Early Learning Update Week of May 17th
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: May Early Learning Roundtable Thursday, May 20th 4:00pm – 4:45pm: Catholic Identity in the Classroom
- Licensed ONLY: May Licensed Program Webinar Recording: Child Care Basics, EQEL and the STARS training journey for new staff
- Licensed ONLY: DCYF Spring COVID-19 Grant Opportunity now open – closes at 12pm on May 20th
Please see this week’s professional development opportunities and news: https://mycatholicschool.org/for-catholic-schools/catholic-identity/early-learning/
May Early Learning Roundtable Thursday, May 20th 4:00pm – 4:45pm: Catholic Identity in the Classroom
Please join the May Early Learning Roundtable on Thursday, May 20th from 4:00pm – 4:45pm to discuss how you bring Catholic Identity into your classrooms. This can include Catholic Curriculum, prayers, inclusion of Mass, church tours or involvement of priests/pastors and how you present your rooms with art, statues and displays. This will be a great roundtable to learn how others are keeping our Catholic Faith Centered Learning environments present throughout the day in our programs. Please see Zoom Link below to join!
Early Learning Roundtable: Thursday, May 20th from 4:00pm – 4:45pm:
Licensed ONLY: May Licensed Program Webinar Recording: Child Care Basics, EQEL and the STARS training journey for new staff
As we look forward to next school year many of you will be welcoming in new staff to your licensed programs. This Webinar Recording highlights the training journey that new staff need to take including the different ways to complete the Initial training requirement of Child Care Basics and the new EQEL trainings for their 2nd and 3rd Please see below for Webinar recording.
Licensed Program Webinar: Child Care Basics and EQEL – Zoom
Licensed ONLY: DCYF Spring COVID-19 Grant Opportunity now open
The Spring 2021 Covid-19 grant application is now open! Multiple schools have applied already and it takes one to three minutes to complete. Please look at the information they provided last Friday. The Grant will be open until 12pm on May 20th. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help. As a reminder the staff that has access to the provider portal for your program is the staff that is listed on your license and the state expects to have grant dollars for ALL programs that apply!
Notes from DCYF:
The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) is pleased to announce that the Spring 2021 Child Care COVID-19 Grant application is now available in the WA Compass Provider Portal. The application is open now through noon on May 20 to all licensed child care providers who are providing care to children.
For more information about this grant, including frequently asked questions and how to fill out the application, please visit https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/coronavirus-covid-19/early-learning/covid19-grant-spring21.
If you have questions about the application, the timeline of the grant, or other questions specific to the grant, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help logging in to your Provider Portal account, email email@example.com or call 866-627-8929.
Have a great week!