January Newsletter

  • A new feature section - Raise Your Voice, Share Your Story
  • Online CEU registrations
  • Newly scheduled Professional Learning Communities
  • Free training and support on Trauma Informed Care
  • News from community partners

We look forward to supporting your work with children and families through professional development, coaching, and program-focused supports this winter!
Wendy Valentine, Project Director, and the EPS Region 6 Team
Raising Her Voice, Sharing Her Story
Helen de Castañeda was part of a CDA cohort with EPS Region 6 in 2017-2018. She recently received her CDA credential and even presented at one of our PLCs this year! She shared her story with us.

What are you most proud of as an educator (specific memory, educator “super power”, skill, etc.)?
"To be able to see each child’s progress, to see how with my dedication and love, they continue learning and developing according to their age. It is wonderful to see the curiosity each child has and the enjoyment for learning that comes naturally for children."

You can read the full interview here (in English and Español)
Want to share your story or nominate a colleague?

We will contact you if we choose to feature you or your colleague and ask additional questions.
How can you raise your voice and advocate for the field?
So many educators were fired up by Amy O'Leary's presentation at our Collaborative meeting and the Workforce Summit. She has shared a document to support educators who are interested in public testimony as their form of advocacy.
Upcoming CEU Courses
Don't hibernate for the winter just yet, take CEU courses from the comfort of your own home!

Working with Children with Special Diets, Allergies, and Specialized Feeding Issues - Webinar, 0.5 CEU
Location: The comfort of your own home!
Schedule: Wednesday, January 16th and 23rd, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Understanding Triggers and Crisis De-Escalation - Online, 0.5 CEU *ASOST/OST focus*
Location: The comfort of your own home!
Schedule: Self paced, Monday January 14 - Wednesday January 30
Professional Learning Communities
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Men in Early Education and Care
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in Mattapan
6:30-7:00 Meet and greet with pizza dinner
7:00-9:00 Panel and discussion: the challenges and rewards facing men in ECE

Emerging Leaders
Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 10am-12:30pm (and additional dates) in Jamaica Plain
This four session 1.0 CEU series will support the development of a learning community of emerging leaders passionate about improving all aspects of their leadership skills.

Family Child Care Support & Learning PLC
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6:30pm-9:00pm (and additional dates) in Dorchester
Speaker series with guest speaker coaches on early childhood education and family child care topics - different at every meeting! Topics include early intervention, identifying development milestones, QRIS, and infant/toddler curriculum.

Trauma Informed Care Training and Support / Cuidado Informado de Trauma en la Primera Infancia
News From Our Community Partners
BAEYC Director and Administrator's Conference
Friday, January 18, 2019
8:00am - 4:00pm
Morning and afternoon sessions
Framingham, MA
Don't see what you need on our professional development calendar?
We plan our professional development calendar based on YOUR needs.

Region 6 Educator and Provider Support Collaborative | 617-348-6314
178 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111