Archive for the ‘Best Practice’ Category

Save the Date – Region 10 Early Childhood Summer Conference

The Region 10 Team is hard at work planning our 2016 Summer Conference – Now4Forever: Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! The event will be held July 26-28 and is an exciting time for individuals involved the field of early childhood to come together and gain valuable knowledge. Once again, we are holding the event simultaneously at two […]

Bullying in Preschool

It seems that bullying is something that is ever-present in the news these days. At what point does bullying-type of behavior start to occur? Child Trends published a research brief this month on the topic of bullying behavior in preschool. The brief summarizes the “developmental trajectory” that leads to bullying behavior and poses theories about […]

What Pet Should I Get?

Did you hear the big news?!? A recently discovered Dr. Seuss book went on sale this week! The release of this new book comes 25 years after the author’s last work, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” The book is entitled “What Pet Should I Get?” and features the same brother and sister pair that we […]

Happy 50th, Head Start!

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson launched Project Head Start. In his speech from the Rose Garden of the White House, he referred to Head Start as “one of the most exciting programs that this Nation has ever undertaken.” This project had the goal of providing the most at-risk preschool children and their families […]

Texas Legislature – Prekindergarten Bill

Last Thursday, the Texas Senate passed House Bill 4 regarding high-quality prekindergarten provided by Texas Public Schools. Be sure to check out additional information about HB 4 at the links below. It will be interesting to see what happens next! Texas Legislature Online can be searched for various bills of interest. It is also possible […]

Film Screening This Thursday

The University of Texas, Dallas is hosting a movie screening and panel discussion this Thursday evening. The Raising of America is a six-part documentary series examining the importance of early childhood development. It explores how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, stronger, and more equitable America. The screening on […]

Region 10 Summer Conference

The Region 10 Preschool Services Team has been hard at work planning our 2015 Early Learning Conference which will be held June 23-25! This event is an exciting time for professionals involved the field of early childhood to come together and gain valuable knowledge. This year we are having the event simultaneously at two locations […]

Happening Now! Public Hearing on Early Childhood Education Bills, Texas House of Representatives Education Committee

It’s an exciting day in the Texas Legislature! The Texas House of Representatives just began the hearing for several Public Education Bills on Early Childhood Education. It is a packed House!! Click the link below for the live feed: If the link above does not work, click the link below and look to the […]

Early Childhood Education in the Legislature

When the Texas Legislature is in session there is never a dull moment! Early Childhood Education is a hot topic in the 84th legislative session and several Early Childhood and Pre-Kindergarten bills have been filed. Next Tuesday, March 10, hearings will be held regarding several of these bills. It is important to be informed regarding what […]

State Performance Plan Indicator 7

Happy New Year!! The State Performance Plan Indicator 7 (SPP 7) online application opened on January 1, 2015 for data entry for the 2014-15 school year.  For each Local Education Agency (LEA), data entry should begin at this time for all students age 3-5 with an IEP who were newly admitted into special education services […]