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The Children's Behavioral Health Initiative

EEC 5 Year Strategic Plan.

Educator and Provider Support (EPS) Current Fact Sheet and PowerPoint to EEC's Policy and Research Committee.

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Zero to Three Fellowship Program

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Supporting Learning Differences and Development of Children with Special Needs

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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.


Global Schools: Connecting Classrooms and Students around the World

This PLC will provide opportunities for educators to develop action plans to enhance curricular opportunities for students to become increasingly globally minded, in order to prepare them for the 21st century. The five central objectives are: Curriculum, Community, School Partnerships, Culture Development, & Social Justice. PLC members will develop strategies and plan projects that will enable them to facilitate global education curricular projects in all grade levels and across all disciplines.

Each participant will receive a copy of William Kist's book, The Global School: Connecting Classrooms and Students Around the World.

Where: Wareham Public Schools Multiservice Center, 48 Marion Road, Wareham, MA 02571

Cost: $25.00 for all 10 sessions

When: This PLC will meet on the 1s Wednesday of every month from 3:30PM-5:30PM






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Family and Community Engagement: Building (Structurally Sound) Bridges in a Culturally Diverse Community

This PLC will focus on fostering family and community partnerships in early childhood settings. Family and community partnerships strengthen a district’s ability to accomplish its mission by providing additional support and making programs stronger and more meaningful. Participants will discover the true intention of partnership and develop strategies to enable them to move from “random acts of involvement” too meaningful, ongoing engagement. Strategies will be created for creating action steps that will help lay a foundation for creating partnerships that will be structurally sound and sustainable. The goal is to directly engage parents and guardians of children in a mixed delivery system, in order to promote and support healthy outcomes for all families, based on the Strengthening Families model.

All participants will receive a copy of the book, The Parent Connection: An educator's guide to family engagement by Joni Samples.

Where: Wareham Public Schools Multiservice Center, 48 Marion Road, Wareham, MA 02571

Cost: $25.00 for all 10 sessions

When: This PLC will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 4:30PM-6:30PM






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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.

All participants will receive a copy of the book, The Parent Connection: An educator's guide to family engagement by Joni Samples.

Where: Session 1, 2 and 5 will be held at Enable Inc., 605 Neponset Street, Canton MA 02021 Session 3 and 4 will be held via live webinar

Cost: $25.00 for all 5 sessions

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






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Family Child Care System Administrators' Mentoring and Support

Supporting and encouraging family child care programs requires knowledge of up-to-date information, experience with diverse populations, and compassionate yet professional communication. 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.

Each participant will include receiving the book “Coaching with Powerful Interactions: A Guide for Partnering with Early Childhood Teachers” by Jablon, Dumbro, and Johnson.

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

Cost: $25.00 for all 5 sessions

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






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Best Practices in Staff Supervision, Mentoring and Support

In this PLC series, program administrators will explore strategies to support and encourage their staff. Through facilitator presentations, role play, and small and large group discussion, participants will understand the importance of effective leadership skills to effectively support early childhood educators and develop skills to effectively engage and empower their staff through strengths-based practice and reflection.

Where: : Child Care Network, 372 North Street, Hyannis MA 02601

Cost: $25.00 for all 5 sessions

When: This PLC will meet from 9:30AM-11:30PM on






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Basic Computer Skills for Early Childcare Educators

In this PLC series educators will learn basic computer skills. This series will consist of an introduction to basic vocabulary and terminology related to computer and word processing, Microsoft Word, the Internet, web search, email and much more.

Where: PACE Child Care Works, 105 Williams Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

Cost: $25.00 for all 10 sessions

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






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Promoting Excellence in Family Child Care

Family child care providers will meet monthly to discuss a specific topic for a total of 8 meetings from October, 2016 through May, 2017.

Through discussion, reflection, videos, and guest speakers, participants will gain an understanding of how they can become leaders in the field of early childhood education, strengthen program quality, and understand many of EEC’s initiatives, regulations, and how what they are doing within their programs fits into these initiatives.

Where: PACE Child Care Works, 105 Williams Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

Cost: $25.00 for all 8 sessions

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






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