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State Organizing Committee Photos and Highlights

 
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Over the weekend, members of the Statewide Organizing Committee (OC) gathered in Natick. The meeting's focus was to prepare for the upcoming hearing. Educators participated in a mock hearing, collaborated on campaign messaging, and planned for the real hearing.  Thank you to all who participated! If you were unable to attend or are interested in getting more involved, there will be many upcoming opportunities as we gear up for the hearing this fall! To see photos from the meeting, check out our photo album on Facebook!  While you are there, please like us, comment, and tag your friends!

Regional Professional Development in Somerville

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On Tuesday night, educators from several centers gathered at Bright Future Educare for a regional PD on "Working with Diverse Learners." MECEU regional PD's are a great way for early educators from different centers to get to know each other while participating in these important trainings!

Professional Development at Amazing Learning Center

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This Professional Development was at Amazing Learning Center in Randolph on September 23rd. 

Amazing Learning Center is one of MECEU's newer Most Supportive Centers!

Senator Jen Flanagan and Representative Jen Benson Visit Busy Bees Preschool

 
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On Monday, Senator Jen Flanagan and Representative Jen Benson, both co-sponsors of our legislation toured Busy Bees in Fitchburg, a MECEU Most Supportive Center.

Check out these great photos from the visit courtesy of John Love of the Sentinel & Enterprise:

http://photos.sentinelandenterprise.com/2013/09/16/legislators-visit-busy-bees-preschool-center-in-fitchburg/#1

Here is an article with video about the visit and our legislation: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_24111405/fitchburg-area-lawmakers-push-early-ed-bill

MECEU Activists Attend Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council's Annual Labor Breakfast

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At the Pioneer Valley CLC's Annual Labor Breakfast, MECEU activists had a chance to thank some of our bill's co-sponsors from Western Massachusetts for their support and to invite them to attend our upcoming hearing. Pictured left to right are Sandy Browne, an early educator at Cushman Scott Children's Center, Senator Gale Candaras, a co-sponsor of our bill, and Maureen Isaac, an MECEU organizer.

Regional Professional Development in Somerville

Sign Up for this PD on September 24th!

How can you collaborate with families about concerns about their child’s development? We will discuss how to engage families as part of a team working to support children.

This free PD will include dinner and certificates which meet EEC requirements for 2.0 of the 5.0 hours of professional development in Working with Diverse Learners out of the 20 total required per year for licensing. It will also include a short presentation about the MA Early Childhood Educators Union (MECEU).

DATE: Tuesday, September 24th

TIME: 6:15- 8:15 pm

LOCATION: Bright Future Educare Center

Continue reading for more information, including how to register today!

Professional Development at New Beginnings Academy

 
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MECEU organizer Shanika Houlder addresses the group at a professional development session on planning classroom transitions at New Beginnings in Hyde Park, an MECEU Most Supportive Center.

Professional Development at Prelude Preschool of the Arts

 
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August 26th Professional Development session based on "Mind in the Marking" at Prelude Preschool of the Arts, an MECEU Most Supportive Center.

Professional Development at LaRonde Early Learning Center

 
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This Professional Development was at LaRonde de Marie Claire Early Learning Center in Hyde Park on August 12th.

MECEU Activists Attend "Train the Trainers" in Auburn

 
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On Saturday July 27th, five MECEU activists attended an all-day training that qualified them to give Professional Developments on "Creating a Classroom Community." MECEU looks forward to working with these new trainers as our Most Supportive Center PD program continues to grow!

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