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Professional Development Day - Holyoke Community College
October 21st, 2017.
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke
Sue Hamlett (SHamlett@valleyopp.com)
Choose one session for the entire day

1. Empowering Dual Language Learners in your Program

Empowering Dual Language Learners provides information and practical guidance for educators on how to support DLLs (birth to 5) build confidence and advance their social- emotional development while acquiring a new language at an Early Childhood program. There are many myths regarding language acquisition and approaches to teaching
diverse young children. The course focuses on manageable changes that educators can incorporate into their teaching practices to support DLLs and their families.

Presented by: Marcela Simpson
Prerequisites: None
Audience: GCC and FCC
Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours
QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning
Core Competency: 2. Guiding and Interacting with
Children and Youth
Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early
Childhood Settings.

2. Planning and Implementing Activities in a Mixed Age Setting

Children grow and learn naturally in mixed-age groups. Younger children watch and learn from the “experts,” including important cognitive and social skills. Older children can explore the same materials more deeply and gain self-confidence by teaching and interacting with younger children. However it can be challenging to balance safety, active learning, and the individual needs of each child. Participants will explore what the research shows about multi-age groups in early childhood, and, through discussion and interactive activities, plan to meet the needs of a multi-age group of children. This course includes
topics on “diverse learners.”

Presented by: Linda Schumacher
Prerequisites: None
Audience: FCC
Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours
QRIS Alignment: Curriculum and Learning
Core Competency: 5. Learning Environments and
Implementing Curriculum
Category of Study: 3. Curriculum for Early
Childhood Settings

3. Strengthening Families
You Must Register for This Training Session Online at CDEDU.US
Funded by CDE $15

The Strengthening Families approach was developed by The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) after conducting research on early care and education programs across the country. Starting in 2001, the CSSP began documenting the role early education and care programs can have in the reduction of child abuse and neglect. As a result of this study, a new framework and approach to the prevention of abuse and neglect emerged. The researchers found a positive link between good early childhood education and care programs and the reduction of abuse and neglect. This training will include a history of the Strengthening Families Approach, risk and protective factors, strategies to support families, and the early childhood educator self-assessment.

Presented by: CDE - Cindy Hutcheson
Prerequisites: None
Audience: GCC, FCC, OST & Public School Preschool
Credits: .5 CEU, 5 EEC training hours
QRIS Alignment: Family and Community
Core Competency: 3. Partnering with Families and
Category of Study: 9. Families and Community

Location: Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave,
Holyoke, MA 01040
Park in lots C & D or you will be ticketed
8:45 A.M. Registration
9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. Training
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Lunch Break (Lunch is Not Provided)
12:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Training
Cost: $25.00
Credits: .5 CEUs = 5 EEC training hours

download: PD_Day_10-21-17__HCC.docx
download: PD_Day_10-21-17__HCC.pdf

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In order to register you must supply a PQ Registry #. If you do not have one, please register for one on the EEC Website.

Date of training: October 21

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This training is supported with funding from the Educator and Provider Support (EPS) grant, Department of Early Education and Care.