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- Low annual dues includes unlimited memberships for your employees — Membership pays for itself with the savings and benefits you and your staff receives. You may be able to deduct up to 80% of your dues as a business expense on your taxes.
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Welcome to the Child Care Professionals Training Section
The Child Care Professionals Training Module for Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training- California is a two hour training that includes 3 sections. Each section will include practice test questions or vignettes.
At the conclusion of the training you will take a final exam which will test the information that you have learned during the training. Upon scoring an 80% or higher you will be able to fill out and print your Certificate of Completion.
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PACE 46th Annual Education Conference in Ontario California
PACE 46th Annual Education Conference
Oct. 16-18, 2015
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PACE licensing tune-up kit 2015
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Kaplan's Quality Assist
Kaplan Webinar "Quality Assist" online professional development courses. If you are interested in attending this free webinar on June 3 at 10:00 a.m. email Bryan Hanna BHanna@kaplanco.com to get you registered and provide the link and phone number.
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Group size: What does it mean for the children in your care?
The effects of group size on children can be effectively examined in relation to the various domains within which the individual child develops physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally, and culturally. In the process of examining those domains, it becomes very clear that the authors of "Eager to Learn" are not alone in their conclusion that the critical component to program quality lies in the relationship between the child and the teacher/caregiver and the ability of the adult to respond to the child (Bowman, Donovan, & Burns, 2001). In almost every case, positive support for the child's development depends on the kind of close observation and knowledge of individual children that is only possible when the number of children in the group is limited.
Feds call for greater inclusion in preschools
The Obama administration wants to see more kids with disabilities — no matter how significant — participating in classrooms alongside their typically-developing peers. The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services are jointly seeking public comment on a draft policy statement encouraging greater inclusion for young children with disabilities. While the majority of preschoolers with disabilities attended general early childhood programs as of 2013, more than half of these children received their special education and related services in segregated environments, the Education Department said.
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Preschool kids starved for exercise
Add preschoolers to the list of Americans who don't get enough exercise. In a new study out today, Seattle researchers found that preschoolers only get about 48 minutes of exercise a day, although some studies suggest they should get at least two hours. At that age, exercise is crucial for preventing obesity, as well as for developing motor and social skills, said Pooja Tandon, an assistant professor at the University of Washington and a researcher at Seattle Children's Hospital.
Let the kids learn through play
The New York Times
Twenty years ago, kids in preschool, kindergarten and even first and second grade spent much of their time playing: building with blocks, drawing or creating imaginary worlds, in their own heads or with classmates. But increasingly, these activities are being abandoned for the teacher-led, didactic instruction typically used in higher grades. In many schools, formal education now starts at age 4 or 5. Without this early start, the thinking goes, kids risk falling behind in crucial subjects such as reading and math, and may never catch up.
Early-education bill reintroduced in the House, but prospects still grim
Members of Congress have resurrected a legislative plan to expand early-childhood education programs for children birth through 5 years of age, but they don't expect it to get very far despite it having some bipartisan support. Reps. Bobby Scott, D-Va., and Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., along with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and 19 other Senate Democratic co-sponsors, introduced the Strong Start for America's Children Act Tuesday. The measure was originally proposed in 2013 and relies on a federal-state partnership. But the hefty price tag attached to the proposal — roughly $75 billion over 10 years — will likely be a non-starter for most Republicans in both chambers.
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Study: Toddlers with siblings have higher emotional intelligence
Counsel & Heal
Toddlers, especially those with siblings, have higher emotional intelligences than previously believed, according to a new study. The latest study, performed by researchers at Georgia State University and University of Washington, revealed that children between aged two to three understand how the sounds they make influence others. The latest study involved 48 toddlers who played with two different toys: a quiet toy and a loud toy. Researchers then introduced a doll and gave the children one of two tasks- to wake up the doll or let it sleep.
Child care assistance laws blocking parents' potential
Education can be both the lock and key to socioeconomic mobility in the United States. Research continually shows that parent income is highly correlated with children's academic success. In the same vein, parents' education level and work experience greatly impact their economic status. States are cognizant of this trend and have implemented policies that offer some level of child care assistance to low-income parents enrolled in education and training classes as a result.
Power of apps in preschool literacy
Australia is a diverse, multilingual country, with more than 200 languages spoken. However, fewer second-generation Australians speak their parents' mother tongues than in some other Western countries. Only one in five of the 4 million Australians with an overseas-born parent can converse in their parent's language, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. In Canada, by comparison, more than half of second-generation Canadians can speak a parent's tongue. New research aims to explore how this intergenerational language transfer can be improved, especially in the critical developmental period of early childhood, because it also helps in learning English.
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