Educator Spotlight

Marceinia W. Peoples
Forrest Park/Greenville Preschool

How many years have you worked with children? 21 years.

What brought you to work with children?
Working in Vacation Bible School and Sunday School brought me to work with children.  

Have you always wanted to or did it just happen? I’ve wanted to be a teacher since junior high. In elementary, I wanted to be a news anchorwoman.

What are some of your hobbies?
Reading, relaxing with family, shopping.

What is your most treasured accomplishment?
My children.

What is your favorite thing about working with children?
I love when they catch on to a skill or activity. A bright light comes on and they are so happy. I also love their sense of humor and transparency.

What has been the most significant or memorable moment in your job?
Individual connections with children that have lasted past high school and even college.

Do you have any dreams or aspirations you want to share?
To continue to fulfill my purpose in life.
We want to hear from you!

We are in the process of planning our trainings and professional development for the summer and the upcoming year.  Please take a moment to complete the survey below to help guide us in our planning. We want to make sure we are offering trainings that best meet your needs.

Wellness Corner

May is Mental Health Awareness month.  The American Psychological Association reminds us that primary care providers and educators must consider mental health to be as important as physical health and learning problems, respectively. Mental health assessment and care needs to be integrated into children's overall healthcare and education. 

Follow the American Psychological Association's link to their website for many talking points and resources to share with staff and families.  

AAIMH Virtual Summer Summit

WHEN: 06/24/2021 9:00 AM, CDT

To protect the health and safety of our members and guests, the AAIMH Summer Summit will be held virtually in 2021.

This year's virtual summit keynote, "Relationships Matter: Advancing Early Relational Health for Future Wellbeing," will be presented by Dr. David Willis.  

David W. Willis, MD, FAAP serves as a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy and is a national expert in pediatrics, early childhood systems, early relational health and early childhood mental health. At CSSP he helps to advance the growing intersection of child health transformation and early childhood system building with a social justice emphasis and an early relational health frame.  Prior to coming to CSSP, Dr. Willis served as the Inaugural Executive Director of the Perigee Fund in Seattle, the Division Director of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems in HRSA under the Obama administration, and an early brain and child development pediatric leader in Oregon and AAP.  Dr. Willis has been a developmental-behavioral pediatric clinician in Portland, Oregon for more than 30 years. He received his MD from Thomas Jefferson University.

Registration includes keynote address, state announcements and AAIMH updates, and a complimentary one-year membership to AAIMH!  
A reduced registration rate is available to current members.

A limited amount of scholarships are available for this event. To request a scholarship, please complete the online request form.


Curricula Concepts Inc. is offering trainings online via Zoom for families and educators.  

Go to our TRAINING CALENDAR to sign up!   

Pre-registration is required.  If the participant must cancel for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible. Spots are limited and there may be a waiting list.

Training is provided at no cost to the participants and PDR credit is available.
Information to consider:
  • Credit for the training cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals or for participants who leave early.
  • This is an online training and the expectation is that participants will have the capability to interact and participate using video as well as audio.

Have questions or problems with registering for trainings?
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Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE)

To provide you with information about the COVID-19 public health crisis and to answer child care questions, join the informational Zoom meetings occurring every other Tuesday at 12:00 pm.

  • Join via phone: 301-715-8592   ID: 959 5436 3354
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