September 2020
Maryland Local School System Reopening Plans

Fall 2020 (As of August 24, 2020) 2020-2021 Public Schools Openings & Closings Dates

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"The Leadership Team's Guide for
Re-Opening Programs"
Early childhood programs are re-opening after closure due to the pandemic or changing procedures in response to health and safety guidance. We developed this guide to provide information on how programs can use Pyramid Model strategies to provide predictable and nurturing environments that are supportive of children, teachers, and families.
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Back to School Resources for Families and Educators

For families and educators alike, the transition into this school year comes with new challenges due to the coronavirus crisis. No matter your situation, we're here with practical tools and expert advice to help you make the best of going back to ...

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2020 Roundtable Discussions - Child Care Aware of America

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the cracks in the U.S. child care system, and the added burden of the public health crisis threatens to break the system entirely. Providers who have remained open or are starting to reopen are facing a nearly...

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Division of Early Childhood

The Child Care Data Dashboard is intended to provide information on Maryland's child care programs during Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Division of Early Childhood

Under Maryland law, a child care center is run by an individual, an agency, or an organization. It offers child care services for part or all of any day, at least twice a week. Most child care centers are regulated under COMAR 13A.16 ("Licensed...

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Child Care Scholarship Program

The Child Care Scholarship (CCS) (formerly known as Child Care Subsidy) Program provides financial assistance with child care costs to eligible working families in Maryland. The program is managed through a centralized vendor -- Child Care...

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The Family Child Care Provider Direct Grant Program

The Family Child Care Provider Direct Grant Fund Program exists to help registered family child care providers offset some of the costs of opening their child care programs. Eligibility is based upon certain income levels and family size. An...

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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. 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 in the fall in many counties, including Frederick and Harford 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).
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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.
Webinar: Transportation Should Support Students with...

As students in some areas return to in-person education, focusing on supporting students with special needs and disabilities remains a priority for transportation leaders. Over the past couple of months, several news headlines have focused on the ...

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Federal funding will reduce costs of Howard County's...

This story is part of "Parenting in a Pandemic," WTOP's continuing coverage of how parents are dealing with child care, schooling and more through the coronavirus pandemic. Howard County, Maryland, is launching a program called RecZone to help...

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What's next?

There are three changes to the conditions used to determine whether local Head Start grantees have to compete for continued funding: In exchange, there will be two sets of thresholds: Quality Thresholds and Competitive Thresholds. Quality...

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Child-care center in Maryland with covid-19 case closes...

A child-care center in Prince George's County closed for two weeks following notice that a staff member tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Officials at Georgetown Hill Early School at Greenwood said in a letter to parents Tuesday that...

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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations

A downloadable certificate is available for recorded webinars. To receive the certificate, you must fill out the evaluation survey. How to fill out the survey: Recording viewers: The URL link for the survey will be displayed at the end of the...

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Trauma-Informed Care Webinar Series - Teachstone

In this webinar, Dr. Iheoma U. Iruka, the Chief Research Innovation Officer and Director of the Center for Early Education Research and Evaluation (CEERE) at HighScope Educational Research Foundation, will explore the reality of racism, white...

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Equity in IECMHC Webinar 4

Webinar 4: Culture, identity, history as sources of strength and resilience for Latino Children and Families. Recorded on July 30th, 2020

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Statewide Training Calendar | Maryland Family Network

Statewide Training Clearinghouse Calendar

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Podcast: How to Help Children Manage Rage | Conscious...

In this episode, Master Instructor Kim Jackson shares alternative strategies to help children understand and safely manage rage. She also explains how to differentiate between anger and rage, how to keep the other students in the classroom safe,...

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Responding to Behavior in the Virtual Classroom

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

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Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Ready at...

On the wall of Fred Rogers' office hung a quote from his favorite book, The Little Prince. It read, "What is essential is invisible to the eye." As we embark on new learning and growing during uncertain times, what is essential about this time...

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PIEC Vlog Series
Have you seen the latest episodes of the PIEC Team vlog series? Check them out here and send us comments about what you are seeing in your community. 
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: The 2020...

Join us Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. ET for the second session of the 2020 Maryland Family Engagement Summit Webinar Series. Mental Health and Trauma will feature Dr. Howard Stevenson, the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban...

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The FREDLA Board of Directors and Staff cordially invite you to attend the virtual 2020 event Leadership into the Future.
This exciting event will include a national perspective from SAMHSA, a renowned keynote speaker, awards and scholarships. If you want a preview of FREDLA 2021 and new resources for your use, REGISTER TODAY and reserve your seat! 
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Register for the 2020 National Prenatal-to-3 Research to ...

2020 National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit hosted by the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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MHA's Annual Conference: COVID-19, Mental Health, and...

Eventbrite - Mental Health America presents MHA's Annual Conference: COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Need for Equity - Thursday, September 3, 2020 | Friday, September 4, 2020 - Find event and ticket information.

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The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) and the Pyramid Model Consortium (PMC) are pleased to bring you this unique and inspiring professional development experience. NTI's format is designed to provide an in-depth learning...

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2020 SEL Exchange | October 14-16, 2020

The 2020 SEL Exchange, hosted by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), will be October 14-16, 2020 in the Chicagoland area.

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Conference by the Sea 2020 | Maryland State Childcare...

In light of the current global climate, it is more important than ever for the child care community to connect with one another, strategize and share ideas, all in a safe, responsible way.

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