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EPS Region 6 Event Calendar
Feb
27
Wed
Men in Early Childhood Education Professional Learning Community
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

February Meeting –

The Men in ECE PLC is working to plan a special event for the field surrounding the film No Small Matter, determine topics for the Spring PLC meetings, and find guest speakers.

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*Location has been set!
Grove Hall Child Development Center
1295 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126

Mar
2
Sat
POSTPONED: Innovative Professional Development Project, CEU
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This course has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 4th, 9:30am-2:30pm. Read more and register here.

Do you want to transform program quality through an innovative professional development project?  Are you thinking about the next step in your career? Do you have a professional development project or idea you’ve always wanted to implement in your program or community?

This course will guide participants in the creation of a professional development project that will impact the quality of early childhood programs. This project could be a workshop, CEU course, conference proposal or presentation. Participants will be asked to come prepared with a focus area for their project and willingness to commit some time outside of the course hours to work on their project.
The course will utilize the Transforming Program Quality CEU (0.5 CEU) to guide creation of the PD project. The remaining hours will be EEC training hours.
Participants must commit to attending both days

Project topics that people have done in the past include: writing a CEU, creating a new staff orientation, developing a training on a particular topic, writing an article for an education journal

DatesThis will be a two-part workshop with time in between the sessions for participants to develop their projects. Saturday, March 2, 2019 and Saturday, March 23, 2019. Both days will be 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Instructor:  Susan MacDonald is the founder of Inspiring New Perspectives, a consultancy focused on empowering educational leaders to create programs that deeply respect and nurture the possibilities that lie within each child, parent and teacher.  Susan has been developing and delivering inspirational courses and workshops for over 25 years. Her background includes director of a Reggio inspired preschool program, adjunct faculty at Lesley University and Wheelock College and Commonwealth of Massachusetts licensing supervisor. Susan holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Design, professional coach certifications through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, and the Minds at Work, Immunity to Change program Susan is the current president of Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network and past vice president of the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children. Susan is the author of Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Eight Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality, published by Gryphon House in 2016.
For more information, please visit: www.inspiringnewperspectives.com

Mar
5
Tue
Emerging Leaders Professional Learning Community
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

This four session 1.0 CEU 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 (IPDP’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.

Instructor: Susan MacDonald

Dates: Tuesdays, February 5, March 5, April 2, and April 30, 2019

You must attend all 4 sessions to receive the 1.0 CEU or you can receive PD hours if you are not able to attend all sessions.

Applications have closed

Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) Information Session, Webinar
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Did you know you can complete your IPDP (Individual Professional Development Plan) online with EPS Region 6?
Join our upcoming webinar information session to fill out your IPDP along with the EPS Region 6 team and learn about our other services.
*You need access to a computer with speakers. The webinar will take place on Go To Webinar*
Mar
13
Wed
Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) Information Session, Webinar (evening session)
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Did you know you can complete your IPDP (Individual Professional Development Plan) online with EPS Region 6?
Join our upcoming webinar information session to fill out your IPDP along with the EPS Region 6 team and learn about our other services.
*You need access to a computer with speakers. The webinar will take place on Go To Webinar*

Register here.

Family Child Care Support and Learning PLC
Mar 13 @ 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 – TBD

Mar
16
Sat
Small Business Innovation Course at UMass Boston, 2019
Mar 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you want to learn business practices to grow your Childcare Program? Are you looking for solutions to business challenges that Childcare Programs face? Would you like to connect with other early educators and share resources?

The Early Care and Education Small Business Innovation Center (SBIC) at UMass Boston works to strengthen the financial viability of local ECE business and generate solutions to the challenges faced by these businesses. This course is targeted to Family Child Care Providers and Directors/Administrators of small Centers (fewer than 25 children).

  • Created especially for early educators!
  • Over 30 hours of hands-on instruction in technology, marketing, and financial management
  • All experience levels welcome; support provided to those with no prior technology knowledge
  • Receive a new laptop upon completion of the course
  • One-on-one small business mentoring
  • Help creating a business plan, using the Business Administration Scale (BAS) or Program Administration Scale (PAS)
  • The opportunity to connect with other early education and care providers in your area
  • Earn up to 3.0 CEUs (30 training hours)

Dates: Saturdays, February 23, March 16 & 30, April 6 & 27, May 4 & 18, 2019
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: UMass Boston, 150 Mount Vernon St, Dorchester, MA
*Free parking available and accessible by the T*


*Applications are closed*

Mar
19
Tue
ED116 Health, Safety, and Nutrition at Fisher College (English)
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Course Description: This course is intended for students working in an educational setting; for child care providers; and for adults and parents who desire additional information about current concepts in the field of health, safety, and nutrition, and their relationship to the young child.
This course meets category 8, Health and Safety in Early Childhood, 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.

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, March 19 – May 11, 2019

This course is full.

PS103 Child Development, Dorchester (Fisher College)
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

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, March 19 – May 7, 2019

Instructor: Teddy Kokoros

Instruction Language: English

Location: Epiphany School Early Learning Center (ELC), 230 Centre St, Dorchester, MA 02124

*Free parking lot on site and right next to the Shawmut T stop (Red Line)

This course meets category 1, Child Growth and Development 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.

Please note, your application does not guarantee a spot in the course.

Applications have closed.

Mar
20
Wed
Planning and Implementing Activities in a Mixed-Age Program WEBINAR (0.5 CEU)
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Description: Children grow and learn naturally in mixed-age groups. Younger children watch and learn from the “experts,” including important cognitive and social skills.  Older children can explore the same materials more deeply and gain self-confidence by teaching and interacting with younger children. However it can be challenging to balance safety, active learning, and the individual needs of each child.  Participants will explore what the research shows about multi-age groups in early childhood, and, through discussion and interactive activities, plan to meet the needs of a multi-age group of children.  This course includes topics on “diverse learners.”

Course Dates: The webinars will take place on both Wednesday, March 20th and Wednesday, March 27th 6:30pm-8:30pm with additional coursework done in between sessions

Core Competency:  5. Learning Environments and Curriculum

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).

Instructor: Linda Schumacher

Registration is closed