A project of Wheelock College’s ASPIRE Institute since July 2011, Connected Beginnings Training Institute (CBTI) was launched by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay/Merrimack Valley, Inc. (UWMB) in 2006 to build the capacity of infant and early … Read More
May 24, 2016
Children as the Focus: Promoting Quality in Early Education and Care
Wheelock College began hosting the Annual Community Dialogue on Early Education and Care in 2005. This free event brings together state administrators, providers, policymakers, educators, and many others seeking to improve the quality and effectiveness of early childhood education.
Wheelock’s 10th Annual Community Dialogue, held May 24, 2016, focused on ways to promote quality in early education and care. At the conference, we interviewed attendees on camera about the importance of early childhood education, how to best promote quality care, and the role that higher ed institution can play.
For more information on the 2016 Community Dialogue, please click here.
For more information about older Community Dialogues, please click here.
Announcing Registration for:
The Worcester Regional Pyramid Model Learning Community Meeting
Focus on: Using Routine-Based Opportunities to Practice New Skills
Routines that occur within natural environments for young children provide the most effective framework to support and sustain intervention activities. When a child is familiar with routines, caregivers can focus on scaffolding new and more complex learning based on those experiences. Please join us for a discussion on routine -based interventions.
MA Pyramid Model’s New Website: Take a tour and see how you can be a featured program
Region Training Opportunities: Free Pyramid Positive Solution Facilitator training coming soon!
Quinsigamond Community College
Administration Building Room B03A
670 West Boylston St.
Worcester, MA 01606
Click here to register for Worcester: https://connectedbeginnings.tfaforms.net/167
To access meeting room: enter from the back of the Administration building by the rotary door, you will need to go down one flight (stairway is to your right), conference room is at the bottom of the stairs on your left.
Cost: There is no cost to participants; the Pyramid Model Learning Community is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
New to the Pyramid Model?
Before attending the Pyramid Model Learning Community, we encourage you to view this brief Introduction to the Pyramid Model Approach http://challengingbehavior.fmhi.usf.edu/explore/camtasia/pyramid_overview/pyramid_overview_captions.html
Join us on Saturday, October 28, 2017 for Wheelock College’s annual conference of hands-on experiences, inspired by the education philosophy of David and Frances Hawkins, offering enriching professional development to educators from schools at all age levels, museums, and family child care providers.
This conference provides an opportunity to practice many ways to nurture curiosity and wonder in ourselves and our students. It features hands-on activity stations where you can experiment with provocations and recycled materials and informally engage with Wheelock faculty from science, math, art, and education as well as colleagues from area museums and education groups.
For more information, and to register, please visit the event page: http://www.wheelock.edu/curiosityconference.