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Notices in the Early Childhood Community

* Early Learning Standards (VELS)
For the last several years, Vermont has been working to revise its Early Learning Standards (VELS). A key aspect of this revision has been broadening the existing VELS to cover an infant through Grade 3 continuum.
Additional public comment will be accepted via this survey from June 9th to June 23nd, 2015.
A final version of the VELS will be presented to the Vermont State Board of Education in August. Here's the link to the survey which will link you to the proposed VELS: www.surveymonkey.com/r/VELSfeedbacksurvey Please do this now and submit your feedback by June 23.

*2015-16 Early Education Initiative (EEI) grants
$200,000 in EEI grant funding is available. Approximately 9-10 competitive grant awards are expected to be awarded, at a maximum of $20,000. The funds may be used for personnel costs, training of parents and staff, materials and educational equipment, and other costs related to early education programs. Additional details will be forthcoming from AOE. For questions, contact Jackie Sprague at Jackie.Sprague@state.vt.us

*Coordinator, Northern Lights Career Development Center
In order to be considered, please submit a complete application package which includes a cover letter, resume/CV, employment application and contact information for three professional references at: ccv.edu/learn-about-ccv/employment.

*“Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper,” a new documentary
This weekend Discovery Communications and OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network will air “Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper,” a new documentary featuring an extensive interview with President Obama that chronicles the movement that has sprung up around MBK and some powerful stories of organizations and people engaged in this work. The Film will be available on Facebook from Friday, June 19 at 9 a.m. ET to Sunday, June 21 at 4 p.m. ET. The Film will be live on OWN and Discovery on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

*Commissioner Spot Open on Vermont Commission on Women (VCW)
Applications must be made through the Governor’s Boards and Commissions website, found here.
governor.vermont.gov/boards_and_commissions/apply

*The VNA ‘s VT Dads Program
Fathers who enroll in VT Dads can participate in parenting education, relationship classes, and employment services. This project is funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. For more information: www.vnacares.org/health-care-services/family-childrens-services/programs-for-fathers

*Vermont’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High Quality, Affordable Child Care
www.letsgrowkids.org/blue-ribbon-commission
Established by legislation Governor Peter Shumlin signed on June 11 as part of Vermont’s 2016 budget bill, this new commission will recommend effective ways to support high-quality, affordable childcare in Vermont. The Commission will determine the hallmarks of a quality childcare program and to recommend to the Legislature and Governor strategies to support affordable, quality childcare in Vermont.

*Pride Center of Vermont hosts Day Long Diversity Training: Social Justice: When Diversity Is Not Enough
Features diversity speaker, trainer, and stand-up comic Jessica Pettitt
Wednesday, June 24th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Contois Auditorium in Burlington
Visit bit.ly/SocialJusticeVT for registration details.

*Help Sponsor Youth to Attend Camp Outright!
Camp Outright needs donations to make camp a reality for all youth, regardless of their ability to pay. Campers include youth that are homeless, youth from families with no extra resources, and youth that live in foster care. All youth deserve to experience the magic that is camp, visit the Camp Outright! Website: www.campoutright.org

*ACF National Early Childhood
Training and Technical Assistance System Transformation Webinar. Co-sponsored by the Office of Head Start, Office of Child Care, and ACF Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 12:30 – 2 p.m. EDT
Register Online Now! <http://hsicc.cmail1.com/t/j-i-duphtd-dyyuzijd-t/>

*Wanted: CIS Specialized Child Care Coordinator
Umbrella Inc. is looking to hire a full time candidate for their Specialized Child Care Coordinator position.
For more information, please visit our website at umbrellanek.org/opportunities/.
If you would like to apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Athena Bandit at athena@umbrellanek.org.

*From Children's Integrated Services
June 2015 Issue of Baby Talk
cisvt.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/june-2015-issue-of-baby-talk/

*Summer Child Care Licensing Newsletter
We want to use this opportunity to send some helpful reminders. If you have any questions about information in this newsletter or other questions about licensing regulations, please call the Licenser on Duty (LOD) at 1-800-649-2642, option 3. If the Licenser is on the phone with another caller, then leave a message and the Licenser will call you back.

*Outdoor Behavior of Young Children With and Without Disabilities in Early Childhood Environments
June 17, 2015, from 12-1 p.m. EST
Presenters: Jennifer Ledford, PhD, BCBA-D
Eligible for Type 2 BCBA, 1 credit Approved for 1 credit hour by: Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program Project SCEIs, Georgia’s Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS) Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities New York State Department of Health for Early Intervention
$35 for nonmembers, $25 for DEC members
Register here: squareup.com/market/dec-sped/outdoor-behavior-of-young-children-with-and-without-disabilities-in-...

*Deliver Effective Professional Development and Support Inclusion: 3 Tips for Blending Practices
July 22, 2015, from 1-2 pm EST
$45 for nonmembers, $35 for DEC members
Register here: squareup.com/market/dec-sped/deliver-effective-professional-development-and-support-inclusion-tip...

*Healthy Infants: Prevention-Promotion Supports for Vulnerable Families in Rural and Urban Communities
September 24, 2015, from 12-1 p.m. EST
$35 for nonmembers, $25 for DEC members
Register here: squareup.com/market/dec-sped/healthyinfants-prevention-promotion-supports-for-vulnerable-families...

*Please see the Summer Foods Flyer
cisvt.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/summerfoodsflyer.pdf
as a good handout to spread the word in your community about our free summer meals program for children across the state.
These meals are absolutely free to all children 18 and under: No application, no reservation and no need to call ahead. Additionally, families can dial 2-1-1 or text ‘FOOD’ to 877-877 to locate summer meal sites anywhere in Vermont. If you are in the Chittenden area, here is a list of vendors: Chittenden SiteList 2015
cisvt.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/chittenden_sitelist_2015.pdf

*The Green Mountain FASD Project presents:
FASD Webinar with national expert Dr. Susan Adubato, Co-Director of the North Eastern Regional Education Training Center, NOFAS Affiliate
Thursday June 18, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
To register for this webinar and find out more information, please visit our registration website: uvmcdci.adobeconnect.com/e7foipb6ozc/event/registration.html
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Statewide Events

Bradford Playgroup

Jun 30

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives as well as a snack. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

Playgroups that are held in schools ARE NOT held when school is not in session.

For more information and directions call the Orange County Parent Child Center for more information or directions at (802) 685-2264 Toll Free: (888) 685-2264.

 

VNA Family Room Burlington

Jun 30

VNA Family Room 862–2121 or 860–4420 St. Joseph’s School (20 Allen Street) For current information on Family Room offerings click on link:

http://www.vnacares.org/health-care-services/family-childrens-services/family-room

Brookfield Playgroup

Jun 30

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives as well as a snack. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

Playgroups that are held in schools ARE NOT held when school is not in session.

For more information or directions, please contact Orange County Parent Child Center (802) 685-2264 Toll Free: (888) 685-2264

 

Playgroup South Burlington

Jun 30

Leo O’Brien Civic Center is the home of the South Burlington playgroups for children birth to 5 years on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Colleen 489-0410, SBurlFC@gmail.com

Townsend Playgroup

Jun 30

Playgroups for parents and their children up to five years of age are offered weekly for any family in Windham County. Currently groups are offered in Brattleboro, Whitingham, Wilmington and Townshend. This 1 and 1/2 hour group offers opportunities for children to play with other infants, toddlers and preschoolers and for parents to meet other parents as well. Each group is facilitated by a coordinator who provides a light snack and depending on the interests of the group, a small activity.

Playgroup Schedule for Townsend, Vermont

Tuesdays at the Townshend Library 9:30-11:00 AM

Brattleboro Playgroup

Jun 30

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info.

TUESDAYS:

Brattleboro- Love it Twice, 74 Black Mountain Rd., 10-11:30 AM, snack provided. For more information call Leigh-Ann at 490-2160

 

 

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Regional Council Meeting

Jul 6

Dates are subject to change, please contact our Regional Coordinator at scorriveau@buildingbrightfutures.org for more information.

Regional Council Meeting

Aug 3

Dates are subject to change, please contact our Regional Coordinator at scorriveau@buildingbrightfutures.org for more information.

Regional Council Meeting

Sep 7

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Regional Council Meeting

Oct 5

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Regional Council Meeting

Nov 2

Dates are subject to change, please contact our Regional Coordinator at scorriveau@buildingbrightfutures.org for more information.

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VNA Family Room Burlington

Jun 30

VNA Family Room 862–2121 or 860–4420 St. Joseph’s School (20 Allen Street) For current information on Family Room offerings click on link:

http://www.vnacares.org/health-care-services/family-childrens-services/family-room

Playgroup South Burlington

Jun 30

Leo O’Brien Civic Center is the home of the South Burlington playgroups for children birth to 5 years on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Colleen 489-0410, SBurlFC@gmail.com

Playgroup Essex- Welcome Baby Group

Jul 1

Wednesdays: Welcome Baby Playgroup ages birth to 18 Months, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at Move You Fitness Studio.

Danielle 876-7555, bbfessexvt@gmail.com

VNA Family Room Burlington

Jul 1

VNA Family Room 862–2121 or 860–4420 St. Joseph’s School (20 Allen Street) For current information on Family Room offerings click on link:

http://www.vnacares.org/health-care-services/family-childrens-services/family-room

Playgroup South Burlington

Jul 1

Leo O’Brien Civic Center is the home of the South Burlington playgroups for children birth to 5 years on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Colleen 489-0410, SBurlFC@gmail.com

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Baby Chat at the Playroom!

Jul 2

Baby Chat at the Playroom: 30 Fairgrounds Plaza in Morrisville – FREE

Bring your babies and talk about them! Led by Vicki Rich, RN, Lactation Consultant, Childbirth educator, and more.

Let your friends with babies know too; there’s nothing quite like being able to talk to other Moms, being able to ask questions, being able to change diapers together — to make you laugh!

For more information, call Steve at Building Bright Futures 802 279-7558 or Vicki Rich at (802) 888-3470 or email Steve at SAmes@buildingbrightfutures.org or Vicki at Vrich@lactationandbirthingsolutions.com

Please also follow the Lamoille Valley Building Bright Futures Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/BBFPlayroom

Baby Chat in Johnson - free!

Jul 28

Come together with other babies… run by Vicki Rich, a Lactating Consultant, Registered Nurse, Childbirth Educator,(etc!) and wonderful loving person – but populated by lots of folks with babies! Laugh, get support, get answers to curious questions about being a Mom a Dad or taking care of babies!

For information call, email, or text Steve at Building Bright Futures at 802 279-7558  SAmes@buildingbrightfutures.org

OR Call Vicki Rich: (802) 888-3470 or email her: Vrich@lactationandbirthingsolutions.com

(note: while this event is at a church, it is completely independent and non religious)

Breastfeeding Group

Jul 28

Free and open to all pregnant and parenting families! Breast feeding support from certified lactation consultant Vicki Rich. Baby scale available for weight checks if desired.

Join this informal gathering of parents and children who play and learn with each other. 
No need to bring anything but yourself and your child(ren). There are plenty of toys available for little ones to use!

Enter through one of the front doors and head on downstairs to the children’s rooms.

For more information visit Vicki’s facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lactation-and-Birthing-Solutions

Or Call her at 802 888-3470

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Bradford Playgroup

Jun 30

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives as well as a snack. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

Playgroups that are held in schools ARE NOT held when school is not in session.

For more information and directions call the Orange County Parent Child Center for more information or directions at (802) 685-2264 Toll Free: (888) 685-2264.

 

Brookfield Playgroup

Jun 30

We facilitate free, weekly playgroups for families and caregivers with children birth to age five and provide large and small motor activities, crafts, stories, and manipulatives as well as a snack. Playgroups are a great way for connect with other families, find out about other resources in the area, and begin conversations about child development and parenting.

Playgroups that are held in schools ARE NOT held when school is not in session.

For more information or directions, please contact Orange County Parent Child Center (802) 685-2264 Toll Free: (888) 685-2264

 

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Discovery Time

Jul 1

Discovery Time is for kids ages 5 and up Wednesdays @ 10:00 am at the Springfield Town Library
July 1: Bucket Hats – Decorate a hat for summer fun!
July 8: Moovin’ and Groovin’ with Ashley
July 15: Super Critters with Michael Clough and his animals
July 22:You are a Hero Magic Show with Magician Tom Joyce
July 29: Sing-A-Long with Paul Ippolito
August 5: Bublebees presented by a Nature Museum Educator

Bumble Bee Nature's Greatest Hero

Jul 1

Come to the Fletcher Memorial Library and learn about bumble bees.  All ages are welcome!

Story time Heroes

Jul 6

Meet some real life community heroes during this special storytime event.
Webster’s House: Meet some animal heroes who volunteer to rescue, care, and find homes for cats and other small animals. There will be LIVE ANIMALS at this program.

You Are A Superhero Magic Show

Jul 6

Come to a magic show with Tom Joyce “That funny magic guy” at the Rockingham Free Public Library. Tom Joyce has over 35 years experience as a magical comedy entertainer. His show combines magic, comedy, laughter and fun.

Discovery Time

Jul 8

Discovery Time is for kids ages 5 and up Wednesdays @ 10:00 am at the Springfield Town Library
July 1: Bucket Hats – Decorate a hat for summer fun!
July 8: Moovin’ and Groovin’ with Ashley
July 15: Super Critters with Michael Clough and his animals
July 22:You are a Hero Magic Show with Magician Tom Joyce
July 29: Sing-A-Long with Paul Ippolito
August 5: Bublebees presented by a Nature Museum Educator

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Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Jul 8

The Bennington Building Bright Futures -Early Childhood Council is a shared forum where parents, administrators and direct service providers committed to respectful, safe and non-judgmental relationships work together to support positive outcomes for young children and families in Bennington and surrounding areas

Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Aug 12

The Bennington Building Bright Futures -Early Childhood Council is a shared forum where parents, administrators and direct service providers committed to respectful, safe and non-judgmental relationships work together to support positive outcomes for young children and families in Bennington and surrounding areas

Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Sep 9

The Bennington Building Bright Futures -Early Childhood Council is a shared forum where parents, administrators and direct service providers committed to respectful, safe and non-judgmental relationships work together to support positive outcomes for young children and families in Bennington and surrounding areas

Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Oct 14

The Bennington Building Bright Futures -Early Childhood Council is a shared forum where parents, administrators and direct service providers committed to respectful, safe and non-judgmental relationships work together to support positive outcomes for young children and families in Bennington and surrounding areas

Bennington BBF Council - Early Childhood

Nov 11

The Bennington Building Bright Futures -Early Childhood Council is a shared forum where parents, administrators and direct service providers committed to respectful, safe and non-judgmental relationships work together to support positive outcomes for young children and families in Bennington and surrounding areas

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Townsend Playgroup

Jun 30

Playgroups for parents and their children up to five years of age are offered weekly for any family in Windham County. Currently groups are offered in Brattleboro, Whitingham, Wilmington and Townshend. This 1 and 1/2 hour group offers opportunities for children to play with other infants, toddlers and preschoolers and for parents to meet other parents as well. Each group is facilitated by a coordinator who provides a light snack and depending on the interests of the group, a small activity.

Playgroup Schedule for Townsend, Vermont

Tuesdays at the Townshend Library 9:30-11:00 AM

Brattleboro Playgroup

Jun 30

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info.

TUESDAYS:

Brattleboro- Love it Twice, 74 Black Mountain Rd., 10-11:30 AM, snack provided. For more information call Leigh-Ann at 490-2160

 

 

Guilford Storytime

Jun 30

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info.

TUESDAYS:

GuilfordGuilford Free Library – 10:45 Join Cathi Wilken, librarian, for a program of stories, books and activities for toddlers and preschoolers. For information call: 802-254-6545

 

Putney Meet and Greet for Parents

Jun 30

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info.

TUESDAYS:

Putney-  Putney Library, 11 AM Meet and Greet for parents and children 0-2, 802 – 387-4407

 

Brattleboro New Moms Group

Jul 1

Events may change without notice, please call the phone number listed to get current info.

WEDNESDAYS:

Brattleboro- New Moms group, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 9:30 AM, for ages 0-9months (approx.) Come hear speakers and/or talk about babies and our lives as Moms. For more infomation contact Dawn Kersula at 802-257-8278.

 

 

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