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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 […]

House Bill 4 – Guiding the Implementation

Earlier this year, House Bill 4 was passed by the 84th Texas Legislature and signed into law by Governor Abbott. House Bill 4 is related to High Quality Prekindergarten and The Texas Education Agency is seeking input from stakeholders to help guide the implementation of this legislation. In light of this, Region 10 ESC is holding […]

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 […]

Summer Conference

Last week, Region 10 Preschool Services conducted our big Summer Event! This year, our theme was Now4Forever, emphasizing the impact that the early childhood years have on the future. Our presenters included experts from the field of early childhood education and included national experts, local favorites, and current school practitioners. Topics addressed were trauma-informed schools, […]

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 […]

Earlier this week, the National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) released the “State of Preschool 2014” report. This report, studying programs for the 2013-2014 school year, focuses on state-funded prekindergarten programs throughout the United States. NIEER has been conducting this research and providing these yearly reports for over a decade. According to information in […]

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 […]

AUTISM COHORT – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

As part of a grant from Texas Education Agency, Region 13 is offering no cost professional development in Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) used with students having autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This professional development will be offered through the Autism Circuit and Region 13 is seeking 400 educators across the state of Texas to be a part of this […]

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 […]