Region 5 EPS/Southeast Education Professionals Partnership 

Region 5 EPS/SEEPP is excited to announce
that we will be in our new office as of
March 15, 2017
Our new address is
34 Main Street, Extension
Plymouth, MA 02360 

 SEEPP Annual Spring Enrichment Conference 
May 13, 2017
Plymouth, MA
The Nature of Wholeness
presented by Jeanine Fitzgerald
Certified Human Behavior Consultant and Specialist, and Owner of The Fitzgerald Institute of Lifelong Learning
Planning and I mplementing Activities in a Mixed-Age Program
presented by Linda Schumacher, M.E.d

Early Childhood Specialist and Education Services
Making Sense of Sensory Processing/ All Hands on Deck! Sensory Activities for Use in Early Childhood Programs  
presented by Kathy Durland,
Occupational Therapist 
and more to be announced ....... 
QRIS Support for Family Child Care Programs
Are you struggling to get started on the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS)?  Have you started to complete the requirements but have gotten "stuck" on some of the items?   This series will help family child care educators understand the QRIS and complete the requirements to reach Levels 2 or 3 of the QRIS.

Sign up for all the sessions or just the ones that you need.

The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River Inc. is offering a Professional Learning Community for educators in Region 5

The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River is hosting a fundraising event
  Paint Night at the Museum
Wine Glass Painting

April 6, 2017 at 6:00PM

Click here to download flyer for more information and to register

Brockton's Promise and the Effective Education Team
invite you to a Symposium entitled:
Trauma's Impact on Lifelong Learning
March 15, 2017 
8:30 AM-1:00 PM
at Massasoit Community College
Please see the link above for the Save the Date Card and to register.
A strand of the Symposium will focus on early childhood.
Additional information will be available shortly.

NAFCC Observer Training  
April 5 & 6 
from 8:30AM-6:30PM 
Milford, MA


Child Development
and Education, Inc.  
 is now hiring!

Click on Job Title for more
detailed information

Professional Development Opportunities - CEUs
April 2017
May 2017
College Courses
May 8, 2017
Child Development Course added to the SEEPP Calendar, for more information please contact Carla at 
5/8/17- 7/1/17- ED224 Supervision and Personal Management in Programs for Children
  • New Bedford meets on Tuesdays
  • North Attleboro meets on Wednesdays
  • Brockton meets on Thursdays
Massasoit Community College 
FAFSA and the Early Childhood Scholarship
The EEC Early Childhood Scholarship allows early educators to take college courses at many Massachusetts colleges and universities towards their Associate or Bachelor's degrees.
(This scholarship is different from the Region 5 EPS/SEEPP college course offerings)
To qualify you must:
  • live in Massachusetts
  • work in an EEC licensed or exempt program
  • be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • not already have a bachelor's degree in any field
  • not have defaulted on a student loan
  • be enrolled (matriculated) at an eligible College
  • complete the FAFSA
Two things to do NOW to prepare:
  1. Matriculate! You need to be officially accepted into an early childhood or related degree field at a participating college. This generally means that you complete an application, supply a copy of your high school diploma or GED and pay a fee if applicable. Most community colleges and state colleges have no or low application fees.
  2. Complete the FAFSA- You do not have to be eligible for financial aid, but you must complete the form.

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS Measurement Tools

Using the Classroom Observation Tool
(CLASS) for Educator Assessment and Development

March 22 & March 29, 2017
Early Learning Child Care
New Bedford, MA
$15.00 per person

Click here to register

QRIS Professional Learning Communities 

Early Childhood Leadership and Management

The PLC session will be held at
Robbins Children's Program
Attleboro, MA
Cost- $Free

Click on PLC title for more information 
and to register

Teaching Strategies Gold
March 18, 2017 and March 25, 2017
  (Snow date: April 1st)  
Bristol Community College - Fall River, MA
registration deadline is March 13, 2017

Region 5 EPS/SEEPP is looking for programs that would be interested in hosting any of the Formative Assessment training offered through CES.

For more information, please contact Nicole Miles by email at: or phone 781-870-7009


Trauma-Informed Family Support Practice
This training is designed for those working with children and families who have experience traumatic stress. It draws on current research about trauma and its impact on the development and life experience adults and children. Best practices that support effective trauma-informed practice, programmatic, and policy approaches are explored. An appreciation for how diversity impacts how a person gives meaning to traumatic events as well as coping strategies that can be called on are discussed. The importance of cultural competence in providing trauma-informed services is emphasized. Finally, the potential impact of working with families impacted by trauma on helping persons is explored. The concepts of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue are explained and participants are encouraged to work toward positive outcomes identified with the terms vicarious resilience and compassion satisfaction.
Certificate of Attendance will be provided for this works
Special Instructions: 
In case of inclement weather please call the Children's Trust at 617-727-8957 ext. 28750. There will be a message indicating any cancellations at approximately 6:30 AM on the day of the training
When: Monday March, 13, 2017 from 9:30AM-3:30PM
Where: Fall River Public Library