Early Learning Update Week of January 4th
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
- All: Preschool Program Finder on Office of Catholic Schools Website
- All: Professional Development Day: Friday, March 12th, 2021
- Licensed ONLY: Child Care Check Webinar Thursday January 14th, 2021
Please see this week’s professional development opportunities and news and bookmark the Early Learning Portal Page: https://mycatholicschool.org/for-catholic-schools/catholic-identity/early-learning/
Preschool Program Finder on Office of Catholic Schools Website is ready! Please audit
The My Catholic School.org website is the place that parents look to find Catholic School opportunities in their neighborhood. The site has always featured a “School Finder” button on the main page that allows parents to find schools close by for their families. In our continued efforts to raise awareness of our Early Learning Programs and get families started with their Catholic Education at a younger age we have now developed a Preschool Program Finder that will be available as a separate button on the main page just below the school finder. I have uploaded the Preschool finder to our Early Learning landing page for you to take a look at and audit the information that is included for your program. Please click on the link below to go to the finder, type in your zip code and review. I am really excited about this as we have an opportunity to really boost up our Early Learning programs in the public view! After reviewing please email me and let me know if there are any changes that need to be made. I am hoping to have this live on the main page of the website on January 15th so if you could send any changes by Wednesday, January 13th that would be great!
Early Learning Professional Development Day: Friday, March 12th, 2021
In the past two months as I have had the opportunity to travel to schools and talk with you I heard a consistent and high priority need across our programs for a Professional Development Day that was strictly geared to Early Learning. The Archdiocese has a Regional Professional Development Day scheduled on school calendars for Friday, March 12th. After conversation with Office of Catholic Schools leadership we have the opportunity for this to be the date of our first virtual Early Learning Professional Development Day Conference. The day will feature several sessions focused entirely on Early Learning topics geared toward you and your staff (and STARS eligible for programs that need it). I will send a calendar alert out shortly, but please tentatively save the date and block your and your staffs calendars from approximately 8:30am – 3:00pm on March 12th for this opportunity.
Licensed Program Webinar: Child Care Check: Thursday, January 14th 4:15pm – 4:45pm
Mark your calendars for the first Licensed Program Webinar on Thursday, January 14th from 4:15pm – 4:45pm. This Webinar will focus on Child Care Check and how to update the information through your provider portal to make sure that all information is correct and up to date. If you are not able to join the Webinar live we will send a link to the recording and the slide deck following the session. Join Zoom Meeting here:
Thank you and have a great first week back with the kids after break!