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.
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.”
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.
Les adjuntamos la información referente al registro para la Conferencia Anual de la “Maryland State Family Child Care Association” que se celebrará el 18 y 19 de octubre en Ocean City, MD.
Por favor, revisen el folleto adjunto, donde se proporcionan detalles al respecto.
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.
- Speakers/Agenda – MSCCA and MC (done)
- IT and Facilities – MC (Sonia and Nelida)
- Student Volunteers to set up signs and guide to TA – ECE Club
- Posters for outdoor signs to guide people with directions – MC (Sonia)
- Pizza – Kaplan (done)
- Water/Fruit – MSCCA (done)
- Cookies – ?
- Organization to purchase paper products: plates, napkins, forks for 400.
- Organization to purchase bags and/or folders with the event name and partners names
- Kaplan did this the first year and MSCCA the second year.
- 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)
- Organization to have volunteers at the food table (students will be outside assisting students).
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!
La inscripción para el tercer Simposio Anual de Verano del Estado para profesionales en infancia temprana ha comenzado.
Revisen la liga de abajo que proporcionó la profesora Sonia Pruneda-Hernandez para más detalles.
MC ECE Child Care Workforce Industry Advisory Committee,
We will need to have a meeting to collaborate and distribute all the work (this is in partnership with all organizations–see flyer).