News from EarlyEdU: August 2021
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August 2021
News from EarlyEdU

“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” --John Cotton Dana

The EarlyEdU team is excited to welcome a new academic year! We are ready with tools and resources to assist our members with online and in-person learning. Learn how EarlyEdU can support your practice and professional development.

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Join Now!  EarlyEdU Faculty Community of Practice

Alliance faculty are invited to join the EarlyEdU Faculty Community of Practice to share innovations and ideas, grapple with challenges, and learn from and offer support to experienced colleagues of the early childhood education workforce. The Faculty Community of Practice meets live approximately nine times a year for a facilitated discussion of pertinent topics such as online teaching, formative feedback, and collaborative learning. Faculty are encouraged to continue conversations and exchange information on our Slack channel. For more information on joining the Faculty Community of Practice, log into the members portal or email

Using Children’s Books to Support Identity, Equity, and Inclusion

Join the SCRIPT-NC team with Hsiu-Wen Yang and Sarah Pedonti from the STEM Innovations for Inclusion in Early Education Center and learn how children’s books can play a significant role in supporting diversity and equity in the classroom and beyond.
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2021
Time: 2–3 p.m. ET /5–6 p.m. PT 
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Faculty Finds, Opt-in!
The EarlyEdU Alliance is happy to distribute the latest issue of Faculty Finds. This free resource, developed and compiled by Camille Catlett, addresses the effective preparation of early childhood professionals. You’ll find both content and links to more professional resources.  Each issue focuses on early childhood (birth to grade 3).  Faculty Finds is distributed six times annually, and all resources are free. Explore past Issues of Faculty Finds on our Discover Resources page.
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EarlyEdU Alliance Highlight Webinar, September 2021

Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Time: 10:00-10:30 a.m. PDT/1:00-1:30 p.m. EDT

Explicit and Intentional: Effective Practices to Prepare Intentional Early Childhood Educators  Join EarlyEdU’s webinar host Katie Emerson-Hoss, and special guest Camille Catlett, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist for UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, for a discussion on preparing early childhood educators (ECE) for the diverse and equitable classroom.  This event will highlight effective practices that can be incorporated into activities, experiences, and assignments to assist ECE students to connect what they learn to thoughtful, evidence-based decision making in their classrooms.

Register for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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