2016 Professional Development Opportunities
3/10/16 & 3/17/16- Speech and Language Development in Early Education Settings (North Eastham)

3/19/2016 & 4/9/2-16- Building Math, Science and Literacy Skills: A Simple, Fun and Unified Approach (Fall River)

3/26/2016- Aplicacao da Diretrizes de Aprendizado de Massachusetts para Bebes e Criancas (New Bedford)

3/26/2016- Adapting for Sensory Integration Challenges in Early Childhood Settings (Hanover)


4/19/2016- Exploring STEM Outdoors with Preschool (2 Hour PLC) North Easton, MA

Bristol Community College Upcoming Courses

This course will introduce the student to the field of early care and education from a philosophical, historical, socioeconomic, and multicultural point of view. Major theories and models of significant early childhood programs will be examined such as Head Start, Froebel's Kindergarten, Montessori, Reggio-Emilia and the Waldorf. The role of the early care teacher, professionalism, and managing successfully in the workplace will be explored. The course will include field observations of eight hours across the full age span (0 -8) with observations in diverse settings required as determined by DEEC. QRIS Standards: 1, 2 EEC Certification: Lead Teacher  
When: Spring Semester: Tuesday,  February 2, 2016 through May 10, 2016 from 6:30PM-9:45PM, New Bedford Campus
Cost: $50.00 plus the cost of the text book  
ECE 244 Parent- Teacher Communication and Partnerships- 
Students develop knowledge and skills in understanding and building partnerships with parents based on the recognition that families have diverse styles of parenting. Building increased awareness and sensitivity to ethnic, racial, class, abilities, and linguistic issues is key to the affirmation of differences. Students study contemporary models and practices that support the involvement of parents in their child's education. Students learn to use appropriate oral and written communications, discover parents' priorities, and design activities and structures for ongoing collaborations with parents.  
When: Spring Semester: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 through May 11, 2015 form 6:30PM-9:45PM, Fall River Campus 
Cost: $50.00 plus the cost of the text book  

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Introductory Course on the Massachusetts Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten in the Domains of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Approaches to Play and Learning (APL)

What: This free 10-hour Training of Trainers SEL/APL course is a collaboration between the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES), the MA Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE). CES will provide course materials and technical assistance with logistics, and will provide CEUs and PDPs to participants who successfully complete this entire training.

Who: Early educators from the entire mixed delivery system, including public schools, with a Bachelor's Degree   and a minimum of 2 years of experience conducting professional development are encouraged to apply by February 3, 2016. Selected participants who meet the specified course facilitator qualifications, will be notified no later than February 12, 2016.
Trainers from community-based agencies/systems will partner with an educator from a local public Preschool or Kindergarten. CES will assist educators who wish to participate in the Training of Trainers, but have not yet identified a local partner. Click here for more information and to apply: collaborative.org/sel-apl
  • Pre-registration and submission of an online application: collaborative.org/sel-apl 
  • Select one training location on the online application form
  • Attendance at two sessions - total 10 hours
  • Signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Completion of homework assignment, evaluation of each session, and assessment of learning at the end of the course
  • Provision of an Introductory SEL/APL Course on the Standards in a local community

Location and Dates

Each applicant must select one location to attend

Holyoke- February 22, 2016 and February 26, 2016
Worcester- February 25, 2016 and March 8, 2016
Malden- February 29, 2016 and March 4, 2016

FREE CDA Coaching Sessions

SEEPP is offering FREE CDA coaching for services for center-based and family child care educators wishing to pursue the CDA (Child Development Associate) process. Focus will be on supporting candidates with their individual needs as they determine their training hours, prepare their Competency Goal statements and develop their Professional Portfolio.

English- CDA Coaching Sessions in Attleboro, MA- January 19, February 23, March 22, April 26,  May 24 and June 14, 2916

English- CDA Coaching Sessions in Avon, MA - January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, 2016

Bilingual CDA Coaching Sessions ( English and Portguses) in Avon, MA- February 2, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, 2016

For more information please contact
Tracy Cheney at hhcccda@gmail.com to reserve your space. Be sure to include your Professional Qualifications (PQ) Registry number, your EEC Program ID number and a daytime phone number. For more information call 508-436-6060.
" Mind Your Own Business!"

Successful family child care is more than loving children. It's having a business plan and marketing strategies to maximize your profits.  This course will help you develop a business plan, complete  the Business Administration Scale (BAS), and improve your small business practices.

When: This training series meets for 6 consecutive Thursdays
             March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28 and May 5, 2016
Time: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Location: The Children's Workshop- Bourne, MA
Cost: $35.00
CEU: 1.5 (15 EEC training hours)

Resources for Early Learning With Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant funds from the Massachusetts EEC, the WGBH Educational Foundation created Resources for Early Learning, a comprehensive, early childhood digital library featuring more than 2,500 free media-based tools for teaching and learning. With a strong focus on English Language Arts (ELA) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Resources for Early Learning features:
  • Educator Activities (for caregivers of infants and toddlers)
  • Early Learning Curriculum (for educators of preschoolers)
  • Professional Development (for educators of children ages birth to 5 years)
  • Parent Activities
  • Parenting Videos (for parents of children ages birth to age 5 years)
  • Playlists for Children
Visit the website at: http://www.resourcesforearlylearning.org/


PEEP and the Big Wide World Launches
 All-New Website and Curriculum

Provides home-and center-based preschool educators effective tools in Spanish and English for teaching Science

Massachusetts Early Educators Pathways

Check out  the Early Educator's Pathway website!
This site is designed to serve as a resource to assist you in finding the best option for advancing your career in early education and care by pursuing recognized credentials and college degrees at any one of the many quality programs at colleges and universities in Massachusetts. Whether you are figuring out your next step for professional development, looking for information about professional qualifications in the field of early education and care, or already know you want to earn a specific credential or college degree, this site is designed to connect you to appropriate options and contacts.

Resources for Early Childhood Educators

[Southeast Education Professionals Partnership]
[www.cdedu.us/SEEPP] | [seepp@cdedu.us ]
Lead Agency: Child Development and Education, Inc.
Funded in part by the Department of Early Education and Care