The Bulletin 137: Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations Overview (Chapters 17) is the third in a 4-part series of courses designed for all administrators, directors, teachers and other support staff that own, operate and/or work in licensed “out of home" early learning centers. This course covers chapter 17 of Bulletin 137 beginning with background on Louisiana's vision for ensuring all children enter Kindergarten ready to learn and be successful. Changes in the state's child care licensing regulations were part of achieving that vision. This course will cover:
• Criminal Background Checks and the State Central Registry Disclosure Forms
The lectures are filled with many activities that make it interactive and engaging for participants taking this course. After completing this course, students will earn 2.0 training hours.
R. Manuel has many years of experiences in the early childhood field. Mr. Manuel also has a vast amount of experience using reliable and valid assessment tools to evaluate the effectiveness of early childhood programs. R. Manuel currently works at the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) in the Division of Early Childhood. At LDE, Mr. Manuel serves as Program Consultant where he works with Child Care Providers, and Resource/Referral Agencies who provide trainings, technical assistance, and referrals for child care providers and for families of young children. He has also provided professional development to early childhood teachers and administrators throughout the state of Louisiana, and has presented at local, and state, and national conferences.
Ashley is a Program Manager in the Division of Licensing. Prior to joining the Division of Licensing, Ashley worked at the Department of Education in the Division of Nutrition Support where she was a Program Specialist. Her duties included compliance monitoring for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program and conducting Nutrient Analysis for school menus statewide.