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Join a team of family child care, center and school - based care, Head Start and public school educators from your community for communication, collaboration and professional development.  Through a contract with EEC the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals Association (MESPA) will offer four full-day conferences to increase  your knowledge and skills in early education, develop a whole community system devoted to early education, and to collaborate and advocate toward improving educational and developmental outcomes for children.  One hundred educational leaders  from the mixed delivery system will be approved to participate in conferences at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA,  on February 26, March 19, April 17 and June 2, 2014.

Participation in this Fellowship Institute is FREE.  Participants are responsible for all of their own food and beverages.  ( Options for purchase will be available on site.)

To qualify, educators must have two years of experience in early education and care and must be participating in QRIS.  Educators must participate in all scheduled activities, including 4 full-day conferences, a webinar following each workshop, and coaching and on-line networking from March through June.  Educators from Gateway Cities and Level 4 and 3 districts will be prioritized.

Educators will only be accepted as part of a local team.  TO BECOME PART OF A TEAM CONTACT THE PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL IN YOUR COMMUNITY TODAY!  Questions?  Contact Nadya Higgins at MESPA at  higginsn@mespa.org.