Early Learning Update Week of February 15th
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.
- Registration for March 12th Professional Development Day will open on Friday, Feb. 19th
- Early Learning Fulcrum Grant Opportunity
- Early Learning Roundtable: Thursday, February 18th at 4:00pm Marketing Templates
- Licensed Program ONLY: License Program Webinar Series: DCYF Training Reimbursements and Education Awards Power Point Slides and Recording
Please see this week’s professional development opportunities and news: https://mycatholicschool.org/for-catholic-schools/catholic-identity/early-learning/
Registration for March 12th Professional Development Day will open on Friday, February 19th
I am really looking forward to our Virtual Professional Development Day on Friday, March 12th. An important reminder: I have sent a save the date to each of you. Can you please forward this save the date to all members of your early learning team. The day is meant for ALL Early Learning Staff in the Archdiocese. The online registration for the professional development day will open on Friday, February 19th. I will send the link for the registration directly to your email and ask that you share it with the rest of your staff team! Thank you!
Early Learning Fulcrum Grant Opportunity
On Wednesday, February 3rd the Fulcrum Foundation released the first ever Early Childhood Education Fund Grant Application. Founded in 2002, the Fulcrum Foundation leverages financial assistance to support and strengthen Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle primarily through tuition assistance, school partnerships, and transformational leader training. Dick and Sharon Abrams established the Fulcrum Early Childhood Education Fund to increase awareness of Fulcrum and encourage broader support for Early Learning and their growing endowment. I sent an individual email to you and your principal last Wednesday with all the details to apply for the grant that can result in an award of up to $2,000 to support your program. Applications are due on March 5th! The application is available through Foundant [grantinterface.com], Fulcrum’s online grant application system
Early Learning Roundtable: Thursday, February 18th at 4:00pm Marketing Templates
Our Early Learning Program Roundtable Series continues on the 3rd Thursday each month at 4:00pm. This month our next topic will be a presentation from OCS Director of Marketing and Enrollment Kristin Moore on a new Early Learning Marketing Template Package. Kristin will share the different options to promote your programs and show you how to edit the templates for either you or your school’s marketing point person. Please see link below for the zoom meeting.
Licensed Program ONLY: License Program Webinar Series: DCYF Training Reimbursements and Education Awards Power Point Slides and Recording
Thank you to those that were able to join us at our most recent installment of the Licensed Program Webinar Series. This month’s topic focused on how to access Training Reimbursement and Education Awards through DCYF. Please see the link below for the zoom meeting recording. I will also attach the Power Point Slides to my weekly update email send. We will release the topic soon for the next Webinar that will take place on Thursday, March 11th at 4:15pm!
Thank you and have a wonderful week!