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Important Preschool Dates for School Year 2016-2017 

Required Licensing Compliance Training

August 16, 2016

Non-student Contact Dates

Monday, 9/19 -Professional Development that covers licensing and Colorado Shines requirements

Monday, 11/7 -CPR/First Aid

Friday, 3/17 -RMECC

Note: attendance is required for preschool teachers and paraprofessionals

Teaching Strategies GOLD Checkpoint Dates

Thursday, 10/24

Monday, 1/30

 Monday, 5/8

Note: checkpoints are to be completed by 5:00 p.m.; Checkpoint dates listed within TS GOLD do not apply to DPS preschool classrooms

 

Early Childhood Professional Learning for 2016-2017

·       Non-student contact dates are required sessions for preschool teachers and paraprofessionals

·       Blue/Green DPS calendar dates: a variety of professional learning opportunities will be offered in a selection of time increments of a half or full day

Attendance requirements:

o   Preschool teachers: optional

o   ECE Paraprofessionals:  Mandatory-a required minimum of 15 hours for the school year, 45 hours accumulated over 3 years; The more hours logged a paraprofessional’s PDIS system the higher the credential level.

Attendance requirements:

o   Preschool teachers: optional

o   Paraprofessionals:  Mandatory-a required minimum of 15 hours for the school year, 45 hours accumulated over 3 years; The more hours logged a paraprofessional’s PDIS system the higher the credential level.


    Some Professional Learning Opportunity locations are still to be determined; notification of which session to attend will be sent via email prior to the training dates.

NOTE: ECE paraprofessionals work the same days as ECE teachers, including planning days. If you have questions, please call the Early Education Dept., 720-423-2676.