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April 10, 2021 10:00am-11:30pm by clicking here.
Catherine Chennisi from Harris County Public Health and the Early Childhood Healthy Outcomes Support (ECHOS) Team will speak about outdoor learning environments. Professional development hours will be awarded.
This will be an in person meeting at our Outdoor Education Resource Center located at 6901 Ave P
Galveston, TX 77551
Masks and distancing are required.
To suggest topics for future meetings please email Amy Musick at the email below.
Questions? Email Musick@SMARTFamilyLiteracy.org.
The goal of the Galveston County Child Care Directors Group is to provide opportunities for child care leaders to collaborate and support one another within the child care community.
Resources for Administrators
Touring of Neighboring Child Care Centers
Give people flexibility (space) and understanding (grace)
Have a commitment to accountability and responsibility
Implement best practices for the developmental needs of all children with an emphasis on safety and growth
Respect, accept, and support each other
Develop a safe environment to express challenges and issues that arise in Child Care Management
Research and apply resources needed to deliver quality early childhood education
Enhance communication and eliminate barriers with other centers by valuing their opinions and maintain an open invitation for site visits
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join?
Simply email Amy at Musick@SMARTFamilyLiteracy.org. Membership is free - attendance and collaboration are encouraged, but you are not obligated to attend all meetings.
How often does the group meet?
The Galveston County Child Care Directors Group meets approximately every 8 weeks and changes locations to allow for a tour of each hosting facility. Topics of interest and the next meeting date are set at the end of each meeting. While there could occasionally be more than 8 weeks between meetings, they will not be closer together. Directors' time in their center and with their own families is valuable and to be respected. Our goal is to provide support without overwhelming your calendar. This website will be updated after each meeting, so check back here for details!
How did this group start?
SMART Family Literacy employs education professionals whose goal is to help support the early childhood education community. To better serve this community, the non-profit 501(c)3 organization hosts professional development and outreach programming. We recognize that the best way to support Galveston County's early childhood professionals is to have direct input from them in building a sustainable supportive environment led by the individuals that it serves. SMART Family Literacy secures funding from a number of donors who also value these efforts. These donors include, but are not limited to, The Moody Foundation, The Kempner Fund, The Ippolito Charitable Foundation, and many others.
Are training hours provided for group events?
Director's training hours are provided when appropriate. Hours may not be available at every meeting, but are included when portions of the meeting's activities serve as training for the directors. If you have questions or concerns regarding the awarding of certificates, please contact Amy at Musick@SMARTFamilyLiteracy.org