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May you enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Day!
January PACE Regional Trainings — Click here for the registration information.
You don't want to miss out on this Employment Landmines 2016 training in your region:
- Jan. 13, 2016 — Southern Region 2 Locations:
- 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. — The Stinking Rose: 55 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
- 2-4 p.m. — BB&T Insurance Services of California, Inc.: 2400 E. Katella Avenue. Suite 1100, 12th Floor Training Room, Anaheim, CA 92806
- Jan. 28, 2016 — Northern Capitol Region
- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. — California Child Development Administrators Association Conference Room, 1107 2nd St #320, Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone:(916) 443-5919
Employment Landmines 2016, presented by Deisy Bach, CEO of HR Ideas
- Jan. 29, 2016 — Bay Area Region 2 Locations:
- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. — Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA
- 2-4p.m. — Bay Area Entrepreneur Center, 458 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066
With a new year comes new laws and changes to existing laws. From new regulations associated with the Equal Pay Act to new Mandated Reporter requirements, a number of new bills, laws and legislative issues go into effect on January 1, 2016. It is essential that employers understand these changes and how they will impact their business and operations.
Failure to do so may result in costly penalties, fines and potential lawsuits. Join HRI for our annual Employment Landmines seminar where we’ll review these changes and provide best practices and strategies for compliance for 2016.
A little about our presenter Deisy Bach, president of HR Ideas:
- Trends in 2015
- Changes in Mandated Reporter laws
- New labor laws, changes and regulations kicking in for 2016
- How these changes will impact your business operations
- Potential pitfalls, penalties and risks to avoid
- Safety updates and changes for 2016
- Best practices for getting and staying in compliance in 2016
Deisy has over twenty years' experience in human resources, with fifteen spent providing outsourced HR solutions to small and medium sized businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. Her experience encompasses most areas of human resources, including in-house and field support, call center, payroll, employee benefits, and HRIS implementation. During the course of her career, Deisy has successfully developed, implemented, and managed several departments, including an international division.
Deisy received her bachelor's degree from Montclaire State University in Montclaire, New Jersey, where she majored in both political science and sociology. Deisy is also a paralegal; having completed one of the first ABA approved certificate programs in the country. Deisy is a PACE partner.
California Department of Education
On Nov. 19, 2014, the Child Care and Development Block Grant was reauthorized External link opens in new window or tab.. The Child Care and Development Fund is a component of the block grant. Every three years, the federal government requires states, territories, and tribes that receive funds through the federal CCDF to prepare and submit a plan detailing how these funds will be allocated and expended. The California Department of Education has been designated in state law to be the lead agency that is responsible for administering the CCDF in California and, therefore, is required to submit the CCDF State Plan.
First 5 California via BusinessWire
First 5 California's Executive Director Camille Maben released the following statement on a proposed compromise by Congress regarding the Elementary and Secondary Education Act:
"First 5 California is delighted to see that early learning remains a key point in the ESEA framework. Assuming California can compete for these new funds, ESEA could help us piece together the means to achieve our preschool promise — the promise made by Governor Brown and echoed by the Legislature to provide all low-income 4-year-old children with access to a high-quality pre-kindergarten experience."
Preschool Matters ... Today
The NIEER State of Preschool Yearbook collects data on a variety of topics relating to early childhood, including how states are serving dual language learners. According to Child Trends, nearly 22 percent of U.S. children live in a household that speaks a language other than English, therefore, it is important to analyze what supports early childhood programs are providing for students and families who speak a language other than English.
Center for American Progress
Early education prepares children for school, gives families a fair shot to get ahead, and strengthens our economy. Even though early education is critical, only about 34 percent of preschool aged children are enrolled in pre-k in the United States because skyrocketing costs are putting it out of reach for millions of hard-working American families. We're launching the #WithinReach campaign because kids, families, and our economy can't wait for access to affordable high-quality child care and pre-k any longer. We need major public policy solutions that match the gravity of the problem, and presidential candidates must tell us how they're going to put early education within reach for working families. A strong economy starts with strong families — it's time to put high-quality child care and pre-k #withinreach.
High-quality child care costs more than median rent in every state, and it's more expensive than the average annual tuition and fees for a public four-year university in 31 states and the District of Columbia.
Center for American Progress
Between birth and age 5, children are rapidly developing foundational capabilities in cognition, language and literacy, emotional growth and reasoning that comprise the scaffolding for ongoing development. Growing up in an environment that exposes young children to high levels of sustained stress, such as households experiencing poverty or violence, can impair vital early development and have a lasting effect throughout a child's life. Fortunately, interventions in early childhood are becoming more sophisticated and effective at identifying key risk factors and preventing the ongoing effects of poverty and toxic stress. Home visiting programs are a critical part of this intervention. However, these programs are underfunded and unable to achieve their maximum impact.
Thursday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (KELC Community)
Sensory Integration: Recognizing and Responding to Young Children with Sensory Issues
Presented by Christy Isbell, PhD OTR/L, Milligan College, TN
Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (GH Community)
Setting the Stage for Reading with Babies and Toddlers
Presented by Amy Read, M.A., Program Manager for Early Literacy Outreach
Dec. 2, 2015, at 2 p.m. ET — Come on In! How Directors and Teachers Can Use Rituals and Traditions to Create Community!
By: Jacky Howell and Kimberly Reinhard
Dec. 9, 2015, at 2 p.m. ET — Managing Mild Autism in Early Childhood Inclusive Classrooms: Top Teaching Strategies for Children with Mild ASD
By: Michael Assel and Libby Hall
Dec. 16, 2015, at 2 p.m. ET — Social-Emotional Learning & ECE Program Culture: How to facilitate resilience and inclusive culture
By: Dr. Maurice Elias
By: Mara McElroy Spencer
We have all had to deal with biting and aggression in the toddler classroom. And I'm sure you've had the endless parade of questions from parents regarding this behavior. Many teachers and parents alike have come to me discouraged with their toddler's aggression. Most don't understand why this is happening. Others would love to blame the school, except they're biting at home, too! What everyone needs to understand is biting and aggression is completely developmentally appropriate.
Chattanooga Times Free Press
The role of early childhood education became a source of debate when researchers at Vanderbilt University questioned the long-term impact of Tennessee's publicly funded pre-kindergarten program in September. A different report released Wednesday by the Southern Regional Education Board contrasts Vanderbilt's findings, arguing the importance of early childhood education — saying it needs to be a funding priority for states.
The current political hostility surrounding the Common Core State Standards has challenged academic standards' place in education policy. But, standards on their own (i.e. unattached to other controversial policies) are a valuable lever for improving teachers' practice. Combined with strong guidelines for implementation, standards promote quality instruction and set clear expectations for both educators and students. And while many state standards — like the Common Core — address kindergarten through 12th grade, well-developed early learning standards are similarly important. Public investments in pre-K are politically popular, and early learning standards can help policymakers define quality for these programs.
A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds child care centers play a pivotal role when it comes to the physical activity levels of preschoolers. Yet few children get to experience outdoor recess time as it is scheduled. Only 3 in 10 children had at least 60 minutes of a full child-care day outdoors for recess, as is recommended by guidelines. The amount of outdoor time while at child care was the only factor that predicted the total amount of physical activity children obtained over the full 24-hour day. The Preschool Eating and Activity Study found that children in child care centers with at least 60 minutes of outdoor time were more active over 24 hours than children that did not get this time.
Four-year-olds enrolled in Head Start made smaller academic gains when they shared their classroom with 3-year-olds, according to a study by a team of researchers at the University of Texas, Austin. By collecting data on 2,800 children in nearly 500 Head Start classrooms and comparing academic performance metrics of 4-year-olds in classrooms with 3-year-olds and those in separate classrooms, the research team found that 4-year-olds in shared classrooms were behind. In classrooms where the age groups were evenly split, 4-year-olds were an average of nearly five months behind their peers in separate classrooms. Even when only 20 percent of a classroom was made up of 3-year-olds, the older students were an average of two months behind.
Interacting with nature is the perfect hands-on activity, even in winter. The following activities are just the thing to chase away the winter blues while enhancing learning.
Researchers at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences have come up with a self-esteem test for 5-year-old toddlers. The University of Washington scientist carried out the test to see how well they thought of themselves. Self-esteem in adults cannot be measured the same way in kids. Adults are evaluated using the Implicit Association Test, which was developed by Anthony Greenwald. On the other hand, kids use Preschool Implicit Association Test, developed by Greenwald. Dario Cvencek, the lead researcher, found out that self-esteem among kids aged five years is established strongly enough to be evaluated. Initially, there was no tool to detect self-esteem in preschool-aged children. Therefore, it is hard to build self-esteem at this age since cognitive and verbal sophistication were absent in kids that, Quartz reported.
The Washington Post
The population of young children is surging in the District, creating an acute demand for more affordable, quality child care. Infants and toddlers are the fastest-growing age group in the city, with 26,500 children younger than 3 in 2013, up 26 percent from 2010. "While it is exciting that so many young people are spending their formative years in D.C., this growth has stretched an already under-capacity system," said Elizabeth Groginsky, assistant superintendent at the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education, who oversees early learning. She cited an analysis from 2012 showing that there were enough licensed day-care seats in centers and home-based programs to serve only a quarter of children younger than 3.
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