Child Care Law Center staff attorney Laurie Furstenfeld or call her at 415-558-8005 x3. Thank you!
PACE Webinar Training Outline
Audience: PACE members
Duration: 1 hour
Topic: Why staying current with online technology is essential to your childcare business?
- Cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution (15 mins)
Hub-and-Spoke technology in childcare (20 mins)
- What is it?
- Example of cloud-based solutions in childcare
- How do providers benefit from adopting cloud based solutions?
Business use case of a cloud based solution — Staff Scheduling (15 mins)
- What is it?
- Why you should know?
- Case study of Hub-and Spoke in practice — Happy Hall Preschool
Question and Answer (10 mins)
April 5 (Tuesday) from 10-11 a.m. Pacific
- Common staff scheduling blues
- How a childcare specific cloud based solution can help save time and money
April 6 (Wednesday) from 2-3 p.m. Pacific
Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children & Families
April 5 (Tuesday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior
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 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.
Before he was speaker of the California Assembly, Anthony Rendon ran preschools for low-income children in Los Angeles. He felt first-hand the sting of the state's budget cuts during the recession years, watching the rate his preschools received per child from the state drop from $31 in 2008 to $17 in 2012. Very little of the $1.3 billion that was cut from the early education budget has come back to the field in subsequent budget years.
Story time is a special time to inspire imagination, foster emerging literacy skills, and plant the seeds for a young child's lifelong interest in reading and books. Through story time, you help children build vocabulary, develop listening skills, increase attention span, promote oral communication, and teach new concepts and skills. Most importantly, story time is a time for fun! Use the suggestions in this article to make your story times come alive.
As enrollment in publicly funded pre-K continues to rise in many states, it might be time to dust off a law review article I wrote about a decade ago, which argued that children have a constitutional right to pre-K education. If you missed the article when it came out, no worries — you were surely not alone, as most law review articles are not widely read, and this article was not an exception.
Access to quality preschool has become a hot topic in the U.S. Research indicates that the early years of a child's life are critically important for development of language and numeracy skills, but access to high quality preschools is uneven across the country. Some cities and states are focusing on early childhood education as a way to shrink the achievement gap before kids even get to kindergarten.
For nearly four decades, students at Andrew Hill High School in San Jose have studied the growth and development of young children through elective classes in a campus learning laboratory that serves as a day care center for 2- to 5-year-olds. Now the school’s Early Childhood Development Center has earned statewide recognition: It has been rated among the best of thousands of early education programs in California. Under the state's new Quality Rating and Improvement System, it received a near-perfect overall score. California's system, which has assessed the quality of early education sites throughout the state in the past year, answers for the first time a longstanding question for parents with children in child care: How can the quality of their kids' programs be measured in a meaningful way that parents can understand?
The Huffington Post
As the presidential candidates discuss and debate how to improve our country, nurturing the youngest Americans should be top of mind for all who are serious about securing our future. When babies get a good start in life, their chances for success, and ours, increase exponentially. This means better school outcomes, workforce readiness, social stability and global competitiveness — results in which all the candidates should have a stake.
Americans continue to see expanding access to education as the best strategy for widening opportunity in the modern economy, but remain conflicted as to whether to extend that commitment to dramatically widening the pathway to higher education, the Atlantic Media/Pearson Opportunity Poll has found.
Central Kentucky News
Only half of the children in Kentucky are considered ready when they enter kindergarten, according to numbers released from the state. "For children to be successful in the public school system, they have to enter the public school system ready to learn. That means they are going to have appropriate early childhood experiences. And we know that's not happening," said former Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton before a group of community and business leaders at Centre College.
The Hechinger Report
At a child care center in Clinton, children spend their days in colorful classrooms, supervised by qualified lead teachers, all of whom have college degrees. During outdoor time, the children can run up and down a grassy hill, explore a sensory herb garden, or play on a playground that cost roughly $180,000 to build. About 10 miles away at a daycare center in North Jackson, the classrooms are also stocked with toys and books, thanks to a nonprofit program, but caregivers only need a high school diploma. Outside, children can play with hula-hoops or bounce balls on the side of the building. Playground equipment is too expensive.
When rumored vice-presidential contender Julian Castro was still mayor of San Antonio in 2011, he asked its 1.4 million residents to think about what they wanted to see in their city in 2020. The question was both imaginative and practical, but the effort to get it answered was monumental. In two rounds of city-wide open forums — some with attendance numbering in the hundreds — residents came together at community centers, schools and other venues to discuss issues like education, parks and recreation, transportation, workforce development and other matters inherent to the needs of a growing city.
When preschool teachers take a break to get snacks ready or prepare for the next activity, they usually let students engage in play for an hour or half hour-long chunk of time. In many preschools, children may simply head toward several bins full of toys or a kitchen playset. Whether boys choose to play with blocks or girls choose to play with baby dolls may seem inconsequential. But the gendered nature of kids' play activities may actually have serious consequences — depriving children from developing certain skills and preventing them from learning how to socialize across genders.
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