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Developmentally Appropriate Toileting Practices Toolkit: Supporting All Children from Preschool through 3rd Grade

Developmentally Appropriate Toileting Practices Toolkit: Supporting All Children from Preschool through 3rd Grade

The California Department of Education (CDE) has just released the Developmentally Appropriate Toileting Practice Toolkit. The purpose of this toolkit is to provide guidance and information to LEAs and community-based organizations on best practices for supporting California’s youngest learners as they develop and master toileting independence. This resource is intended to support district and community-based leaders and educators in understanding why supporting toileting independence in developmentally appropriate ways is critical both to supporting equitable access to UPK programs across settings, and to ensuring children’s full engagement in preschool through third grade learning opportunities.

This resource can be found on the California Educators Together Website.

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The article Practitioner Brief: Culturally Responsive Practices to Collaborate with Families focuses on culturally responsive practices for early childhood educators, emphasizing the significance of collaborating with families from diverse cultural backgrounds to support children's social-emotional learning. It provides practical strategies to address common challenges in establishing effective communication and engagement with families. Additionally, it underscores the vital role of family-professional collaboration in creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all children.

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) invites you to participate in the following family engagement professional learning sessions. 

Empowering Parent Leaders: ELAC/DELAC Training Course (Capacitando a padres líderes: Curso de formación ELAC/DELAC). This session will be held at the North County Regional Education Center and is designed to help parents gain a better understanding of the responsibilities, requirements, laws, and regulations of ELAC/DELAC.  

Join SDCOE for a Friday Cafe-a morning discussion and networking series for people who work at the intersection of families and learning on April 19th. 8:30 am to 10 am. You may access the meeting via this Zoom link. For information, contact Kathia Lopez, Parent Education Specialist.

This meditation is designed to engage young children’s imagination, encourage mindfulness through simple breathing and movement, and instill a sense of security and positivity. When we teach mindfulness to kids, we equip them with tools to build self-esteem, manage stress, and skillfully approach challenges. Explore this guided meditation to introduce mindfulness and meditation to children—at any age.

Mindful Expression Through Art by Melissa Dormoy, is slightly adapted and curated from Green Child Magazine (2024). This mindful art resource allows for children to meditate and practice creative expression through their imagination or you can guide them through a meditative art session. This practice offers children the chance to express themselves through art. They can choose to use their imagination and visualize the creative process, or you can lead this meditation while they use art supplies to make their own art creation.

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) P-3 team invites district and school administrators to an institute Aug. 27 and 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. where participants will develop and explore their P-3 system.

This institute provides intentional, in-depth time for participants to examine their current strengths and opportunities within their P-3 system in order to make actionable and relevant site-based changes. This exciting opportunity will foster learning, collaboration, and action-planning to build a cohesive P-3 continuum.