UMass Boston Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings Team Praised by MA Education Officials
February 14, 2011
Office of Communications
University of Massachusetts Boston faculty members Anne Douglass, Angi Stone-MacDonald, and Mary Lu Love, all part of the College of Education and Human Development's Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings Program, spoke to the board of the state Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC) on February 8, presenting two online professional development courses they developed as part of a $106,000 grant from the DEEC.
Commissioner Sherri Killins, and Secretary of Education Paul Reville praised the work of UMass Boston's EECIS team.
Through this grant, the Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings team has developed online professional development courses available through UMass Online, as well as OpenCourseWare, on Massachusetts Core Competencies for Early Education and Care Professionals and Massachusetts Preschool Learning Guidelines, and is currently developing a course on Early Language and Literacy Development. The Department of Early Education intends to widely disseminate these professional development resources across the state to improve access to research-based professional development.
To learn more, visit the Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings Program website.