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

Weekly Highlights

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December 19, 2023

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 RIDE
  • Resources for You
  • PD in the Community
  • News from Our Partners
  • Share your news and calendar events!

CELP PD Highlights

CELP Winter Semester PD is Open!
Check out the new winter course offerings and new training locations in the community. There is something for everyone. Click on the link to see our complete list. Classes will start in January and run through March.

New PD Offerings
For Administrators: Educator Wellness Series for Program Leaders
This new series will provide program leaders with strategies for alleviating stress, trauma, and other common challenges faced in today’s child care and school settings. The focus of Educator Wellness is to help administrators integrate practices and policies that support adult wellbeing into their daily routines and program systems and structures.

For School-Age Educators: Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Out of School Time
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 NCASE, and then come together to discuss key practices to better support the children in their after-school programs.

For Teachers: Science Talk and Inquiry: An Overview of Best Science Practices
Are you wondering about how to “do science” in your classroom? This new 3-part series will begin to unpack and explore the newly revised science RIELDS. Come learn about how to engage children in learning about physical, life, and earth and space sciences.

In-Person Cluster Trainings at Community-Based Programs
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

Advancing Young Children’s Language and Literacy Development
This series is designed to increase teachers’ capacity to promote children’s language and literacy development from birth to school age. Sessions will emphasize evidence-based strategies that maximize children’s reading comprehension, language development, and phonological awareness. This series is appropriate for infant/toddler and preschool teachers, and school-age educators.
Location: Joyful Hearts Child Care, 91 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, RI

Check out our Self-Paced PD
Our self-paced PD is a great way to take PD on your schedule. We cover a range of topics relevant to early childhood educators so you can broaden your expertise in a new area or refresh your knowledge on a subject you are familiar with.

Register for PD

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.


RIELDS released new trainings for the winter semester. Classes will start in January. Check this webpage to see the new RIELDS PD.

  • 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.

Resources for You

  • New! Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is seeking submissions of poetry from our local children, youth, and parents in our communities to share their talent for creative expression to be included in the 2024 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook and possible future editions going forward. Please submit one poem per person only. Selected poets will receive a $100 honorarium and will be acknowledged in the Factbook upon completion of a Poem Selection Release Form. Please send poetry submissions with poet’s name, age or grade, and your local town or school name by January 10, 2024, to Ms. Galarza at
  • 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

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.

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 (

Try the iPD Portfolio from Head Start
The iPD Portfolio is a learning management system from Head Start that is open to educators in all child care settings. It has self-paced courses based on staff roles and interests. Click here to reach iPD.

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.

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

19 de diciembre de 2023

¡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 RIDE
  • Recursos para la comunidad de educación infantil

Novedades de nuestros socios

DP Destacado del CELP

¡Ya llego 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:

Ayudando a los Niños a Crecer y a Aprender en su Guardería de Cuidado Infantil Familiar – Serie en Línea
Esta serie ofrece una visión general de varias de las regulaciones de DHS relacionadas al cuidado y la educación infantil ofrecida dentro del cuidado infantil familiar. Dichas regulaciones incluyen la comunicación con las familias; horarios y rutinas diarias; planeación e implementación de actividades curriculares; y manejo del comportamiento. Cada una de las sesiones ofrece métodos prácticos que le ayudarán a aumentar la calidad del programa y a cumplir con las regulaciones de DHS.

Dos No son los Nuevos Cinco: Comprendiendo el Desarrollo de Bebés y Niños Pequeños – Serie en Línea
Esta serie ofrece una visión profunda del desarrollo físico, social, emocional, y del desarrollo cognitivo y lingüístico de los bebés y niños pequeños. Las sesiones resaltan el papel esencial que desempeñan el apego/unión y la relación receptiva en el desarrollo saludable a través de estos campos interrelacionados.

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.

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 RIDE

¡Nuevo! 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

  • 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.