Free Early Math Training

We are very pleased to invite you to a Free Math Anywhere training series via Zoom beginning on June 4th!

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About Math Anywhere!: Established in 2017, Math Anywhere! is a community-based project in Washington which aims to build positive math experiences outside of school. We think:
math can be playful
interesting math-y ideas to explore exist all around us, wherever we go
anytime is a good time to chat about math
everyone has important math thinking to share
 
Math Anywhere has been working to create place-based media and visiting with children and their grown-ups in different community spaces to share our ideas. This training series will broaden how you think about math and inspire you to play with math in the places you visit every day.  www.mathanywhere.org 
 
Training Series Dates:  Register for some or all (Session 1 required for Sessions 2-4)
June 4th – Session 1: Math Anywhere! Invite Math Play into Every Day
June 11th- Session 2: How Many? Noticing and Talking about Quantity
June 18th– Find Shapes: Exploring Geometry in our Landscape
June 25th– Same or Different? Yes!

All sessions will be held from 9-11am.

Intended Audience: Early Learning Professionals (Librarians, Home Visitors, Child Care Providers, etc), Parents, and anyone who is interested in having fun with children!

Follow-up sessions on Mathemetizing Spaces: August 27, October 15, Nov 19- designed for folks who complete or have completed the above Math Anywhere sessions

Instructor: Molly Daley, Math Coordinator at ESD 112 

Sponsored By: Snohomish County Early Learning Coalition

Funded By: Washington STEM

Questions? Contact Kendall Appell at kendall.appell@childstrive.org

Child Care Aware – Discussion and Free STARS Hours

Featured Trainings

Through the Night: Documentary and Panel to Discuss
May 20, 2021
6:30 pm – 7:30 am
Sue Duncan and Kristen Marere
FREE
STARS: 2

DETAILS: Register for this event to receive your link to the screening of Through the Night. You may view the film anytime between May 7– May 14, 2021. If you would like to earn STARS hours, join us on a virtual Zoom session for a panel to discuss and reflect on key themes and takeaways.
 
You can also access the film for free via PBS until June 9.
 
Film Synopsis
To make ends meet, Americans are working longer hours across multiple jobs. This modern reality of non-stop work has resulted in an unexpected phenomenon: the flourishing of 24-hour daycare centers. Through the Night is a verité documentary that explores the personal cost of our modern economy through the stories of two working mothers and a child care provider – whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center.
 
The film follows a mother who works the overnight shift at a hospital; another holding down three jobs to support her family; and a woman who for two decades has cared for children of parents with nowhere else to turn. Over the span of two years, across working holidays, seven day work weeks, and around-the-clock shifts, the film reveals the personal cost of rising wealth inequality in America and the close bonds forged between parents, children, and caregivers.
 
Learn about the film’s impact campaign at www.throughthenight.com
Introduction to Best Practices – Routines and Transitions
May 18, 2021
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sue Duncan
$10.00
STARS: 2

In this session, participants will identify and apply knowledge of best practices around routines and transitions. Transitioning from one activity to another can be challenging for children and adults, while routine activities can seem drab or boring. Engaging children in meaningful interactions can enhance learning, decrease challenging behaviors, and improve the productivity of early learning settings. Come and explore how you can engage in powerful interactions during routines and transitions.  
Explorando la Naturaleza (Spanish only)
19 de mayo, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Maria Salazar
$10.00
STARS: 2

Aprenda como usar el currículo de Growing Up WILD y ayude a los pequeños a hacer conexiones con el mundo natural, a hacer preguntas y encontrar soluciones usando prácticas apropiadas de acuerdo a la edad de los niños. El currículo incluye literatura, matemática, ciencia, arte, desarrollo físico y social emocional.
Paint to Learn!
June 3, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Elyssa Yunker and Sue Duncan
$10.00
STARS: 2

Join us as we walk through how to host your own Paint To Learn event. Paint to Learn integrates art and STEM learning concepts in fun and creative activities. Be prepared to experience this training through the eyes of a child—hands-on participation required and materials will be provided! Learn more information about the Paint to Learn program here: https://www.kbtckids.org/paint-to-learn 
Online Training Support

All of our trainings will continue to take place as live, online sessions via Zoom video conferencing. If you would like assistance registering for classes or have questions about Zoom, please contact Program Assistant Sue Duncan at sue_duncan@oppco.org or (360) 603-6179 from 8 am – 3 pm Monday – Friday.
Thank you!
Child Care Referrals
 
Do you remember the last time you updated your referral profile with us? You may have already been reached out to by one of our staff. We do this every year to make sure your information is being shared correctly.

We know that many programs are struggling with low enrollment numbers due to COVID-19. If you are an owner or director with vacancies to fill, we encourage you to review your Child Care Aware of Washington profile to update your information and ensure that your program has accepted both the data sharing policy and the box to receive referrals.
 
Click here to request the link to update your program profile

Questions? Email Sue Duncan at sue_duncan@oppco.org

PreK – 2 Math & Engineering Instructional Strategies

PreK – 2 Math & Engineering Instructional Strategies

This workshop will focus on practices and routines to support STEM (mathematics & engineering) in early learning.  Participants will explore ways to leverage reading to develop mathematical and engineering concepts and experience productive instructional routines to support student learning for all. 
May 3-23, 2021 | 8 a.m.- 5p.m.

Upcoming call for F2S to ECE Providers

Are you interested in connecting with farms or farmers? Join the Farm to ECE Community of Practice call on April 27th from 3-4pm to hear Chris Iberle, WSDA Farm to School Lead, share how early learning programs can connect with farms in their area that are interested in working with child care to supply local foods, or be a part of education. Chris will also talk about new tools being developed to connect programs with farmers and ask for your feedback. Click here to register. The Farm to ECE Community of Practice is a network of farmers, providers, programs and others interested in learning about farm to ECE in Washington State. To learn more, visit https://wafarmtoschoolnetwork.org/communities-of-practice/farm-to-childcare-ece/

The Science & Power of Hope – Registration Open

We are pleased to announce an exciting training opportunity on The Science & Power of Hope!  Learn how you can build hope for yourself and others!

DATE: May 25, 2021
TIME: 12:00PM—4:00 PM
LOCATION: Virtual Event

HOPE SCIENCE–  Hope is real, hope is measurable, and hope is malleable. Youth who demonstrate higher levels of hope do better in school, report less substance use, and experience less anxiety and depression.  Learn how motivation and pathways are keys to achieving goals and experiencing a better life.

Space is limited and will fill up fast.  Click on the following link to register:https://forms.gle/a6SKufBU8fg1cnpc9

Continuing Education Units and Clock Hours are available (pending approval). For questions, please contact Ashley Geleynse at the Whatcom County Health Department at AGeleyns@co.whatcom.wa.us or 360-778-6066. 


Another training opportunity this Spring… Facilitate the Awesome! Be an amazing Resource to Teens.

Click here for more information on this upcoming training from our local WSU Extension.  


New Paint to Learning Training & More!

Anti-Bias Series: The Role of the Leader
April 13, 2021 
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Kat Kayser & Jaime Thompson
$10.00
STARS: 2

Join Jaime and Kat to explore anti-bias reflection and practices to improve leadership in your program.
Mindful Touch and Gesture with Infants and Toddlers
April 15, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jordyn Laughlin and Esther Iles
$10.00
STARS: 2
 
Through the use of our hands, we not only feed, dress, and play with infants and toddlers, but also communicate care, security, and safety. Non-verbal communication like touch and gesture is powerful in supporting a child’s participation, independence, and cooperation. During current times with mask-wearing, this communication is especially vital for teachers to convey to children that they are accepted for who they are and have a voice and place in the world around them.
Enhancing Quality of Early Learning Year 1, Part 1: Responsive Caregiving & Culturally Responsive Practices
April 22 & 29, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Elyssa Yunker
STARS: 5

This training includes the first five hours for Enhancing Quality of Early Learning Year 1 (EQEL). It covers Responsive Caregiving & Culturally Responsive Practices over two sessions.

Enhancing Quality of Early Learning Year 1, Part 2: Brain Architecture
May 13 & May 20, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Julie Wasilewski
STARS: 5

This training covers the second five hours for Enhancing Quality of Early Learning Year 1 (EQEL) to be held over two sessions. To register for Part 2, participants should have already completed EQEL Part 1. After Part 1 and Part 2, all 10 hours for EQEL in Year 1 will be complete.
Introduction to Best Practices – Routines and Transitions
May 18, 2021
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sue Duncan
$10.00
STARS: 2

In this session, participants will identify and apply knowledge of best practices around routines and transitions. Transitioning from one activity to another can be challenging for children and adults, while routine activities can seem drab or boring. Engaging children in meaningful interactions can enhance children learning, decrease challenging behaviors, and improve the productivity of early learning settings. Come and explore how you can engage in powerful interactions during routines and transitions.  
Explorando la Naturaleza (Spanish Only)
19 de mayo, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Maria Salazar
$10.00
STARS: 2

Aprenda como usar el currículo de Growing Up WILD y ayude a los pequeños a hacer conexiones con el mundo natural, a hacer preguntas y encontrar soluciones usando prácticas apropiadas de acuerdo a la edad de los niños. El currículo incluye literatura, matemática, ciencia, arte, desarrollo físico y social emocional.
Paint to Learn!
June 3, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Elyssa Yunker and Sue Duncan
$10.00
STARS: 2

Join us as we walk through how to host your own Paint To Learn event. Paint to Learn integrates art and STEM learning concepts in fun and creative activities. Be prepared to experience this training through the eyes of a child—hands-on participation required and materials will be provided! Learn more information about the Paint to Learn program here: https://www.kbtckids.org/paint-to-learn 

Online Training Support

All of our trainings will continue to take place as live, online sessions via Zoom video conferencing. If you would like assistance registering for classes or have questions about Zoom, please contact Program Assistant Sue Duncan at sue_duncan@oppco.org or (360) 603-6179 from 8 am – 3 pm Monday – Friday.Thank you!

Opportunities in Early Learning – Open Registration

Transitional Kindergarten Information Session

For those of you who are interested in more information about Transitional Kindergarten, you can participate in a quick informational session next Thursday from 3:30-4:30 pm

Have you ever wondered:
* What is Transitional Kindergarten?
* How is it funded?
* Why is Transitional Kindergarten a “thing”?
* Where would we find space?
* How do they staff Transitional Kindergarten?

Join us for this informational session where we will explore the purpose for transitional Kindergarten. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear how others have implemented it.

REGISTER TODAY!

DCYF’s Dual Language Learners Series

We are offering another round of Supporting Young Dual Language Learners Workshops via Zoom

Dates: Thursdays – 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 ~ 5:15 to 7:15 Thursday – 5/13 & Tuesday 5/25 Thursday – June 3rd
Audience: Childcare and Preschool Providers
Register: https://www.pdenroller.org/catalog/event/112930
For questions, contact: Anita Garcia agarcia@nwesd.org 360.299.4044

To learn more >> https://www.nwesd.org/news/supporting-dual-language-learners-zoom/