"Our goals are to support directors, to serve as advocates of children's issues, and to provide resource and networking opportunities for early childhood professionals."
Topic: Being IN Conflict
Speaker: Christine Snyder, Director, University of Michigan Health System - Children's Center
Explore components of and personal feelings about conflict between adults, practice recognizing what is happening in a conflict, and develop strategies to engage in productive conflict resolution.
Topic: Hot Topics in Early Childhood!
This session is designed to allow you to network and problem solve with your peers about the topics most important to you and your work. Guided discussions on topics you help determine.
Topic: Family Engagement - It Matters!
Speaker: Beth Melampy
As early childhood educators we focus so much on creating developmentally appropriate environments for children, that we can forget that families are the child’s first and most important educators. Family engagement strategies allow knowledgeable caregivers and families to combine their expertise for the benefit of the child. In this workshop we will explore the research, common roadblocks and strategies to support family engagement in your setting.
ECDA Joint Meeting with the Southern Chapter of MiAEYC (Special registration process)
Topic: Teaching Inclusion
Speakers: Katie Andrews
Join us as we explore issues of implicit bias, marginalized groups, and dominant culture in order to better understand how to promote inclusion in early childhood settings.
*The April meeting will require a separate registration process and registration fee. You will receive a special registration form a month prior. The registration form and payment must be returned by the deadline. Please note that this meeting lasts one (1) hour longer than the regular monthly meetings, ending at 3:00 p.m.
Topic: Director's Tool Box
Speakers: Carrie Anderson & Debbie Belcher
Join us for this session to add some tools to your "Director Tool Box". We will celebrate successes, share director tips and tricks, and discuss team building and working together.
The trainings are intended for Directors, Administrators and Leaders of Early Childhood Programs. Twice a year we offer a joint luncheon with WCAEYC that focuses more on teachers and day to day classroom support.
Out of respect for the speakers and participants, we strongly discourage you from bringing your child, the meetings are long and there are no 'play areas' to help entertain them. Exceptions can be made for in arms infants only with permission. Please contact our current president Carrie Anderson at 734-424-9193 if you have any further questions.
The training fee does include lunch, but you are welcome to come for just the training which begins at noon. If you do plan on eating please arrive at 11:15AM. There are gluten free and vegetarian options available. You can request 'special dietary requests' when registering for the training.
We understand that the kids come first and we cannot always get away from our programs. There is no need to contact anyone but unfortunately you are still required to pay for the training. You can mail your payment to the treasurer or bring it with you to the next meeting. If you chose to pay ahead for the whole year there will not be a refund if you stop attending the meetings. You also have the option of sending someone in your place if you can't make it.
Yes, each participant will receive a certificate that includes their name, the topic of discussion, hours of training and date.
Yes, once your organization is a member you're welcome to bring as many people from your program as you would like. Please register each person separately each month, the $20.00 fee applies to each person.
If you would like to join ECDA or become a part of the Steering Committee, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to attend one meeting without becoming a member. The $20.00 training fee would still apply.
Child Care Network's mission is to promote the success of children, families and our community through quality child care education, advocacy and family support. Child Care Network is committed to improving the quality of child care and providing resources to help the community make educated choices about early childhood education. CCN has been providing services to families and early childhood professionals since 1977. Child Care Network provides services for six southeast Michigan counties: Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw.
The Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children is committed to improving the education and welfare of children from birth through age eight. MiAEYC works for young children, their families, and early childhood professionals. MiAEYC supports the professional development of its members through quality training, materials and services. More than 3,000 early childhood educators and suppliers of children's services belong to MiAEYC in 16 affiliate chapters and 3 local chapters.
Founded in 1926, The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. The association comprises nearly 70,000 individual members of the early childhood community and more than 300 regional Affiliate chapters, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning. Together, we work to achieve a collective vision: that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.