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Tune-In Tuesdays: Winter PD is Here! / Martes Sintonizados: Llegó el DP del Invierno

Weekly Highlights

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January 23, 2024

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

  • CELP PD Highlights – Winter PD is Here!
  • News from DHS
  • News from RIDE
  • Resources for You
  • PD in the Community

Share your news and calendar events!

CELP PD Highlights

CELP Winter Semester PD is Open!
Check out the winter course offerings, there is something for everyone. Click on the link below to see our complete list. Classes start this month and run through March!

For All Early Childhood Professionals:

  • Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Out of School Time (School Age Community of Practice). In a community of practice format, school-age providers will discuss and explore the topic of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Participants will first complete the online module, Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Out of School Time, from the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE), and then come together to discuss key practices to better support the children in their after-school programs. Single session on Tuesday, January 30th.
  • Exploring Identity, Implicit Bias, and Anti-bias Education through Reflective Practice. This series equips educators with the tools to reflect on their identity, explore implicit bias and the role this plays in their interactions with young children, and implement the goals of anti-bias education. Each session will build upon the next–reflecting on identity of the self, supporting positive identity with young children, learning strategies to recognize and mitigate the effects of implicit bias, and learning strategies to implement the four goals of anti-bias education. Starts Saturday, January 27th.
  • Understanding and Responding to Challenging Behaviors. This series will focus on defining challenging behavior, understanding why children exhibit this type of behavior and identifying appropriate interventions that help children become successful members of the classroom community. Location: Little Learners Academy, 440 George Washington Hwy, Smithfield, RI. Starts Thursday, February 1st.

For Administrators


New Self-paced PD

Boost Your Math Practices – Center for Early Learning Professionals ( This new self-paced course gives you an overview of ways to support mathematics in early childhood classrooms.

Register for PD

News from DHS

Coming Soon!

The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (RI DHS) Office of Child Care is excited to announce the launch of the innovative Rhode Island Start Early System (RISES) Workforce Registry. The new system (powered by Salesforce) will cut down on manual work and help you efficiently track all your employment details, credentials, and professional development in one centralized location. It will even facilitate monitoring your annual Professional Development (PD) hours directly from your dashboard.


Upon its launch and widespread adoption by Early Childhood Education (ECE) professionals across the state, this system will actively contribute to the Department of Human Services (DHS) gaining a comprehensive understanding of the ECE landscape. The data that will be collected will play a crucial role in shaping future decisions, highlighting the genuine value and quality of your daily contributions.


This system will be a one-stop solution for all your workforce-related details and will help:

1. Retrieve Professional Development (PD) hours and Certifications.
2. Provide access to upcoming training.
3. Feature a comprehensive Job Board.
4. Allow users to download their resume/CV effortlessly.
5. Enable visibility into associations with current employers.


As the launch date approaches, we will keep you well-informed regarding the necessary steps for registration. Get ready to be part of this exciting initiative—we can’t wait to share more details with you soon!

News from RIDE

2024-25 RI Pre-K Lottery Interest Form is now available from RIDE. RI children 4 years old by 9/1/2024 may be eligible for a FREE Pre-K seat. Signup to be notified when the RI Pre-K lottery is open. Please contact Elaine Remillard at for all questions related to the RIELDS.


RIELDS released new trainings for the winter semester. Check this webpage to see the new RIELDS PD. Please contact Elaine Remillard at for all questions related to the RIELDS.

RIELDS Self-Paced English Modules Now Available
RIDE is pleased to announce that the RIELDS self-paced, online modules for the 2023 RIELDS Foundations: The Guiding Principles and The 9-Domains courses are now available for registration on the Center for Early Learning Professionals website. These courses are offered in an online, self-guided format and participants must have access to a device with internet connection to meaningfully participate in the course content. Educators that enroll in courses are expected to maintain an active account and progress through the content in a timely manner; those whose accounts experience 30+ days of inactivity will not be able to access the coursework in an effort to prioritize system access for others.

Please note that the English self-paced modules are now available; the Spanish modules will be available within the coming month. If you have any questions, please fill out the contact form on the RIELDS website ( and a representative at RIDE will be in touch.

  • 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 have launched! The Spanish modules require professional translation and will be published in the near future.

Resources for You

  • New! Join RIPIN for their first Community Advocacy Information Session on January 23rd at 6:00pm to help shape the future of special education in Rhode Island. Click here to register.
  • New! Families can apply to be the Rhode Island representative to national Strolling Thunder in Washington DC scheduled for April 30, 2024.  They help support each family to meet with their Members of Congress and they have some group activities too. You have to have at least one child under age 3 to qualify.  Applications are due January 26, 2024! Strolling Thunder 2024 | Think Babies™. ZERO TO THREE will cover travel costs for you, your children under the age of three (as of April 30, 2024), and one adult travel companion. You must be available to travel to Washington, DC between April 28 – May 1 and attend all Strolling Thunder activities.
  • New! A resource called First 8 Studios (at GBH Kids) researches and develops mobile experiences to support the healthy growth of children from birth through age 8. Included on this website are resources for early Science and early Math with options for teacher guides as well as for families.
  • The T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program 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

New! Coming this spring from CCRI: Leadership and Reflective Supervision of Early Childhood Programs. A new course for current or upcoming early childhood education program leaders. Course registration is now available! Questions? Please contact Courtney Read at or Carol Patnaude at

Looking for tips on self-care? This Teacher Time web training has effective strategies to support your overall well-being. You can use them with children to create a positive learning environment! Time for You: Self-Care Strategies from Head Start ECLKC.

Our colleagues at the Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health (RIAIMH) has PD opportunities for you to explore! Online trainings from RIAIMH. In addition, save the dates for the upcoming Community Conversation Series 2024 have been released: February 13th, March 12th and April 9th from 8:30-10:30AM. The focus being IECMH Trauma Informed Care: Honoring Families, Communities and Culture.

The DHS/RIC Birth to Three Certificate Program is accepting applications for the January cohort. The RIC Recruitment Flyer provides detailed information about the program, the curriculum, and the application process.

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

23 de enero de 2024

¡Feliz martes sintonizado! Aqui tienes los anuncios destacados para la comunidad de educación temprana en Rhode Island. Este boletín incluye las siguientes secciones:

  • DP destacado del CELP – ¡Llegó el DP del invierno!
  • Noticias de DHS
  • Noticias de RIDE
  • Recursos para la comunidad de educación infantil

DP Destacado del CELP

¡Ya llegó el DP del invierno!
Las clases de desarrollo profesional del invierno ya están disponibles. Hay algo para todos.  Las clases comenzarán en enero y se extenderán hasta marzo. No te pierdas estas clases, y visita nuestro sitió web para ver todas las clases disponibles este invierno:

Comprender el Impacto del Trauma en los Niños Pequeños – Serie en Línea
Las experiencias dolorosas y estresantes tempranas en la vida pueden tener un efecto duradero en el crecimiento y desarrollo de los niños. Esta serie proporciona una visión general completa del impacto de estas experiencias en los niños pequeños e introduce estrategias efectivas para trabajar con estos niños en un entorno de cuidado infantil. Las sesiones destacarán la importancia de construir relaciones de confianza y reconocer señales y desencadenantes mientras se apoya a los niños con antecedentes de trauma. Esta serie está diseñada para educadores que poseen una sólida comprensión de los fundamentos del desarrollo social y emocional saludable para niños pequeños. Empieza jueves, 14 de marzo.

DP en tu horario
Tenemos desarrollo profesional grabado que puedes tomar cuando te conviene. Hay cursos sobre temas de importancia para educadores de bebes y niños pequeños. Puedes seguir creciendo en tu profesión y profundizar tu conocimiento en un area nuevo o revisar un tema que ya conoces.

Regístrate para DP

Noticias de DHS

¡Muy Pronto!

La Oficina de Cuidado Infantil del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Rhode Island (RI DHS) se complace en anunciar el lanzamiento del innovador Registro de Fuerza Laboral del Sistema de Inicio Temprano de Rhode Island (RISES). El nuevo sistema (impulsado por Salesforce) reducirá el trabajo manual y lo ayudará a realizar un seguimiento eficiente de todos los detalles de su empleo, credenciales y desarrollo profesional en una ubicación centralizada. Incluso facilitara el seguimiento de sus horas anuales de desarrollo profesional (PD) directamente desde su panel de control.


Tras su lanzamiento y adopción generalizada por parte de los profesionales de la Educación Infantil Temprana (ECE) en todo el estado, este sistema contribuirá activamente a que el Departamento de Servicios Humanos (DHS) obtenga una comprensión integral del panorama de la ECE. Los datos que se recopilarán desempeñarán un papel crucial en la configuración de decisiones futuras, destacando el valor genuino y la calidad de sus contribuciones diarias.


Este sistema será una solución integral para todos los detalles relacionados con su fuerza laboral y le ayudará a:

1. Recuperar horas y certificaciones de desarrollo profesional (PD).
2. Proporcionar acceso a la próxima formación.
3. Presente una bolsa de trabajo completa.
4. Permita que los usuarios descarguen su currículum vitae sin esfuerzo.
5. Permitir visibilidad de las asociaciones con empleadores actuales.


A medida que se acerque la fecha de lanzamiento, lo mantendremos bien informado sobre los pasos necesarios para registro. Prepárese para ser parte de esta emocionante iniciativa; estamos ansiosos por compartir más detalles con usted, ¡pronto!

Noticias de RIDE

El formulario de interés de la lotería de prekínder de RI para 2024-25 ya está disponible. Los niños de RI que cumplan 4 años antes del 1 de septiembre de 2024 pueden ser elegibles para un asiento de prekínder GRATUITO. Regístrate para recibir una notificación cuando esté abierta la lotería de RI Pre-K.

RIDE anunció nuevos entrenamientos de RIELDS. Los entrenamientos en español empezaran en enero y los puedes encontrar en esta página.

Recursos para Ti

  • ¡Nuevo! Empoderarla a Través de la Tecnología- CWE RI – En Persona: un taller de alfabetización digital diseñado para empoderar a las mujeres empresarias en su viaje digital. Adquiere las habilidades y herramientas necesarias para prosperar en la era digital, con orientación personalizada adaptada a tus necesidades empresariales.
  • ¡Nuevo! WhatsApp Business Para Su Negocio – CWE RI -Virtual: un taller sobre: Manejo de Whatsapp Business: instalación y herramientas; Marketing en Whatsapp Business: cómo crear tu propia estrategia; y Venta con Whatsapp Business: ejemplos de campañas, trucos y consejos.
  • 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.