Early Learning Newsletter November 16th

Early Learning Update Week of November 16th Each week I will send out an Early Learning Update email.  These are meant to be quick updates on any relevant items for the week including resources, Professional Development, new health department info and more.

Items Covered:

  • All: Marketing Materials
  • All: New Professional Development Trainings posted through Mid-December
  • All: Electronic Photo Gallery Link
  • Licensed Only: DCYF Fall-Covid-19 Grants Application is Open

Marketing Material

I am working with the marketing team at the Office of Catholic Schools to develop some template marketing materials that everyone will be able to use to promote early learning across our programs in the archdiocese. In the process of this development I think it would be great to see what individual schools use to promote early learning and preschool programs in your communities. Can you please send or scan in pdf version any brochures or flyers that are used to promote preschool or early learning programs at your school. Also if your school has a standalone page on your website for preschool or early learning could you send me that link as well. Thanks!


New Trainings on Professional Development Page through Mid-December

I have posted a variety of new trainings on the Professional Development tab on the Early Learning landing page. The trainings listed now go through mid-December. As a reminder please send me any resource that you use to find trainings and I will add that resource to our landing page. Please see the link below to find trainings:


Classroom and Outdoor Play Area Photo Book

Thank you to those that have already uploaded pictures of their program spaces to the Early Learning Photo Drop Box. I have provided the link below for what the electronic flipbook will look like with pictures included from All Saints and Saint Louise. I think they provide a good example of highlighting classroom layout, outdoor play areas and specific creative areas of classrooms. The hope is that other leaders can flip through resource and get ideas about layout, design and programming ideas. If you have not submitted photos of your spaces please click on the dropbox link below to share 1-3 photos of your spaces. Thank you!

Link to upload photos: https://www.dropbox.com/request/tD8UIhTeoQ5QK5OHqkGn\

Example of the Electronic Flipbook: https://mycatholicschool.org/early-learning-spaces-photo-book/


Licensed ONLY: DCYF Fall Covid-19 Grants Application is Open  

Please see below for information on how to apply for the DCYF Fall Covid-19 Grant

How to Apply

Providers will log into the WA Compass Provider Portal [lnks.gd] and select the DCYF Fall COVID-19 Grant pop-up to apply for the grant.

The grant will close Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 11:59 p.m.

Have a great week!