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EPS Region 6 Event Calendar

The Educator and Provider Support (EPS) Grant will be ending June 30, 2019.

The information included on this webpage may no longer be available after June 30, 2019.
For information on state funded professional development opportunities please visit EEC’s website

Dec
8
Sat
QRIS/ERS Professional Development Day
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Registration is closed, no walk-ins accepted

There are 5 courses on this PD Day. Make sure you sign up for the correct scale type and language.
If you work in a Family Child Care program, take the FCCERS training
If you work in a Center Based program with birth-5 year olds, take the ECERS/ITERS training
If you work with school age youth, take the SACERS training

Questions about registration or payment? Contact n.miles@outlook.com or 781-870-7009
Questions about the day? Contact epsregion6@bostonabcd.org or 617-348-6314


Planning Programs for Young Children Using the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale, Level 1 (ENGLISH), 0.5 CEU
The Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale (FCCERS) is a valid and reliable tool for measuring the quality of a family child care program. Resulting data can be used to make decisions and plans for program improvement as well as advancement on the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS). Participants will become familiar with the FCCERS tool, the specific items it measures, and how to implement it in a family child care setting. Examples of recommended practices and useful strategies for planning program improvements will be shared. The Arnett caregiver Interaction Scale is designed to measure the emotional tone, disciplinary style, and the responsiveness of the educator. During this training, participants will review the organization and content of the Interaction Scale, practice using the tool as a self-assessment measure, and utilize the results to identify areas for improvement. Use of these tools in this manner serves to help educators plan programs that improve the environment and increase positive interactions with children. Register here.

Escala de Calificacion del Ambiente de Cuidado Infantil en Familia – Edicion Revisada (FCCERS) Español, 0.5 CEU
La Escala de Calificación del Ambiente de Cuidado Infantil Familiar (FCCERS) y la Escala de Interacción con Proveedor de Cuidado Arnett son herramientas altamente respetadas para la autoevaluación e inspección. Han sido probadas en su validez y fiabilidad. Estas escalas ayudan a fomentar entornos más ricos en los cuales los niños pueden crecer rápidamente. En este entrenamiento, los participantes verificaran los elementos de las escalas, practicaran como completarlas incluyendo la puntuación, y participaran en la exploración de estrategias para el continuo mejoramiento del programa.
La Escala de Interacción con Proveedor de Cuidado Arnett está diseñada para medir el tono emocional, estilo de disciplina, y capacidad de responder del proveedor de cuidado. Los participantes identificaran 26 artículos los cuales están organizados en cuatro subescalas. Estas dos escalas de calificación están diseñadas para acceder a la calidad en la educación temprana o cuidado fuera del tiempo de escuela. Al utilizar estas herramientas de esta manera servirá para ayudar a los educadores a planificar programas que mejoran el ambiente y aumentan la interacción positiva con los niños. Registrarse aqui.

Planning Programs for Young Children Using the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale, Level 1 (CHINESE), 0.5 CEU
 Register here.

Planning Programs for Young Children Using the Environment Rating Scale (ECERS/ ITERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale, Level 1 (ENGLISH), 0.5 CEU
In this training, participants will learn about the content and use of the ECERS/ITERS, practice scoring, review results, and describe strategies for program improvement. The ECERS/ITERS is a valid and reliable tool for program evaluation. Programs can use this scale for self-assessment and to determine areas for improvement. The Arnett caregiver Interaction Scale is designed to measure the emotional tone, disciplinary style, and the responsiveness of the educator. During this training, participants will review the organization and content of the Interaction Scale, practice using the tool as a self-assessment measure, and utilize the results to identify areas for improvement. Use of these tools in this manner serves to help educators plan programs that improve the environment and increase positive interactions with children. Register here.

Planning Programs for Young Children Using the School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Scale (ENGLISH), 0.5 CEU
Quality programs for school-age children yield multiple benefits to the child, family and society. Not only do they offer a safe haven for children, they provide opportunities for learning. These quality programs provide academic support while also fostering the healthy social, emotional, and physical development of each child in the program. The School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS) is designed for school age programs serving children ages 5-12. It provides a framework for programs to assess and identify current areas of strength and areas for growth. Register here.

 

Dec
10
Mon
Study Smarter Not Harder – Study Skills PLC
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Good study skills are essential for learning and succeeding in school. This PLC is designed to help students improve their learning effectiveness to “study smarter and not harder or longer.” Some topics will include: time management, concentration, note taking skills, textbook study methods, test taking strategies and others. Come to all sessions to improve your skills or come to just what you need.

Participants will receive EEC training hours for each session attended.

Instructor: Vanessa Reiss-Vaughn, EPS Region 6 Lead Coach and Early Childhood Education Adjunct Professor

Session 1: How to Improve Your Study Skills, 2 hours, Monday, 10/15/18, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Session 2: Notetaking, 1.5 hours, Monday, 11/19/18, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Session 3: Test Taking, 1.5 hours, Monday, 12/10/18, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Contact epsregion6@bostonabcd.org if you are interested in signing up for this PLC.

Dec
12
Wed
Early Childhood Education Workforce Summit
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Please join ABCD Head Start, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center; Nurtury, Horizons for Homeless Children and other providers of early education and care in identifying strategies for solving the workforce crisis in early education. On Wednesday, December 12, an all-day Summit at Sargent Hall Suffolk University in Boston will bring together over 100 practitioners, policy experts and parents to craft a unified approach to building a strong pipeline for early education professionals. Addressing this need is essential if Greater Boston is to maintain and grow a robust early education sector. Please register online at eceworkforcesummit.eventbrite.com to be part of this key event! 
The hosts also ask that that you please take a moment to complete a pre-Summit survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/eceworkforcesummit. The survey will help us better understand the reasons educators enter the field of Early Childhood Education, why they stay, and why they leave.
Jan
8
Tue
Men in Early Education Professional Learning Community
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come to the first meeting of the Men in Early Education Professional Learning Community!

Agenda:
6:30-7:00 – Meet and Greet with Pizza dinner
7:00-9:00 – Panel and discussion: The Challenges and Rewards facing men in ECE

2.0 EEC training hours available

Sign up for the PLC here

(Snow date is Wednesday, January 9, 2019)

Jan
9
Wed
Family Child Care Support and Learning PLC
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Speaker series with guest speaker coaches on early childhood education and family child care topics – different at every meeting!
Join other Family Child Care Providers and Assistants to learn from one another and discuss relevant topics.

Dates: Wednesday, 11/14/18, 1/09/19, 2/13/19, 3/13/19, 4/10/19, 5/08/19

Speakers/Topics:
January 9 – Amanda Kasica from Bay Cove Early Intervention
February 13 – Linda Schumacher, Identifying Developmental Milestones
March 13 – Carol Godfrey, QRIS: CQIPs, Using QRIS Checklists
April 10 – Nancy Toso, Infant/Toddler Development and Curriculum
May 8 – **The FCC PLC meeting on 5/8 will instead be at the Evening Retreat for Educators at EPS Region 6, 178 Tremont St, Boston, MA. You can sign up for this free event here.**

Revisión del Portafolio Profesional de CDA – Comunidad Profesional de Enseñanza
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Descripción del PLC:

Este PLC está diseñando para los educadores que ya han completado las 120 horas de desarrollo profesional del CDA. En este PLC daremos apoyo para poder organizar y revisar las normas de competencia y los recursos de tu portafolio profesional. Tambien tendremos una educadora invitada que recien completó su CDA para que nos comparta su experiencia y nos de sus consejos sobre el proceso.

Instructora:  Sarah Montoya

Fechas de las 4 sessiones:
Miércoles, 7 de Noviembre, 2018 de 6:30pm a 9:00pm
Miércoles, 5 de Diciembre, 2018 de 6:30pm a 9:00pm
Miércoles, 9 de Enero, 2019 de 6:30pm a 9:00pm
Miércoles, 23 de Enero, 2019 de 6:30pm a 9:00pm

Para más información contacte a Sarah Montoya por correo eléctronico a: sarah.montoya@bostonabcd.org

Jan
14
Mon
Understanding Triggers and Crisis De-Escalation ONLINE (0.5 CEU)
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

Course Description: This dynamic course focuses on how to identify children’s triggers, how to de-escalate prior to a crisis, and how to handle a crisis situation if it arises. Prevent problem behaviors before they arise, and help children build self-awareness and self-regulation skills. Make any situation into an opportunity for learning, insight, and growth. Participants receive concrete, useful tools that they can apply and the course includes a series of opportunities to practice and experiment with new skills and tools. Meets QRIS requirements for strategies to support open-ended conversations, sharing of ideas, problem-solving techniques, and positive peer interactions in standard 1b.2.2 (OST) and conflict resolution and mediation techniques in standard 1b.3.3 (OST).
*This course primarily addresses working with youth age 5-14 years old*

Category of Study: 2: Guiding and interacting with children and youth

This course is done entirely online and is self-paced. This means you may complete the course anytime between the start and end date. Participants must have an active email account and access to a computer or tablet with speakers/headphones.

Course Dates: January 14 – January 30, 2019

Registrations closed January 8th.

Jan
15
Tue
Associate’s Degree Cohort New Year’s Celebration
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This event is for members of the Associate’s Degree Cohort at Fisher College

Join the EPS Region 6 team to celebrate all your hard work in 2018 and start 2019 off with a bang!
The evening will include:
-Free pizza
-Professional photographs for your LinkedIn profile or other social media
-Study skills resources
-Gifts and swag
Jan
16
Wed
Working with Children with Special Diets, Allergies, and Specialized Feeding Issues WEBINAR (0.5 CEU)
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Description: Food allergies affect 1 in 13 children in the United States, with young children being affected the most. Food allergies, food intolerances and other feeding issues are an increasing concern for early education and care programs.  Participants will learn how to address the needs of children with food allergies or intolerance; and be introduced to the health and safety needs of children with special dietary needs and ways to support these children and collaborate with families and health professionals.  Participants will become familiar with an individual health care plan for children with special diets, allergies, and specialized feeding issues in their program and how to use a child’s IHP within their program.. QRIS Standard 2a.3.3 (FCC) Center; 2a.3.2 (Center and After-School).

Course Dates: The webinars will take place on both Wednesday, January 16th and Wednesday, January 23rd 6:30pm-8:30pm with additional coursework done in between sessions

Core Competency:  4: Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Pre-requisites: This class will be taught in a webinar format, in two 2-hour live webinars with required homework assignments. In order to participate in this class you must have a computer and speakers, high speed internet, an email account, and basic computer skills (using the internet, downloading and attaching documents to email, and navigating the webinar software).

Registrations closed January 8th.

Jan
18
Fri
BAEYC / Directors & Administrators Conference
Jan 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is not an EPS Region 6 Event

 

BAEYC Directors & Administrators Conference
Friday, January 18, 2019
Sheraton Tara Framingham
1657 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, MA
Keynote Speaker: Emily Riemer WCVB
Celebrating Our Role in Early Childhood Edcuation 
Please click below to download the Conference Brochure
 Please click below to register for the Conference online