Region 5 EPS/Southeast Education Professionals Partnership 

Region 5 EPS/SEEPP is excited to announce that we will be moving to a new office in  
Plymouth, MA

in March. Details on our Open House will be coming soon.

 SEEPP Spring Enrichment Conference

May 13, 2017

Plymouth, MA

more details to come  
QRIS Support for Family Child Care Programs

Are you struggling to get started on the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS)?  Have you started to complete the requirements but have gotten "stuck" on some of the items?   This series will help family child care educators understand the QRIS and complete the requirements to reach Levels 2 or 3 of the QRIS.

Sign up for all the sessions or just the ones that you need.

The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River Inc. is offering a Professional Learning Community for educators in Region 5

Brockton's Promise and the Effective Education Team
invite you to a Symposium entitled:
Trauma's Impact on Lifelong Learning
March 15, 2017 
8:30 AM-1:00 PM
at Massasoit Community College
Please see the link above for the Save the Date Card and to register.
A strand of the Symposium will focus on early childhood.
Additional information will be available shortly.
Pyramid Model Learning Communities

"What is PBS"  
PBS is Positive Behavior Supports

March 8, 2017; 10am - 12 noon
Taunton EEC Office
Community External Coach, Kelly Rodriguez

Registration information will be available soon!  

NAFCC Observer Training

April 5 & 6

from 8:30AM-6:30PM

Milford, MA

Please click here for requirements and application

Professional Development Opportunities - CEUs

April 2017
May 2017
College Courses


Fisher College

  • New Bedford meets on Tuesdays
  • North Attleboro Campus is Full
  • Brockton meets on Thursdays
5/8/17- 7/1/17- ED224 Supervision and Personal Management in Programs for Children

  • New Bedford meets on Tuesdays
  • North Attleboro meets on Wednesdays
  • Brockton meets on Thursdays
Massasoit Community College 

FAFSA and the Early Childhood Scholarship

The EEC Early Childhood Scholarship allows early educators to take college courses at many Massachusetts colleges and universities towards their Associate or Bachelor's degrees.
(This scholarship is different from the Region 5 EPS/SEEPP college course offerings)
To qualify you must:
  • live in Massachusetts
  • work in an EEC licensed or exempt program
  • be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • not already have a bachelor's degree in any field
  • not have defaulted on a student loan
  • be enrolled (matriculated) at an eligible College
  • complete the FAFSA
Two things to do NOW to prepare:
  1. Matriculate! You need to be officially accepted into an early childhood or related degree field at a participating college. This generally means that you complete an application, supply a copy of your high school diploma or GED and pay a fee if applicable. Most community colleges and state colleges have no or low application fees.
  2. Complete the FAFSA- You do not have to be eligible for financial aid, but you must complete the form.

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS Measurement Tools

Using the Classroom Observation Tool

(CLASS) for Educator Assessment and Development

March 22 & March 29, 2017

Early Learning Child Care

New Bedford, MA


$15.00 per person

Click here to register

QRIS Professional Learning Communities

Quality Early Childhood and OST Environments


Early Childhood Leadership and Management


Both PLC sessions will be held at

Robbins Children's Program

Attleboro, MA


Cost- $Free

Click on PLC title for more information 
 and to register
National Director Credential

SEEPP Region 5 is offering to Region 5 center directors an opportunity to achieve a national director credential through the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Participants of this initiative will engage in meaningful professional development that focuses on the core leadership and management content unique to your role as an early childhood administrator. Take the Aim4Excellence modules for credit or noncredit, use them to help your program attain NAEYC accreditation, or QRIS.  Complete all nine modules to earn the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential. 

We are only able to offer the first 3 modules through the end of this fiscal year but will add the remaining 6 modules to our next grant cycle which will start in July.  We are hoping that each of the directors will be able to complete all 9 modules and receive their national director credential.   
In addition to the online modules, we will have 4 cohort meetings facilitated by Carla Seymour. The first one will be an orientation before we start the modules and we will meet after each of the 3 module ends. In order to complete the 3 modules by June 30th, we would need to start no later than the end of March. You should plan on 3 - 4 hours per week to work on the modules.  

Carla Seymour by email at: or call at 774-273-1773 


Teaching Strategies Gold
March 18, 2017 and March 25, 2017

 (Snow date: April 1st)  
Bristol Community College - Fall River, MA

registration deadline is March 13, 2017

FYI:  Region 5 EPS/SEEPP is looking for programs that would be interested in hosting any of the Formative Assessment training offered through CES.

For more information, please contact Nicole Miles by email at: or phone 781-870-7009




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