Connecting
The Newsletter of the Bennington County Child Care Association

January – February – March 2017


>> See Professional Development page for Spring 2017 Events <<


Link to sections: Parents Page | Professional Development


Dear Early Childhood and/or Afterschool Professional,

It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that this will be our last issue of CONNECTING. The Child Development Division is in the process of transforming the state’s early childhood professional development system and will no longer be contracting with Sunrise/BCCCA to offer local support and professional development opportunities.

The Child Development Division has assured us that you will continue to have access to support and professional development and it is our understanding that in mid-January you will learn more about the new system and the supports that will be available to you during the transition period.  Sunrise/BCCCA will continue to house the Child Care Financial Assistance Program and the Child Care Referral Service.

I have included herein all local professional development scheduled for the next quarter with registration information.  Please remember that the three Starting Points Networks are great places to turn locally for support and professional development opportunities!  Their contact information is on the professional development page of this newsletter.  I have also included other resources such as where to find on-line opportunities and the VT Northern Lights Career Development Center (VNLCDC) verification cover sheet to use for professional development offered outside of the VNLCDC system.

I have greatly enjoyed working with you as your Resource Development Specialist through the past 26 years and will continue on as Sunrise/BCCCA’s Child Care Referral Specialist — so I’ll be in touch on a regular basis to update your program openings.  I applaud the hard work you do in caring for the children and families in your program!  Thank you!

Wishing you a wonderful and healthy 2017.  May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you each morning and night!

Very Cordially Yours,    

       
Lori Pinsonneault
Community Based Child Care Support Services Coordinator

 


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Community Child Care
Support Services Team

Ashley Paquin
Child Care Financial Assistance
(802) 447-6937
ashleyp@sunrisepcc.com

Lori Pinsonneault
Child Care Referral
& Resource Development
(802) 447-6936
lorip@sunrisepcc.com

Terry Yavaniski
Child Care Resource Development,
CIS Early Childhood, &
Family Mental Health Services
(802) 447-6486
tyavaniski@sunrisepcc.com

Lori Yunger
CIS Child Care Coordinator
(802) 442-6936, ext. 159
ljohnson@sunrisepcc.com

 


STARTING POINT NETWORKS ARE HERE TO OFFER YOU
OPPORTUNITIES TO GET TOGETHER
FOR SUPPORT, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELLNESS EVENTS!

Early Childhood Leadership Network
Directors, supervisors and those striving for early childhood leadership roles in Bennington County early childhood and afterschool programs are invited to participate!  Please contact one of the Network facilitators for more information.  Facilitators:  Carol Barbierri, (802) 375-6039 or happydayscarol10@comcast.net and Alyson Grzyb, (802) 447-1093 or alyruby@gmail.com.  

Northshire Starting Points Network
Bennington County early childhood and afterschool professionals are invited to participate!  Please contact Facilitator and Starting Points Grant Administrator Alyson Grzyb at  (802) 447-1093, (203) 414-4370 or alyruby@gmail.com.

Southshire Starting Points Network
Bennington County early childhood and afterschool professionals are invited to participate! Please contact Facilitators  Anna Harwood at (802) 442-4419, (802) 440-2792 or abdeery@comcast.net; or Jodi Pratt (802) 379-1894 or danjodidaniel@gmail.com. This group traditionally meets the third Wednesday of each month. 


LOOKING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES?  You can now take training on-line.  Check the Northern Lights website for a list of on-line training sites which are approved by Northern Lights and Child Care Licensing!  Go to:  http://northernlightscdc.org/training/online-training-and-coursework/

AND:  Did you know that you can find out about trainings in other parts of the state by searching the Bright Futures Information System Course Calendar?  Go to the Resources tab at: http://www.brightfutures.dcf.state.vt.us to find the Course Calendar. 


REUSE – REDUCE – RECYCLE: One paper copy of this Connecting Newsletter in now being sent to each Bennington County Licensed & Registered early care and after school program via the U.S Postal Service. In an effort to be green the entire newsletter may also be accessed via the BCCCA web site at www.bccca.net. IF YOU ARE A BCCCA MEMBER & WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE A PAPER COPY, please be in touch with Lori Pinsonneault, CCCSS Coordinator at lorip@sunrsepcc.com or 802.447.6936. 

FUNDING FOR THIS NEWSLETTER IS PROVIDED BY THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
OF THE DEPT. FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES AGENCY OF HUMAN SERVICES,
AND SUNISE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER / COMMUNITY CHILD CARE SUPPORT SERVICES

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Bennington, VT 05201
Ph: (802) 447-3778
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