Early Educators Fellowship Initiative- Application Deadline Approaching

Early Educators Fellowship Initiative

The CAYL Institute, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, invites you to join Early Educators and Child Care Providers across Massachusetts in a dynamic professional development experience. The Early Educators Fellowship Initiative will enable you to spend four days with distinguished national speakers and local teams to discover how we can better serve Massachusetts children and families.  You won’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from these four distinguished speakers:

-Louise Derman Sparks, world renowned author of the anti-bias curriculum, will speak on the topic of “Understanding culture and bias in school achievement and success.”

-Dr. Jacqueline Jones, the Chief Early Learning Assistant to U .S.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and former Early Childhood Senior Staff at the Educational Testing Service, will explore the topic of “Using assessment to individualize teaching.”

-Dr. Sharon Lynn Kagan, a leading expert and thinker on systems design and development in the field of early care and education, will speak to Fellows on the topic of “Individual development for early educators:taking early learning standards from theory to change to practice.”

-Dr. Karen Mapp of Harvard Graduate School of Education will discuss “The role of family engagement from birth to age eight in promoting school success.”

To become a Massachusetts Early Educator Fellow, you must apply as part of a team of three or more of your colleagues from different early education sectors.  The EEFI sessions will be held on four Saturdays next spring: March 2, April 6, May 4, and May 18. College credit will be available at a greatly reduced fee.  For more information and to apply, please visit www.cayl.org/eefi2013.

The CAYL Institute will also support you in forming a team, so please contact earlyeducatorfellowship@cayl.org if you need assistance. 

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