Every Monday starting March 7, 2022 through May 9, 2022
Takiema Bunche Smith (she/her), MPA, MSEd; President of Anahsa, LLC
For content questions, please contact Paquita Jarman-Smith, SERC Consultant, at email@example.com
For registration questions, please contact Emma Velasquez, SERC, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SERC BLACK LIVES MATTER AFFINITY GROUP
*This is a four (4) day event –Mondays at 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
March 7, 2022
March 21, 2022
April 25, 2022
May 9, 2022
The Journey to Nia is a program that will support the development of healthy racial, cultural and playful identities of Black children in their earliest years. Nia means “purpose” in Swahili, a West African language, and in the Journey to Nia, Black caregivers and early childhood educators will learn how to identify ways to care for and educate Black children so that they can thrive. The Journey to Nia will include four learning sessions for Early Childcare Professionals (Section A) and four learning sessions for Black families and caregivers (Section B) to build the capacity to fully support their Black children to thrive at home and in school. Participants will learn self-care and community care within the context of racism and racial trauma. Upon completion, participants who are parents/caregivers will receive a stipend. All participants will receive a certificate of completion for 6 clock hours.
Section A (ECE Professionals)
Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 pm:
March 7, March 21, April 25, and May 9, 2022
Section B (ECE Family/Caregiver)
Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00 pm:
March 14, March 28, May 2, and May 16, 2022
Topics for Section A and B:
• Historical contexts of racism and anti-Black racism, and the impact on young children, families, parenting, and educational experiences
• Overview of adult and young children’s racial and cultural identity development
• Creating culturally and racially responsive environments at home/school for learning and whole-child development
• Strategies to advocate for Black children in educational settings
* Note: Sessions will involve presentation of frameworks and information, with time for participants to make personal connections to the larger concepts. Sessions are interactive and responsive to the needs of individuals living and caregiving during a pandemic.
ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER
AFFINITY GROUP: SPEAKING UP FOR SUCCESS
When: WEDNESDAY, 1/05/22
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM Sessions 3 & 4 in 2022: 3/2, 6/1
Where: Zoom. Register Here
This affinity group is to connect, support and empower parents, caregivers, and guardians who identify as Asian and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) in the context of education and school partnerships to support our children. This session will explore how our identities as Asian and AAPI parents may impact our interactions with educators and schools.
For content questions, please contact Nitza Diaz, SERC Consultant, email@example.com
For registration questions, please contact Emma Velasquez, SERC Project Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Affinity Space: Speaking Up for Success: Guide to School Partnership for AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander Families) – Day 1 of 4
Join us for an in-depth conversation on how to effectively communicate and advocate with teachers and the school to support your child’s growth.
This is an affinity groups space and will focus on addressing particular concerns of Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) – identifying parents, caregivers, and guardians.
For content question, please contact Nitza Diaz, SERC Consultant, at email@example.com
For registration questions, please contact Emma Valasquez, SERC Project Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Forum is being offered to administrators, teachers, community members and school teams who were trained to implement the Parent Teacher Home Visits Model for families in Connecticut.
The goal of the PTHV FOLLOW-UP Forum:
- Provide support and information to school and community partner personnel.
- Create space for conversations about success and challenges.
- Review the implementation process using the PTHV Tools.
- Create an FAQ database that can be accessed by all.
- Learn how to access help for any PTHV concern.
To access the PHTV Model Click Here
To register click here:
For questions contact Betsy LeBorious, email@example.com
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