Articles here are posted as part of the Coaching Conversations- the e-newsletter of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s PAC project. Early Childhood Associates is proud to have worked with many of Massachusetts’ coaches over the past few months, offering trainings and webinars. To continue to support your professional growth going we will be presenting important topics from the field to you each month. In each issue you will hear from experts in the field, visit a program that is actively engaging in high quality coaching practices, explore timely resources and take a deeper dive into important practices. As with all professional development, the goal of Coaching Conversations is the same as yours, improving outcomes for the children of Massachusetts.
The Coaching Conversations e-newsletter and articles within are provided with support from the Massachusetts’ Department of Early Education and Care.
Query: How can I help the administrator to be open to change and learn about how he/she can help the teacher? Advice: Change is not easy for most people. It means our current behaviors, founded on deep beliefs from our own experiences, are not quite right or even...read more
Query: How can I hope the educator see what I see- perspective taking? Advice: While it is not always comfortable for us as coaches, I believe the first step should be self-reflection on current practice. You can accomplish this by referring to the Guiding Change,...read more
Community Teamwork, Inc. in Greater Lowell helps nearly 50,000 individuals from 63 cities and towns in northeastern Massachusetts gain greater economic independence. One arm of the organization focuses on children and families through its early learning programs. As...read more
The Path to Head Start Executive Director This issue of Coaching Conversations e-news features Pam Kuechler as the Voice of Experience. Currently, Pam serves as the Executive Director of Massachusetts the Head Start Association, a role she has held for 4 years. Pam...read more
Worcester Child Development Head Start: The Journey to Coaching This month, Coaching Conversations features Worcester Child Development Head Start. ECA spoke with two coaches, Denise Nelson and Carmen Fernandez, and the Education Manager, Carlene Sherbourne, who...read more
In March, ECA sat down with the Springfield Public Schools Preschool Expansion Grant (PEG) coaching team in the newly renovated Early Childhood Education Center on Catharine Street. I learned about coaching “through being coached”...read more