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PACE & California Children's Project
Leading the Way to Quality Training & Networking Luncheon
As the owner or director do you feel isolated in your center? Do you know you run a quality program but want to continually improve and are not sure how? Would you like help in organizing your administrative processes to be ore streamlined? Would you like support in managing your staff, and the day to day operations of your program? The PAS measures the quality of management and leadership practices in your program. It will help you improve!
Excited to announce our presenters, Jill Bella, Ed.D., director of quality supports for the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership and Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at National Louis University and Melissa Casteel, Ed.D., Quality Training Specialist for the McCormick Center for Childhood Leadership. Presenting two different two different days at a state of the art Brandman University campus.
Participants will be introduced to the Program Administration Scale which measures the quality of management and leadership practices in a program. Participants will learn how to score the instrument as well as strategies for using the tool as a resource for improving administrative practices. Examples of how center directors, quality facilitators and researchers can use the PAS to enhance program effectiveness will be presented. Participants will also learn how to incorporate the tool into action plans.
Space is limited — Reserve your seat today!
Thursday, June 2 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Brandman University Irvine Campus,
16355 Laguna Canyon Road 1st Floor,
Irvine, CA, 92618
Friday, June 3 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Brandman University Irvine Campus,
2950 Buskirk Avenue,
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597
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
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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
Invest in US
Mike Krzyzewski, the head coach of Duke's men's basketball team, knows falling behind is tough to overcome. That's why he supports building a better nation by expanding high-quality early childhood education programs for children from birth through age five.
The National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education Professional Development Study is a randomized controlled evaluation of two forms of professional development delivered to over 490 early childhood education teachers. The aim is to improve teachers' implementation of language/literacy activities and interactions with children, as well as promote gains in children's social and academic development.
The USDA released their Report to Congress: Reducing Paperwork in the Child and Adult Care Food Program this week to the public. The report was the result of work by the Child and Adult Care Food Program Paperwork Reduction Work Group. The Work Group included professionals across national associations, state and local agencies, as well as experts in early childhood education, care, nutrition, and technology.
Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect
The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities was established by the Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 to develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing child fatalities resulting from abuse and neglect. Their report outlines a strategy for how to realign organizations and communities to protect children at highest risk of fatality from abuse or neglect. By combining a proactive approach to child safety with a more strategic response, CECANF hopes to make prevention of fatalities from abuse and neglect standard practice.
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!
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.
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
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
There is a statue on the sunny streets of California's state capitol, in front of the federal courthouse. The bronzed covered wagon memorializes the generations of families who came westward during the gold rush in search of opportunity. Many found it. But in the Golden State, there is widespread concern among educators and advocates that if conditions continue, that opportunity may be a thing of the past. Of the 1.5 million infants and toddlers in California, 53 percent are Latino, and 48 percent are low-income, according to the 2013 census. Nearly half of California's children speak a language other than English.
Books on butterflies need to be checked out of the local library for next week's unit on insects. It's that time of year to think of a unique fundraiser for your child care center. The telephone committee needs organizing, and the hamster and goldfish need a home during holidays. How can you manage a successful center and find time for all the extras? You can't — unless you have a great group of volunteers who are willing to help. Most of the children in your center are enrolled because both parents are employed outside the home. This fact complicates matters when you need volunteers during the day. However, you can encourage working parents to become involved with the following activities.
Medical News Today
The age at which a child starts school may influence their likelihood of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, suggests a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is estimated to affect around 6.4 million children aged 4-17 in the U.S., making it one of the most common childhood conditions. ADHD is characterized by poor attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. It is most commonly diagnosed at the age of 7, and boys are more likely to be diagnosed with the condition than girls.
There was a specific culture-building lesson I liked to use at the beginning of each school year during my time as an early elementary teacher. I would call three students of varying heights to the front of the room, where I'd taped three pieces of candy evenly across the board. "You may each take one piece of candy," I'd say, knowing that given their heights only the tallest of the three students would be able to reach a piece. When the righteously indignant protests began, I would pose a crucial question to the class: "Was this fair?"
Training parents online and over the telephone significantly decreased preschool children's disruptive behavior, shows the new Strongest Families study from the Research Center for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku. The intervention program decreased children's aggressiveness, noncompliant behavior, ADHD symptoms, and emotional problems as well as strengthened their ability to feel empathy. The research was supported by the Academy of Finland, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, Kummit Association and Margaretha Foundation.
We hear so much about the importance of interacting with young children and allowing them more time for "free play" and exploration. Executing these ideals seems daunting to parents, teachers and children alike, namely in the face of the pressing desire for academic achievement. Recent decades have produced endless studies on how to best teach and prepare the young set. Parents and educators believe they know, and teaching has been tweaked purportedly to meet performance standards and conform to a school-readiness checklist.
Medical News Today
Newborns should be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life with continued breastfeeding until at least 12 months, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This can be hard when new breastfeeding families have to rely on child care facilities because of a need to return to work in a specified time. What kind of breastfeeding support, if any, can they rely on from the child care facility? This question interested a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has a sweet idea to boost early-childhood education in his cash-strapped city. In his first budget address, the freshman mayor proposed a 3 cents-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks that he says would generate $400 million over the next five years, more than half of which would be allotted to universal prekindergarten in the city. "There is simply nowhere else to find this revenue. We all know we can't raise property taxes again," said Kenney.
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