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Region 15 Schools

Educators complete PreK-3 Leadership Program through the UConn Neag School of Education

Region 15 educators, Dr. Erin Birden (Pictured Left) and Mrs. Ashley Dunne (Pictured Right) recently completed the PreKindergarten to 3rd Grade Leadership Program at The Neag School of Education at The University of Connecticut.  

The Region 15 educators were members of the sixth cohort of the program who had the opportunity to hear from local and national experts; and engage in creating, discovering, and applying learning insights from practitioners on early childhood education. With a focus on adult learning with active engagement, cohort members were asked to apply the program content to their organization to better understand the developmental, curricular, and assessment needs along the PreK to 3rd-grade continuum to better develop early childhood learning success, as well as filling a void in PreK-3 leadership development. 

The program is an executive-style program with a small cohort of 15 to 20 members developed by a core team from the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, Neag Educational Leadership Program, Connecticut State Department of Education, and Connecticut Association of Schools. 

“It is critical that our educators be knowledgeable on why early childhood education is so important, and to have the skills and ability to share strategies that can be successfully implemented in our district,” said Dr. Carrie Chiappetta, Assistant Superintendent of Region 15 Schools.