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If You Were a 2011 DCTC CDEV Graduate…

If you were a 2011 CDEV Graduate at DCTC, please be sure that you have filled out the graduation survey. It’s important that you complete it. Thank you!

Click HERE to access survey.

I Apologize…

I apologize that I haven’t updated in a few days. I’ve been feeling very under the weather. Hopefully, I’ll be back to good health soon and will post then :)

Updated Child Life Program

Our Child Life Assistant program has a few minor changes so I thought I’d post them here for everyone to see. This degree is mostly available for students in MN (at this time) with face to face courses. That being said, a majority of the classes are offered online. Take a look at the link below. If YOU are interested in this program, you can comment below or call/email me. You’ll find all our contact info at the top of this blog under CONTACT US.

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Will NCLB Be Ended or Mended? Will The New Name Be “Every Child Counts?”

President Obama made it clear that education is a top priority during his State of the Union Address. Will the troubled No Child Left Behind program be repaired or replaced? In this segment U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is joined by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in a national press call following the President’s address. They outline the changes ahead for NCLB and share, possibly for the first time, what the name of the new program may be. How about, “Every Child Counts?”

Click HERE to listen to this week’s early childhood radio.

MN Center for Professional Development

Have YOU visited the Minnesota Center for Professional Development lately?

 The Center is designed for everyone who has a stake in the future of Minnesota’s children. If you are working in a child care center, a Head Start program or are a family provider, this Center is for you. If you are a trainer, a member of the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) staff, or work in an after-school program, this Center is for you. If you are a neighbor or family member caring for someone else’s child or a college instructor teaching early childhood courses, this Center is for you!

The Minnesota Center for Professional Development recognizes and supports the providers in the field of early childhood and school age education throughout the state. In all settings of early childhood and school-age care, the provider’s experience and professional development is the key element to children’s successful learning.

Check it out HERE!

Spring 2011 Graduation Video

For those of you who were unable to be at commencement Tuesday night, click HERE to see the DCTC Experience video dedicated to the Class of 2011.

Why Cuddling and Holding is Critical to Infants

Can you spoil an infant? The quality and quantity of touching/holding that children receive in the initial months of life has a profound impact on their future development. Listen in to find out what you need to know during this critical stage.

Click HERE to listen to this week’s early childhood radio.

A National Threat?

This baby is making national news. It appears he’s about 8 months old and received a pat down at the airport when his stroller set off the explosives alarm. Did this baby pose a national threat? Could there have been contraband in his diaper? What do YOU think? Comment below.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWW471vulOY

 

Graduation 2011

Here’s a picture from last night’s graduation. These are the students that walked at the DCTC Commencement. It was fun to see you all!

Congrats again :)

Education Is An Engine

“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president…”.
-Nelson Mandela