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Platte Valley ELC Newsletter

Platte Valley Early Learning Connection

SPONSORED BY THE PLATTE VALLEY EARLY LEARNING CONNECTION PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTING TRAINING, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CONSULTATION FOR THOSE WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN BIRTH THROUGH AGE EIGHT IN COUNTIES, BOONE, BUTLER, BURT, COLFAX, CUMING, DODGE, MERRICK, NANCE, PLATTE, POLK, AND SAUNDERS. PV ELC IS SUPPORTED is supported in part by a grant from federal CCDF administered by the Nebraska Department of Education.


Serving: Boone, Butler, Burt, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, and Saunders.


Angel Mayberry, Early Learning Connection Coordinator


Education Service Unit # 7

2657 44th Avenue Columbus, NE 68601

amayberry@esu7.org

402-564-0815 ext. 1028
Fax: 402-563-1121

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Education Service Unit 7 Website

ESU 7 website NEW REGISTRATION LINK!

NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS

ESU 7 has some exciting news! We are changing ESU 7 Event Registration to an online program called Eventbrite. This summer is the start of the transition from the current Website Registration system to Eventbrite.

  • Why: Our current registration system is several years old and tends to be picky and non-responsive in certain browsers. Additionally, it no longer fits the need for a quick and reliable registration system.
  • When: June 2018 is when we will start to see Events in ESU 7 Eventbrite.
  • What happens in the transition period: You will see events listed in our “old” website registration system & in our new Eventbrite system.
  • How will I know where to go to register?
  • How will I register for our ESU 7 new system: Public Event - Simply click on an event and select the “Registration” button and fill out the needed information. Invitation – click the “attend event” button in the email and fill out the needed information.

NOTE: You will have to create an account to register for an Event. The plus side having an Eventbrite account is that you can log in at any time and see what events you have attended.

There will be a transition time from old to new registration system so please be patient with us!

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The Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System (NECPRS)

Create a professional record in the Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System!http://ecrecords.education.ne.gov/HomePage.aspx

Having a professional record will allow you to track and manage your professional development, which includes your training history, higher education, early childhood related credentials, and employment history.

GOLD, Environmental Rating Scale and CLASS Preschool Assessments:

All GOLD, ERS and CLASS training that have been planned so far are now entered on the ECTC training calendar.


http://ecrecords.education.ne.gov/Calendar.aspx

Platte Valley --- Getting Involved --IMPORTANT DATES

Newsletter

Submission Deadline June 18, 2018

Publication Date June 22, 2018 (summer) July and August


Submission Deadline July 9th, 2018

Publication Date July 13, 2018 (fall) Aug., Sept., Oct., and Nov., and December


Submission Deadline December 17, 2018

Publication Date Dec. 20, 2018 (winter) Jan., Feb., and March


Submission Deadline March 18, 2019

Publication Date March 22, 2019 (spring) April, May, and June


Submission Deadline June 10, 2019

Publication Date June 14, 2019 (summer) July and August


Partnership Meetings

Dates coming!!!

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Click on pictures below to be taken to the flyer with dates for each training event. buttons below to find training.

CONFERENCES

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Get Connected 2018 Nebraska After school Conference

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CPR/FIRST AID Opportunities

CPR/First Aid - FREMONT

Pediatric and Adult CPR/AED and First Aid classes are offered on the second Monday of each month @ 6 pm at First State Bank Education Center, 1005 E 23rd St in Fremont, NE 68025. These classes are through the American Heart Association and cover all ages including both CPR, the use of an AED, and basic first aid. Cost of the class is $65 per person and you will be able to access your card online or keep it on your smartphone, or save it as a PDF so no more lost cards! You will need a valid e-mail to claim your card. Registration is required as class size is limited so please call Lynn Mruz at 402 721-0586 to register.


Class scheduled Monthly -Call Terri Stuart for dates, times and locations in Columbus

Red Cross CPR/First Aid - Certification workshop

Registration fee $50 paid to Terri Stuart

Contact Terri Stuart to register and location

terri0828@gmail.com or 402-270-1125

pre-registration required

Step Up to Quality

The Step Up to Quality orientation is now available in a convenient online format for center directors and family child care owners! The pre-registration form can be accessed from the training page of the Step Up to Quality website or directly at pre-registration form

Nebraska Child Safety Restraint Law Following Passage of LB 42

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Transportation Training

Regulations require mandatory child passenger safety training for child care centers who transport children. These regulations took effect May 20, 2013. The Safe Kids Nebraska Child Care Transportation Training is the only approved course to satisfy the following regulation requirements:

Child Care Centers - 391 NAC 3-006.10C

School Aged Only Centers- 391 NAC 4-006.09C

Preschool Programs- 391 NAC 5-006.09B.


The Safe Kids Nebraska Child Care Transportation Training is a 3 clock hour training for individuals who transport children within a childcare setting. Individuals who transport children must receive and maintain a valid certificate of completion of the Safe Kids Nebraska Childcare Transportation Training.

The certificate of completion is good for five years. Topic areas covered include the following: Nebraska Law, Crash Dynamics, Vehicle Restraint Systems, Child Restraints, Misuse, Other Forms of Transportation, and Policy Development/Resources. CLICK LINK ABOVE TO FIND A TRAINER.

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NorthEast Regional Autism Network Trainings

First Connections:

First Connections is a multifaceted, comprehensive online course offering education about infants and toddlers to teachers, caregivers, and parents across Nebraska and beyond.

The online training curriculum consists of six modules. Click here for a complete syllabus.

  1. Introduction to Caring for Infants and Toddlers
  2. Part 1: Development of Infants and Toddlers
  3. Part 2: Development of Infants and Toddlers
  4. Program Quality and Evaluation
  5. Relationships with Families
  6. Keeping Infants and Toddlers Safe and Healthy

Requirements of the course include reading information, viewing video, completing assignments and taking short tests. All assignments and tests must be completed and graded prior to the end of the course.

A limited number of users can participate in the First Connections course at any one time. Therefore, participants must first pre-register for the course. To pre-register, click here.

Upon assurance that space is available, payment of a $25.00 fee is required. Please do not send payment until you are requested to do so. When the fee has been paid, participants will receive an email with the link to the course, a username and a password. The course must be completed within 90 days. By satisfactorily completing the online course, participants will receive 45 in-service clock hours. To find a complete list of First Connections policies and procedures, click here.

For general information, contact: Linda Meyers, 402-471-2980, linda.meyers@nebraska.gov

School Age Connections:

School Age Connections

The revisions are completed and School Age Connections is back online!

The School Age Connections training consists of three modules:

1. Understanding the Development of the School Age Child

2. Successful Programming for School Age Children

3. Guidance for Working with School Age Children

Since the revision is considerably different from the original, anyone who previously completed School Age Connections may repeat the modules and receive in-service clock hours.

A module must be completed within 30 days. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of a module. Each module equals five (5) clock hours of in-service training. There is a $10.00 fee per module.

School Age Connections is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education Office of Early Childhood. More information and registration is available at https://www.education.ne.gov/OEC/school-age-connections.html

CONTACTS

Platte Valley Early Learning Connection Coordinator

Angel Mayberry

Early Development Network

Do you have concerns about the growth and development of an infant or toddler? The Early Development Network can help by providing evaluations and support through the local school districts for children from birth to five years old.

Many will contact their physician, but do not realize the school district can help with children from birth to five years old. Many children will not “outgrow” a problem. The Early Development Network can help support the child and family for them to be successful.

When you have questions or concerns about a child’s development, you can contact:



Fremont P.S.

REGION 2

Educational Service Unit #2
2320 N. Colorado
Fremont, NE 68026-0649
402-727-4130
877-271-1528 (Toll Free)

jsams@esu2.org

Serving school districts in Burt, Cuming, Dodge, and Saunders Counties..


Columbus REGION 7

East-Central District Health Department
4321 41st Avenue
Columbus NE 68601-8329
402-564-4497
800-564-2805 (Toll Free)
jcalahan@ecdhd.ne.gov

Serving school districts in Platte,

Butler, Colfax, Nance, Boone, Polk

and Merrick.

Nebraska Family Child Care Association

Support for Nebraska Family Childcare Providers
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Fremont Area Child Care Association

Presidents - Lynn Mruz (402) 720-1649 Dawn Bassett (402) 721-4645

Vice Presidents - Katie Petersen (402) 980-9616 & Dakoda Willard


Yearly Training opportunities!

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

To create positive change for Nebraska's children through community engagement.

Parents

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O'Hana Kids News

O’Hana Kids’ News was started by Josh & Heather Ackman, when they were looking for events & activities for their son, Zephaniah, to participate in. Zephaniah, is in a wheelchair, due to his terminal condition of Menkes Syndrome. O’Hana Kids’ News was founded in June 2010, when the Ackmans realized that many families were looking for the same information for their children.


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