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Workforce Innovations and Professional Development Teams Shine this Summer
It’s sum, sum, summertime and ZERO TO THREE's Early Childhood Workforce Innovations and Professional Development teams are embracing these busy days and the opportunities to help our early childhood professionals shine!
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Recent and upcoming activities include: ZERO TO THREE’s first-ever trainer certifications, presentations at national events, and partnerships with others to produce discussion podcasts and papers. Scroll down to find out more.
ZERO TO THREE Awards Its First Trainer Certifications: Critical Competencies!
Later this summer, the Early Childhood Workforce Innovations team looks forward to awarding the ZERO TO THREE provisional trainer certifications and celebrating with its other pilot partners in Ohio and Arkansas, too! And stay tuned … as of October 2017, our Critical Competencies online reflection tool, professional development series, training-of-trainers and trainer certification will be finalized and rolled-out to the field!
The Preschool Podcast by HiMama
National Academy of Medicine Discussion Paper: A Unified Foundation to Support a Highly Qualified Early Childhood Workforce
The early care and education system in the United States has not kept pace with the rapid changes in family life and new scientific understandings about how young children learn. In an effort to support early childhood workforce improvement efforts taking place across the country, authors of a new National Academy of Medicine discussion paper are making a public commitment to work collaboratively in the coming years to help coordinate and align the early care and education provided to young children. They represent national organizations, including ZERO TO THREE, that are dedicated to making sure our youngest children are adequately supported in their most vulnerable years. Read the paper! >>
Recent and Upcoming
ZERO TO THREE staff were pleased to see many of you at NAEYC’s recent Professional Learning Institute in San Francisco. Our team enjoyed making connections at the market place, and in the sessions we facilitated with our partners: two on the Power to the Profession Initiative; Exploring the Caring Conversations Café Model: Discovering a New Way to Engage Families and Providers in Meaningful Conversations to Improve Quality; Using Evaluation to Improve and Advocate for Professional Development; and Implementation of Early Childhood Curriculum with Fidelity. The opportunities to network and take deep dives into workforce conversations were exciting and inspiring!
And … we are looking forward to forging and enhancing more connections with you at the upcoming 2017 QRIS National Meeting in Dallas. ZERO TO THREE is proud to be a three-star sponsor of this meeting—stop by our booth in the exhibit hall and say hello! We’re looking forward to the rich discussions and learnings we will share together with you. Our staff will be part of the following three sessions and hope you’ll join us for them:
Wednesday, June 28, 8:00 am-10:00 am
Presenters: Ilyssa Foxx, Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles; Alex Himmel, Los Angeles Universal Preschool; Sherri Killins Stewart, BUILD Initiative; Anna Lovejoy, Center for the Study of Social Policy; Jamie Morrison Ward, Curricula Concepts, Inc.; Phil Sirinides, University of Pennsylvania; Jodi Whiteman, ZERO TO THREE
Power to the Profession: The Blueprint for a More Defined, Unified and Supported Early Care and Education Profession
Thursday, June 29, 8:30-10:00 am
Presenters: Katherine Kempe and Marica Cox Mitchell, NAEYC; Sarah LeMoine, ZERO TO THREE
Where the “IT” Hits the Road: Implementing Reflection, Concrete Skills, and Meaningful Plans for Infant-Toddler Educators
Thursday, June 29, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Presenters: Sarah LeMoine and Christina Nigrelli, ZERO TO THREE
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