Regional early childhood teacher institutes
Partners in the Coalition recognize the importance of providing cross sector professional development that provides opportunities for teachers from different settings. The Coalition is sponsoring two regional early childhood teacher institutes/ seminars each year.
The first Teacher Institute was piloted in Williamson County with subsequent institutes expanding to serve teachers from other counties as well. As part of the Coalition’s Innovation Zone’s plan, IDHS has approved the Coalition to pilot a which allows child care program to close for the day and still get paid for children on the assistance program as long as 80% of the staff attend. The first Institute was held in the Fall of 2015.
Subsequent Institutes have been held in February 2016 and September 2016. Speakers have included:
For more information about the regional Institutes contact Missy Brown at 1-800-548-5563.