Agenda for Children

MMCI Sessions

NOEEN was recently awarded Supplemental Improvement funding from the Department of Education to improve quality in Unsatisfactory and Approaching Proficient programs in Orleans Parish. The grant will allow us to provide MMCI training over 180 staff in schools, Head Start programs and private Type III early learning centers that were rated as "Unsatisfactory" or "Approaching Proficient." We are launching our first cohort of MMCI participants in Spring 2019!

The deadline to register is December 21st. Register early to make sure you get a spot in a class with a location and time that's convenient for you.
 
The MMCI Group Coaching program helps participants learn to use the CLASS® lens as a framework for understanding and improving the key teacher-child interactions that boost teacher professional development and children’s learning. During these group-coaching workshops, participants will:
  • Increase their ability to identify and provide interactions that promote learning;
  • Build their understanding of effective teaching from real classroom video observations; and
  • Grow professionally through interactive sessions with your fellow teachers and leaders.
Due to restrictions in funding, only staff who work at New Orleans programs rated as either Unsatisfactory or Approaching Proficient in either the 2016-17 or 2017-18 school years are eligible to participate at no cost and receive the stipends. Click here for a list of eligible sites. Other sites in the network can participate at a cost of $175 per participant.

Click here for a printable flier with registration links.
 

Why participate in MMCI Group Coaching?

  • Learn how to implement new teaching practices that enhance your career as a teacher
  • Develop teacher-child interactions that increase learning & improve classroom management
  • Earn two CEUs or 20 (Pre-K) or 24 (Infant/Toddler) clock hours
  • Receive a $300 (Pre-K) or $360 (Infant/Toddler) stipend*
*In order to be eligible for a stipend, participants must work for an eligible site (that was rated as either Unsatisfactory or Approaching Proficent in either 2016-2017 or 2017-2018) and attend all sessions.

 

When and where will classes be held?

Classes will be held at locations throughout the New Orleans area (including Central City, New Orleans East and the West Bank). Participants will be able to choose from Wednesday evening sessions (6-8) or double sessions on Saturdays (4.5 hours total, including a half-hour lunch break). A list of confirmed dates and locations is available in our flier and in the chart below! 

Do I need my director or principal's support?

Yes! We will be asking each director or principal for an assurance that they have approved of their staff's participation. If they do not complete and submit the very short assurance form when you apply, they will be asked to do so prior to the start of classes. 

As a child care center director, how will this affect my compliance with labor laws?

At the conclusion of the training series, we will provide each center with a letter stating the exact amount of each stipend provided to each staff person who attended. The stipends are calculated at $15 per hour and are only available to individuals who work at eligible sites AND have completed all the sessions. Sites whose staff complete all sessions will also be eligible to receive classroom kits to support quality and small stipends to offset some of the costs incurred in having staff participate. The program stipends and classroom kits are dependent upon participants' attending every class and completing their homework. We strongly encourage sites to maintain a copy of the letter documenting the stipends for the purposes of documenting compliance with relevant Department of Labor regulations. 

How to Register

  1. Register for a session using the links below or in the flier.
  2. If you are not a program leader, have your supervisor complete an assurance form to confirm that they approve of their staff's participation in MMCI. Have them email it to mmci@agendaforchildren.org.
  3. If your program is not eligible to attend for free, you will be invoiced and must complete payment in advance of the first session.
  4. Start learning!

Is the class you'd like full? Place yourself on a waitlist!

Click here to get added to a waitlist. We will notify you if a space becomes available in a class. Note that we do plan to offer at least another session of Pre-K trainings later in the spring and may be able to offer infant and toddler sessions in the future as well.

Infant/Toddler MMCI Sessions

Neighborhood

Location & Dates

Wednesdays 
(6-8)

Saturdays
(9-1:30)

Mid-City/ Broadmoor

Total Community Action

Jan 16th, Jan 30th, Feb 13th, Feb 27th, Mar 13th, Mar 27th, Apr 10th, Apr 24th, May 8th, May 22nd,Jun 5th, Jun 19th

Full Class

 

New Orleans East

Creative Kidz East

Wednesday Dates
Jan 16th, Jan 30th, Feb 20th, Feb 27th, Mar 13th, Mar 27th, Apr 10th, Apr 24th, May 8th, May 22nd,Jun 5th, Jun 19th

Saturday Dates
Jan 19th, Feb 2nd, Feb 16th,March 16th, April 13th

Click to Register

Full Class

Algiers/West Bank

Clara’s Little Lambs

Jan 19th, Feb 2nd, Feb 16th,Mar 16th, Mar 30th April 13th

 

Class 2 (FULL)

Class 3

Central City

Mahalia Jackson Elementary

Jan 19th, Feb 2nd, Feb 16th,Mar 16th, Mar 30th April 13th

 

Full Class

 

Pre-K MMCI Sessions

In addition to the classes below, Morris Jeff School is hosting a Pre-K session. Please click here to register. Note that it's schedule is different from the other sessions, so please be sure that the dates and times work for you prior to registering! 

Neighborhood

Location & Schedule

Wednesdays
(6-8)

Saturdays
(9-1:30)

Algiers/West Bank

Clara’s Little Lambs

Jan 19th, Feb 2nd, Feb 16th,Mar 16th, Mar 30th

 

Click to Register

Central City

Mahalia Jackson Elementary

Jan 19th, Feb 2nd, Feb 16th,Mar 16th, Mar 30th

 

Class A
Class B

New Orleans East

Children’s Palace

Jan 19th, Feb 2nd, Feb 16th,Mar 16th, Mar 30th

 

Full Class

Mid-City/ Carrollton

Agenda for Children

Jan 16th, Jan 30th, Feb 13th, Feb 27th, Mar 13th, Mar 27th, Apr 10th, Apr 24th, May 8th, May 22nd

Click to Register

 

New Orleans East

Resurrection of Our Lord - 4 pm- 6 pm

Jan 16th, Jan 30th, Feb 13th, Feb 27th, Mar 13th, Mar 27th, Apr 10th, Apr 24th, May 8th, May 22nd

Click to Register

 

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