2020 Early Learning Summit


This year, the Early Learning Summit will give you the opportunity to learn about the programs, practices, and data that are most helpful for you at this time. Throughout the day, you will have choices about what sessions to attend based on your current needs and the needs of your students and their families. Breakout session topics may include Transitional Kindergarten Program Development, Supporting Young Dual Language in Learners, Using WaKids Data in Classrooms, Math Parties for Families with Young Children, and Social Emotional Learning in Early Learning Settings, among others. In the afternoon, teams will have the opportunity to do some reflection and planning for their own P-3 systems with the support of the Framework for Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating P-3 Approaches (Kauerz & Coffman, 2013).  

Event Notes

Six STARS hours are available in addition to 6 clock hours.


NWESD Region 1601 R Avenue Anacortes WA 98221


  • Tue, March 3 2020 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost – $75.00


Foundations for Early Numeracy series

Foundations in Early Numeracy offers the opportunity to learn more deeply about how early numeracy is developed in young learners and the environments, activities, and routines that can help develop strong early numeracy in your classroom. We will focus on building early mathematical understanding while integrating science and engineering practices.  

The two-day Foundations in Early Numeracy series will take place on February 26th and April 30th.  Participation in the full course will qualify participants for 12 STEM clock hours.  For more information and registration, click here.

Location: NWESD

Fee: $25

DOH Overdose Response Training Video

The DOH Drug User Health Team  recently completed an overdose response training video: https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/DrugUserHealth/OverdoseandNaloxone/NaloxoneInstructions

The link can also be found in the body of the Statewide Standing Order to Dispense Naloxone.

The video is 6.5 minutes, and covers the basics of overdose recognition and response, including how to use the two most common forms of naloxone, the naloxone vial for intramuscular injection and the intransal Narcan® device.

On-line Training: Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Research and Evaluation

Offered through the Colorado School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Kempe Center, this one-credit online course is designed for practice-oriented graduate students and practicing professionals seeking continuing education.

The course is designed to:

  • introduce participants to key public health concepts, focusing on primary prevention strategies at the community and policy levels
  • consider how primary prevention from a public health perspective differs from other approaches
  • address basic skills in understanding and evaluating research evidence; and
  • facilitate development of skills in program planning and evaluation of
    community based and policy interventions

Live online sessions will occur on ten Mondays between January 27 and April 13. Time: 1:30-2:50 Mountain Time.  Academic credit available through registration with the School of Public Health. Non-credit seeking participants: $100, plus optional $25 for CEUs.

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Perinatal Mental Health Webinar: She Screened Positive for Depression, Now What?

Thursday, January 9th, 12:00 – 1:00pm

Every year, approximately 12,000 people in Washington State experience Depression or anxiety during or after pregnancy. Dr. Deborah Cowley, perinatal psychiatrist at the University of Washington, will lead a one-hour webinar on January 9, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

Attendees will learn:
Current information about perinatal depression and anxiety in Washington;
Best practices for screening
How to integrate screening results into care plans.

RSVP at: http://j.mp/2OdenAl

Community Resource Coalition Meeting Schedule

From Justin Keefe, Community Resource Coordinator, Community Action of Skagit County:

Important update on our monthly meetings

It’s been a crazy year!  In light of the upcoming Holidays and the scramble for meeting space we will NOT be meeting in November or December.  However…we will resume our last Thursday of the month meeting schedule starting in 2020 because Goodwill has graciously offered to host the meetings!  There is ample meeting space at their training center – not to mention parking should be a breeze.

So to summarize:

November & December 2019 — No Community Resource Coalition meeting.
2020 Coalition Schedule (starting January 30th, 2020)
Last Thursday of the month, 2-3 p.m.
Classrooms A & B
Skagit County Goodwill Job Training & Education Center
Inside the Mount Vernon Goodwill Store
242 E. College Way
Mount Vernon 98273