Region 5 Educator and Provider Support (EPS) - SEEPP
Professional Development Opportunities
Upcoming FY19 EPS Subsidized College Course Opportunities

T he FY19 Region 5 EPS Subsidized College Course offerings have been scheduled. Fall course applications will be available on the SEEPP website by 7/20/18. Winter/Spring course applications will be available on the website by 11/26/18.

Please download the FY19 College Course packet below in preparation for applying for consideration to enroll in one of our subsidized courses to meet your individual development plan. Pay particular attention to the priorities of course application consideration. Please be advised that in addition to your application and $50 application fee, you will be required to discuss your PD goals with our Career Advisor prior to being approved to register for a course at one of our partnering colleges.

Be sure to check our website for applications at

CEUs and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) will also be up on our Registration Calendar by the end of July. It's going to be a terrific year of professional development opportunities!

Monthly News & Updates
Save the Date!

The 6th Annual Region 5 Professional Development Day for ASOST Conference

Monday, October 8, 2018 (Columbus Day)

Holiday Inn
700 Myles Standish Blvd.
Taunton, MA 02780

This year's ASOST conference will focus on  Core Competency: Learning Environments and Curriculum . Participants will have the option of two different 2.5 hour trainings; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Registration coming soon to the SEEPP website
Patty McGrath; Anchor Coach/Consultant

Patty has worked with SEEPP/Region 5 EPS as a coach since 2010.  Early on, Patty specialized in coaching support to school age and out of school time programs. Since then, Patty has broadened her expertise to include coaching preschool, infant and toddler classrooms and programs. Currently, Patty is working with SEEPP’s Program Focus Support initiative where coaches provide support to an entire program, working closely with program staff on identified areas of need. 

Patty has emerged as a premier coach and a positive example to her coach colleagues. She has embraced using the SEEPP iPad to complete paperwork and to submit it in a timely manner. She also has received high praise from each of the programs she coached this year with accolades such as: “I cannot express to you enough how AMAZING Patty McGrath is conducting a positive approach towards teacher goals ”, and “ She always expresses her excitement to educators in appreciating the hard work they do ”.  

Patty’s quiet demeanor and effective methods of working not only with educators and program directors, but also with her colleagues , through asking reflective questions and offering support to others. This approach has been instrumental in her assigned programs achieving their program goals and ensuring best practices.

We celebrate Patty and her work and we look forward to our next year eagerly with Patty on our team as an Anchor Coach for Program Focus Coaching supports to Region 5. 

Fellowship Opportunity

Apply Now To be an  Early Educator Leadership Fellow
At UMass Boston’s Post Master’s Certificate Program in
Early Education Research, Policy, and Practice

Deadline: July 1, 2018
What:  The Early Educator Leadership Fellowship is a 2 year leadership development opportunity for experienced early educators who are working in the field.  The fellowship supports this cohort-based 12-graduate credit course of study, focused on developing knowledge, skills, and competencies to design and lead improvement and innovation in early education research, policy, and/or practice.  This 12-credit certificate fully transfers into our Ph.D. program in Early Childhood Education and Care, for those who may be interested in considering that as a next step.  The cohort takes one course each semester, for 4 consecutive semesters. The Fellowship offers up to $5000 toward the tuition costs of completing the Post Master’s Certificate Program.  The Fellowship covers up to 75% of the tuition for each of the four courses in the program, with one course each semester, over a 2-year period.  Selected Leadership Fellows must commit to paying the balance of the tuition for each course.   
Who:   If you have a master’s degree, and work in early care and education sector, you are eligible to apply to the Post Master’s Certificate Program.   To qualify for the fellowship, you must work in an early childhood education program serving birth to five,  and preference is made for those working in the city of Boston and/or in programs serving low income children.
How:   You must apply to the Post Master’s Certificate Program, and indicate your interest in being considered for the Early Educator Leadership Fellowship in your letter of intent.  Then you will need to complete a brief fellowship application survey separate from your admissions application to assess your eligibility for the fellowship. The admissions committee will review all applicants.  We will select up to 8 Fellows from those admitted to the Post Master’s Certificate Program.
Or contact Lynne Mendes at  or (617-287-4852) 
Boston has been awarded The Wonder of Learning; Hundred Languages of Children exhibit and beginning with the next six months, it will provide incredible professional development opportunities for all educators in our area.

As you may know, The Wonder of Learning highlights the world-renowned schools in Reggio Emilia for children birth to 8. This approach serves as a model for classroom environments, parent relationships, documentation and more. Along with the exhibit, the organizers have coordinated a growing list of free and low-cost professional development programs.

To learn more, register or watch an explanation video, click the button below.
Calling all SE MA STEM Enthusiasts

Mark your calendars for the Network's summer event on:

Wednesday, August 15, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM at
Bridgewater State University

Build off the momentum from the Network's spring STEM & Careers program series and join us for:

Educating for the Future:
Practices - Programs - Partnerships.
Participants will interact with like-minded STEM stakeholders, engage in STEM challenges to replicate during STEM Week (October 22 - 26) & beyond, gather resources and information to support the integration of STEM PK-12 including MA Digital Literacy and Computer Sciences Standards (DLCS), integrated K-6 curriculum modules, and MA Science, Technology & Engineering (STE) practices. You'll network, discover STEM college & career pathways, and see the value of business/educator partnerships and work-based learning. Join educators, business partners, and community representatives for this important, interactive program.
Attendance is free but registration is required. Certificates of attendance will be provided to all attendees.
Summer Resources
 By following our social media sites, you will stay current on all our initiatives as well as have immediate access to additional support, information and resources. 
Kailey Brennan 
(508) 208-1238 
Workforce and Professional Development Division 
Child Development and Education, Inc