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MECEU Activists Become Certified to Offer "Mind in the Making" Professional Development Training

Alissa and Kristen at the "Mind in the Making" training.
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Alissa Papuzynski, Director of Chicopee Child Development Center and Kristen Lind, Director of Stepping Stones Too in Cotuit traveled to Linthicum Heights, MD July 9th-17th for a training titled "Mind in the Making." These educators are now qualified to give this Professional Development to MECEU Most Supportive Centers.

Professional Development "Transitions" at Skribbles Learning Center

 
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These educators from Skribbles Learning Center (Main St.) participated in a PD titled "Transitions" on Tuesday, July 16th.

MECEU Activists Attend State Democratic Platform Convention

 
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On Saturday, July 13th, MECEU Activists gathered in Lowell for the 2013 State Democratic Platform Convention. Pictured here are  Carol, Yvonne, and Heather with State Senator, Congressional Candidate, and Co-Sponsor of our Bill (S.223), Katherine Clark. Continue the story to view more photos from the convention.

Professional Development "Creating a Classroom Community: Part 1" at Little Patriots Early Learning Center

 
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Educators at Little Patriots Early Learning Center, an MECEU Most Supportive Center in Worcester, attended a free professional development on July 11. The topic was "Creating a Classroom Community: Part 1." Participants worked on making classroom rules and agreements and improving their transition procedures to make them smoother and more productive.

Professional Development on June 24th at A Brighter Future Childcare

 
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This PD at A Brighter Future Childcare in Indian Orchard on June 24th was titled "Anti-Bias Education."

New DEEC Allowance for Professional Developments

DEEC has announced that, with prior permission (60 days notice required), centers at QRIS Level 1 may close for 2 days of eligible Professional Development related to QRIS. Programs MUST receive the prior permission and PD must meet their guidelines (for example, the PD can not be by the Director).

For more information on this, programs should contact DEEC.

Also, for general questions about QRIS, programs can contact the Program Quality Specialist in their area:

 

Professional Development at Appleton Preschool

 
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Early educators at Appleton Preschool in Holyoke attended a Professional Development on June 13th offered as part of MECEU's Most Supportive Center program.

Secretary of Education Visits Little Lambs

 
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On Monday June 17th, Secretary Matthew Malone visited one of MECEU's Most Supportive Centers, Little Lambs Christian Learning Center.  Continue to view more photos from the visit.

Professional Development at New Creation Child Care Center

 
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On June 6th, MECEU offered a Professional Development on "Social Stories" for educators at one of our new Most Supportive Centers, New Creation Child Care Center, in Springfield.

Professional Development at Rock-A-Bye Learning Environment

 
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Educators at Rock-A-Bye Learning Environment in Taunton, an MECEU Most Supportive Center, participated in a Professional Development on June 4th.

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