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  • Dawn Alexander

5/18/23 ECEA Child Care Update



For 38 respondents, 34 of which have to pay property taxes they will have to pay a combined total of $891,111.

Public schools, Non-profit organizations and private owners that lease to non-profits do not have to pay property taxes. Why do privately owned child care businesses have to pay property taxes when the service they offer is a public good? This longstanding policy undermines the entire child care industry. Without private providers, the state government will have to provide child care services for children from birth on. We ask, is that what you want for the children in your family?

If you haven't added your business property taxes to the discussion, please do so here:

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***Speaking of property taxes: We found a GREAT resource that provides Statewide information on the property valuation process and how to appeal your valuation. You can find that here:



5/19/23 - 1-2:30 p.m.

How to Hire and Retain Quality Staff

Panel discussion with ideas to support you and your program in this area!

5/20/23 - 9 a.m.-Noon (The Growing Brain)

Cognition and Executive Function - focuses on how young children develop cognitive and executive functions in relation to the developing brain. In this training, you will learn how cognitive development unfolds in young children and how to support its development in young children; learn about executive functioning and its critical role in cognitive and overall development; and how to support the development of executive functions.

5/24/23 & 5/25/23 - 6-7:30 p.m. (The Growing Brain)

Social-Emotional Development - focuses on how social-emotional development unfolds in the first 5 years and the brain’s role in this process. In this training, you will learn about the areas of the brain involved in social interactions and emotional reactions; explore the role of relationships and attachment in social-emotional development; the effect of stress on social-emotional development; the development of empathy in very young children and how to support social-emotional development in young children.

5/31/23 & 6/1/23 - 6-7:30 p.m. (The Growing Brain)

Understanding Behavior- focuses on how children’s behavior is influenced by the brain. In this training, you will learn about basic brain anatomy; connections between areas of the brain and how these connections are expressed through behavior; key factors that influence behavior; the root causes of challenging behavior and effective strategies for helping children with these difficulties

6/3/23 - 9-Noon (The Growing Brain)

Play - focuses on the stages and types of play that unfold in early childhood, the role of the brain in this process, and how to maximize children’s learning through play. In this training, you will learn about the development of play; the differences between free and guided play; and core skills children develop through play and how to promote these skills.


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