-November 2020-
November 2020
Public Hearing: Maryland Prekindergarten and...

The Early Learning Branch of the Division of Early Childhood is seeking input on the current Maryland Prekindergarten and Kindergarten regulations. The COMAR regulations can be found on our website. There will be a public hearing on Thursday,...

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Child Care Gaps Assessment

BPC's interactive map quantifies the supply of, potential need for, and gaps in child care in 25 states in 2019. Working closely with officials from each state, this analysis incorporates the most comprehensive child care supply data collected to ...

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Director of Clinical Services for Family Stability -...

At Adoptions Together we believe that family is a human right. Welcoming Every Child, Every Family, Every Step of the way, since 1990 this dynamic nonprofit's mission has been to build healthy, lifelong family connections for every child and to...

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Diversity-Informed Tenets - Irving Harris

Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion requires continual reflection, dialogue and intentional action. The Irving Harris Foundation is pleased to be one of the many important voices in this effort.

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Data Decision-Making

Home Implementation Data Decision-Making Behavior Incident Report System The Behavior Incident Report System (BIRS) provides early care and education programs and classrooms with a system to collect and analyze behavior incidents in their program.

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Equity Coaching Guide

The Pyramid Model Equity Coaching Guide provides the classroom coach with a reflection tool to examine the implementation of Pyramid Model practices through the lens of culturally responsive practices and identification of implicit bias. The...

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After a brief pause in SEFEL Pyramid Model training with the shift to tele-work during COVID-19, virtual training is back up and has been booming over the summer and into the fall. Throughout the summer, virtual trainings in the Pyramid Model have occurred in Montgomery, Queen Anne's, Prince George's, Talbot, Frederick and Washington Counties. Way to go Pyramid Model trainers.
Coaching, an important part of Pyramid Model implementation, is scheduled to start the month in Frederick, Harford and Queen Anne's counties.
If you are a Maryland State Approved Pyramid Model Trainer, please check out the recording of a webinar delivered at the beginning of May on how to make your Pyramid Model trainings virtual (located under the resources tab of the Trainers Corner).
**Help us tell our state story! Register for the state SEFEL Outcomes Monitoring System (OMS) and start entering your training and coaching data today.
The State Leadership Team continued to meet during this month, with a focus on how to continue to support the work of addressing the needs of children’s social and emotional health while they are out of classrooms. Additionally, significant conversation focused on the role of the PM to address and support the elevation of strategies to address equity and anti-racism in the classroom, following the protests against police brutality and racism.
Parents in These 25 States Exhibit Significant Needs in...

There could be as many as 2.6 million children across 25 states who are not receiving adequate care while their parents are at work, according to from the Bipartisan Policy Center, an independent think tank in Washington. Across these states,...

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Maryland parents turn to tutoring for kids amid pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Severna Park parent recreated a classroom in the basement of her home and on the days she can, will sit next to her 7-year-old to help online learning though she saw the first grader struggle to keep up.

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5 Ways to Keep Pre-K Social Today

Presented by Keith R. Kline, OTR/L; and Cheryl Lundy Swift, M.Ed. Moderated by Zoë Maurer, Senior Marketing Coordinator, Learning Without Tears Sponsored by Learning Without Tears REGISTER HERE GET THE RECORDING The recording will be posted on...

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Co-Educating with Families

Presented by Cheri Sterman, Director of Education, Crayola; and James Wells, Innovative Teaching and Learning Manager, Crayola Hosted by Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Regional Manager, Common Sense Education Sponsored by Common Sense Education REGISTER...

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Special Needs Training and Technical Assistance for...

If your program provides care for children under 3 years old, you may be eligible to receive professional development at over 75% off!

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The Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation announces call for applications for TWO virtual training opportunities

The Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Consultation (CoE for IECMHC) is launching TWO 6-month training opportunities, an ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) training program for Mental Health Consultants Serving Rural, Tribal or Underserved Geographic Regions and a Community of Practice for IECMHC Program Managers. 
2020 IECMHC ECHO for Mental Health Consultants Serving...

Application Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:59PM ET The Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CoE for IECMHC) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for its IECMHC ECHO for Mental Health...

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2020 IECMHC Program Managers Community of Practice

Application Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:59PM ET By participating in the CoP, organizations will: Increase knowledge and skills in the following core areas: Hiring, pre-service, and in-service professional development for mental...

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Looking to brush up on your
SEFEL Pyramid Model Knowledge?

Don’t forget to check out our online trainings! The trainings are self paced and are all approved for up to 18 MSDE COK clock hours. The Preschool Modules were updated in 2019 and include great new information about social and emotional development with new technology to make a fun and engaging online training experience. 

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access the trainings!
Self-Reliance: Teaching your children to do things for...

Back in 2012, I was working as a pediatrician, on call for the day, and had children who were 3, 5, and 8. As I was scrambling to make a dinner they would no doubt not like, my attention was divided among the kids, the dinner, and getting paged...

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Upcoming Webinar: Race & Mental Health

The Maryland Behavioral Health Administration is holding a webinar on Race & Mental Health: "Addressing Racial Bias in Early Childhood Education to Improve Outcomes for Young Children" December 3, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 PM in Eastern Time

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