The Maine Department of Education (DOE) Early Learning Team is pleased to offer Open Office Hours focusing on technical assistance for public pre-k.
These office hours will feature Marcy Whitcomb, Public Pre-K Consultant, as well as Sue Gallant and Julie Raymond, Public Pre-K Expansion Consultants. Sessions are meant to be a time for educators, pre-k coordinators and administrators to come together to ask questions, celebrate successes and/or work through problems of practice in public pre-k that educators, administrators, and partnership programs may be experiencing.
Office hours are offered as part of the Maine DOE’s Pre-K Technical Assistance program and are intended to meaningfully support addressing questions and needs as well as provide networking opportunities; participants can join for the full hour, or just a part; for each session or only to obtain an answer to a question.
Pre-K Open Office Hour Sessions will be held the first Wednesday of each month, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., on the following schedule:
|September||6th||Starting the Year: Family Engagement in the Classroom|
|October||4th||ECCP classroom support with challenging behaviors|
|November||1st||Student assessment and reporting|
|December||6th||Celebrations and challenges|
|January||3rd||Routine Reboot – coming back from the break|
|February||7th||Bringing the outside in – nature-based play in winter|
|March||6th||Incorporating STEM and technology in the pre-k classroom|
|April||3rd||Transitioning our students – pre-k to k|
|May||1st||Looking toward next year: screenings, child find, enrollment|
Please use and save the following Zoom link and password to access each meeting (the meeting link will be the same for each office hour session):
Public Pre-K Office Hours (1st Wednesday of the month) – Zoom link
Meeting ID: 831 6398 7276
To submit a topic or question prior to a session and/or for more information please email Marcy Whitcomb, Public Pre-K Consultant, at: Marcy.email@example.com