Les adjuntamos información del Montgomery College para el curso de 90 horas a un bajo costo. El curso está disponible en persona o en línea, y también está disponible en español.

ECE Community,
Montgomery College Workforce Development & Continuing Education is preparing for fall 2019 registration of the Child Care Administration & Small Business Practices 90 hour Professional Development class.  
This is open to Family Child Care Providers and to any Center Based Teacher that is planning to move towards administration in an early childhood education setting.
Please see the attached for specific information and application.  Seats fill up quickly so please submit ASAP.   
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Nelida Andres, Interim Director of MC Early Childhood WD&CE.



State of School-Age Child Care | Spring-Summer 2019

A quarterly update on news and resources related to out-of-school time as well as new offerings from the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE)



News & Resources from the Field of School-Age Child Care


Afterschool Supports Service Opportunities from Youth to Young Adulthood


Research shows that service learning experiences engage youth more deeply in their communities and promote positive youth development. Afterschool and summer learning programs play an important role in increasing access and availability of service opportunities for youth as well as young adults.  This new issue brief from the Afterschool Alliance shares six profiles – including program characteristics, outcomes, and challenges – of afterschool programs from across the country that are encouraging civic engagement and building critical skills through service learning.


Investment in Staff Yields Summer Success for Students


Providing staff with robust training and supports is key to delivering a high-quality summer program in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In this issue brief, researcher Jessica Manta-Myer shares details about an evaluation of the Summer Science Project, implemented in ten elementary school sites in California. In connection with this project, the program staff received hands-on curriculum, training, and coaching in STEM. The evaluation showed increased knowledge, skills, and confidence on the part of students, and greater staff confidence in leading STEM activities, as well as high staff retention. This support model is relevant for both afterschool and summer learning programs. 


Afterschool and Summer Learning: A City Strategy for Workforce Development


Preparing young people for the changing needs of the global workforce is a challenge that city officials can respond to by embracing high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.  Employers report barriers to finding workers with the skills to meet their needs. This issue brief looks at five cities where workforce development programs are engaging youth in mentoring, apprenticeships, job placement, and related activities. These experiences build young people’s social and emotional skills as they learn about career opportunities. This is a win-win “strategy for addressing future workforce needs and supporting the current workforce by giving working parents the opportunity to focus at work and be productive employees, with the knowledge that their children are in a safe and supportive environment.”



NCASE Offerings


Promoting Learning and Growth for School-Age Children During the Summer Months: Tipsheets for Providers & Parents/Caregivers



Children learn best when they have opportunities to build skills and knowledge across settings, including summer child care programs and time spent at home. Many school-age children lose up to three months of grade-level equivalency in math and reading skills over the summer months. This phenomenon is known as the summer slide. NCASE has created a set of tipsheets for summertime child care providers and for parents/caregivers to help school-age children and their families make the most of the summer months and avoid the summer slide. Summer Learning and Enrichment: Tips for School-Age Care Providers shares things providers should think about before, during, and at the end of summer to help children have a fun, healthy, and enriching summer. A companion tipsheet from NCASE, Summer Learning Fun! Tips for Parents/Caregivers, gives parents and caregivers specific ideas on how to engage their children in fun, meaningful learning activities throughout the summer. Summertime child care providers can share this tipsheet with families to further support summer learning and enrichment experiences for the children they serve.


Aligning Out-of-School Time Services for Children Experiencing Homelessness


NCASE has developed a practice brief on Aligning Out-of-School Time Services for Children Experiencing Homelessness. The definitions of homeless children and youth used by the Child Care and Development Fund and the Department of Education have become aligned, providing better opportunities for collaboration between Lead Agencies and state departments of education and child care providers. This is especially true for public schools and providers serving school-age children. Out-of-school time programs are well positioned to provide supportive environments for youth experiencing homelessness as well as their families. Examples from New Hampshire and New York are highlighted in this brief, which is designed for state-, territory-, and tribal-level professionals, including Child Care and Development Fund administrators and state afterschool network leads, and 21st Century Community Learning Center leads.


Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Out-of-School Time Archived Webinar


Out-of-school time (OST) programs can play a role in mitigating and preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which are disruptive to a school-age child’s academic and social development. State policies and initiatives are often the catalysts that support OST programs in this critical work. NCASE hosted a webinar with the National AfterSchool Association that included a discussion of research about school-age children’s development and the impact of ACEs; strategies, challenges, and solutions for providing support for school-age children in OST programs in areas such as social and emotional development; and promising practices for state systems-building that can strengthen supports to help school-age children overcome ACEs and build resilience. This archived webinar may be of interest to state- and territory-level professionals, including Child Care and Development Fund administrators, statewide afterschool network leads, NAA affiliate staff members, 21st Century Community Learning Center leads, child care resource and referral agency personnel, and training and technical assistance professionals.

Abajo les transmitimos la petición de colaboración del Montgomery College para apoyar el «Early Childhood Professionals Summer Symposium» que se llevará a cabo el jueves 22 de agosto de 2019. Encontrarán más detalles del evento en el folleto adjunto.

La invitación es abierta a todas aquellas asociadas que quieran participar.

English Information:

The Early Childhood Professionals Summer Symposium is quickly filling up.  We are anticipating it to be full and have already hit 200 attendees.
As partners, I am now reaching out to divide the work.  
What has been completed and what we still need (bolded is what is still needed):
  1. Speakers/Agenda – MSCCA and MC (done)
  2. IT and Facilities – MC (Sonia and Nelida)
  3. Student Volunteers to set up signs and guide to TA – ECE Club
  4. Posters for outdoor signs to guide people with directions – MC (Sonia)
  5. Pizza – Kaplan (done)
  6. Water/Fruit – MSCCA (done)
  7. Cookies – ?
  8. Organization to purchase paper products: plates, napkins, forks for 400.
  9. Organization to purchase bags and/or folders with the event name and partners names
    1. Kaplan did this the first year and MSCCA the second year.
  10. Organization to be responsible for collecting items from all organizations and filling the bags or folders with the items (this is time-consuming and needs to be done prior to the event, folders/bags must arrive filled – ECE Club has done this the last two years, but we need them to now support with guiding this year)
  11. Organization to have volunteers at the food table (students will be outside assisting students).
MC will have people at the registration table and we are trying to finalize how the PAU’s will be distributed.  MSDE has approved 2 PAU’s since this is a statewide event with a national speaker! 
Please email and let me know how your organizations can contribute.  

Nuestra siguiente reunión mensual y última del año fiscal será el día miércoles 19 de junio a las 6:30 pm. 

  • Tema: “Cambios futuros, presupuesto, resultados de reuniones MSDE, elecciones y abogacía por parte de la LCAM.”
  • Lugar: Montgomery College. Mannakee Building Center for Training Excellence. 900 Hungerford Dr, Rockville MD 20850. Room 103 (primer piso). Edificio rojo en la esquina de la extensión de Rockville Pike.
  • Fecha: Miércoles 19 de junio, 2019
  • Hora: 6:30 pm

Charlaremos acerca de las reuniones recientes con MC y MSDE. Los objetivos que se han logrado en este año, y los retos y oportunidades que vienen pronto. El estado real del Instituto (Miriam Baldwin). Reuniones, cartas, eventos realizados y en proceso. Participarán varias de las asociadas que han participado en múltiples reuniones recientes. Esperamos que se enteren y participen en esta charla, para mejorar las condiciones de nuestro trabajo.

 Si tienen alguna duda, necesita ayuda o si tienen que pagar su membresia (llevar su cheque) estaremos ahi para ayudarlo. Para su conveniencia, adjuntamos el formato de registro a LCAM.


Por favor, lleven un platillo para compartir y celebrar un año exitoso juntas!

Las esperamos!

MSFCCA Conference Merchandise preorder is here! All merchandise must be preordered. Send your order in by September 13, 2019, Friday.
For merchandise inquiries, please contact Cheryl Thomsen at earlylearnerschildcare@yahoo.com
MSFCCA 27th Annual Conference Early-bird Registration is open! Don’t forget to register before it ends! To know more about the conference:




Good morning, everyone!
If you are applying for a training voucher at MSDE for the MSFCCA Annual Conference, please input/write the following under Training Information:
Title: Beyond Technology: Early Childhood Education in the Digital Age
Training Organization Name: Maryland State Family Child Care Association (MSFCCA)
Address: 10612 Harpoon Hill, Columbia, MD 21044
Attached in this email are conference advertisements and cost that are required when you submit your voucher application.
Send a copy of your MSDE Voucher Application along with your Registration Form. Your application for your voucher will hold your spot until your Validated Voucher is received by the MSFCCA Conference Committee. If your MSDE Voucher is not received by September 1, 2019, you have until Sept. 10, 2019 to send in a personal check or credit card information to keep your spot. If not, your registration will be forfeited. ALL vouchers must be received by Sept. 1, 2019. The attendee is responsible for MSDE Vouchers, it is not the responsibility of the MSFCCA Conference Committee. 
Thank you and have a great day!

More Information

MC ECE Child Care Workforce Industry Advisory Committee,

Wanted to provide an update about the August 22 Early Childhood Professional Third Annual Statewide Summer Symposium which will be held at the Rockville Campus:
Confirmed Speakers:
Jennifer Nizer, Director, MSDE Office of Child Care
Steven Hicks, MSDE Assistant Superintendent Division of Early Childhood
Dr. Valora Washington, CEO Council for Professional Recognition 
*Dr. Washington is known as one of the «pioneers of ECE», has written many books, and has expanded the CDA internationally.  
Pizza, drinks, cookies, and fruit for attendees.
Will open on Wednesday, June 12
*MC is working on a streamlined process as they do for the Theatre Events which will make it easier to get people in and out.  This is why we have held off on registration in addition to concerns of filling to capacity within just a few days.
Rockville Campus, Theatre Art Building from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
August 22, 2019
Open parking, no fee and location is metro/bus accessible
*My Dean is trying to see if we can move to the Parilla Performing Art Center which can accommodate 500 people (TAA can only hold 400 including volunteers).   One issue is all food and drinks must stay in the Lobby, but seats are more comfortable!

We will need to have a meeting to collaborate and distribute all the work (this is in partnership with all organizations–see flyer).  

*I have added several to this email list including several higher ed. colleagues, NAEYC, MSDE Credentialing, Military Child Development Centers, and MCPS High School Child Development so that they are aware of this event and since we’d like to be inclusive of everyone that would like to participate.
Please remember, our work is also beginning for the Third Annual Regional Early Childhood Summit which will be held at the beginning of 2020 at the Rockville Campus (we’ve been told we have outgrown Takoma Park)!