Agenda for Children

MMCI Sessions

NOEEN was 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 in schools, Head Start programs and private Type III early learning centers in Orleans Parish. We are currently launching our second cohort of MMCI trainings!

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, registration will open to staff who work at New Orleans programs rated as either Unsatisfactory or Approaching Proficient in either the 2016-17 or 2017-18 school years will receive priority registration from March 25th - March 31st. These participants are also eligible to receive stipends of $360 for attending all sessions (please note that any training that is longer than two hours is considered a double session. If you miss one of these sessions it is equivalent to missing 2 sessions). Click here to see if you are employed at one of these eligible sites.

Sites in the New Orleans Early Education Network that are not on this list may participate in the training, but are not eligible to stipends and cannot register until April 1st 2019. While the grant funding the current MMCI sessions prevents us from offering it to staff from other parishes, we hope to be able to make this important opportunity available in other parishes in the future!

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 24 clock hours
  • Receive a $360 stipend*
  • Lunch/Dinner will be provided at each training session!
*In order to be eligible for a stipend, participants must work for an eligible site (that was rated as either Unsatisfactory or Approaching Proficient 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 or Saturdays. NOTE: If you are signing up for a class with 6 dates, they are 'double sessions' (two sessions in one day). If you sign up for a class with 12 dates they are 'single sessions' (one session in one day). Each training is 12 sessions total. 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 our 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. Start learning!

Infant/Toddler Sessions

Neighborhood

Location and Dates

 

Wednesdays & Thursdays 

Saturdays

9 am - 1:30 pm

Central City

Hoffman Early Learning Center

May 25th, June 1st, June 8th, June 15th, June 22nd, June 29th

   Click to Register

Central City

Mahalia Jackson Elementary

May 11th, May 25th, June 1st, June 8th, June 15th, June 22nd

  Click to Register

West Bank

Creative Kidz (Marrero)

Apr 17th, Apr 18th, Apr 24th, Apr 25th, May 1st, May 2nd, May 8th, May 9th, May 15th, May 16th, May 22nd, May 23rd

W & Th 6 pm - 8 pm

Click to Register

 

West Bank

Clara's Little Lambs Preschool Academy @ Federal City

June 1st, June 15th, July 13th, July 27th, August 3rd, August 10th

  Click to Register

New Orleans East

Children's Palace 

May 4th, May 11th, May 18th, June 1st, June 8th, June 15th

 

Click to Register

New Orleans East

Creative Kidz (East)

Apr 13th, May 4th, May 18th, May 25th, June 1st, June 8th

 

  Click to Register

Pre-K Sessions

Neighborhood

Location and Dates

 

Wednesdays

Saturdays

9 am - 1:30 pm 

West Bank

Clara's Little Lambs Preschool Academy @ Federal City

May 4th, May 11th, May 18th, May 25th, June 1st, June 8th

   Click to Register

New Orleans East

Children’s Palace & Sentino Early Childhood Academy (this class alternates locations)

Apr 13th (CP), Apr 27th (SEA), May 4th (SEA), May 18th (CP), May 25th (SEA), June 1st (CP)

 

Click to Register

 Mid-City

 Agenda for Children

Wednesday option: June 12th, June 26th, July 10th, July 24th, July 31st, August 7th

 

Saturday option: April 13th, April 27th, May 11th, May 25th, June 15th, June 29th

W 4 pm - 8 pm 

Click to Register

 

 

 

 

Click to Register

 

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

Add yourself to our waitlist here! 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.

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