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2015 IEECE Newsletter

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 June 2015 • Issue 1


We are excited to announce a new training being 
offered this fall that will help you grow your
reflective practice skills!


Class Title: Improved Teaching Practices
through Reflection
Date: Mondays, October 19 - December 7, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Historic Building
Description: This course will introduce early childhood practitioners to the concept of reflective practice as a tool to improve and strengthen daily practices with young children. more info

 GRTG Issue 1


Spotlight Issue 1

 Bridget Booth
Small Business Owner


 From Director to Business    Owner - former director reflects on journey to  fulfilling her dream.

Bridget Booth has more than
one reason to celebrate.
more info

What You Need to Know about ACHIEVE



Click "PLAY" on the image to view the ACHIEVE Introduction video.

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The Institute of Excellence in Early Care
and Education is pleased to announce the
launch of a comprehensive professional development track designed especially
for early childhood Center Leaders.
more info


ESOL Students Celebrate Accomplishments
 more info

 Have You Heard of T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship? 
 more info


  Close-Up Issue 1 

 Congratulations to Shannon Vasquez, Director at Palm Beach Preschool,
on earning an Associate's Degree in ECE last month!

 August 2015 • Issue 2

What You Need to Know about Our STEAM Initiative 

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We are excited to announce a great training being 
offered this fall that will help you grow your 
instructional support skills!


Class Title: CLASS 2 - Instructional Support
for Pre-K 
Date: Wednesdays, October 21 - December 9, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Lake Worth Campus 
Description: This course will give early learning practitioners the knowledge and skills needed to understand and apply effective classroom strategies as they relate to the CLASS domain of Instructional Support. more info

 GRTG Issue 2


Spotlight Issue 2

 Children's work on display at the
2015 National Urban League Conference. 


 Tinkering to Learn with STEAM

 When children tinker, they strengthen their innate creativity and learn important STEAM concepts. 
 more info

Green Ruler


What does reflective practice look like? Best practices in instructional support for children include asking "why" and "how" questions to guide reflection, analyze and evaluate learning and play, and deepen understanding.   
more info


 Math Tutoring Cohort
 more info

 Conscious Discipline Training  
 more info


  Close-Up Issue 2

 Congratulations to Frankie Baker for accessing the IEECE's tutoring services
to help her successfully complete Developmental Math!
Ms. Baker plans to take Business Math at Palm Beach State College this fall semester.


 October 2015 • Issue 3


Improve your skills in supporting positive social-emotional development with two new training sessions coming this spring!

Behavior Management I
Mondays, March 14 - April 4, 2016

Behavior Management II

Mondays, April 11 -  May 2, 2016

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Historic Building 
Description: These courses provide foundational practices for promoting social-emotional competence, embedded with Teachstone CLASS, Teaching Strategies
GOLD and Conscious Discipline concepts to align with Strong Minds Network initiatives.
more info

 GRTG Issue 3



Spotlight Issue 3

 Career Advisor Christina Barone
meeting with a practitioner. 


 A New Advising Pilot

 Career advisors are now coming to your training to provide you with enrollment, scholarship and ACHIEVE information! And, it all happens right outside of the classroom door.  
 more info

What You Need to Know about Communities of Practice 

 COP Video


 Click "PLAY" on the image to view the Communities of Practice video.

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Get an update on the growth of the Early Childhood Leaders Community Practice, first featured in our December 2013 edition.
more info


  SEEK Scholarship Updates
  more info

  Palm Beach County ECE Workforce Study
  more info


  Close-Up Issue 2 

 Congratulations to Maria Lara, teacher at East Coast Migrant Head Start,
on earning a Bachelor's Degree in Early Care & Education from
Florida Atlantic University in August!


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Director: Dr. Grace Kolbe          Editor: Janell Carroll

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