Equipping and Elevating Detroit's Early Childhood Professionals

Join us for a virtual professional development series, led by Detroit-based organizations with deep experience serving children and families.

The 10 session series will offer pertinent topics to help ECE professionals support children and families through trauma, pivot to virtual learning strategies, maintaining health and safety protocols when reopening, kindergarten readiness and more.

The professional development series will provide Detroit’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) professionals with tools, as they continue to support children and families through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Select a date below to register. 

  • Covid-19 protocols for infection control and hygiene practices
  • Implications on the social and emotional development of children due to new infection control and hygiene practices.

• Developmentally appropriate practices and learning trajectories

• Explore different platforms and strategies to increase active engagement

• Evidence based methods to support culturally and linguistically diverse children

  • Wading through the “new” in the fall of 2020-strategies to support transitions with new regulations
  • Examine ways to increase enrollment

• How to engage parents and families in the kindergarten enrollment conversation

• Communication systems to support and partner with families experiencing adversity and stress

• Tips and tricks of using the internet, parental settings and interactive tools

• Learn about device distribution and internet service programs to increase access

  • Strategies and resources to improve mental health in the midst of a multitude of traumatic events for staff, families and children
  • How to create a trauma informed classroom centered in equity for young children
  • Methods to respond to challenging behaviors that are rooted in trauma

• Explore racial identity development with children

• Strategies to support healthy living when food is scarce

• Food resources that provide balanced supplies

  • Strategic planning
  • Economic impact of COVID on families and the impact on reopening
  • Financial Survival; best practices and resources

• Emergency preparedness plans with organized teams and roles

• Necessary supplies

• Examine new policies that directly impact early learning centers, including staff and families post Covid-19

• How to strengthen relationships with elected officials

• What is advocacy and how does it affect policy

• Leveraging parent and community voice to champion policy change

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