Early Learning Newsletter February 22nd

Early Learning Update Week of February 22nd 

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:

  • Registration for March 12th Professional Development Day is now open!
  • Early Learning Fulcrum Grant Opportunity due Friday, March 5th
  • Early Learning Roundtable: Marketing Templates Recording Link and Resources
  • Early Learning Job Descriptions

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 is now open!

The online registration for the March 12th Early Learning professional development day is now open! I sent an individual link for the registration directly to your email on Friday and ask that you share it with the rest of your staff team! Each staff person on your team needs to register for their sessions individually. Please see below for the link to register and please have your team complete this by Friday, March 5th. For Licensed programs it is important for your staff to have their STARS ID number handy when they register.



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 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: Marketing Templates Recording Link and Resources

Thank you for joining this month’s Early Learning Roundtable presentation last Thursday as OCS Director of Marketing and Enrollment Kristin Moore shared all the resources for our new Early Learning Marketing Template Packages. Kristin shared the different options to promote your programs and showed how to edit the templates for either you or your school’s marketing point person to use. Please see below for the following:

Roundtable Meeting Recording: Topic: Early Learning Program Roundtable


Link to the Early Learning templates: https://mycatholicschool.org/marketing-resources-2/ – click on “Preschool Marketing Templates”

Set up an account in Canva to edit the templates – this is free (your schools marketing point person likely Already has an account): https://www.canva.com/

If interested, contact Kristin to set up a time to learn more about Canva or answer any questions you have: Kristin.Moore@seattlearch.org

I look forward to feedback from those that plan to use these marketing resources!

Early Learning Job Descriptions

If your program has specific job descriptions for Early Learning Director, Lead Teachers, Teachers or Aides can you please share those job descriptions with me via email. Thank you for your help!

Thank you and have a wonderful week!