Planning and Implementing Activities in a Mixed-Age Program (in English) Register here! May 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
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.” This training is 5 hours/.5 CEU credits. Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and Curriculum.
Developmentally Appropriate Practices Practicas Apropiadas para el Desarrollo (in Spanish) Register here!
Schedule : April 10 and 13, 2017
, 6:00PM – 8:45PM
Este curso se refiere a las regulaciones de educación temprana del Departamento de Educación y Cuidado del Estado de Massachusetts y habla de la importancia de las interacciones entre el adulto y el niño, se compartirá información de investigaciones vigentes que muestran lo importante de ofrecer un cuidado y educación de calidad en programas de educación en edad temprana.
Mission Driven Leadership (in English) Register here!
Wednesdays, April 12 & 26
and May 10 & 24, 2017
, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Join this special learning community to learn strategies for improving and enhancing your leadership and administration skills. The core knowledge of this series will focus on the ability to lead and work collaboratively with all members of the organization, influence program culture and effect change, progress, and improvement. Discover how to develop clear personal and institutional missions and visions, which drive strategic program and financial planning. Understand the aspects of leading through change, the processes of developing sustainable program development plans and individual professional development plans for quality improvement, and learn how to support critical thinking teams and coaching systems that deepen collegiality and are congruent with the mission. CEU: 1.0 credits.
A consciência da nutrição Famílias e programas de cuidados infantis / Educadores (Português) Register here! April 22, 2017
@ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Qualquer participante poderá implementar as informações recebidas em sala de aula, incorporando hábitos alimentares no currículo, refeições e merendas. Planejar e implementar atividade física durante o dia para cada criança em seu programa. Instructor: Adriana Guerra
Business Expertise Series for Family Child Care Providers (in English) Register here!
Mondays, April 24 – June 5, 2017
@ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The successful family child care business means that you are able to serve more children and more families. This 15-hour course, approved for 1.5 CEUs by Mass AEYC, reviews the skills and knowledge needed to own, operate or manage a successful family child care program. The course is delivered through six 2 ½ hour sessions. Each module includes mini-lectures, resources, discussions in small and large groups, and personal reflection activities. Put together, these activities build your reflection guide and business plan. At the conclusion of the course, each participant will have completed scoring their Business Administration Scale (BAS) program assessment, will have completed a detailed and full action plan on ways to improve that score, and will have finished the first draft of their program’s Business Plan. CEU: 1.5
| Parent Child Home Program for FCC
The Parent Child Home Program is now offered to Family Child Care Educators.
Family Child Care Providers who are selected to participate may be eligible to receive free toys and books.
For more information or to sign up please contact:
Sandy Sachs, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1-857-220-2614
The Parent Child Home Program for Family Child Care program helps children in your home build important school readiness skills. It is a free literacy program that promotes a “learning through play” experience for children through reading, taking, singing, fine and gross motor activities, and educational learning activities.
How does this program work? A trained early learning specialist comes to your home to model verbal interaction and group engagement techniques using carefully selected toys and books two or three times a week for 45 minutes. They will provide you with free books and developmental toys, guide sheets and extension activities. Developmental toys stay in your FCC home. Limited training spaces are available.
The program is free and you qualify as a Boston FCC educator if:
- You are an independent educator, not part of a Family Child Care System
- You will work with our Early Learning Specialist twice a week during home visits in your home at a convenient time for you. QRIS assistance will also be provided
- You would like to receive additional developmental toys and books for your FCC home. Each child in your care will take home a copy of each new book to read and share with their family.
- At least 50% of your families with young children are low income and
- You have a contract with or are willing to work with CCC of Boston.
We are all ears. Don’t see the professional development opportunity you were looking for? Use this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/needs2017 to share your needs as we plan for future professional development activities in Region 6.