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Professional Learning Community


In addition to workshops, conferences, college courses and CEUs, a new format called "Professional Learning Communities"(PLCs) are settings where Educators' experience and expertise is utilized in a professional learning setting. Working in such a group provides rich conversations and new insights into educating young children and learning. PLCs are facilitated or guided by a specified individual as a supporter in partnership with Educators rather than an instructor or expert with all the answers. PLCs will provide an opportunity for Educators to engage in in-depth reflection of theory and practice in a supportive context with others who share similar interests and can offer varying perspectives.

Educators are invited to participate in the following Early and Care and Out of School Time Professional Learning Communities (PLC). During these sessions, educators will participate in reflective dialogue around a specific topic and discuss successes, challenges, and strategies that result in better programs for children in early childhood settings. This is an opportunity to learn from, with, and on behalf of each other as early childhood and out of school time professionals.


Family Child Care System Administrator’s' Mentoring and Support Professional Learning Community

Supporting and encouraging family child care programs requires knowledge of up-to-date information, experience with diverse populations, and compassionate yet professional communication. In this PLC, participants can join other family child care system home visitors to ask questions, share experiences, and gain new perspectives to help you support the family child care field.

There will be a one-time $25 per person participation fee, which will include receiving the book Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Eight Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality.

Where:EEC Tauton Office,1 Washington Street, Taunton MA 02780

Cost: $25.00 for all 5 sessions

When: Each session will take place from 10:00AM – 12:00PM






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Managing Challenging Behavior in Early Childhood Programs

Managing children with challenging behavior are often a challenge to early childhood educators. Through this series, participants will explore challenging behavior, possible causes and strategies to prevent and respond to challenging behavior.

In this PLC, participants will examine the causes and triggers of challenging behavior, analyze children’s behavior to determine needs for adaptation or changes in the environment, routine, or interactions. They will learn to identify strategies to respond to children with specific needs that affect behavior, such as sensory needs, auditory processing difficulties, autism spectrum, or hyper-activity, explore strategies for teaching children social and emotional skills and identify resources to support the management of challenging behavior.

Where: : Enable, 605 Neponset Street, Canton, MA 02021

Cost: $25.00 for all 5 sessions

When: Each session will take place from 6:30PM- 8:30PM






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Play with a Purpose: How Toddlers and Preschoolers Develop Skills through Play

Using the “I will learn, but first…” series of posters as a starting point, participants will learn the importance of “play with purpose” as it relates to child development, school readiness skills and as a tool for identifying possible red flags.

In this PLC, participants will review basic ages and stages of child development and how it relates to stages of play development, come to see play and play observations as a tool to identify possible “red flags” in a child’s development, get information to share with parents about how they can engage in meaningful play experiences with their children at home and learn about the importance of taking movement and brain breaks throughout the day.

Where: Cape Cod Children’s Museum, 577 Great Neck Rd South, Mashpee, MA 02649

Cost: $25.00 for all 4 sessions

When: Each session will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 PM






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Kitchen Science and STEM Activities for Toddlers

In this PLC, participants will explore simple and creative activities for Toddlers in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to provide meaningful exploration opportunities in the classroom through multi-sensory activities that include easy to find/create materials!

Where: Children's Museum of Easton, The Old Fire Station, 9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton, MA 02356

Cost: $10.00

When: This PLC will meet from 6:30PM – 8:30PM




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Young Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Programs

Many children who enroll in early childhood programs have individual special needs - physical, cognitive, communication, or behavioral challenges. At other times, the child’s needs are identified only after the child enrolls. Whether identified before enrollment, or after concerns are raised by the educator, additional information and adaptations to the program are required in order to support the child’s growth and learning. The series will include topics related to meeting the needs of children with special needs who attend early education and care programs.

In this PLC, participants will learn how to describe various types of special needs or disabilities and how it impacts learning, program activities, and families, explore information about specific types of special needs or disabilities that children may have, and recommended strategies to meet those needs. They will learn how to use resources for including children with disabilities in early education and care programs and share experiences of challenges and successes with children with special needs or disabilities.

Where: Robin's Children's Program, 803 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

Cost: $25.00 for all 5 sessions

When: Each session will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 PM






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Kitchen Science and STEM Activities for Preschoolers

In this PLC, participants will explore simple and creative activities for Preschoolers in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to provide meaningful exploration opportunities in the classroom through multi-sensory activities that include easy to find/create materials!

Where: Children's Museum of Easton, The Old Fire Station, 9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton, MA 02356

Cost: $10.00

When: This PLC will meet from 6:30PM-8:30PM




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The Art of Laughing Yoga

In this PLC, participants will be introduced to yoga exercises and listening bells they can adapt and incorporate into their classroom. Through these exercises participants will learn how yoga can support children in improving concentration, managing stress, promoting healthy habits, and increasing their positive self-image.

View the SEEPP Course calendar to register for the other PLC sessions in the Nurturing the Mind and Bosy series.

Where: The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River, Inc., 441 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720

Cost: $10.00

When: This PLC will meet from 6:30PM-8:30PM




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Kitchen Science and STEM Activities for Toddlers

In this PLC, participants will explore simple and creative activities for Toddlers in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to provide meaningful exploration opportunities in the classroom through multi-sensory activities that include easy to find/create materials!

Where: Children's Museum of Easton, The Old Fire Station, 9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton, MA 02356

Cost: $10.00

When: This PLC will meet from 6:30PM-8:30PM




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Nurturing Creativity

This PLC will help teachers guide their children to be more confident, competent, and creative in their learning and thinking skills. Through a hands-on approach, participants will explore materials in a variety of domains and gain first-hand experience at allowing creativity to guide the experience.

View the SEEPP Course calendar to register for the other PLC sessions in the Nurturing the Mind and Bosy series.

Where: The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River, Inc., 441 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720

Cost: $10.00

When: This PLC will meet from 10:00AM-12:00PM




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An Introduction to Laughing Yoga

In this PLC, participants will meet author Joanie Woodward as she introduces her new children’s book about yoga. The participants will learn poses and meditations that can be used in the classroom to support children in expressing emotions and managing stress.

View the SEEPP Course calendar to register for the other PLC sessions in the Nurturing the Mind and Bosy series.

Where: The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River, Inc., 441 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720

Cost: $10.00

When: This PLC will meet from 10:00AM-12:00PM




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Kitchen Science and STEM Activities for Preschoolers

In this PLC, participants will explore simple and creative activities for Preschoolers in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to provide meaningful exploration opportunities in the classroom through multi-sensory activities that include easy to find/create materials!

Where: Children's Museum of Easton, The Old Fire Station, 9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton, MA 02356

Cost: $10.00

When: This PLC will meet from 6:30PM-8:30PM




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How to Expand Preschoolers Thinking

This PLC will provide opportunities for participants to explore the art of introducing new materials into the classroom in fun and exciting ways through the use of prop boxes.

View the SEEPP Course calendar to register for the other PLC sessions in the Nurturing the Mind and Bosy series.

Where: The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River, Inc., 441 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720

Cost: $10.00

When: This PLC will meet from 10:00AM-12:00PM




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