Early Childhood Newsletter

ESC-Region 6 - March 20, 2019

Have you Heard? Austin is Buzzing About Early Childhood!

Early Childhood Education is a hot topic during this 2019 Legislative Session. There are several bills in the House and Senate related to early childhood and our legislative priorities. TAEYC encourages educators to follow the 86th Legislative Session, Early Childhood Bills:

Improve Measures Related to Early Childhood Safety and Welfare

  • HB 55-- Relating to class size limits and student/teacher ratios for prekindergarten classes provided by or on behalf of public schools CONTENT | TRACK
  • SB 301-- Relating to limits on the size of prekindergarten classes in public schools CONTENT | TRACK
  • HB 1084-- Relating to the creation of the committee on licensing standards in the Department of Protective Services CONTENT | TRACK
  • HB 822-- Relating to addressing adverse childhood experiences and developing a strategic plan to address those experiences CONTENT | TRACK
  • SB 705-- Relating to certain investigation and evaluation information regarding certain child-care facilities, homes, and programs CONTENT | TRACK
  • SB 708-- Relating to collection and use of child safety data for licensed day-care centers CONTENT | TRACK

Early Education Funding

  • SB 36-- Relating to providing free full-day prekindergarten for certain children CONTENT | TRACK

Workforce Retention and Support

Early Childhood Infrastructure

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Week of the Young Child

How will your school and community celebrate The Week of the Young Child™?

This is an annual celebration all over our Nation to raise awareness of the essential need for focusing public attention on early learning from birth through age 8. Parents, Community Members, Day Cares, and Schools must accept the critical responsibility of educating our young children. Even our Legislators in Austin are waging support for this important cause! (see below)

Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children's earliest years in shaping their learning and development. Yet, never before have the needs of young children and their families been more pressing. It is time to take a stand for supporting our children, their families, their schools, and their teachers! Please help support and emphasize the Week of the Young Child!

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Administrators- It is time to Budget for your Membership in the ESC- Region 6 Early Childhood Collaborative for Next Year!

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Parent Engagement- Home Learning Ideas

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Upcoming ESC- Region 6 Professional Development Opportunities

1. March 28th- Writing in the Elementary Classroom- Pre-K, Kn, First Grade- Event # 347054
2. April 15th- Encouraging Creativity, Imagination and Problem Solving through S.T.E.M. in the Early Years. A Focus on S.T.E.M. in Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade Event # 347309
3. April 22nd and May 6th- C.I.R.C.L.E. Training for Pre-K and Kn Teachers- Event # 355342
4. June 14th- CLI Engage Summer Conference For Administrators and Directors - This Conference is for Administrators of Pre-K and Kindergarten Public, Charter, and Private Schools. It is Sponsored by CLI Engage and free to participants.

Registration Information Coming Soon

5. June 15th- CLI Engage Summer Conference For Teachers and Staff Members - This will be a wonderful Conference for Teachers, Coaches, Paraprofessionals, and any Early Childhood Staff members of Public, Charter, and Private Schools. It is sponsored by CLI Engage and free to participants. Registration Information Coming Soon
6. July 16th and 17th- C.I.R.C.L.E. Training for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers-

Event # 351988

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Teacher Helpers- Links to Online Resources

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