Archive for January, 2017

Four FREE Resources for Communities and Families with Young Children

Promoting Social and Emotional Development   By Kara Dukakis, Libby Doggett, and Shantel E. Meek  All children are born with the need and desire to connect with those around them. Neuroscience tells us that brain development unfolds rapidly in the first three years of life, and that social and emotional development begins in the earliest […]

Looking for Different Ways to Increase Family Engagement?

AVANCE was founded by a Gloria Rodriguez, a schoolteacher in San Antonio, in 1973.  Concerned by the school dropout rates and low educational attainment of Latino children, Gloria went knocking door to door in Mirabel, one of the city’s most impoverished Section 8 housing complexes, asking parents, “Do you love your children?” The response was […]

Together We Are Better: A Family Engagement Conference

Is it time to help your parent leaders feel informed, inspired, and empowered? This is a one day workshop for families, educators and administrators that will offer a range of learning opportunities through general and breakout sessions, such as: General parenting College readiness Special Education Safety/Health/Behavior Curriculum/Assessment Sessions will be held in Spanish and English, […]

Happy New Year!

The Early Childhood Team hopes you had a very restful vacation and that 2017 is off to a great start! Attached is a link to our most updated 2017 Spring Trainings. New Trainings feature: A closer look at Math and Science through a Child’s Eye– Pre-K students are naturally enthusiastic about Math and Science.  Learn […]