The Aspire Registry Team Second Annual Retreat

Diana Diaz, Dwayne Spencer, Virginia Alvarez, Felicia Reid, Lizbeth Cervantes, Jhoana Taboada, Katherine Haro  Last Friday, The Aspire Registry team headed to the Brooklyn Central Library in Grand Army Plaza for their second annual team retreat. The group spent the day reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and planning how to meet their goals for this year. We […]

The Institute’s Informal Family Child Care Project (IFCC) Recognizes the Participants of the Brooklyn Borough Trainings

From left to right (Front) Mercedes Diaz, Bergica Albuquerque, Zoila Chusan, Nancy Correa; From left to right (Back) Yolanda Morales, Humberto Cruz, Alexandra Alberto, Jose Alberto This Wednesday, July 6th the Informal Family Child Care Project held a recognition ceremony for the fourth cycle of Brooklyn Borough Trainings. This group was special because it was […]

QUALITYstarsNY End-of-the-Year Learning Community Event

June 15, 2016—Quality Improvement Specialist, Charlene Harvilla (center of back row), is celebrating a successful year of Learning Community meetings with QUALITYstarsNY program administrators in the Southern Tier. Front Row:  Nichole Fuller, Lori Smith, Leigh Tiesi, Lori Hayes, Rachele VerValin-Petit, Martha Kirby. Back row:  Judy Murphy, Chrissy Caslin, Emily Drake, Marlene Schwartz Patrick, Charlene Harvilla, Grace Mohrien, […]

The Institute’s Informal Family Child Care Project (IFCC) Recognizes Brooklyn Borough Professional Development Series on Building Relationships Participants

Photo credit: Kelly Williams On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the IFCC team held a recognition ceremony to celebrate the participants who completed their Brooklyn Borough Professional Development series on Building Relationships. The providers participated in a 5 week class on Wednesday evenings and covered topics such as responsive caregiving with children, supporting and partnering with […]

A Visit from Assemblyman Michael P. Kearns

On April 28, 2016, Family Help Center daycare received a visit from Assemblyman Michael Kearns. In his role as guest reader, Assemblyman Kearns read “Over in the Meadow” to children in the Universal Pre-K classroom. During the visit, Assemblyman Kearns also had the opportunity to meet with Kim Stewart, the center’s director. Assemblyman Kearns and […]

Equity and Excellence in the Earliest Years, from Administration for Children & Families

Equity and Excellence in the Earliest Years: Action on Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Settings By Shantel Meek, PhD, Policy Advisor for Early Childhood Development Psychologists, neuroscientists and economists alike agree: The beginning years of any child’s life are critical for building the early foundation of health and wellness needed for success in school […]

Upcoming Event: From Italy to Sweden to New York City

 What: From Italy to Sweden to New York City: Pedagogical documentation as a tool for transformation Where: Brooklyn New School auditorium at 610 Henry Street When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Who: Featured Speaker, Karin Alnervik free childcare is provided with R.S.V.P. Contact for more information.

The Preschool Nation Summit in NYC (DigitalJournal)

The country's first Preschool Nation Summit will be held August 5, gathering leaders inside and outside the field of early education. Hosted by Los Angeles Universal Preschool, the summit is just one part of a larger initiative to advocate for Universal Pre-K on a national platform. Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio will […]

CUNY’s New Accelrated Certification Program (Clarion)

Following the city’s move to expand early childhood education, there is a demand for 2,000 new pre-K teachers to be certified and prepared for the classroom by September 2015. In response, CUNY’s Early Childhood Professional Development Institute has moved to create a new accelerated program which prepares new teachers through one of two tracks throughout […]

1-credit (graduate) weekend workshop: Health Education for Young Children and their Families

The City College of New York is offering a 1-credit (graduate) weekend workshop at the Children's Museum of Manhattan on Friday, June 6th from 3:00PM- 7:30PM and Saturday, June 7th from 9:00PM- 5:00PM. This interactive weekend workshop is designed for educators and administrators who work with young children and their families. Conducted at and taught […]