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Tune-In Tuesdays: Weekly Highlights of PD and ECE Resources / Martes Sintonizados: DP y Recursos para Educación Infantil Destacados de esta Semana

Weekly Highlights

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December 5, 2023

Happy Tune-In Tuesday! Here are the weekly highlights for the early childhood community in Rhode Island. This issue includes the following sections:

  • Center PD Highlights
  • News from RIDE
  • Resources for the Early Childhood Education Community
  • PD in the Community
  • Food Safety Alert from the Office of Child Care – Cantaloupe
  • News from Our Partners
  • Share your news and calendar events!

Center PD Highlights

Early Care and Education Leader Community of PracticeRegistration is ongoing!
The goal of this community of practice is to create a supportive environment for leaders in early care and education to share ideas, problem-solve, and deepen their understanding of leadership. We will facilitate content based on the needs and interests of the group, but we are also hoping that each participant will bring their own questions, concerns, and contributions to the table.  Each cohort will meet once per month for approximately one and a half hours, for 5 sessions. More sessions may be added if there is interest to continue. PD hours will be granted for participation.

  • November 27th, December 18th, January 22nd, February 26th, and March 25th from 3:30pm – 5:00pm – Online


  • December 6th, January 10th, February 7th, March 6th, and April 3rd from 1:00pm – 2:30pm – In Person

Check out our Self-Paced PD!

On-Site Cluster Training Professional Development Opportunities through our Intake Form! Interested in having PD on-site at your location? Fill out the form and we will contact you to discuss hosting a PD training at your site on a topic relevant to your staff.

Do you have PD you want to offer to your staff or to the community? You can apply to have your PD approved for RI! Click here to review the PD Approval Application and FAQs.

News from RIDE


Stay Tuned: New RIELDS PD 

This week RIELDS will be releasing new trainings for the winter semester. Classes will start in January. Check this webpage to see when the new RIELDS are posted.

  • In person sessions for the Instructional Cycle, Curriculum and Planning, and Programs courses will occur at the Center for Early Learning Professionals.
  • The Infant/Toddler Curriculum and Planning Course, and Programs for Administrators course will pilot in the Spring (April – June) quarter.
  • The self-paced RIELDS Guiding Principles and 9-Domains modules in English will officially launch in January. The revision of these modules required more work than anticipated, hence, the prolonged timeline for the official launch. We appreciate your patience and would urge enrollment in the virtual, synchronous cohorts in the meantime. The Spanish modules require professional translation and will be published in the near future.

RIDE Announces High Quality Curriculum Adoption Grants

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) is excited to relaunch the High-Quality Curriculum Adoption Grant application. This grant opportunity is intended to support Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and licensed, Non-Public approved schools, and Community-Based Childcare programs with purchasing a RI Endorsed high-quality preschool/pre-Kindergarten curriculum, supporting materials, and resources of the chosen curriculum in combination with companion professional development for your administrative and teaching staff to implement the curriculum with integrity. This funding is for a condensed FY24 timeline; funds must be expended by June 30, 2024.

You may view the public posting of this grant opportunity on the RIDE Approved Pre-K Curriculum webpage.

Please email all applications to by 4:00 PM on Friday, December 15th, 2023, and reach out via email with any questions related to this opportunity.

Resources for You

  • Learn about the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program which provides opportunities for early childhood educators to complete higher education course work in early childhood education while providing sponsoring childcare programs an opportunity to develop their workforce. Contact or 401-739-6101 for more information.
  • The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) is accepting applications for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) for Child Care staff pilot. This is a one-year pilot offering CCAP benefits to subsidize the cost of child care for eligible early childhood educators and staff who work in a DHS licensed child care program. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2024. See this DHS webpage for more information: CCAP for Child Care Staff Pilot | RI Department of Human Services.

PD in the Community

Understanding Racism’s Impact on Child Development: Working Toward Fairness of Place in the United States
Join the Center on the Developing Child for a discussion on Monday, December 11 that will dive into the impact of racism on child development and lifelong health. The panel of experts across various fields will bring their latest research, exploring how racism gets “under the skin” to impact children’s development as well as contributes to unequal access to opportunity in the places where children live, grow, play, and learn. You will strategize on solutions that promote healthy child development and work to dismantle systemic barriers. From the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. Click here to register or for more information.

Overcoming Burnout in the ECE Workplace, by Ellen M. Drolette
From Early Childhood Investigations Webinars
December 6, 2023 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Most professionals in every field occasionally experience flagging motivation and workplace frustration, but in early childhood education, rates of burnout have skyrocketed. We’re all looking for the magic answer to banish the blues, rejuvenate educators, and inspire program leaders. Join keynote speaker, author, and experienced early childhood leader, Ellen Drolette to explore strategies for avoiding burn-out and low morale. Based on the book, Overcoming Teacher Burnout in Early Childhood: Strategies for Change. Ellen will use inspiring stories from the field to examine the structures and practices that support the development of healthy attitudes, quality engagement, and optimism in the workplace. Click here to register or for more information. 

Self-Paced Online BRIDGE-RI Course Authored by University of Rhode Island
Alisa Baron PhD, CCC-SLP and Vanessa Harwood PhD, CCC-SLP from the University of Rhode Island have teamed up to create the third course in BRIDGE-RI for the Early Childhood Language and Literacy Development Series titled, “Early Language and Literacy Development during the Preschool Years: Applications for Early Childhood Educators”.
The series is intended to inform and support early learning providers and educators in their understanding of language development and literacy readiness in 0-5 year olds with the end goal of facilitating high quality education and academic success. For more information, contact Mary L. Spencer (

Business Practices for Out-of-School Time Child Care Webinar from National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment
This interactive webinar, hosted by the Office of Child Care’s National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) and National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (NCECQA), will highlight tips and resources to help child care providers serving school-age children build or enhance their business practices and create more sustainable Out-of-School Time (OST) programs. Select this web link to register for the webinar. Contact the NCASE team at with any questions.

Food Safety Alert from the Office of Child Care


Cantaloupe Linked with Salmonella Outbreak

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert regarding an outbreak of salmonella infections linked to cantaloupes under the Malichita or Rudy brands. Several children were affected by this outbreak and had attended child care centers before they got sick. Children under five-years-old can get very sick from salmonella. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.

To prevent sickness, the CDC has issued guidance. Early care and education programs should not use any recalled or pre-cut cantaloupe. Additionally, they should not serve any cantaloupe that was supplied pre-cut if they don’t know whether recalled whole cantaloupe was used.

Safety Tips for Everyone

  • Do not eat pre-cut cantaloupe if you do not know whether Malichita or Rudy brand cantaloupe were used.
    • This includes cantaloupe chunks and fruit mixes with cantaloupe at restaurants and grocery stores.
  • Do not eat any recalled whole or pre-cut cantaloupe products.
    • If you have any, throw them away or return them to the store.
    • If the whole cantaloupe does not have a sticker, check with the store to make sure it is not a Malichita or Rudy brand cantaloupe.
  • Wash items and surfaces the cantaloupe may have touched using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.
  • Contact your health care provider if you experience and/or need treatment for salmonella symptoms.

If you have questions, please call your state’s health department.

Office of Child Care
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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News from Our Partners

Here are links to websites and newsletters from partners in early childhood education:

Check out LISC’s recent newsletter. 

Sign up for the newsletter from BrightStars. 

Visit the SEIU website.

Visit the RIAEYC website. 

Visit the DHS website.

Visit the RIDE website.

Share Your News and Calendar Events!

Do you have news for Tune-In Tuesday or calendar events that are relevant to the early childhood community of Rhode Island? You can share them through this form. (Center staff may edit your submission for clarity or decline to post any submission.)

Anuncios Destacados


5 de diciembre de 2023

¡Feliz martes sintonizado! Aqui tienes las noticias destacados para la comunidad de la primera infancia en Rhode Island. Este boletín incluye las siguientes secciones:

  • DP destacado del Center
  • Noticias de RIDE
  • Recursos para la comunidad de educación infantil

Novedades de nuestros socios

DP Destacado del Center

Ve estas Micro capacitaciones en español para proveedores de cuidado infantil familiar que puedes tomar en tu horario.

Supervisión activa en hogares de cuidado infantil familiar y de niños escolares
Esta capacitación brindará una breve descripción general de la supervisión activa. Los participantes comprenderán lo que significa la supervisión activa en cuanto a niños pre-escolares y escolares. Revisaremos estrategias efectivas y los participantes comenzarán a reflejar sobre como pueden implementar estas estrategias.

Parte 1: Descripción general de regulaciones del DHS para hogares de cuidado infantil familiar
Esta capacitación proporcionará una breve descripción general de las regulaciones del DHS de cuidado infantil de Rhode Island para la concesión de licencias para hogares de cuidado infantil familiar.

Parte 2: Descripción general de las regulaciones de licencias: Prácticas de salud y segurida para hogares de cuidado infantil familiar
Esta capacitación proporcionará una breve descripción general de las regulaciones del DHS de cuidado infantil de Rhode Island para la concesión de licencias para hogares de cuidado infantil familiar sobre las prácticas de salud y seguridad.

Parte 3: Descripción general de las regulaciones de licencias del DHS: Prácticas educativas para hogares de cuidado infantil familiar
Esta capacitación proporcionará una breve descripción general de las regulaciones del DHS de cuidado infantil de Rhode Island para la concesión de licencias para programas de cuidado infantil familiar sobre prácticas educativas.

Noticias de RIDE

RIDE anunciará nuevos entrenamientos de RIELDS esta semana. Los entrenamientos en español empezaran en enero y los podrás encontrar en esta página.

Recursos para Ti

  • El proyecto Jóvenes Matemáticos (YM) ha lanzado su propio canal de YouTube que presenta vídeos de juegos matemáticos para educadores y familias de niños de 3 a 6 años. Suscríbete a su canal, que tendrá más de 150 videos en español, inglés y portugués. El canal de YouTube de EDC también incluye una lista de reproducción de YM.
  • El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Rhode Island (DHS) está aceptando aplicaciones para el programa piloto de asistencia para cuidado infantil (CCAP) para el personal de cuidado infantil. Este es un programa piloto de un año que ofrece beneficios CCAP para subsidiar el costo del cuidado infantil para educadores y personal de educación infantil elegibles que trabajan en un programa de cuidado infantil con licencia del DHS. Se aceptarán solicitudes hasta el 31 de julio de 2024. Esta página de DHS tiene mas información: CCAP for Child Care Staff Pilot | RI Department of Human Services.

Novedades de Nuestros Socios

Aqui tienes enlaces a los sitios web o boletines de varios socios relacionados a la educación infantil:

Ve el nuevo boletín de LISC.

Visita el sitio web del SEIU.

Visita el sitio web de BrightStars.

Visita el sitio web de DHS.

Vista el sitio web de RIDE.