The 2013 CAYL Wean Scholars Fellowship

logo WEANThe CAYL Institute is excited to be in our second year of partnership with the Raymond John Wean Foundation of Mahoning Valley, Ohio on our CAYL Wean Scholars Fellowship.  In this Fellowship, a community of  educators from Mahoning and Trumbull Counties come together to create and implement  positive change on behalf of children within their programs.

Fellows will hear some of the nation’s top experts and share useful dialog with as they think together about educating children and their families.  The CAYL team will facilitate a purposeful, visionary, and action oriented learning experience.

The dates and speakers for the 2013 CAYL Wean Scholars Fellowship are as follows:

Monday, March 25: Maurice Sykes: Director, Early Childhood Leadership Institute, University of the District of Columbia will discuss “Becoming a Transformational Leader for Children: Innovation and Opportunity.”

Lunch Dialogue: Monday, April 15: Ohio Public Policy Forum: Panel Discussion featuring:

Dr. Stephanie K. Siddens: Director, Office of Early Learning and School Readiness, Ohio Dept. of Education

To access a synthesis of President Obama’s  early childhood proposal, click here. 
To review the Ohio early learning standards, refer to

Tuesday, April 16: Erin Ramsey: Senior Program Director for Mind in the Making at the Families and Work Institute will discuss “Mind in the making: Life Skills that will Help your Children Reach Their Fullest Potential.”

Tuesday, May 7: Dr. Jerlean Daniel: Executive Director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children will discuss “Teaching Young Children: Best Practices.”

All dates will meet from 8am-3pm.

Location: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown
505 Gypsy Lane
Youngstown, OH 44504

College Credit: Fellows are eligible to receive 3 Graduate School credits from Cambridge College for participating in the 2013 Fellowship.  Click on the link below to download the form to apply for college credits.  Click here to download forms to receive college credit.