Early Childhood Educator Scholarship Program

The ECE Scholarship Program was established to increase the quality of the early education and care workforce. The scholarship program provides financial assistance to early education and care and out-of-school time educators working in a paid position in  EEC-licensed or licensed-exempt programs who are pursuing associate's or bachelor's degrees in early childhood education at a Massachusetts college or university.
The ECE Scholarship is available annually and is a joint initiative with EEC and the Department of Higher Education Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA).  This year the ECE Scholarship Program launched on April 1, 2016.
To learn more about the ECE Scholarship and how to apply, please view the following short video by clicking on this link: https://voice.adobe.com/a/gnkNx 

This video can be viewed on your Smartphone, tablet or computer.

Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
Communities of Practice
"Understanding and Mitigating the Impact of Trauma on Young Children with Disabilities"
This presentation will provide information on trauma theory relevant to a wide variety of settings, with a special focus on professionals working with very young children with disabilities, and their families. Through shared content, small and large group discussion, and learning activities participants will 
  • Consider how trauma theory can be applied to a variety of roles in working with families with young children with disabilities; 
  • Learn how trauma can affect the behavior of young children and adults; 
  • Explore strategies for applying a trauma-sensitive approach;
  • Learn about the effects of vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue, as well as strategies for professional self-care;
Five [5] sessions will be held in April throughout the state at a location near you!
Presentation begins at 9:30 for all sessions.
Please register for the meeting you wish to attend by providing us with the required information.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
9:30-12:30, EEC, 1 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780
Register by: 4/24/16

Upcoming Trainings 
Teaching Strategies GOLD 
April 30 and May 7, 2016 from 8:30AM-3:30PM  
Registration deadline is this Friday April 15, 2016
 Child Care Network 
372 North St, Hyannis, MA 02601
Participants are required to bring their own laptops to this training  
(No iPads, Please)  

Engaging Families in the Assessment Process 
 May 7, 2016 from 9:30AM-3:30PM
Registration deadline is Friday April 29, 2016 
Child Development and Education 
321 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301


Understanding and Implementing Developmental Screening 
June 6 and June 13 from 6:30PM-9:15PM

Registration deadline is Monday May 30, 2016  
Citizens for Citizens Day Care
427 Robeson Street, Fall River, MA 02720
Early Literacy and Language Development

for Young Children ages Birth-5 in the Context of Inclusive Settings

This free training is designed for participants to learn best practices, apply those practices in their work, and learn from one another.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Registration begins at 8:30AM 
Training is from 9:00AM-3:00PM

Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center

1657 Worcester Road

Framingham, MA 01701

Space is limited to 200 participants

(If you attended the Public Preschool sessions on Early Literacy in November, February and May you do not need to participate in this training)

Click for more information and to register

Tinkering with Mother Nature

In Collaboration with SEEPP,  The Cape Cod Children's Museum is offering a Professional Learning Community for Educators in Region 5 on the implementation of the PreK STE Life Science Standards and how they can be introduced into program planning.

This 2 hour PLC will incorporate Tinkering, STREAM, Music and Movement
Participants will engage in activities that bring tinkering, STREAM frameworks, music and movement together in meaningful outdoor play. 
Each center will receive a take home kit full of tinkering tools and materials ready to use the next day!!! 

June 14, 2016 from 6:00PM-8:00PM

Cape Cod Children's Museum

Space is limited so register now!!

Introduction to the Early English Language Development Standards (E-ELD) for Children 2.5 to 5.5 years old Module 1

This course was developed in conjunction with EEC to help educators move forward in meeting Level 3 requirements for preschool professional development in "second language acquisition" .

Wednesday June 8 and June 15, 2016  from 6:30PM-9:00PM

Home Health and Child Care Avon, MA

Click here more detailed information and to register

Coming soon: This course will also be offered in the Fall River/New Bedford area

 be sure to check out our facebook page and  SEEPP professional development calendar for updated info! 


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