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Ohio Early Care & Education Conference - Thank you and Congratulations! - Thank you to everyone who stopped by ecQ-net's booth at the 2014 Ohio Early Care & Education Conference in Columbus this past weekend! It was great to connect and reconnect! Congratulations to the winners of the gift baskets: Heather T., Nicole F. and Tina D.! They have all be contacted in regards to their winnings. Read more...
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Is Your Program an Ohio Healthy Program? - You are invited to attend the Ohio Healthy Program Information Webinar *For Center Directors and Family Child Care Providers* ~ April 23 OR April 24, 2014 ~ Online Read more...
The Great Outdoors: Planning Nature-Based Experiences with Young Childen - A Visitation Day at the Kent State University Child Development Center will focus on the explorations and investigations taking place in the outdoors around our school. Our keynote speaker, Rusty Keeler, the author of Natural Playscapes (2008), will inspire all of us to think about how we can create outdoor spaces “that tickle the imagination and surprise the senses…” ~ April 24-25, 2014 ~ Kent, OH Read more...
Preventing and Addressing Domestic Violence Among Ohio Latinos - According to the CDC, nearly one in four women in the United States reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life. Understanding that "one approach" only cannot meet the particular needs of all communities, we seek to bring together community leaders, advocates, practitioners, researchers and policy makers willing to discuss the needs, concerns, best practices, lessons learned and challenges that face Hispanic Ohioans and their families. Spanish interpretation available. ~ April 25, 2014 ~ Columbus, OH Read more...
Note Address Updates: ThinkTV Ohio Ready to Learn Workshops for Care Providers - Topics include "ORTL 1" "ORTL 2" and "ORTL 3" ~ Various Dates ~ Various Locations, OH Read more...
Early Childhood Summer Camps - Summer Camps are open to ages 3-6 and Grades K-3. Register by May 1 to guarantee the camp will happen. ~ June 9-13, 2014 Super Silly Science Spectacular ~ August 18-22, 2014 Back to School Bonanza ~ Ada, OH Read more...
The Importance of Early Literacy - Featured Speaker: Ada Public Library Director, Amanda Bennett. Come and find out more about how reading to your child makes a difference in their educational experience. Children grow when a loved one reads to them and with them. This evening is geared for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children ages birth to 6. Come and learn how to get your child (age 3-up) their very own library card and how you can participate in the Ada Library Summer Reading Program. ~ May 13, 2014 ~ Ada, OH Read more...
Pathways of Central Ohio PD Calendar - Training schedule through June 2014. Various topics and dates. ~ Newark, OH Read more...
Ohio Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Summer Behavior Conference - Save the Dates! ~ June 26 & 27, 2014 ~ Toledo, OH Read more...
Early Learning and Development Professionals - Save The Dates - Regional Conferences coming this fall! SUTQ approved, High Quality Training. ~ October 3 & 4, 2014: Dayton ~ October 17 & 18, 2014: Chillicothe ~ October 24 & 25, 2014: Canton Read more...
2014 Autism Awareness & Activities Events at COSI - Events Exclusively for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum. ~ July 13 and November 2, 2014 ~ Columbus Read more...
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Ohio Child Licensing and Quality System - A new web-based portal to access the licensing and Step Up to Quality systems for Ohio's Early Learning and Development programs. Information for both parents and families and child care providers. Read more...
Project LEA (Leadning Educators in Advancing Inclusive Early Education) - Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of young children? Are you furthering your career in Early Childhood Special Education? Are you afraid that you don't have the time or money to do it? Project LEA may be just what you're looking for! Project LEA offers an *online* program of study leading to an Education Specialist degree (Ed.S) through the University of Toledo. ~ Application deadline: May 15, 2014 ~ Classes start August 25, 2014 Read more...
5 Good Reasons to Take Your Kids to the Library Today - I learned to print my name almost before I could read it -- for the sole purpose of getting my own library card. Recognizing the role the library played in my becoming a book lover (and a career children's editor), I herded my kids into the library as soon as they could toddle. ~ Christine French Cully, Editor-in-Chief, Highlights for Children Read more...
ORC Offers Professional Development - ORC provides professional development that addresses your needs in K−12 content and pedagogy. Programs can be customized to meet your specific needs, or you can choose from a library of current topics. Delivery is at your convenience. Choose from face-to-face, online, or blended options. Read more...