Early Learning Connection News
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
402-564-0815 ext. 1028
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?
- We will have links on the front page of our ESU 7 website to direct you to the new registration page
- Find a public event using this link: Eventbrite registration listings(https://www.eventbrite.com/o/esu7-staff-16979495255).
- There will be times that you may receive an email invitation to an Event directly from the Organizer or Presenter.
- 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!
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:
Platte Valley --- Getting Involved --IMPORTANT DATES
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
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.
CPR/First Aid - FREMONT
Pediatric and Adult CPR/AED and First Aid classes are offered Saturdays by Patrice Vakiner. She is willing to travel. $45.00 per person. Please email Patrice to set up CPR/First Aid
CPR/First Aid - Schuyler/Columbus offered in Spanish & English
Karina Perez is a certified Pediatric and Adult CPR/AED trainer. If interested in classes please contact Karina Perez CENTRO HISPANO P: 402-564-2110 centrohispanos.com
Nebraska Child Safety Restraint Law Following Passage of LB 42
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.
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.
- Introduction to Caring for Infants and Toddlers
- Part 1: Development of Infants and Toddlers
- Part 2: Development of Infants and Toddlers
- Program Quality and Evaluation
- Relationships with Families
- 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, email@example.com
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
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:
Educational Service Unit #2
2320 N. Colorado
Fremont, NE 68026-0649
877-271-1528 (Toll Free)
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
800-564-2805 (Toll Free)
Serving school districts in Platte,
Butler, Colfax, Nance, Boone, Polk
To create positive change for Nebraska's children through community engagement.