Getting to know the Institute Staff: Meet Ariel

Ariel Davis is the Director of QUALITYstarsNY, New York’s quality rating and improvement system. Her work focuses on helping early childhood programs across the state of New York to identify areas of improvement and supporting them to meet their quality improvement goals. We asked Ariel to share some of her reflections about her work with […]

The Aspire Registry July Newsletter

The Aspire Registry team has released their July newsletter. For more than a year now, the Aspire Registry Newsletter has discussed the latest Registry news and events, and highlighted the work of New York professionals in the field of early childhood. The newsletter also provides information about useful resources and tips for early childhood professionals. […]

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 […]

Getting to know Institute Staff: Meet Raedell

Raedell Wallace is the Co-Director of Career and Professional Development at the Institute. Her work focuses on the Institute’s Career Development Services Center, which provides free, comprehensive career development services to all current and aspiring early childhood professionals. Their services include academic planning and advisement, career and vocational assessment, resume preparation, interview and job search […]

Elevating the Workforce

The challenges and opportunities we face make for ‘interesting times’.  At the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (Institute) we seek to strengthen and elevate the early childhood workforce.  We’ve built a comprehensive system of workforce development, known as New York Works for Children, and work with city and state agencies, and nationally, to […]

The Aspire Registry June Newsletter

The Aspire Registry team has released their June newsletter. The newsletter includes the latest Aspire Registry news and events, and also provides useful information for early childhood professionals to grow in their practice. This month’s newsletter includes an article on how early childhood professionals can use the Core Body of Knowledge to learn about different […]

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 […]

Getting to know Institute Staff: Meet Dana

Dana Benzo is the Project Coordinator of the Institute’s higher education initiatives. We asked Dana to share some of her reflections about her work with us. What is your current role? In your own words, how would you describe the work you do? I am currently the coordinator of the higher education arm of the […]