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In need of new strategies? We may have something for you!

Download our new 2017 Spring/Summer Training Flyer. Interested in coming to a training that includes an updated copy of the Conscious Discipline Book, a color bound copy of the 2015 TX PK Guidelines OR a Make ‘n’ Take? Looking for ways to reach the most difficult children? Want to know more about how to take […]

Looking for ways to Support Families of Children with Disabilities?

Check out this Bilingual Resource – Center for Parent Information and Resources Families can learn more about how to support their young children’s education and engage with the systems that serve them by visiting the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) website. While CPIR specifically focuses on supporting families of children with disabilities, it provides a wealth […]

Elementary Extravaganza – “All Systems Go!”

Register prior to March 31st and save $25.00! Mark your calendar for the 4th annual Elementary Extravaganza. “All Systems are Go” for June 6, 2017! Join us for this special one day conference dedicated to elementary teachers PK – grade 5. You will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of one hour sessions […]

Read Aloud Tips

Reading aloud to young children is important because it helps them acquire the information and skills they need to succeed in school and in life. As teachers, we need to: • Make reading books an enjoyable experience • Read to children frequently • Help children learn as they read • Encourage children to talk about […]

Looking for Parent Resources?

Looking for resources to share with parents and families? Visit the Texas Child Care Solutions website, recently launched by the Texas Workforce Commission. The website has links to lots of Texas resources for parents, including information about: child development, developmental screening, choosing quality child care, and assistance to pay for child care http://texaschildcaresolutions.org/

We’ve Joined Twitter @R13EarlyChild

Region 13 Early Childhood team is now on Twitter! Follow us @R13EarlyChild  

Free Lunch and Learn Session: Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment

Join us for a FREE luncheon and introduction to the Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment! Hear from TX-KEA developers at UTHealth and see the assessment in action while enjoying lunch compliments of the Children’s Learning Institute! Participants will also have the opportunity to begin the enrollment process for free access to TX-KEA in fall 2017. What […]

Additional Educator Certification from TEA, Pre-K thru 3rd

Background: The State Board for Educator Certification does not currently issue a standalone certification or endorsement for individuals to teach in early childhood education settings in public schools. A newly certified individual who wishes to teach prekindergarten thru 3rd grade must earn the Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate. An experienced educator who already holds […]

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 […]