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EPS Region 6 Event Calendar
Feb
23
Sat
Small Business Innovation Course at UMass Boston, 2019
Feb 23 @ 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*

Feb
26
Tue
Boston Healthy Child Care Initiative Learning Collaborative
Feb 26 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Region 6 EPS Coaches’ PLC
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Did you know that your coaches are constantly developing their skills too?

This PLC is for Coaches who are a part of the Region 6 EPS Coaches Cadre

This four session PLC cohort will be structured around your coaching needs. The group will explore how to create a coaching vision, build trust, listen, ask powerful questions and develop comprehensive coaching plans. Together we will explore common coaching challenges and develop new coaching practices to overcome our challenges. Participants will practice using new coaching tools, rubrics, and questions to enhance their coaching skills.

Instructor: Susan MacDonald

RSVP to Lead Coach

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.

Sign up here to join us

*Location is TBD and participants will be notified as soon as we have it confirmed*

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

Apply here

*Applications close Monday, 2/25/19*

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*