May 30, 2023
National Water Safety Month.
Did you know that a child can drown in less than an inch of water?
That's why protecting children around water should always be one of your number one priorities. To help you do this,
be sure to log on to the OCFS website to review the
New York State Child Day Regulations about water safety and follow them.
And remember to share information on
water safety with families.
May 25, 2023
StayWell ECE: Examining the Health of New York Early Childhood Educators.
Researchers at Cornell University invite early childhood educators to
participate in a Teacher Wellness survey.
The purpose of this research is to examine the health status and professional wellbeing of NY's ECE teachers and staff.
As a thanks for completing the survey, participants will be entered into a cash drawing for $100 prize.
May 23, 2023
Save the Date! P-3 Summer Institute – August 17, 2023.
Presented by NYSED's Office of Early Learning and the NYS Council on
Children and Families. Keynotes include Dr. Nonie Lesaux and Dr. Ronal Ferguson. Other sessions include Supporting
Multilingual Learners, Student Behavior and Social Emotional Learning, P-3 Continuum Overview, and Office of
Cultural Education Resources.
Register for the P-3 Summer Institute – August 17, 2023
May 22, 2023
National Get Caught Reading Month.
Maps, instructional manuals, recipes, food labels, books, short stories, poems, magazines, brochures, street signs–
we're constantly surrounded by words begging to be read.
You can help instill a life-long love of reading in children in many ways, including visiting the local library,
making different types of reading materials available to children and adults throughout all areas of the program at
all times, organizing a program-wide reading night, or photocopying the cover of books you've read with the children
and displaying them in the program.
May is National Get Caught Reading month so no matter where you are or what you're doing, find time for you and the
children to read, read, read!