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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:11 pm 
The nationally accredited Early Childhood Programs at Western New Mexico University continues its successful track record of securing grants with a new award by the Thornburg Foundation for $75,000.

The grant is funding the second phase of a program helping prepare classroom teachers through reflective supervision. Current teachers will be given stipends to participate in professional development trainings and apply techniques using reflective practices while mentoring students.

“This new grant award is helping us train future early childhood educators,” said Shannon Rivera,” Early Childhood Programs Executive Director. “Reflective consultation will be available to our teachers on a regular basis.”

Supervising teachers of the Child Development Center, the learning lab for the Early Childhood Programs, are required to mentor and train pre-service teachers participating in practicum courses within the lab site. These teachers do not have systematic training or preparation to mentor students.

“During the first phase of the grant program, reflective consultation sessions were provided and it was determined to be supportive of mentoring skills used by mentoring teachers,” said Rivera. “We wanted a more in-depth and detailed approach to achieve our desired impact.”

Supervising teachers mentor pre-service teachers, university students serving in the learning lab while earning their degrees in early childhood development. Grant money provided through the second phase of the program will provide weekly consultation by a consultant and supervising teachers.

The Child Development Center serves 122 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

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September 20, 2016
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Contact: Abe Villarreal
Phone: 575.538.6336
news@wnmu.edu


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Original Poetry and Music
Senior Olympics - Golf
Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan 9am
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Laughter Club at 12:15pm
Hapkido Class
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
Beginning Tai Chi at Lotus Center
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Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
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Compassionate Friends Gathering
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Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
ToSC Council Meeting- Agenda
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Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Babytime: Sing & Play
Farmer's Market
Gin Rummy
Golf - Copper Country Senior Olympics
"The Aztec Sun Stone- La Piedra Del Sol"at the Bayard Public
AMP Concerts Presents Septeto Nacional
Silver City Sister Circle Worldwide New Moon Gathering
Beginning Tai Chi at Lotus Center
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Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Brown Bag: Grant County in the Great War
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Pop-Up MakerSpace @ The Public Librar
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"Disappearing Mining Landscape Of GC" Opens SC Museum
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Poetry Reading with Raven Drake
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Dinner & Staged Reading of "Last Of The Red Hot Lovers"
Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan 10am
Hapkido Class
Pet Central Thrift Store
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
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Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
Low Cost Pet Vaccination and Microchipping Clinic
Huachas (washers) Senior Olympics event
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