Skip Navigation Links
Skip Navigation LinksHome
What's Up with ecQ-net
ecQ-net Offering PD Directly To Centers - ecQ-net will be offering five developmentally-appropriate, play-based professional development modules this fall around Assessment, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Integrated Curriculum. The content is being revised to reflect the Ohio Early Learning Development Standards as well as current research. Early childhood centers, agencies and family child care providers can purchase this professional development and schedule it at their site around their staff’s availability. To schedule or determine costs, use the "Contact ecQ-net" tab. Read more...
Current Events
Crane Center First Friday Colloquia Series - The Crane Center for Early Childhood Education and Policy at The Ohio State University will host a monthly speaker to share research and discussion over lunch. Virginia Tompkins, Assistant Professor of Psychology at The Ohio State University will present "Theory of Mind Intervention in Low-Income Preschoolers". Space is limited ~ July 18, 2014 ~ Columbus, OH Read more...
The 5th Annual Ohio Ride for Autism - Sponsored by Make It Fit Foundation of Columbus, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by autism. ~ July 26, 2014 ~ Plain City, OH Read more...
Techie Campe: Programming for Elementary Students - Camp for students *entering* grades 3-5. They will create their own games, interactive stories and art in fun and engaging experiences with two computer programming environments, Alice and Scratch. ~ August 11-15, 2014 ~ Columbus, OH Read more...
The 8th Annual All About Autism Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show & Cruise-In - Sponsored by The Make It Fit Foundation of Columbus, dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by autism. ~ August 16, 2014 ~ Columbus, OH Read more...
Pre-K through Adult Tutoring at OSU - Check us out for one-on-one tutoring at a fraction of the cost of other places in town. We may be the best kept secret in central Ohio. We tutor students from pre-K through adult, with help ranging from specialized remediation to enrichment in virtually all subjects. ~ Summer-long ~ Columbus, OH Read more...
2014 Inspired Teachers Institute - Save the Date - Ohio Voices for Learning is hosting a retrospective on Reggio-inspired practice in Ohio. "Looking Back; Looking Forward" ~ October 3-4, 2014 ~ Columbus, OH Read more...
AFSCME/CCPT Semi-Annual Conference: Save the Date - Presenters Wanted - AFSCME/CCPT Semi-Annual Conference is seeking presenters/trainers. Also, don't forget to add this conference to your calendar. Registration will be open soon. ~ October 3-5, 2014 ~ Mason, OH Read more...
Ohio's 8th Annual Special Education Leadership Conference - "Catalyst for Change" The Conference will address an array of topics that include Shared Leadership; Improved Learning Outcomes; Effects of Trauma on Learning and Behavior; Results Driven Accountability; and Dispute Resolution, ~ October 14-16, 2014 ~ Columbus, 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...
Save the Date! Ohio Division for Early Childhood Conference - The Power of Partnership: Joining People, Teams, and Systems in Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Education. A professional development opportunity for Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (birth-age 8). ~ November 14, 2014 ~ Bowling Green, OH Read more...
SST Links
Current Trends
Family Child Care + Step Up To Quality - Those who provide childcare in their homes should be aware that as of July 1, 2014, they are able to apply for Step Up To Quality. 4C is providing free workgroups for any home-based or family chidcare providers who want to get started on their Step Up To Quality approval. Workgroups will meet monthly. Participants will work together to gather ideas and documentation for future applications. Read more...
Ohio Voices for Learning Study Groups - Study Groups are how members of Ohio Voices for Learning share and become inspired, through monthly meetings and discussions. You can find a group in your area to join or you can start one of your own. Study groups are throughout Ohio. Read more...
Preschool Teacher Depression Linked to Behavioural Problems in Children - Study suggests unhealthy classroom climate is contributing factor. Depression in preschool teachers is associated with behavioral problems ranging from aggression to sadness in children under the teachers’ care, new research suggests. Read more...
Interrogate Kids... For Fun - These questions are aimed at parents on a car trip, but can apply to teachers as well to help you think about ways to engage the children in your classroom. Read more...
Some kids too poor for Columbus' newest preschool programs - Providers in low-income areas say their students don't qualify for program funds. Despite a documented dearth of high-quality preschool programs for low-income Columbus children, a $5 million city program to pay for 600 new pre-kindergarten spots is on track to create just 245. A variety of government programs provide preschool funding, but each has different eligibility requirements, said Sandy Miller, project director for school readiness with Learn4Life Columbus. Read more...
Columbus finds room for more city preschool students - A last-minute push by Columbus City Schools to find more classroom space allowed Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman to announce today that at least 350 new preschool slots would be created under the first round of his new Early Start Columbus school-readiness program. Read more...