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FY 16 SERK-Funded Credit and Credentialing Courses

1199C Training and Upgrading Fund

District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund prepares people without degrees in developing career pathways. District 1199C offers CDA programs as well as prep courses to aid students in meeting the 8th grade reading level requirement needed in order to take the CDA assessment. CDA courses taken through 1199C will matriculate into college credits at Community College of Philadelphia. Interested applicants may sign up for the prep courses and/or CDA classes at any time by contacting:


Cheryl Feldman

215-568-2220

cfeldman@1199ctraining.org

http://1199ctraining.org/

CDA Credential





Course Title

Start Dates

Course Type

Credit-Bearing?

Location

CDA

August 24, 2015

Face-to-face

Matriculates

1199C, Philadelphia

CDA

August 10, 2015

Face-to-face

Matriculates

Today’s Child, Delaware County


Community College of Philadelphia (CCP)

The Community College of Philadelphia Early Childhood (Birth- 4th Grade) Program develops the knowledge and competence of students interested in teaching or working in related careers with children birth through fourth grade. The program provides a sound theoretical foundation in principles of child growth and development from the prenatal period through the primary years, as well as a functional understanding of programs and curricula appropriate for young children. Skills emphasized include child observation, curriculum planning for diverse learners, advocacy, and interpersonal and communication abilities. Interested applicants should contact:


Amy Saia

215-751-8000

asaia@ccp.edu

http://www.ccp.edu/site/



CDA Credential/Renewal





Course Title

Start Dates

Course Type

Credit-Bearing?

Location

CDA (3 cohorts offered)

October 2015

Face-to-face

Matriculates

Philadelphia

CDA

January, 2016

Face-to-face

Matriculates

Philadelphia

(CDA Renewal)

ED 204: Curriculum and Instruction: Engaging Young Children in the Learning Process



October 2015

Face-to-face

Yes

Philadelphia

(CDA Renewal)

ED 135: Family and Community Relationships



October 2015

Online

Yes

Philadelphia



Director’s Credential/Renewal





Course Title

Start Dates

Course Type

Credit-Bearing?

Location

MNGT 121: Introduction to Business

October 2015

Online

Yes

Philadelphia

LEAD 114: Leadership for Effective Organizations

January 2016

Online

Yes

Philadelphia

ED 275: Early Childhood Leadership

May 2016

Hybrid

Yes

Philadelphia

(Director’s Credential Renewal) ED 245: Assessment of Young Children

January 2016

Face-to-face

Yes

Philadelphia

(Director’s Credential Renewal) ED 255: Teaching English Language Learners

January 2016

Hybrid

Yes

Philadelphia


Child Care Professionals Network (CCPN)

CCPN has partnered with SERK to provide CDA, SAPC and college courses for ECE practitioners. CCPN provides high quality, relationship based training that considers barriers and hardships practitioners face in providing childcare. At the completion of the CDA course, each student is prepared to apply for CDA assessment. Trainers are available to support the students in every capacity; through mentoring, conversation, instruction, networking, partnering current students with previous students, providing supplemental material and working one on one. Interested applicants should contact:


John Sperduto

484-368-1090

sperdutj@neumann.edu

http://www.childcarenetwork.org/dnn/ChildCareProfessionals/tabid/62/Default.aspx


CDA/SAPC Credentials


Course Title

Start Dates

Course Type

Credit-Bearing?

Location

CDA

August 24, 2015

Face-to-face

Matriculates

John Anderson Cultural Center –Philadelphia

Penn State Cooperative Ext.- Delaware County

Warwick Child Care Administration Building-Montgomery County

SAPC

August 24, 2015

Face-to-face

Matriculates

Young Scholars - Philadelphia

Loving Care - Delaware County


Training Resources Unlimited

Training Resources Unlimited will assess computer skills and collect writing samples of all participants prior to beginning the CDA course. Instructors will also view participants PD history to ascertain levels of background knowledge of participants that may support coursework. The actual CDA course is structured as a face-to-face course (coupled with field experiences) and will meet twice per week to accumulate the 120 instructional hours. Participants will receive information via classroom instruction, group projects and individual based projects. Students will receive support in preparation for the CDA assessment throughout this course. Participants are expected to have access to a computer as well as basic computer skills. Interested Applicants should contact:


Geralynn Summers-Mundondo

267-779-9376

gmundondo@aol.com

CDA Credential





Course Title

Start Dates

Course Type

Credit-Bearing?

Location

CDA



August 18, 2015

Face-to-face

Matriculates

Learning Tree - Philadelphia

A Place to Grow - Philadelphia

CDA

September 2, 2015

Face-to-face

Matriculates

Today’s Child – Delaware County


Northampton Community College (NCC)

NCC coursework is available on line, and provides professional development services to early childhood education practitioners everywhere. NCC prepares students for their CDA assessment by providing a nine credit specialized diploma which integrates into the associate degree, allowing students to move seamlessly along the PA Keys Career Lattice. The courses are written with the credential requirements integrated into the assignments for the CDA and PA School Age Professional Credential and the Leadership for Early Childhood Program Directors meets the education requirements for the PA Director’s Credential. Upon completion of each credential, the practitioners are provided with the information required to apply for their NCC Specialized Diploma. This information is included in each course that provides the next step for obtaining their credential. Pre req. is 15 prior ECE credits to enroll in Leadership for Early Childhood Directors Specialized Diploma courses. Interested applicants should contact:


Sharon Vietmeier

610.332.6087

svietmeier@northampton.edu

www.northampton.edu



CDA/SAPC Credentials


Course Title

Start Dates
Course Type

Credit-Bearing?

Location

CDA (2 running)

September 15, 2015

Online

Yes

All counties

SAPC

Fall 2015

Face-to-face

Yes

Today’s Child, Delaware County


Director’s Credential


Course Title

Start Dates
Course Type

Credit-Bearing?

Location

BUSA101 Introduction to Business

December 2015

Online

Yes

All counties

EARL231 Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Programs

December 2015

Online

Yes

All counties

EARL232 Leadership Seminar in Early Childhood Programs

May 2016

Online

Yes

All counties



Credit-Bearing Coursework


(Can be used for Credential or Certification Renewal)


Course Title

Start Dates
Course Type

Credit-Bearing?

Location

SPED160 Introduction to Special Education

December 2015

Online


Yes

All counties

EARL160 Child Care Health Advocate

May 2016

Online

Yes

All counties
Manor College

Since 2007 Manor College has organized over two dozen CDAs sponsored by the Southeast Regional Key, conducting CDA courses throughout Montgomery and Bucks county areas and have helped achieve the credential of over 500 Early Childcare professionals. Each CDA student is visited at minimum three times for the purposes of not only ensuring the smooth operation of the class but also to inform and answer questions concerning transforming the CDA experience into college credits and achieving a degree in Early Childcare Education. They will guide the student through the application process and waive the application fee for all SERK-Funded CDA students. Manor College serves a demographically wide range of students and can anticipate differing needs and approaches to optimize the student’s experience. The CDA instructors make themselves available to students beyond the classroom by providing them with personal contact information and accommodating them in personalized sessions and counseling.

Cherie Crosby



215-885-2360, ext.246

ccrosby@manor.edu

http://www.manor.edu/

CDA Credential





Course Title

Start Dates
Course Type

Credit-Bearing?

Location

CDA

September 1, 2015

Face-to-face

Matriculates

Manor College – Montgomery County

Adath Jeshurun – Montgomery County

Tiferet Bet Israel – Montgomery County

Arcadia University

Arcadia University is an undergraduate and graduate institution that offers the Director’s Credential. Instructors discuss the Director Credential submission process and are available to help students even after the course ends. Many of the faculties are not only professors, but also early childhood professionals who have been through the process and can share their personal experiences. In addition, program coaches are available work with students on the application process, are well versed in the Rising Stars quality systems, and work with students to ensure they are meeting their goals as they move up the levels. Class time is spent on how to improve parental involvement, how to improve leadership qualities, how to assess teachers, how to better deal with multiculturalism within various contexts, and how to become stronger educational leaders, whether it's in the classroom or a center. A great deal of time is also spent on the early childhood standards and best practices for implementing them into the childcare settings. Courses are offered in a blended manner meeting on three Saturdays from 9:00am – 4:00 pm over 9 weeks with online work in between. Arcadia offers all three Director Credential courses (three credits each, totaling nine). Current tuition is $720 per credit, and they offer a 1/3 discount to all early childhood students. The course costs a student $1440.00. Interested applicants should contact:
Lorraine Brandenburger

brandenl@arcadia.edu

http://arcadia.edu/

Director’s Credential





Course Title

Start Dates
Course Types

Credit-Bearing?

Location

ED621 Communication Strategies for Effective Early Childhood Programs

January 4, 2016

Hybrid

Yes

Arcadia University, Montgomery County

ED637 Instructional Leadership

February 29, 2016

Hybrid

Yes

Arcadia University, Montgomery County

ED620 Planning of Early Childhood Programs

May 9, 2016

Hybrid

Yes

Arcadia University, Montgomery County

Penn Literacy Network

The Penn Literacy Network (PLN) is a comprehensive professional development/curricular enhancement/school reform program based in The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. PLN has provided onsite and regionally-based credit-bearing or noncredit bearing courses, workshops, coaching programs and leadership trainings to more than 34,000 early childhood through grade 12 educators across the United States and internationally in the areas of reading, writing, special needs, english language learning, mathematics, science, and technology since 1981. PLN has worked with Keystone STARS early childhood programs in the SERK service delivery area, both in the Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. PLN is excited about the opportunity to broaden our reach and share our expertise with more early childhood programs in the SE Region.
Dr. Bonnie Botel- Sheppard

215-898-1984

Admin: Iris Sanchez

sanchezi@gse.upenn.edu

http://www.gse.upenn.edu/pln/


Credit-Bearing Coursework


(Can be used for Credential or Certification Renewal)


Course Title

Start Dates
Course Types

Credit-Bearing?

Location

EDCE 533 Forming and Reforming Reading, Writing, and Talking Across the Curriculum

September 14, 2015

Face-to-face

Yes

TBD, Philadelphia

EDCE 533 Forming and Reforming Reading, Writing, and Talking Across the Curriculum

November 12, 2015

Face-to-face

Yes

TBD, Montgomery County

EDCE 533 Forming and Reforming Reading, Writing, and Talking Across the Curriculum

December 9, 2015

Face-to-face

Yes

TBD, Philadelphia


Professional Development Dimensions (MELC)

For the past 27 years, Professional Development Dimensions has provided PD and TA to school age practitioners. PD Dimensions pro-actively addresses the challenge that most students face to complete their work and obtain their credential; successfully balancing their coursework and their job, by structuring the course to include weekly SAPC submission requirements. Additionally, the curriculum and course design builds in expert and peer feedback to support students in attaining course objectives and credential requirements through a streamlined approach. Supporting program staff in meeting the career lattice requirements, pursuing professional goals, and achieving academic credentials by showing administrators how to guide their staff through various professional credentialing processes and support staff in pursuing resources is a crucial part of their work as technical assistance consultants.


Admin: Ingrid Molinares

610-617-4550 Opt. 4

imolinares@melc.org

http://pddimensions.org/SAPC/




SAPC Credential





Course Title

Start Dates
Course Types

Credit-Bearing?

Location

SAPC

September 2015

Face-to-face

Matriculates

MELC – Narberth, Montgomery County

SAPC

October 2015

Technical

Assistance

Cohort support *


TBD

Various Locations

*10-15 students will be supported by an additional 150 hours of TA to support student completion of submission requirements (each student receiving a minimum of 10 hours each)




To Access Rising STARS Tuition Assistance & CDA Vouchers


  • Log into your www.pakeys.org account

  • Click on “Tuition Asst &CDA Voucher Applications” tab in the left-hand column

  • Click on the appropriate “Apply Online” link in the upper right-hand “Voucher Applications” box

Tuition Assistance FAQ:

https://www.pakeys.org/uploadedContent/Docs/Tuition%20Assistance%20FAQ%20July%201%202014%20MJM.pdf



July 2015





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