January 4, 2019
Important Provider Information, Training  & Resources
BAEYC: Mindful Meditation
Click here to learn more about Mindfulness Training Opportunity from the Broward Chapter of FLAEYC
PLAN Meeting - Wednesday, January 16
Featuring a Free Mini-Session by Lakeshore's Tony Chaidez

"SMILE"
Discover the Super-Power that each and every one of us has to impact the life of a child! This presentation focuses on the power of positivity and how a smile can change the world; an inspirational view of the research proven fact that it takes one person to influence the direction of a child's life!  Interactive and fun, you will leave this session motivated to use your Super-Power and positively impact the lives of the children you serve.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED...
All SR Providers are required to register for CLASS observations. If you haven't registered, you are  PAST DUE Click here to register.
FREE SUBSCRIPTION: myTeachstone©
The ELC, partnering with OEL, is working to bring resources on the CLASS® Assessment to our SR Providers through a myTeachstone subscription.

You must be a School Readiness Provider to receive the subscription.

The myTeachstone subscription includes:
  • Overview of CLASS® Assessment tool in Infant, Toddler and Pre-K
  • Best Practices and Teacher Strategies via Video
  • Tips/Info for teachers to understand the assessment process
Interested? Send your Name, Email and Provider Name to:
Allison Metsch 
HB 1091 Info Session
During the 2018 session, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 1091. The goal of HB 1091 is to increase quality and accountability for those providers serving students with School Readiness. The law will require all schools with a School Readiness contract to receive a program assessment. CLASS™ known as Classroom Assessment Scoring System is an observational tool and the tool that has been chosen to assess all the programs in the state of Florida. Although the law doesn't go in effect until July 2019, it is important that schools get ready now. Click below to RSVP.

Upcoming Inclusion Trainings

1/16/19 - How Do We Figure Out the Function of Behavior? - SOLD OUT
Did you know that there is a reason for every behavior? Did you know that challenging behavior is a way children may communicate to us? Come and learn about the function of behavior, how to interpret challenging behavior, and how to manage those behaviors when they occur in your classroom.

2/20/19 - Understanding Social Emotional Development... - SOLD OUT
Upcoming Inclusion Trainings in Spanish

2/20/19 - How Do I Get to Know My Preschool Children: ASQ as a Guide
How does administering the ASQ help me get to know my children? How do I use the results? What will I learn about challenging behavior? Come and find out...YOU make the difference in the lives of your children!
*ENGLISH* Trainings to be held at ELC Broward
6301 Nw 5th Way, Suite 3400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Trainings in *SPANISH* held at Gulfstream Early Learning Center
120 Sw 4th Ave.
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 
Head Start: Promoting Empathy, Understanding Trauma
The two part webinar is designed to help you understand the impact of trauma on children's behavior, their social and emotional well-being, and the health and wellness of adults in the child's life. Trainers will define trauma, describe its signs and symptoms in young children, and identify strategies to promote resilience in children and the adults who care for them. Teachers will discover tools to manage how they react to children whose behavior they find difficult. A certificate will be provided to those who attend both days of the training. (Click below to register)

Provider Orientation - Available on YouTube!
If you missed one of ELC's Provider Orientations, don't worry! It's available on ELC's YouTube page.
Provider Portal Training Videos
Videos on the New Provider Portal are available 24/7 via ELC's Youtube Channel
Upcoming OEL Workshops/Hearings
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Provider Board Representatives

Natalie Williams (Private Provider Board Seat)
Natalie.Williams@nlcinc.com

Schmeka Lyons (Faith Based Provider Board Seat)
SLyons@echristchurch.org

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