Senior Director, Early Childhood Professional Development
Supporting new early childhood educators about the importance of the development of the whole child, including Developmentally Appropriate Practices.
Supporting center directors and owners in acquiring strategies to support staff in their professional growth, and in implementing high-quality administrative practices and leadership skills to better serve the most vulnerable children in order to raise the quality of the children’s learning environment.
Promoting Head Start teachers understandings of the 7 essential skills in Mind in the Making; their relationship to the development of executive functions in children, and improving their development.
Strengthening Teachers’ and Elementary School Principals’ Knowledge About Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Improving Kindergarten Transitions for Tribal Children
Improving early childhood teachers’ understanding and use of instructional support for children from infancy to kindergarten.
Supporting High Quality Inclusion for Young Children
Increasing Family Childcare Providers’ Knowledge of Language and Literacy Development in Young Children
Implementing developmentally appropriate practices in all early childhood classrooms
Increasing early childhood professionals’ knowledge to support high quality inclusive classrooms for young Pascua Yaqui children with special needs.
Increasing early childhood educators’ knowledge and skills in order to promote emergent literacy and langauage in Pascua Yaqui children.
Building High Quality Infant and Toddler Care and Education
Strengthening principals’ knowledge of early childhood development and learning and acquiring strategies for including all children. This is for principals who have pre-k classrooms in their schools.
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of trauma in order to support young children in need of on-going and additional social-emotional supports.
Providing developmentally appropriate practice for engaging our youngest learners, using science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Time will also be spent on building rich and deep connections to other subject areas.
Promoting Emergent Literacy and Language in Family Childcare Homes
Increasing Early Childhood Degree Program Completion
Both of cohorts did an outstanding job on their presentations. Coordinators are so proud of each and every one of them. There was such a variety of projects with many topics ranging from weather to farm animals. Coordinators had a great time celebrating members success.
Community of Practice Member Belinda Fendenheim was chosen as Champion for Young Children by First Things First. Belinda Fendenheim is also a 2019 Early Childhood Education Graduate from the Tohono O’odham Community College.
AAS Early Childhood Studies degree: 33
AA Early Childhood Education degree: 5
AA Elementary Education degree: 12
Early Childhood Certificates: 33
MA Early Childhood Education: 6
PhD Early Childhood Education : 3
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