Archive for February, 2011

ECERS-R Workshop Registration Extended

Monday, February 28th, 2011

There are still spaces for the ECERS-R Training on March 2nd.  Registration has been extended until March 1st.

Facilitated by Shawna Lee & Ruth Houston, ECERS-R is designed to assess and process quality in Preschool programs.  Learn to use the tool effectively.  Check out the details here:   ECERS Workshop Details

Hiring or looking for a job?

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

If you are hiring, you can post a position for a child care or  early years related position on the Child & Family Collaborative website for FREE.  It’s easy.  Just send the advertisement in the form of a word document, PDF or a scan of the actual advertisement to .  We will post it and thousands of people will see it.

If you are looking for a job in the field, stop by our Job Listings area from time to time.  You never know what opportunities may be there!

Workshop Proposals – Joy of Childhood

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The Joy of Childhood Conference Subcommittee is currently accepting proposals from dynamic presenters of innovative, interesting and exciting workshops for this year’s Conference to be held October 22, 2011.

Please see details here:  Criteria of Workshop Proposals

Proposals must be submited to Franca Di Stefano no later than April 29th.

How to set up your RSS feed

Friday, February 18th, 2011

RSS Feed Connection Instructions

These instructions are for Microsoft Outlook.  Various computer systems or your local settings may have some influence in the results.

1.  Copy this link:

2.  Open your Microsoft Outlook

3.  In your Mail Folders, you should have an RSS Feed folder; right click your RSS Feed folder, click on Add New RSS Feed.

4.  Paste the link copied from  above into the box.

5.  Click “Advanced” box and set up your feed to suit yourself.  Please ensure the box indicating “automatically download enclosures for this feed” is checked.

6.  Click O.K. which returns you to the small box with the link, click “yes”.

7.  Almost immediately a new folder called  Child & Family Collaborative will be created within the RSS Feed folder in Outlook  and you will see the latest news downloaded to this file.  New downloads will be added as changes are made to the website.