The last few months have presented unique challenges and generated new questions for child care providers wanting to create the best and safest environment for the children and families they serve. To help bridge the information gap, we are highlighting resources around Covid-19 operating practices and also current trainings and offerings to bolster your professional development goals. They are all just a click away.
EveryChild California is here for the ECE community. They are monitoring Covid updates and adding to their resource list regularly. The list includes a practitioner guide for opening and re-opening, CDE Management Bulletins and PINS, and forms and templates to communicate new operational procedures to staff and families.
You can find more Covid-specific resource lists for child care providers here from QSSB partner Child Care Resource Center.
San Bernardino County of Schools is offering two different trainings focused on their literacy app, Footsteps2Brilliance (F2B). These trainings will provide educators the tools to utilize F2B in their classrooms to build early literacy skills. In the first of the two, get an introduction to Clever Kids University, Prereader and I-Can-Read on August 27th. This one hour session is ideal for PreK teachers, teacher assistants, PreK site administrators, and PreK coaches.
The second one is the Partnership Training for early childhood teachers, site administrators, literacy coaches, specialists, community partners, and parent leaders. In this trainer of trainers session, participants will gain the necessary tools to help raise the bar for literacy. Plus, the F2B app is free for San Bernardino kids ages 0 to 5.
The Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (SEFEL) model focuses on promoting social and emotional competence, preventing challenging behaviors, and teaching young children the appropriate skills to manage their emotions in social situations. Participants will gain strategies to: build positive relationships, implement classroom preventative practices, use social and emotional teaching strategies, and how to plan intensive individualized interventions.
Visit our QSSB training calendar for even more training opportunities.
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The California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation, or CIBC, is a technical assistance service from the California Department of Education and WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Detection. They are offering virtual technical assistance and training support for early care and education programs that participate in a quality improvement system- that’s us, QSSB!- or receive funds from the California Department of Education/Early Learning and Care Division. They offer consultation and webinar opportunities to address effective responses to children, with a focus on challenging behaviors, special needs, and children with disabilities.
And finally, many of you may have children of your own and are concerned about how you’ll manage the challenges of the new school year, most notably, how to balance the roles of parent/caretaker, employee, and teacher as virtual learning begins. PBSkids is holding a special event for parents and caretakers, “Prepping for a Very Different School Year” on August 18th. Educators and child development experts, including California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, and fellow parents will discuss how to support students ages 2-8. Get registration details here.
Feel free to reach out to QSSB if you have any questions at all!