Public Pre-K and Partnership Open Office Hours Scheduled

Public PreK Partnership Open Office Hours

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:

Month Day Topic
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
Passcode: 07691734

To submit a topic or question prior to a session and/or for more information please email Marcy Whitcomb, Public Pre-K Consultant, at: