Professional Development Calendar

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EPS Region 6 Event Calendar
Aug
26
Sat
Developmentally Appropriate Planning and Activities for Children Birth to 5 – August 2017 (in English) @ Rock and Roll Day Care
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 3:15 pm

Developmentally Appropriate Planning and Activities for Children Birth to 5

CEU Course Description: Every child needs positive early learning experiences that foster his/her intellectual as well as social and emotional development (Zero to Three, 2014). During the early years of a child’s life, experiences and interactions form either a strong or weak foundation for a child’s development and future success in school and in life. Early childhood programs can help children form a strong foundation by providing individualized, responsive and stimulating developmentally appropriate experiences that occur throughout the day. In this session, participants will revisit development of children birth through age 5 and explore providing sensory and child-directed learning experiences based upon each child’s interests and needs.

Schedule: This training takes place on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 9:30am to 3:30pm for five hours of training.

Location: Rock and Roll Day Care, 535 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA  02141 (MBTA accessible or limited street parking with parking meters is available)

This training is 5 hours/.5 CEU credits. Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Curriculum.

Registration for this class is now closed – Contact the EPS Team at epsregion6@bostonabcd.org with any questions

 

Aug
29
Tue
Designing Child Centered Curriculum – August 2017 (in English) @ Rock and Roll Day Care
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm

Designing Child Centered Curriculum

CEU Course Description: Quality early education and care programs offer learning experiences that reflect children’s ages, developmental level, and interests. Participants will be guided through the design and use of developmentally appropriate curriculum. Topics include planning open-ended activities, following children’s interests, using knowledge about the children to plan curriculum, and working with multi-aged groups.

Schedule: This two-part training takes place on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 & Thursday August 31, 2017 from 6:30pm-9:00pm both nights for five hours of training.

Location: Rock and Roll Day Care, 535 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA  02141 (MBTA accessible or limited street parking with parking meters is available)

This training is 5 hours/.5 CEU credits. Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Curriculum.

Register here!

 

Aug
30
Wed
Information Session for Child Development Associate (CDA) Course (en Español) @ Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Information Session for a Spanish CDA course coming to the Boston area this Fall 2017! Offered by  EPS Region 6

Interested in joining a group of educators who want to improve the quality of their program and earn 12 CEUs along with a nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential? This course will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm and selected Saturdays from September 2017 – June 2018.

A CDA promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in early childhood education of children ages birth to 5 years old. The CDA Council works to ensure all professional early childhood educators and caregivers meet the developmental, emotional, and educational needs of our nation’s youngest children.

Are you interested in obtaining your CDA to improve your QRIS level? Currently, QRIS Level 2 requires a CDA credential.

This CEU course will meet the CDA Council’s requirement of 120 training hours. If you are a Family Child Care Educator, a Center Based Educator, or an Assistant who would like to obtain your CDA join us to learn more about this exciting training opportunity.

To RSVP or for more information contact:  Sarah Montoya via e-mail: sarah.montoya@bostonabcd.org  or call 617-348-6312 – (Hablamos Español)

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Sesión de Información para la clase de CDA que vamos a ofrecer en el área de Boston este otoño del 2017, por la Región 6.

¿Le interesa integrarse a un grupo de educadores que quieren mejorar la calidad de su programa para obtener 12 CEUs y un credencial reconocido nacionalmente “Child Development Associate” (CDA)?  Esta clase se llevará a cabo los miércoles por la noche de 6:30pm a 9:00pm y algunos sábados empezando en septiembre 2017 hasta junio 2018.

El CDA (Asociado en Desarrollo Infantil) promuebe mejoramiento en la capacidad, rendimiento, y reconocimiento de profesionales en el campo de la educación temprana desde el nacimiento hasta los 5 años de edad.  El concilio del CDA trabaja para asegurarse que todos los profesionales de la educación temprana puedan satisfacer el desarrollo emocional y las necesidades educativas de los niños más pequeños de nuestro país.

¿Esta usted interesada/o en obtener su CDA para mejorar su nivel de QRIS? Actualmente, el nivel de QRIS require un CDA para alcanzar el nivel 2.  Esta clase con CEUs cumple con el requisito de 120 horas de entrenamiento para el CDA. Si usted es un educador de cuidado infantil en el hogar, un educador en un centro de cuidado infantil, o un asistente y desea conseguir su CDA

¡Queremos que se ponga en contacto con nosotros!

Para registrarse para esta sesion contacte a:  Sarah Montoya por correo electrónico: sarah.montoya@bostonabcd.org  o lláme al 617-348-6312

Sep
6
Wed
ED-223 Administering Programs for Children – September 2017 (in English) @ Fisher College
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Schedule: September 6, 2017 – October 28, 2017, Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. This is a BLENDED/HYBRID course. It meets once a week for 2.5 hours, with the rest of the hours completed online.    

This is a course designed for students who have had experience in children’s programs and who seek to become Director qualified. The course will focus on the management functions within children’s programs. Included will be financial planning, record keeping, health, safety, and licensing requirements, organizational procedures and policies, and quality programming issues. Community resources as they relate to children and families will be explored. National and State standards and regulations will be examined. 3 College Credit Hours.

Important Prerequisites: PS103, ED103 and one additional ED course, OR ECC Lead Teacher Qualified

This course meets EEC Teacher certificate requirements

Registration for this class is now closed – Contact the EPS Team at epsregion6@bostonabcd.org with any questions

Child Development Associate (CDA) Course (en Español) @ Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Spanish CDA course offered by EPS Region 6

Interested in joining a group of educators who want to improve the quality of their program and earn 12 CEUs along with a nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential? This course will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm and selected Saturdays from September 2017 – June 2018. Join us for an information session on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 to learn more about this professional development opportunity.

A CDA promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in early childhood education of children ages birth to 5 years old. The CDA Council works to ensure all professional early childhood educators and caregivers meet the developmental, emotional, and educational needs of our nation’s youngest children.

Are you interested in obtaining your CDA to improve your QRIS level? Currently, QRIS Level 2 requires a CDA credential.

This CEU course will meet the CDA Council’s requirement of 120 training hours. If you are a Family Child Care Educator, a Center Based Educator, or an Assistant who would like to obtain your CDA join us to for this exciting professional development opportunity.

This class is held in Spanish and the cost of the class is $50.00 (this course fee includes your textbook for the class). The class will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:00 pm from 9/6/17 through 6/20/18. and the following Saturdays: 9/30/17, 10/28/17, 11/18/17, 4/28/18, and 6/23/18.

For more information contact:  Sarah Montoya via e-mail: sarah.montoya@bostonabcd.org  or call 617-348-6312 – (Hablamos Español)

Register here

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Sesión de Información para la clase de CDA que vamos a ofrecer en el área de Boston este otoño del 2017, por la Región 6.

¿Le interesa integrarse a un grupo de educadores que quieren mejorar la calidad de su programa para obtener 12 CEUs y un credencial reconocido nacionalmente “Child Development Associate” (CDA)?  Esta clase se llevará a cabo los miércoles por la noche de 6:30pm a 9:00pm y algunos sábados empezando en septiembre 2017 hasta junio 2018.

El CDA (Asociado en Desarrollo Infantil) promuebe mejoramiento en la capacidad, rendimiento, y reconocimiento de profesionales en el campo de la educación temprana desde el nacimiento hasta los 5 años de edad.  El concilio del CDA trabaja para asegurarse que todos los profesionales de la educación temprana puedan satisfacer el desarrollo emocional y las necesidades educativas de los niños más pequeños de nuestro país.

¿Esta usted interesada/o en obtener su CDA para mejorar su nivel de QRIS? Actualmente, el nivel de QRIS require un CDA para alcanzar el nivel 2.  Esta clase con CEUs cumple con el requisito de 120 horas de entrenamiento para el CDA. Si usted es un educador de cuidado infantil en el hogar, un educador en un centro de cuidado infantil, o un asistente y desea conseguir su CDA, únase a nuestra clase de CDA. 

Esta clase se va a dar en Español y el costo de la clase es $50.00 (esto incluye el libro que necesitas para la clase.) La clase se llevará a cabo los miércoles por la noche de 6:30 – 9:00 pm desde el 9/6/17 through 6/20/18 e incluye los siguientes sábados: 9/30/17, 10/28/17, 11/18/17, 4/28/18, y 6/23/18.

Para registrarse para esta sesion contacte a:  Sarah Montoya por correo electrónico: sarah.montoya@bostonabcd.org  o lláme al 617-348-6312

Registrese aqui

Sep
7
Thu
ECE -114 Curriculum Development for Infants and Toddlers (in English – September 2017) @ Urban College of Boston
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Important note about the location of the class! Your class will take place at Urban College, 2nd Floor, 2 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.  This class is in their new building. If you have taken classes at Urban College in the past this building is just around the corner! Please go to the second floor and you will be directed to your classroom.

ECE -114 Curriculum Development for Infants and Toddlers (June 2017 – in English)

Schedule: This is a 3-credit college course taking place at Urban College on Thursday nights from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm,  September 7, 2017 through December 21, 2017.

Course Description: This course covers curriculum development for infants and toddlers, including the planning of appropriate learning experiences, the creation of learning environments and the utilization of various methods of stimulation development. Educational materials and curriculum packages are evaluated in context of current programs and research. The caregiver’s role is studied, as are the requirements for establishing a new center, early intervention strategies and designing and integrating health and safety procedures into the daily program.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed ECE 103 or ECE 104 Child Growth and Development or by permission of the Division Chair or Academic Dean.

This course meets EEC Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher certificate requirements

Registration for this class is now closed – Contact the EPS Team at epsregion6@bostonabcd.org with any questions

PS-103 Child Development – September 2017 (in English) @ Fisher College
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

PS103 Child Development (September 2017 in English)

Schedule: September 7, 2017 – December 23, 2017, Thursdays, 6:00-8:30pm

This course examines the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development of children from birth to eight years of age. Child development theories as well as empirical research relating to each area of development will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the characteristics of healthy environments that promote optimal child development.  3 Credit Hours

Registration for this class is now closed – Contact the EPS Team at epsregion6@bostonabcd.org with any questions

Sep
14
Thu
EPS Region 6 Fall Professional Development Information Session @ Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

EPS Region 6 Fall Professional Development Information Session

Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

ABCD, Melnea Cass Room, 3rd Floor, 178 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Next Steps: Please RSVP using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/eps_info_9_2017

Questions: Contact the EPS Region 6 Team at eps@bostonabcd.org  or 617-348-6314 with any questions.

Description: Join us at a Fall Professional Development Information Session to explore and register for EPS Region 6 Fall 2017 professional development opportunities. Take home helpful resources and put your name in a drawing for fun door prizes! Our team will answer your questions and EPS coaches will be available to provide support in English and Spanish with choosing the best opportunities to support your goals and developing your Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP). Upcoming professional development includes:

  • College Courses in English and Spanish
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in English, Spanish, and Chinese
  • CEU Trainings  in English and Spanish
  • Coaching for Program Quality and QRIS Support in English, Spanish, and Chinese
  • Child Development Associate (CDA)  in Spanish (CDA Information Session is Wednesday, August 30, 2017: CDA Info Session Details )

Who: Educators are eligible for Region 6 EPS services if they live or work in or near EEC Region 6. Region 6 includes Allston, Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, Cohasset, Dedham, Dorchester, East Boston, Hull, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Milton, Needham, Quincy, Randolph, Revere, Roslindale, Roxbury, Somerville, South Boston, Wellesley, West Roxbury, Weston, Weymouth, and Winthrop

Stay Connected: Not able to join us? Visit our Region 6 EPS website to learn more about our professional development opportunities and register today at http://region6eps.bostonabcd.org and to join our mailing list: Text REGION6EPS to 22828.

Para más información visita nuestra pagina web Región 6 EPS: http://region6eps.bostonabcd.org.

Sep
16
Sat
ECE-104 Crecimiento y Desarrollo del Nino (Child Growth and Development) (September 2017 – in Spanish) @ Urban College of Boston
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Important note about the location of the class! Your class will take place at Urban College, 2nd Floor, 2 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.  This class is in their new building. If you have taken classes at Urban College in the past this building is just around the corner! Please go to the second floor and you will be directed to your classroom.

ECE-104 Crecimiento y Desarrollo Del Niño (Child Growth and Development) (September 2017 – in Spanish)

Horario: Este es un curso universitario de 3 créditos que tendrá lugar en Urban College los sábados de 9:00 am a 1:00 pm, del 16 de septiembre del 2017 al 9 de diciembre del 2017.

Schedule: This is a 3-credit college course taking place at Urban College on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, September 16, 2017 through December 9, 2017.

Descripción del curso: Este curso examina el desarrollo cognitivo, emocional, social y físico de los niños desde el nacimiento hasta los ocho años de edad. Se discutirán las teorías del desarrollo infantil así como las investigaciones empíricas relacionadas con cada área de desarrollo. Se pondrá énfasis en las características de los entornos saludables que promuevan un desarrollo óptimo del niño.

Course Description: This course examines the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development of children from birth to eight years of age. Child development theories as well as empirical research relating to each area of development will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the characteristics of healthy environments that promote optimal child development.

Este curso cumple con los requisitos del certificado EEC Teacher

This course meets EEC Teacher certificate requirements

Registration for this class is now closed – Contact the EPS Team at epsregion6@bostonabcd.org with any questions

Oct
5
Thu
Early Childhood Directors (Professional Learning Community) in English @ Cunningham Hall
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This is a six session series. This cohort is designed for all levels of directors and administrators who wish to expand their skills and expertise related to EEC licensing and the Quality Rating and Improvement System.  The series will focus on building administrative skills; supervising, mentoring and leading staff; and working to improve the quality of the program.  It will look at ways to inspire you and your staff to higher quality regardless of whether you are participating in QRIS, NAEYC Accreditation or remain focused on Licensing Regulations. The cost is $25 for the series and EEC training hour certificates will be provided for participation.

Instructor: Carol Godfrey

This PLC will meet will meet once a month on Thursdays mornings from 9:30am – 12:00 noon for six sessions on the following dates:

  • 10/05/17
  • 11/16/17
  • 01/18/18
  • 03/01/17
  • 04/05/18
  • 05/17/18

Make up date: 06/07/18 in case of inclement weather

Questions? Contact the Region 6 Team at eps@bostonabcd.org or 617-348-6312

Interested in applying to be part of this PLC? Fill out an application to participate in this PLC using the link below:  

Apply Here