Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Early Achievers bring information, resources to participants

Hundreds of Early Achievers participants are getting extra support and resources through Early Achievers Institutes now being held around the state. In the past few months, Institutes have been offered in Seattle and Spokane.

Since 2013, the Childcare Quality and Early Learning Center for Research and Professional Development (CQEL) at the University of Washington has collaborated with DEL and Child Care Aware of Washington to produce these Institutes, which have offered sessions to more than a thousand participants, including:
  • STEM for Young Children
  • Supporting Dual Language Learners
  • Practical Strategies for decreasing Challenging Behaviors
  • Environment Rating Scale and Classroom Assessment Scoring System

Nearly 300 early learning professionals attended the first Central Washington Early Achievers Institute in March 2014 in Yakima, where every session was offered in both English and Spanish.

Materials from past Early Achievers Institutes are available online here.

Early learning professionals visit the "Make and Take" room at the Seattle Early Achievers Institute in July 2014, where they can put together resources to use in their programs.