NWL Match day 4: Ampem Darkoa toppled, Glitch and the Intellectuals

first_imgSOUTHERN ZONEPolice Ladies 1:1 Halifax LadiesLady Strikers 0:3 Sea lions LadiesSoccer Intellectuals 1:0 Samaria LadiesImmigrations Ladies 0:4 Hasaacas Ladies Freelance sports journalist, Akosua Addai Amoo, returns with her weekly wrap of the National Women’s League, and this time, she zooms in on the shock loss suffered by Ampem Darkoaa Ladies, Northern Ladies’ draw despite an accident on their travels and the brilliance of Soccer Intellectuals.Southern ZoneGuess who’s back?…back again…. tell a friendIt’s definitely not the American rapper, Eminem, but in the Women’s league, it seems Hasaacas Ladies are back on track. ‘The Doo’  Ladies routed Immigration ladies 4-0 at the La Town Park. After having an abysmal start to the season losing twice, the team has picked two wins and scored thirteen goals in the process.Doris Boaduwaa of Hasaacas being carried by her teammates after scoring a goal. (Image credit: NB Sports/ Matilda Dimedo)In a Cape Coast derby, Sea lions beat Lady Strikers 3-0 in their own backyard. The 2016 /2017 southern zone champions have really struggled so far having picked up only three points in four games.Mary Essiful‘s solitary goal for Soccer Intellectuals gave the team a win against Samaria Ladies in Ajumako. The win moves the Intellectuals to the top of the Southern Zone table.A battle between two unbeaten teams, Police Ladies and Halifax, resulted in the two teams sharing the two points. LEAGUE FORMATThere are 16 teams in the National Women’s league. The teams are divided into two zones, the Southern Zone and the Northern Zone. There will be 14 matches played in the respective zones. There will be a play-off between the champions of the two zones to determine the winner of the Women’s league.center_img Northern ZoneShould the alarm bells start ringing for holders of the league, Ampem Darkoa Ladies?The Techiman-based club suffered their first defeat of the season which was a 2-1 loss to Prison Ladies. This means ‘Nana Mma’ Ladies have picked only a point and scored two goals in the last two games after consecutive wins in their first two with a goal tally of nine. On the flip side, it is all smiles to the top of the Northern Zone league for Prison Ladies.On their way to play Matchday 4, Northern Ladies team got involved in a minor accident but despite the glitch the Ladies drew one all with  Fabulous Ladies.18 year old,  Rahama Jafar’s sterling performance for Northern Ladies earned her a third woman of the match award. The University of Development Studies Student is definitely one to keep tabs on.Northern Ladies Rahama Jafar is one to look out for(Image Credit : Matilda Dimedo/ NB Sports)It wasn’t a great day in the post for Women’s league player of the month, Kerrie McCarthy as Kumasi Sports Academy lost to Pearl Pia by a lone goal.Supreme Ladies picked their first point of the season as they shared the spoils with Ashtown Ladies.MATCH WEEK FOUR – FULL RESULTSNORTHERN ZONEAmpem Darkoa  Ladies 1-2 Prisons LadiesPearl Pia Ladies 1 : 0 Kumasi AcademyFabulous ladies 1-1 Northern ladiesAshtown Ladies 1:1  Supreme Ladieslast_img read more

Families at the Center: Exploring Family-Centered Practices in Early Childhood Services

first_imgFamily capacity-building practices: Practices that include the participatory opportunities and experiences afforded to families to strengthen existing parenting knowledge and skills and promote the development of new parenting abilities that enhance parenting self-efficacy beliefs and practices. By Jenna Weglarz-WardCreative Commons Licensing, [Flickr, Military Parents Participate in Child Find by US Army Garrison Red Cloud]In 2016, the FDEI team will be focusing on promoting family-centered practices in early childhood services.According to the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children’s most recent edition of the recommended practices:Family practices refer to ongoing activities that(1) promote the active participation of families in decision-making related to their child (e.g., assessment, planning, intervention);(2) lead to the development of a service plan (e.g., a set of goals for the family and child and the services and supports to achieve those goals); or(3) support families in achieving the goals they hold for their child and the other family members.Family practices encompass three themes:Family-centered practices: Practices that treat families with dignity and respect; are individualized, flexible, and responsive to each family’s unique circumstances; provide family members complete and unbiased information to make informed decisions; and involve family members in acting on choices to strengthen child, parent, and family functioning. Family and professional collaboration: Practices that build relationships between families and professionals who work together to achieve mutually agreed upon outcomes and goals that promote family competencies and support the development of the child. (p.9)As families have the most influence on their child’s development, it is important for professionals to support families’ confidence and competence in supporting their child’s growth and learning. Therefore, professionals need to develop skills not only in child directed intervention strategies but also skills to help parents and other caregivers enhance with knowledge and ability to carryover intervention strategies into their daily routines.Carol Trivette from East Tennessee State University will be leading our linked-series of family-centered webinars to help unpack these recommended practices. Our first webinar on March 17, 2016 will focus on adult learning strategies. By learning evidence-based adult learning strategies, early childhood professionals are able to build families’ understanding, knowledge, and skills to support their child’s development.On March 17 we begin with an interactive session on the Participatory Adult Learning Strategy (PALS) model. During this time, we will discuss the different learning methods from introductory strategy to mastery using research, examples, and discussion. Then on March 30 we will host a Lunch & Learn. This interactive event will give you a chance to share your thoughts, opinions, and experiences related to the key points from our live webinar and how you’ve applied these points recently in your own practices.To register for our March 17 webinar, Principles of Adult Learning, click here.To find out more about our March 30 interactive Lunch & Learn, click here.We hope to see you at both events this month!This post was written by Jenna Weglarz-Ward & Amy Santos, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more