May 2018 Newsletter | Service-Learning
Connecting children to the larger community is a beneficial practice for the children as well as for the community. Service-learning is an excellent way to build empathy, build relationships with families, and reinforce many cognitive, language, social/emotional, and physical skills. Learn More
Service-Learning Project Ideas: Infant-Toddler
Service-Learning Project Ideas: Preschool
Service-Learning Project Ideas: School-Age
Director’s Corner – Learning & Family Involvement
Poll Question
How often does your program participate in service-learning projects?
A. We engage in service-learning projects several times a year
B. We engage in 1-2 service-learning projects each year
C. We have participated in service-learning projects but not consistently
D. We do not participate in service-learning projects
Did You Know?
National Foster Care Month
A child care provider's engagement helps create a community of care to support families—especially those involved in foster care—to be the best they can be even under stress.
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5-12
Political and educational leaders began discussions for a day to honor teachers in 1944. In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim National Teachers’ Day. Congress declared March 7, 1980, as National Teacher Day. The National Education Association continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985 when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May. The NEA Representative Assembly then voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.
Mother's Day May 13
A time to celebrate and honor all of the wonderful mothers in our lives.
National Police Week
May 13-19
This is a time for communities to show appreciation for these community helpers. It is a great opportunity to get to know members of law enforcement and strengthen police-community relations.
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Student Spotlight
Mari Rudge
Austin, TX
I received my Director's Certification through CCEI. The courses were very instrumental in giving me the foundation needed to become a successful Director. My career as a Director has allowed me to spread my experience and knowledge to teachers who also have the drive and commitment to early childhood.

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