Early Learning Educator Gatherings Return in 2021 Bringing together the child care community, early learning organizations, preschools and kindergarten educators
In March of 2020, the Kindergarten Readiness Partnership Program (KPI) a program of the South Central Early Learning Hub and Douglas ESD, along with early learning partners in Douglas county to include: Care, Connections & Education, Head Start, Roseburg School District, the South Central Early Learning Hub and the Family Development Center held the first early learning educator gathering at Head Start. Thirty seven educators were in attendance to share a meal, participate in a scavenger hunt of Head Start classrooms, discuss classroom practices and receive incentives for attending. It was a great success! An early learning educator gathering was planned for Klamath County, unfortunately, we were unable to meet because of COVID.
In 2021, our new approach will be holding 2 virtual gatherings between January and June of 2021. These gatherings will be available to educators in Douglas, Klamath and Lake Counties. We intend to offer:
Relationship building between early learning educators
Opportunities to learn from each other and share classrooms/learning strategies
Develop and improve communication to discuss shared goals for children and families
Stayed tuned for more information in 2021 about the next early learning gathering. We hope to see you soon.