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American Academy of Pediatrics - Dedicated to the Health of Young Children

The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this, AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.

CSEFEL

Collaborative for Educational Services

Just because we love collaboration doesn t mean we don t understand individual needs. Quite the opposite is true. We work with districts to assess their own data on students to design solutions that solve the challenges they face today. And we teach educators hands-on, classroom techniques that individualize instruction to build on each student s strengths and overcome their unique learning challenges.
The Collaborative serves learners from birth through adulthood. We serve our public school district members in Franklin and Hampshire Counties, and educators in communities across Massachusetts.


CES

COMPASS for Kids

COMPASS for kids‘ purpose is to make sure that children, particularly vulnerable children, are supported by the adults, institutions and policies that can pave the way to a bright future for them. We provide education, workforce development training, coaching, mentoring and support that improve the skills and transform the perspectives of the adults and institutions that matter most to children. We collaborate across the public, private and non-profit sectors to address critical needs, and provide results-oriented programs that also serve as models.


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Department of Early Education and Care Professional Development Training Calendar

Department of Early Education and Care Professional Development Training Calendar
Use this Search Form to find early childhood training opportunities in Massachusetts of interest to you.

EEC PD Calendar

Department of Early Education and Care - Health, Safety, and Medication Administration Trainings

Department of Early Education and Care - Health, Safety, and Medication Administration Trainings
For more information about SIDS, Oral Health, Medication Administration, Diabetes and Epilepsy.

www.eec.gov/EEC

Let's Move Child Care - America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids

Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.

Let's Move Child Care

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

As the only governmental program responsible for ensuring the health and well-being of the entire population of women, infants, and children, the Title V program plays a critical role in coordination, capacity building, and quality oversight at the community and state levels. By connecting people to services, programs to programs, and agencies to agencies, Title V programs maximize resources and increase quality and effectiveness.

HRSA - Maternal and Child Health

Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care

In this website, you will find information about NAP SACC, the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care program.

NAP SACC

Strategies for Children

Strategies for Children, Inc. (SFC) is an award-winning, independent, privately-funded statewide advocacy and policy organization that seeks to improve the well-being of Massachusetts children by working to ensure that they have access to high-quality early education and become proficient readers by the end of third grade. Through public policy, advocacy, research, constituency building and public awareness.

Strategies for Children

The Institute for Educational and Professional Development

The Institute offers a variety of professional development opportunities designed to assist educators in gaining knowledge and applying this to their work with children and families. Our professional development opportunities include a constructivist (active/hands-on) approach to learning for both adults and children. The topics offered are founded in Core Knowledge or Competencies that are considered "best practices" for early childhood education. The IEPD instructors are master level trainers with experience and education in providing learning opportunities for adults. Each of our instructors also have direct experience in the field of early childhood education. The combination of research based practices, experience and education in the field, and integration of topics with Core Knowledge allows us to provide high-quality professional development to meet the needs of the educator in the field. To support educators and programs, we also offer on-site or virtual coaching and mentoring.

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USDA

USDA's Team Nutrition is an integrated, behavior based, comprehensive plan for promoting the nutritional health of the Nation's children. This plan involves schools, parents, and the community in efforts to continuously improve school meals, and to promote the health and education of 50 million school children in more than 96,000 schools nationwide.

USDA - Food and Nutrition Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture, MyPlate

The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives:

1. Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and
2. Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.


USDA - Choose My Plate
 
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