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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
2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, California, 95815, USA
Join the conference committee! Volunteering for PACE will get you connected, expose you to new ideas and provide you with meaningful ways to support the ECE industry and peers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
PACE has joined with CCDAA and fellow statewide organizations to sign on to a joint letter of recommendations to improve California’s Early Care and Education System since together we believe that this year California has the opportunity to make significant investments in improving the affordability and access for families and children to child care programs through budget investments.
To achieve this goal, statewide early education organizations have come up with the following investment strategies to improve California's Early Care and Education System:
Increase all reimbursement rates:
Increase Access for families:
- Make significant investments in both the Standard Reimbursement Rate and the Regional Market Rate systems to ensure forward progress toward paying early care and education providers to reflect the current cost of care.
- Consider the benefits of a single reimbursement system for vouchers and contracted centers based on regional market rates and quality of care.
- Update the eligibility guidelines to reflect the current State Median Income (SMI), and increase the exit eligibility level to 85% of current SMI, in order to ensure low income families have access to subsidized services.
- Add additional slots in both the General Child Care and Alternative Payment systems to expand access to care for families with a variety of child care needs.
- Promote 12-month eligibility consistent with AB 2150.
Dear ECE Professional,
Please send your letter of support for AB 2150 (Santiago & Weber) by Tuesday, April 5 at 4 p.m. The main intent of this bill is to ensure 12 months of continuous child care assistance for families. A sample support letter and fact sheet are attached. Please email your support letter to Daphne.Hunt@asm.ca.gov and Jaspreet.email@example.com, and copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
AB 2150 will be heard by the Assembly Committee on Human Services on Tuesday, April 12 at 1:30pm in the State Capitol, Room 437. Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance will also review the child care budget on the same day, April 12 at 9 a.m. in the State Capitol, Room 444. Please join us at both hearings to voice your support for AB 2150 and increased funding for child care!
Child Care Law Center
445 Church Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
P: 415-558-8005 x 3
Attached here, please find ECEC’s letter of support for AB1897 in partnership with PACE, which would require the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing (CDSS-CCL) to, in consultation with community stakeholders, adopt regulations on or before January 1, 2018, to develop and implement a birth to entering first grade facility license option for child care centers.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Early Care and Education Consortium
PACE in partnership with the Early Childhood Education Consortium has submitted comments to the Department of Finance. A few of our comments include:
- Increase reimbursement rates in both the Standard Reimbursement Rate and the Regional Market Rate systems to allow providers to invest in high-quality programming.
- Align the voucher and contracted center reimbursement systems into a single rate based on regional market rates and quality of care.
- Increase the levels of eligibility to reflect the current SMI which is far above the state’s estimate of the 2005 cost of living in use now.
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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.
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.
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 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
Preschool Matters ... Today
Parents looking for good early care and education face a formidable challenge. Further below we provide some helpful resources, but ultimately parents have to spend time learning about any program they are considering — asking questions, observing and thinking about whether it is the right fit for your individual child.
As California legislators consider a new approach to financing the state’s preschool programs, they need to develop a funding strategy that will ensure those programs are high quality, according to a recent research brief. "Economists have shown the benefits of early education investments, which generate approximately $7 for every dollar invested," according to the researchers. "However, the potential of preschool can only be realized if programs are of high quality." These savings occur in part because of reduced costs for special education, better high school graduation rates and fewer incarcerations.
We talk often about how early childhood education from birth to age eight is critical for setting a strong foundation for children’s educational outcomes. If we get ECE right — ensuring equity in access and quality — we can stop academic achievement gaps before they start for our country's next generation. And the faces of that next generation — our country's youngest learners and future leaders — look increasingly different from past generations. Indeed, the demographics of our country are fundamentally shifting: a tide of younger, browner Americans are replacing older, whiter ones.
By: Danielle Manley and Hailey Golden
Every educator has a different approach to disciplining and motivating students, but not all approaches are successful for every student. For students with learning disabilities, like ADHD, Asperger's syndrome and dyslexia, discipline and motivation can be even trickier. You need to be prepared to handle these students while also maintaining a learning environment. The first step toward helping the students succeed is getting them to be OK with their disability.
Academy of Finland via Science Daily
Training parents online and over the telephone significantly decreased preschool children's disruptive behavior. The intervention program decreased children's aggressiveness, noncompliant behavior, ADHD symptoms and emotional problems as well as strengthened their ability to feel empathy.
The center rules for nap time were: 1. No talking and 2. Stay on your cot. Sonia followed the rules. First she sat on her cot and made faces. Then she knelt with her head on the pillow and hummed. She squatted, stood, and bounced on the cot. She stripped the case off her pillow and crawled inside. She flopped onto her back and rhythmically kicked the canvas covering. Sonia always followed the rules for nap time. If nap time was a difficult part of the day for Sonia, it was a nightmare for her teacher. Does this simple daily routine need to be so difficult?
The state should require all its preschool and transitional kindergarten providers to offer, at a minimum, part-day programs to all low-income families, with full-day programs available for all low-income families with working parents, the state Legislative Analyst's Office is advising. The recommendations, contained in a review of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed childcare and preschool budget for 2016-2017, would cover 270,000 4-year-old children through both part- and full-day publicly funded programs.
Preschool Matters ... Today (commentary)
Melissa Dahlin, a contributor for Preschool Matters ... Today, writes: "Creating conditions in which people are more likely to change. This phrase really stuck with me when I heard it recently at a session on systems thinking at the CEELO Leadership Academy, led by Tracy Benson from the Waters Foundation because it applied to many of my personal and professional interactions. In particular, it resonated with CEELO's chronic absenteeism FastFact. The connection struck me on two levels, both involving incorporating family engagement as a lever for changing chronic absenteeism into regular attendance for children in early learning settings."
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