News from EarlyEdU: June 2021
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June 2021
News from EarlyEdU

“Education is the great leveler and is the best tool for achieving economic and social mobility, inclusion, and equality.”
National Education Policy, 2020

Have you joined the Alliance?  Membership is free and includes invaluable resources and community support for early childhood educators and stakeholders. Explore our Membership Benefits page and learn how the Alliance may enrich your professional practice. 

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Early Childhood Policy in Institutions of Higher Education

The University of Washington’s EarlyEdU at Cultivate Learning has joined a national initiative that is mobilizing higher education to train leaders in a new field: early childhood policy (ECP). The initiative, Early Childhood Policy in Institutions of Higher Education (ECPIHE), is developing a body of study that prepares students to influence, create, and inform effective policies for children ages 0-8. EarlyEdU will support an online resource hub, The Early Childhood Policy Network, to host all initiative materials, including sample content tools such as teaching modules and course syllabi. The hub will also serve as a platform to coordinate and disseminate information, facilitate exchanges across ECP faculty, conduct outreach, and offer links to relevant sites.  To learn more about ECPIHE, please watch June’s Highlight Webinar featuring this new and exciting project. 


Video-Based Coaching

Coaching Companion: The Promise of Video-Based Coaching in Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce: A Multiple Case Study. Explore supporting coaching using video and online tools that are grounded in topical research and relevant case studies. Early childhood leaders, researchers, and policymakers have been looking for innovative professional development approaches that lead to mastery and use of effective teaching practices. Coaching has emerged as a promising approach, and video-based coaching holds particular promise. The Coaching Companion™, a web-based video sharing and feedback platform, brings meaningful and accessible coaching to fruition.

Virtual Consulting

Watch Separated, But Together:  How to Strengthen Collaboration in a Virtual World (ECLKC) to learn strategies to help educators conduct successful online visits with families.  This webinar explores how disability services coordinators can support virtual consultation across all program options. 

EarlyEdU Alliance Highlight Webinar for August 2021

Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Time: 10:00-10:30 a.m. PDT/1:00-1:30 p.m. EDT

The Vision for Early Childhood Policy In Higher Education:  Join Sharon (Lynn) Kagan, EdD, and Kathy Thornburg, PhD, founders of the Early Childhood Policy in Higher Education (ECPIHE) Initiative, as they share the vision that led to the creation of ECPIHE and the Early Childhood Policy Network, and their goals for the project and the future of early childhood policy.

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

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