We offer free high quality professional development opportunities to teachers in preschools, daycares and home care providers. Our monthly Roundtable series is held monthly, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and rotates to visit different centers in the community. Last year we had over 300 hours of professional development for our local teachers. We provide a light dinner and welcome anyone in the Branford provider community to attend. RSVP's are appreciated so we know food and room accommodations.
2019-2020 Schedule for the Academic Year
March 10, 2020 6pm – 7:30pm Explorative Art: The Process, The Product and the Endless Possibilities with Jamie Goodner-Bingham, Lead Pre-K Teacher Alphabet Academy South Campus Join us in exploring how Reggio-inspired programs implement and succeed in using explorative art to inspire, provoke and encourage children to reach their creative potential. Allowing children freedom and ownership over their artwork can be daunting -and messy- but we hope to provide educators with the tools they need to confidently bring process-based art to their classrooms. "Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else" Sydney Clemens LOCATION: THE NEST 56 Stony Creek Rd Because of precautions with the Coronavirus everyone that attends must fill out this form sign it and return it. RSVP by text to 415-5613 or Branford.email@example.com Dinner will be served
February 11, 2020 6pm – 7:30pm FUN WITH MATH with Kristina Torre, Elementary Math Coach Elementary Math Coach Kristina Torre will highlight math activities that can be implemented in preschool classrooms and discuss the purpose behind using math tools to demonstrate student thinking in preschool. These activities will be helpful in showing evidence of the ELDs. Teachers are all welcome to bring along a favorite math activity from their own classrooms to share with others.
LOCATION: Tabor Christian Community Preschool 45 Tabor Drive RSVP by text to 415-5613 or Branford.firstname.lastname@example.org Dinner will be served
January 21st, 2020 6pm – 8:00pm *Special Event* Screening of the Documentary movie The Raising of America The Raising of America - Episode 1 The Signature Hour examines the consequences of the “growing squeeze” on parents and caregivers for time, money and resources.
Long Hours --
Stagnant Wages --
Affordable Housing --
High Quality Childcare
Might public policies be rigging the game against parents?
Suitable for a wide audience including, but not limited to:
Social workers --
Police & Fire --
Public Health Professionals
Join the Branford Early Childhood Collaborative for the one-hour documentary and Community Conversation! Location: Branford Communty House 46 Church Street Branford RSVP by email email@example.com, text 203-415-5613 or online at Eventbrite HERE
Tuesday December 10, 2019 6pm – 7:30pm Teacher's Night Out - Roundtable Craft Night Relax with friends and colleagues as we make holiday cards for Seniors in our community. All craft supplies provided. Be entered to WIN a gift card just for attending! Dinner and Soft drinks provided
LOCATION: Linda Chipkin Early Years Center & Branford Family Resource Center 12 Melrose Avenue Branford RSVP by text to 415-5613 or Branford.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday November 12, 2019 6pm – 7:30pm Tellabration 2019 - Storytelling for Adults with Jeanne Donato M. Ed Visiting Storyteller and Certified Educational Kinesiologist LOCATION: The Nursery on Notch Hill 320 Notch HIll Road North Branford 06471
RSVP by text to 415-5613 or Branford.email@example.com
Tuesday October 8, 2019 6pm – 7:30pm How Yoga Helps Children Manage Emotions with Maureen McGuire Maureen has been a yoga teacher at Quinnipiac College for 15 years and is a certified children’s yoga teacher. Dinner and Giveaways. No cost to attendees thanks to our sponsors. LOCATION: Branford Early Learning Center - 16 Birch Road
RSVP by text to 415-5613 or Branford.firstname.lastname@example.org Bring a yoga mat if you have one!
Tuesday September 10, 2019 6pm - 7:30pm Hands-On Team Building Activities KICKING OFF THE SCHOOL YEAR RIGHT!
Bring your school team for a night of fun and games that build cooperation among your colleagues and with teachers throughout Branford.
Location: Branford Early Learning Center 16 Birch Rd Branford, CT RSVP text or call to 415-5613 or Branford.email@example.com A light meal will be served. Program will approximately 6:30 Thank you Community Foundation for Greater New Haven