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 January 2016 • Issue 4

 

GET READY TO GROW!
Learn new teaching strategies that will
stimulate children's curiosity and critical
thinking skills! 

Integrating Investigation -
STEAM & the Scientific Method in the Preschool Curriculum

Date:
Saturdays, February
 6 & 20, 2016
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Historic Building 
Description: This course is designed to help preschool teachers discover how to capitalize on "teachable moments" by encouraging children to follow the Scientific Method, while incorporating CLASS Instructional Support Strategies. 
more info

 GRTG Issue 4

  

 

Spotlight Issue 4

 Education Coordinator Claudia Navarro with
VPK Lead Teacher Isabel Garcia. 



 SPOTLIGHT


 Pilot ESOL Program 

 Our ESOL efforts are expanding.
VPK teachers working with Spanish-speaking children are learning new techniques to equip their students with the language and literacy skills necessary to be successful in kindergarten.  
 more info

What You Need to Know about Supervisory/Leadership Styles  

 Issue 4 Video

 

 Click "PLAY" on the image to view the Supervisory/Leadership Styles video.

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LEADERSHIP CORNER

New training developed to support and prepare your early childhood education program and staff for the Infant CLASS assessment tool. 
more info

 OTHER EXCITING NEWS

  First 1000 Days Conference
  more info


 Tutoring Available at the
 Education Success Center more info

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  Close-Up Issue 4 


 Congratulations to Erica Lam,
Career Advisor/Scholarship Coordinator, 
on her 2015 Bravo Employee Recognition Award nomination! 

 

 March 2016 • Issue 5

 

GET READY TO GROW!
Learn new teaching strategies that will
encourage positive social and emotional development of infants & toddlers! 

Understanding Infant/Toddler Social & Emotional Development through GOLD 

Date:
Wednesdays, May
 25 - June 15 
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lake Worth Campus  
Description: This course is designed to
equip early learning providers with the knowledge and skills need to understand and apply effective infant/toddler social and emotional strategies as they relate to the Teaching Strategies GOLD.
more info

 GRTG Issue 5

  

 

Spotlight Issue 5

 Conscious Discipline Pilot participants collaborate and discuss the program. 



 SPOTLIGHT


 Conscious Discipline Pilot 

 In January the Institute of Excellence kicked off a pilot program of
Conscious Discipline
at seven early childhood education sites throughout Palm Beach County, in hopes to orchestrate a center-wide transformation. 
 more info

What You Need to Know about Infants'/Toddlers'
Language Development   

 Issue 5 Video

 

 Click "PLAY" on the image to view the Infants'/Toddlers' Language Development video.

Green Ruler

LEADERSHIP CORNER

New Coordinator Named for Center Leader Communities of Practice (CoP)
more info

 OTHER EXCITING NEWS

 Elmo brings excitement to the children of the  PNC Grow Up Great "Building Up STEAM"
 Grant
 more info


 New SEEK Scholarship ONLINE Application 
 more info

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  Close-Up Issue 5 


 Congratulations to Laconia Butler, provider at Bear Necessity Daycare, 
on earning an Associate of Science Degree in
Early Childhood Education in December!

 

 

 May 2016 • Issue 6

 

GET READY TO GROW!

Introduction to Communities of Practice  


Date:
 Saturday, June 4 and
 June 25 

Time:
 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Location:
 Historic Building  

Description:
 This course will introduce participants to the concept of a community of practice, and demonstrate strategies and activities needed to build trust, collaboration, and teamwork within a learning community. more info

 GRTG Issue 6

  

 

Spotlight Issue 6



 SPOTLIGHT


 IEECE Hosts ESOL Student Cohort Celebration!

 This past spring semester, the
IEECE selected a group of
early childhood practitioners
to begin their journey together
as a cohort to attend the
first in a series of EAP (English
for Academic Purposes) courses.
 
more info

5 Tips You Need to Know to Grow Your ECE Business

 Issue 6 Video

 

 Click "PLAY" on the image to view the Introduction to Marketing for ECE video.

Green Ruler

LEADERSHIP CORNER

Conscious Discipline Conference 
more info

 OTHER EXCITING NEWS

 Intermediate ESOL for the Workplace:
 A Celebration  more info


 New Strong Minds In-Network Programs! 
 more info

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  Close-Up Issue 6 


 Congratulations to our SEEK Scholarship recipients on earning 
Associate of Science Degrees in
Early Childhood Education on May 9, 2016!

Pictured (left to right) are:
Sabrina Adolphin, Merly Collins, Nichola Griffiths-Butts, and Marlena Smart. 

 

 

 September 2016 • Issue 7

 

GET READY TO GROW!

Overview of Toddler CLASS


Date:
 2016 Fall Semester
 (multiple offerings)

Time:
 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Locations:
 Lake Worth, Boca Raton &
the Historic Building, West Palm Beach  

Description:
 Starting on October 1, 2016,
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach
County's Strong Minds will be using the
Toddler CLASS assessment. 
Are you prepared?? 

 GRTG Issue 7

  

Spotlight Issue 7

Lakeisha Freeman
SEEK Scholarship recipient


 SPOTLIGHT


The Heart of Determination

I am a product of the Glades Area,
and I am proud of it. I was born
and reared in South Bay,
graduated from high school there,
and was hired for my first job
there at Payless Shoe Source
making $4.25 an hour.

What You Need to Know about the
Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education

 Issue 7 Video

 

 Click "PLAY" on the image to watch Dr. Grace Kolbe, Director of the IEECE,
briefly explain the Center's goals. 

Green Ruler

LEADERSHIP CORNER

Conscious Discipline -
Checklist for Creating a School Family 

 OTHER EXCITING NEWS

 Career Advisor Shares 4 Tips to
 Succeed in Credit Courses 


 Meet Our New Director of Operations 
 

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  Close-Up Issue 7 


 Congratulations to Shameka Reed, Lead Teacher at
Opportunity Early Learning Center, on earning an
Associate of Science Degree
in Early Childhood Education earlier this month!

 


The Early Childhood Education Bulletin is produced by the Institute of Excellence in Early Care and Education.
If you would like to contribute to this newsletter, submit your news/photos to wildgooj@palmbeachstate.edu.

Director: Dr. Grace Kolbe          Editor: Janell Carroll

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