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Early Care Education (ECE) Monthly Workgroup

ECE Workgroup  (Birth to 5 years old)

The CPC Early Care and Education (ECE) Work Group focuses on issues impacting children birth to five and their families. The ECE Monthly WorkGroup enables Early Care providers to network, develops/shares strategies to promote the importance of pre-school screenings, and offers monthly programs to increase education and collaborations.

The Early Care and Education Work Group meets the first Wednesday of the month via ZOOM from 9:30 - 10:30 am.  (We anticipate returning to in- person meetings soon.)

Each month features an issue or organization’s services and resources to build the capacity of the members to better serve our youngest  citizens. To be added to the e-mail distribution list for the ECE Work Group email and receive the ZOOM link for monthly meetings:

Daycare Center

Jefferson State Community College:
CDA-Adopt a Center Program 

Early Care Education WorkGroup Mtg Archives

Topic: Project Wiggles & Giggles (Gabrielle Moore, Parent Educator Supervisor-Project Wiggles & Giggles Home Visiting & Cedrica Wade, Parent Educator)
November 1, 2023

Meeting Recording      Home Visiting Pamphlet      Referral Form   

Topic: Birmingham Talks Signature Programs: Lena Start & Lena Grow (Kadijah Benson, Raven Johnson, & Glorious Bates)
October 4, 2023

Meeting Recording      PowerPoint      Flyer English     Flyer Spanish  

Topic: (IN PERSON ONLY)  Community Partner "Meet & Greet" at ChildCare Resources
September 6, 2023


Topic: Neuroscience & Conscious Discipline 
(Joy Winchester, Director of the Office of Early Childhood Dev & Prof. Support within the AL Dept. of Early Childhood Education)
August 9, 2023

Meeting Recording      PowerPoint Link (PPT will be added soon.)    

Topic: Tips for Recruiting & Retaining Great Employees
(Dr. Karen "KK" Owen, Leader Coach with Studer Group)
May 3, 2023

Meeting Recording      PowerPoint Link      Rounding at a Glance   Rounding Log   

30/90 Day Rounding with New Hires 

Topic: The Exchange Club CAP Center: Child Abuse Prevention
(Kimberly Berry, Executive Director)
April 5, 2023

Meeting Recording      Resource Link

Topic: Kindergarten Readiness (Gretchen Sawyer & Lella Hamiter)
March 1, 2023 

Meeting Recording        Presentation Slides        Kindergarten Readiness Assessment       Resource Links  

Blueprint for School Readiness Transition Materials          

Topic: Early Numeracy (Dr. Karen Anderson & Dr. Nickey Johnson)
February 8, 2023 

Meeting Recording       Presentation Slides        APT Training       Resource Links

Topic: Navigating Positive Discipline & Guidance  (Brittany Long)
November 2, 2022 

Meeting Recording              Presentation Slides

Topic: Reach Out and Read (ROR) Alabama  (Amy Crosby)
October 5, 2022 

Meeting Recording              Presentation Slides

Topic: Stress Management   (Amy McDuffie)
September 7, 2022

Meeting Recording               Presentation Slides

Topic: Tips for Having Difficult Conversations with Staff and Caregivers (Dr. Cindy Shackelford)
August 10, 2022

Meeting Recording

Topic:  Mental Health Support for 0-5 (Taungela Sledge & Ebone' Ownes)
May 4, 2022

Meeting Recording

Topic:  Early Childhood Programs at McWane Center (Kayley Cook)
April 6, 2022

Meeting Recording

Topic:  Celebrating Read Across America Day (Leeann Haines, Parents as Teachers & Alex Woodard, Pauline Lewis, Lisa Nunn with APT)
March 2, 2022

Meeting Recording

Topic:  General Child Health Matters (Dr. Khalilah Brown)
February 2, 2022

Meeting Recording

Topic:  Stress & Burnout in Child Care (Caitlin Powell, IECMH)
November 3, 2021

Meeting Recording

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