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Paulette Maggiacomo

Paulette Maggiacomo

April 1, 2021

I truly hope that you enjoyed our professional development workshop on “Ensuring High-Quality Early Learning: A Coherent Vision Matters” with Judy Jablon and Christine Shrader of Leading for Children.


They began the day with this: 'Five out of ten children will fail.' That chilling statistic resonated deep within my heart and that is why I am now looking differently at quality and equity in classrooms.


When you look at the picture at the bottom of the page, are you able to identify how we can ensure that all children succeed?


Based on that picture above, how do we improve outcomes for all children?


I found the introduction to the Coherent Path to Quality fascinating. We learned that the Path has three dimensions with eleven Simple Rules to follow. When we take the time to look at our Relationships & Interactions, the Emotional & Physical Environment, and Learning Experiences within our classrooms and then weave the rules in, the coherent path to quality can be achieved.


At this point, you may be thinking that you are having a hard time incorporating successful new strategies into your classroom because the world has turned upside down and you can’t move forward. If that is the case, then please join us for our final professional development workshop of the year on Saturday, April 10th from 9:00 – 3:00. The amazing Kim Hughes, Master Instructor, from Conscious Discipline will be presenting How to Get Unstuck with Conscious Discipline.


Join us as Kim presents new adult skills so we can manage our upset, offer self-care reflection for yourself and the families you support, and teach us how to coach ourselves, children, and families so we can feel our feelings in healthy ways.


This will be Kim’s second appearance with Childcare Resources. Her upbeat enthusiasm will bring a smile to your face as she discusses Compassion Fatigue, Knowing Your Personal Triggers, Understanding & Internalizing Conscious Discipline’s 5 Steps for Self-Regulation, and delving into the Feeling Buddies Curriculum.


Until next time, I wish you well!


Paulette

An illustration showing equality vs. equity using three people of different height standing under an apple tree branch. For 'equality,' each person is standing on the same-size box, but some are unable to reach an apple. For 'equity,' each person stands on an appropriate-sized box so that all can reach an apple.