Lessons Learned Applications Available!

The Sutter County Children & Families Commission recognizes that children are our most valuable resource. The first five years of a child’s life are critical; they grow and learn at an extraordinary pace. The Commission is committed to supporting the efforts of childcare providers to improve the quality of early care and education for children in Sutter County.

Lessons Learned invites early educators to participate in six sessions of professional development.   The outcomes for participants is to increase the early educators knowledge, skills and disposition by providing resources to advance developmentally appropriate daily lesson plans with a focus in science in their program.

During the six sessions of Lessons Learned, early educators will develop an understanding of developmental milestones of young children, knowledge of effective instructional practices for young learners, familiarity with early childhood science curricula, and an appreciation for young children’s desire to question, hypothesize, explore, and investigate and, strategies for incorporating science in their daily lesson planning.

Small and large licensed family childcare homes and licensed private childcare centers located are eligilble to participate in Lessons Learned.

Click here to download a copy of the Lessons Learned application. Applications are due September 10th!

Lessons Learned class dates and themes are as follows:

Date of Class  Monthly Theme
October 8, 2014                 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Earth Science
November 12, 2014           6:30 pm-8:30 pm Physical Science
December 10, 2014           6:30 pm-8:30 pm Space Science
February 11, 2015             6:30 pm-8:30 pm Life Science
March 11, 2015                    6:30 pm-8:30 pm Building Language & Scientific Literacy
April 15, 2015                     6:30 pm-8:30 pm Science Night at the Playzeum: Children’s Play Museum of Yuba-Sutter