Region 5 EPS/Southeast Education Professionals Partnership 

Registration Deadline is Thursday May 4, 2017  

SEEPP Annual Spring Enrichment Conference 
"Best Practices" for Educators that 
Support Program Quality Improvements 
May 13, 2017
Hotel 1620
 Plymouth, MA
(registration is from 8:00AM-8:30AM) 

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.

C reating STEM Learning with Preschool Children PLC

When: May 22, 2017
Where: Children's Museum of Easton 
Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Cost: $10.00

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS Measurement Tools

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
Professional Development Opportunities - CEUs
May 2017

5/22/17- Creating STEM Learning with Preschool Children 
June 2017
6/1/17- Practical Ways to Promote Learning through Active Play

6/7/17 and 6/14/17- Working with Children with Specialized Feeding Issues, Diets and Allergies
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.