Last year Burlington School Committee Member Kristin Russo and Literacy Coach Renee Sacco visited over a dozen local Preschools to try to assess how we could support these organizations as they prepare their students for public education. Over an over the response from these early childhood providers was that they could use more professional development opportunities. Mrs. Russo then approached MA Commissioner of Early Childhood and Care Tom Weber to see if there was something that could be done to offer support for Early Childhood providers.
Commissioner Weber complimented the efforts of Mrs. Russo and Ms. Sacco stating, “Outreach like this is not happening in most districts.” In addition Commissioner Weber promised more professional development opportunities for Early Childhood providers that would meet the needs of their schedules.
The conference featured sessions led by the following Burlington staff members: Sean Musselman, Deborah Clark, and Colleen Jenkins. Check out some of the pictures from Early Ed Con below. Special thanks to Director of Technology Integration Dennis Villano for all of his work organizing this event.