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Curriculum Learning Communities

Description
The Curriculum Learning Communities (CLC) program helps early learning programs implement developmentally appropriate curricula, which is a requirement of all School Readiness providers. At this time, CLC supports programs that use Creative Curriculum or HighScope Curriculum, with plans to include other approved curricula in the future. CLC is based on best practices and lessons learned from local and national early childhood curriculum implementation initiatives.

Goals of CLC
The goals of the Curriculum Learning Communities project are to:

How does CLC work?
Each Curriculum Learning Community consists of groups of 15-20 centers that are implementing the same curriculum. The group works together to implement the curriculum over time, share successes, and work to solve challenges.
Each center selects two peer facilitators, ideally one infant/toddler teacher and one preschool teacher. The peer facilitators:


Incentives of CLC
In addition to specialized training, programs are eligible to receive the following incentives after successful completion of CLC:

How do I enroll my program?
Programs must complete a pre-application to be added to the wait list for the next year’s CLC cohorts. Information provided in the pre-application helps to plan training locations and language.  For additional information, please contact Georgia Thompson, Professional Development Manager at gthompson@elcmdm.org or (305) 646-7220 ext. 282.


Other CLC Opportunities
If you a Curriculum Learning Communities graduate, the CLC has an exciting professional development opportunity for you to become a Peer Facilitator Apprentice.
Apprentices have the opportunity to use their experience as a past participant to facilitate future peer facilitation sessions.
Apprentices receive:

Email gthompson@elcmdm.org for more information.

 

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