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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

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
Jan
22
Tue
ED120 Infant/Toddler Curriculum at Fisher College (English)
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Course Description: This course presents a developmentally appropriate curriculum framework for the cognitive/language, physical, and social-emotional development of infants and toddlers. Children’s interactions with their environment through exploration, problem-solving, and discovery will be stressed. The role of the adult in creating a safe physical and psychological learning environment with stimulating materials will be studied. Presentations, projects, and observations will provide first-hand experience.

This is a BLENDED/HYBRID course. It meets once a week for 2.5 hours, with the rest of the hours completed online in Blackboard. This is a 3-credit college course.

Course Schedule: This class meets Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, January 22 – March 12
Instructor: Jessica Geilfuss

This course meets category 7, Infant and Toddler Development, Care, and Program Planning, requirements for EEC Certifications. If you have questions or are looking for support to develop an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) please contact us at epsregion6@bostonabcd.org.

Applications closed Wednesday, December 12.

ED121 Preschool Curriculum at Fisher College (English)
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Course Description: This course presents a curriculum framework for children’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Children’s experimentations and interactions with their environment will be explored in such areas as art, music, language and literature, physical science, and block play. The role of the adult in providing appropriate leadership and materials will be studied. Workshops, projects, and observations provide first-hand experience.

This is a BLENDED/HYBRID course. It meets once a week for 2.5 hours, with the rest of the hours completed online in Blackboard. This is a 3-credit college course.

Course Schedule: This course meets Tuesdays, 6:30pm-9:00pm, January 22 – March 12

Instructor: Theodore (Teddy) Kokoros

This course meets category 3, Curriculum for Early Childhood Settings, requirements for EEC Certifications. If you have questions or are looking for support to develop an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) please contact us at epsregion6@bostonabcd.org.

Applications closed Wednesday, December 12.

Jan
23
Wed
Revisión del Portafolio Profesional de CDA – Comunidad Profesional de Enseñanza
Jan 23 @ 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