Resources for Providers and Educators
Resources relating to Fall 2014 Kindergarten Age Change:
- Information/communications resources you may find useful for your families:
- For commonly asked questions and a list of some available resources for them to look into, click the following: Providers Flyer.
- For the “Kindergarten Age Has Changed!” poster, click the following (when printing, be sure to select Actual Size and Choose paper source by pdf page size):
- For college credit professional development opportunities and to discuss your professional development needs around serving older four-year-old children, contact an early education program at a higher education institution: Higher Education Contact List
- For information shared by your colleagues:
Early Childhood Education Degree Programs:
The College of Education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs to prepare early childhood educators for various career goals:
• PK-3/K-6 BEd — undergraduate PK-3 dual-license program
• PK-3/PK-3 SPED Blended BEd — undergraduate PK-3 dual-license program *new!*
• MEd ECE – Masters in Early Childhood Education
How to navigate different early childhood education pathways in the University of Hawaii system:
For more information, contact the UH ECE faculty.
Other Professional Development Opportunities:
- 2014 HAEYC Annual Leadership Symposium and Hawaii Early Childhood Conference, October 10-11, 2014, at the Hawaii Convention Center. Click here for details and to register. Proposals for sessions at the conference are also being accepted: click here.
- Visit the CEED website regularly for various professional development opportunities that are offered throughout the year (e.g., training on preschool administrative leadership, building relationships with children to support learning, Hawaii Early Learning and Development Standards, etc.). Click here for information on the Summer 2014 Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Early Education and Development events.
- Check PATCH’s website for numerous training opportunities.
Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants
The Administration for Children and Families has announced a new $500 million funding opportunity to expand access to high-quality, comprehensive services for low-income infants and toddlers and their families. This funding will support the creation of Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships and the expansion of Early Head Start services to children and families. Funding for EHS-CC Partnerships will encourage collaboration between new or existing Early Head Start grantees and child care providers to improve the quality of existing child care programs and expand access to high-quality care for infants and toddlers.
The resources announced today will help prepare infants and toddlers for early success in school and in life, through:
• Developmental and behavioral screenings;
• Services that promote safety, nutrition and healthy development;
• Individualized, high-quality adult-child interactions; and
• Support for the early education workforce to build skills and competencies that support child development.
All agencies eligible to apply for EHS funds can apply for competitive partnership or expansion grants including territories, community organizations, non-profit or for-profit organizations, and state and local governments.
Organizations interested in applying for funding can find the funding announcement at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2015-ACF-OHS-HP-0814.