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EPS Region 6 Event Calendar
Nov
29
Wed
Teaching Strategies GOLD: Professional Learning Community
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm

 

Teaching Strategies GOLD: Professional Learning Community

Boston area: Brookline

Have you attended our CEU course on Teaching Strategies GOLD and feel you would benefit from additional support with using this tool?

Would you like hands-on practice in a supported group setting with a certified trainer present to guide you?

This PLC will provide an opportunity for you to work with actual data of one of your students, entering documentation into your own account on your own device. You will benefit from the questions of other early educators and gain familiarity with the overall navigation of the tool and its many features. There is no charge for participation, and training hour certificates will be provided. Participation in all four sessions of this PLC is an eligibility requirement to receive a free one-year subscription for first-time users to TS GOLD for all of the students in your class.

Who can attend: Early educators who have completed our 12-hour course on Teaching Strategies GOLD and have demonstrated organizational support from their administrator to use this assessment system. Support is defined as: availability of a computer (and tablet-optional), time built into their daily schedule to use the tool, and the possibility of budgetary resources to renew portfolios at the end of the free year-long subscription.

Dates:  Wednesday, Nov. 29; Dec. 6; Jan. 10; and Jan. 17; 7-9 pm

Location:  Brookline Health Department

Led by:  Rita Rzezuski

 

For more information, please visit the website or contact:

 

Christine Kenneally, Project Support Specialist

413.586.4900 x 5571, ckenneally@collaborative.org

 

Dec
2
Sat
Children on the Autism Spectrum (in English) – Winter Professional Development Day 2017 @ ABCD Boston, 3rd Floor
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Children on the Autism Spectrum

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With 1 in 68 children in the US being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Centers for Disease Control, 2014) it is increasingly important for child care providers to learn more about supporting children with autism. This session will provide participants with detailed information including typical behaviors and interaction styles of a child with ASD and the challenges and stressors to the family with a child with ASD. Participants will examine examples of adaptations to communication, environment, and interactions to support the inclusion of a child with ASD. Participants will receive a collection of resources for use in your early childhood program.  Participants will receive .5 CEU credit hours.  (5  training hours/.5 CEU)

Participants select one training for the entire day. Educators, administrators, and ECE program staff are welcome to participate in this professional development day. The cost of $25.00 per person includes a box lunch and CEU and materials. Special prize drawings and opportunities to network with peers! Preference in enrollment will be given to educators who live or work in EEC Region 6. A Professional Qualifications Registry (PQR) number is required for registration. Email the EPS Region 6 Team at eps@bostonabcd.org with any questions.

EPS Region 6 Winter Professional Development Day Agenda

9:00 – 9:30               Registration/Networking/ Coffee & Pastries

9:30 – 9:45               Welcome – Speaker (Prize Drawing)

10:00 – 12:30           Training (2.5 hours)

12:30 – 1:15               LUNCH (Prize Drawing)

1:15 – 3:45               Training (2.5 hours)

 Register Here 

 

Discovering Nature with Young Children (in English) – Winter Professional Development Day 2017 @ ABCD Boston, 3rd Floor
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Discovering Nature with Young Children

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In this course we will address the importance of nature and the skills you will need to implement a nature curriculum.  Educators will focus on how to document children’s observations and use them to expand learning.  Activities will include how to prepare an indoor environment for nature as well as how to use your outdoor space.   The training is very hands-on and will incorporate the Science, Technology and Engineering Preschool Standards as well as science concepts and methods of engaging children in nature. Focus: Ages Three to Six. Participants will receive .5 CEU credit hours.  (5  training hours/.5 CEU)

QRIS :  (all levels)

Participants select one training for the entire day. Educators, administrators, and ECE program staff are welcome to participate in this professional development day. The cost of $25.00 per person includes a box lunch and CEU and materials. Special prize drawings and opportunities to network with peers! Preference in enrollment will be given to educators who live or work in EEC Region 6. A Professional Qualifications Registry (PQR) number is required for registration. Email the EPS Region 6 Team at eps@bostonabcd.org with any questions.

EPS Region 6 Winter Professional Development Day Agenda

9:00 – 9:30               Registration/Networking/ Coffee & Pastries

9:30 – 9:45               Welcome – Speaker (Prize Drawing)

10:00 – 12:30           Training (2.5 hours)

12:30 – 1:15               LUNCH (Prize Drawing)

1:15 – 3:45               Training (2.5 hours)

 Register Here 

 

Exploring Numbers! Intentional Teaching: Mathematics (in English) – Winter Professional Development Day 2017 @ ABCD Boston, 3rd Floor
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Exploring Numbers! Intentional Teaching: Mathematics

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Young learners’ future understanding of math requires an early foundation.8 Early math learning can be engaging and fun! Participants will experience activities that support all five math content areas and math standards and review the path of children’s learning in this area. Activities will also include the development of a math rich learning environment and strategies to support math learning into each area of the program throughout the day. Participants will develop resources they can take back to their programs to use with the children. Participants will receive .5 CEU credit hours.  (5  training hours/.5 CEU)

Participants select one training for the entire day. Educators, administrators, and ECE program staff are welcome to participate in this professional development day. The cost of $25.00 per person includes a box lunch and CEU and materials. Special prize drawings and opportunities to network with peers! Preference in enrollment will be given to educators who live or work in EEC Region 6. A Professional Qualifications Registry (PQR) number is required for registration. Email the EPS Region 6 Team at eps@bostonabcd.org with any questions.

EPS Region 6 Winter Professional Development Day Agenda

9:00 – 9:30               Registration/Networking/ Coffee & Pastries

9:30 – 9:45               Welcome – Speaker (Prize Drawing)

10:00 – 12:30           Training (2.5 hours)

12:30 – 1:15               LUNCH (Prize Drawing)

1:15 – 3:45               Training (2.5 hours)

 Register Here 

 

GRATIS – Taller de cuidado infantil saludable / Healthy Child Care Workshop (en Español) – Winter Professional Development Day 2017 @ ABCD Boston, 3rd Floor
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Taller de cuidado infantil saludable / Healthy Child Care Workshop 

Esta sesión está llena; elija otra sesión de CEU para el 12-2-2017 / This session is now full – please choose another CEU session for 12-2-2017

El taller Healthy Child Care brinda asistencia técnica a los educadores de cuidado infantil familiar y basados ​​en el centro de Boston sobre estrategias para promover el peso saludable en niños de 2 a 5 años de edad, a través de cambios de políticas y prácticas en sus programas. Los programas recibirán herramientas y recursos de mejores prácticas tales como Nutrición de la Universidad de Carolina del Norte y autoevaluación de la actividad física para el cuidado infantil (GO NAP SACC) y recursos y listas de verificación de “Healthy Kids Healthy Futures” para identificar fortalezas y desafíos para una alimentación saludable, actividad física, reducción del tiempo frente a la pantalla y apoyo a la lactancia para los entornos de cuidado infantil. Como resultado de las capacitaciones, los educadores desarrollarán e implementarán planes de acción de bienestar para mejorar los entornos de salud de sus programas. Los educadores también recibirán materiales de talleres, folletos, y recursos para que sus padres apoyen las prácticas en el hogar y los utilicen cuando se conecten con los proveedores de atención médica para lograr pesos saludables para sus hijos. Esta oportunidad de desarrollo profesional se ofrece GRATIS en asociación con la Comisión de Salud Pública de Boston. Los participantes recibirán .5 horas de crédito CEU. (5 horas de entrenamiento / .5 CEU)

Los participantes seleccionan un entrenamiento para todo el día. Los educadores, administradores y el personal de programas de ECE son bienvenidos a participar en este día de desarrollo profesional. El costo de $GRATIS por persona incluye un almuerzo en caja, el CEU y los materiales. ¡Rifas especiales y oportunidades para establecer contactos con compañeros! Se dará preferencia en la inscripción a los educadores que viven o trabajan en la Región 6 de EEC. Se requiere un número de Registro de Calificaciones Profesionales (PQR) para la inscripción. Envíe un correo electrónico al Equipo EPS Region 6 a eps@bostonabcd.org si tiene alguna pregunta.

Agenda del Día de Desarrollo Profesional de Invierno de la Región EPS 6

9:00 – 9:30 Registro / Networking / Café y Pastelería

9:30 – 9:45 Bienvenida – Conferencista (sorteo de premios)

10:00 – 12:30 Entrenamiento (2.5 horas)

12:30 – 1:15 ALMUERZO (sorteo de premios)

1:15 – 3:45 Entrenamiento (2.5 horas)

Esta sesión está llena; elija otra sesión de CEU para el 12-2-2017 / This session is now full – please choose another CEU session for 12-2-2017

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The Healthy Child Care workshop provides technical assistance to Boston’s center based and family child care educators on strategies to promote healthy weight in 2 to 5 year old children, through policy and practice changes in their programs.  Programs will receive best practice tools and resources such as the University of North Carolina Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (GO NAP SACC) and Healthy Kids Healthy Futures resources and checklists to identify strengths and challenges to healthy eating, physical activity, reduction of screen time, and breastfeeding supports for the child care settings.  As a result of the trainings, educators will develop and implement wellness action plans to improve the health environments of their programs.  Educators will also receive workshop materials, handouts and resources for their parents to support home practices and to utilize when connecting with health care providers toward achieving healthy weights for their children. This professional development opportunity is offered FREE in partnership with The Boston Public Health Commission. Participants will receive .5 CEU credit hours.  (5  training hours/.5 CEU)

Participants select one training for the entire day. Educators, administrators, and ECE program staff are welcome to participate in this professional development day. This workshop is offered FREE and  includes a box lunch, CEU, and materials. Special prize drawings and opportunities to network with peers! Preference in enrollment will be given to educators who live or work in EEC Region 6. A Professional Qualifications Registry (PQR) number is required for registration. Email the EPS Region 6 Team at eps@bostonabcd.org with any questions.

EPS Region 6 Winter Professional Development Day Agenda

9:00 – 9:30               Registration/Networking/ Coffee & Pastries

9:30 – 9:45               Welcome – Speaker (Prize Drawing)

10:00 – 12:30           Training (2.5 hours)

12:30 – 1:15               LUNCH (Prize Drawing)

1:15 – 3:45               Training (2.5 hours)

Esta sesión está llena; elija otra sesión de CEU para el 12-2-2017 / This session is now full – please choose another CEU session for 12-2-2017

 

Habilidades Básicas de Computación para Profesionales de la Educación y Cuidado Infantil (en Español) – Winter Professional Development Day 2017 @ ABCD Boston, 3rd Floor
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Habilidades Básicas de Computación para Profesionales de la Educación y Cuidado Infantil (en Español) .5 CEU

 Registrar aquí  

Con el fin de obtener recursos, comunicarse eficazmente y participar en las iniciativas de  subsidio de EEC, los educadores deben tener conocimientos básicos de computación. Este curso ofrecerá la instrucción necesaria para el uso del correo electrónico, buscar en el Internet, utilizar sitios en la red (web) en nuestro campo y encontrar sitios clave en la página de EEC de la Internet. Se compartirán herramientas útiles de procesamiento de textos, así como también formas creativas de como usar su computadora para mejorar la calidad de su programa. Participants will receive .5 CEU credit hours.

Los participantes seleccionan un entrenamiento para todo el día. Los educadores, administradores y el personal de programas de ECE son bienvenidos a participar en este día de desarrollo profesional. El costo de $ 25.00 por persona incluye un almuerzo en caja, el CEU y los materiales. ¡Rifas especiales y oportunidades para establecer contactos con compañeros! Se dará preferencia en la inscripción a los educadores que viven o trabajan en la Región 6 de EEC. Se requiere un número de Registro de Calificaciones Profesionales (PQR) para la inscripción. Envíe un correo electrónico al Equipo EPS Region 6 a eps@bostonabcd.org si tiene alguna pregunta.

Agenda del Día de Desarrollo Profesional de Invierno de la Región EPS 6

9:00 – 9:30 Registro / Networking / Café y Pastelería

9:30 – 9:45 Bienvenida – Conferencista (sorteo de premios)

10:00 – 12:30 Entrenamiento (2.5 horas)

12:30 – 1:15 ALMUERZO (sorteo de premios)

1:15 – 3:45 Entrenamiento (2.5 horas)

Participants select one training for the entire day. Educators, administrators, and ECE program staff are welcome to participate in this professional development day. The cost of $25.00 per person includes a box lunch and CEU and materials. Special prize drawings and opportunities to network with peers! Preference in enrollment will be given to educators who live or work in EEC Region 6. A Professional Qualifications Registry (PQR) number is required for registration. Email the EPS Region 6 Team at eps@bostonabcd.org with any questions.

EPS Region 6 Winter Professional Development Day Agenda

9:00 – 9:30               Registration/Networking/ Coffee & Pastries

9:30 – 9:45               Welcome – Speaker (Prize Drawing)

10:00 – 12:30           Training (2.5 hours)

12:30 – 1:15               LUNCH (Prize Drawing)

1:15 – 3:45               Training (2.5 hours)

 Registrar aquí 

 

Record Keeping for Family Child Care Programs (in English) – Winter Professional Development Day 2017 @ ABCD Boston, 3rd Floor
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Record Keeping for Family Child Care Programs

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Here’s your chance to get organized and stay on top of your record keeping!  Keeping accurate records and documents is not only required by The Department of Early Education and Care, but affects the families you serve, the quality of your program, your professional liability, and even your net income.  Participants will learn about required and recommended records and suggested methods for organizing your records and maintaining them as part of your ongoing business routines. Participants will receive .5 CEU credit hours.  (5  training hours/.5 CEU) QRIS :  (all levels)

Participants select one training for the entire day. Educators, administrators, and ECE program staff are welcome to participate in this professional development day. The cost of $25.00 per person includes a box lunch and CEU and materials. Special prize drawings and opportunities to network with peers! Preference in enrollment will be given to educators who live or work in EEC Region 6. A Professional Qualifications Registry (PQR) number is required for registration. Email the EPS Region 6 Team at eps@bostonabcd.org with any questions.

EPS Region 6 Winter Professional Development Day Agenda

9:00 – 9:30               Registration/Networking/ Coffee & Pastries

9:30 – 9:45               Welcome – Speaker (Prize Drawing)

10:00 – 12:30           Training (2.5 hours)

12:30 – 1:15               LUNCH (Prize Drawing)

1:15 – 3:45               Training (2.5 hours)

 Register Here 

 

Understanding Early Childhood Trauma: A Relational Approach to Fostering Resiliency (in English) – Winter Professional Development Day 2017 @ ABCD Boston, 3rd Floor
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Understanding Early Childhood Trauma: A Relational Approach to Fostering Resiliency 

This session is now full – please choose another CEU session for 12-2-2017

This workshop is designed to provide participants strategies for supporting young children who have experienced trauma. An overview of important definitions, types of trauma, and the prevalence of trauma will be included. The impact of acute and chronic traumatic experiences on early childhood brain development, self regulation, and behavioral and emotional regulation will be explored.  Participants will develop an understanding of how trauma and toxic stress impact a young child’s ability to learn, specifically in regards to self-regulation and executive function. This workshop will expand knowledge on trauma-informed teaching practice, with an emphasis on the power of positive relationships and environments in fostering resiliency, facilitating learning, and preventing challenging behavior. This professional development opportunity is offered in partnership with The Home for Little Wanderers. Participants will receive .5 CEU credit hours.  (5  training hours/.5 CEU)

Participants select one training for the entire day. Educators, administrators, and ECE program staff are welcome to participate in this professional development day. The cost of $25.00 per person includes a box lunch and CEU and materials. Special prize drawings and opportunities to network with peers! Preference in enrollment will be given to educators who live or work in EEC Region 6. A Professional Qualifications Registry (PQR) number is required for registration. Email the EPS Region 6 Team at eps@bostonabcd.org with any questions.

EPS Region 6 Winter Professional Development Day Agenda

9:00 – 9:30               Registration/Networking/ Coffee & Pastries

9:30 – 9:45               Welcome – Speaker (Prize Drawing)

10:00 – 12:30           Training (2.5 hours)

12:30 – 1:15               LUNCH (Prize Drawing)

1:15 – 3:45               Training (2.5 hours)

This session is now full – please choose another CEU session for 12-2-2017

 

Dec
5
Tue
The Boston Healthy Childcare Initiative Learning Collaborative (in English) @ ABCD
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Receive a $150 stipend per program that completes of all sessions plus 1.5 CEUs! This four part series, The  Healthy Childcare Initiative Learning Collaborative Learning Sessions, provide education about the relationship of healthy eating and children’s health, the unique and powerful role of providers, the process of change, and the potential partnerships with families to sustain change. In addition to increasing knowledge, participation in the Learning Sessions offers opportunities for skill building, new experiences with healthy eating and physical activity, small group work, and an expanded network of peers with which to share ideas and concerns.

Participants Receive: 

  • a $150 stipend per program that completes of all sessions
  • Free tool kit (music CD, posters, kid-size water pitchers, resources
    and training materials)
  • 1.5 CEUs for staff attending all sessions
  • One-on-one support provided to help make healthy changes
  • Networking opportunities focusing on children’s health and well being
  • Eligible for recognition as a “Boston Healthy Child Care Program”

 Learning Collaborative Schedule: 

Learning Session 1: Tuesday, December 5,2017 9:00am-3:00pm
Learning Session 2: Tuesday, Feburary 6, 2018 9:00am-3:00pm
Learning Session 3: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (60 minute webinar)
Learning Session 4: Tuesday, May 8 2018 9:00am-3:00pm

Childcare Program Involvement:

  • Attend with a team of 2-3 staff members and participate in three learning sessions and one webinar
  • Share acquired information with staff at your program
  • Develop and implement an action plan for center improvement
  • Celebration of accomplishments

The Training Will Cover the Following Best Practices:

  •  Increasing Physical Activity
  • Improving Nutrition
  • Reducing Screen Time
  • Engaging Families as Partners
  • Breastfeeding Support

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

 

Dec
12
Tue
Emerging Leaders PLC (Professional Learning Community) in English @ Thelma D. Burns Building
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This six session series will support the development of a learning community of emerging leaders passionate about improving all aspects of their leadership skills. The core focus of this series will be on the development of skills and organizational strategies to support the professional growth of teachers, including observation, feedback, developing Individualized Professional Development Plans (IDPD’S), support change and running effective team and staff meetings. This series is open to all professionals in the early education field who supervise and support teachers, family child care providers or out of school time educators. The cost is $25 for the series and EEC training hour certificates will be provided for participation.

Instructor: Susan McDonald

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

  • Cancelled 10/03/17 – Start of PLC delayed to 12/12/2017
  • 12/12/17
  • 01/09/18
  • 02/13/18
  • 03/13/18
  • 04/10/18

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