Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2011 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

Filis Añu Nuebo! – Chamorro
Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan
Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian
Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog
Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian

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Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

2010 Professional Leadership Conference

2010 Professional Leadership Conference Presentation: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois Taitano Gumataotao received a certificate for their workshop presentation titled Using Literature to Promote Healthy Habits during the Child Care Givers 2010 Professional Leadership Conference themed “Beyond Quality Care: Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Young Children.” Rivera also presented a technology workshop titled Using Digital Storytelling to Promote Healthy Habits. The conference was sponsored by the Guam Child Care and Development Association, Association for Childhood Education International, and UOG’s School of Education Early Childhood Program, on April 9 and 10 at the University of Guam’s School of Education and Lecture Hall.

Pictured L-R: Gumataotao and Dr. Rivera.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lt. Governor Mike Cruz Signs Proclamation for Child Care Givers Appreciation Week and 2010 Professional Leadership Conference

Pictured above: Lt. Governor Mike Cruz signed the proclamation in celebration of the Child Care Givers Appreciation Week and 2010 Professional Leadership Conference on March 31, 2010 in the Governor's Conference Room at Adelup.
Photo by: Vladimir Navasca, Office of the Governor, Communication Dept.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Child Care Givers Appreciation Week and 2010 Professional Leadership Conference

Child Care Givers Appreciation Week
Guam Child Care and Development Association (GCCDA)
“Beyond Quality Care: Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Young Children”

All local and military child care and family providers, parents, owners/directors, educators, Head Start teachers, and Home School parents are invited to attend.

Friday, April 9, 2010
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
University of Guam
Lecture Hall

Saturday, April 10, 2010
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
University of Guam
School of Education Building
Download Presentation Form

For early registration contact Anita Palomo at 735-2400/2440 or email
UOG School of Education Building (2nd Floor) or
Rose White at Kiddyland in Dededo (cell: 483-7073 wk: 632-7677).
Early registration deadline is March 26th.
CREDITS AND CEUs will be offered for the conference contact Dr. Rivera email

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Call for Proposals: Child Care Givers Professional Leadership Conference

The Guam Child Care & Development Association (GCCDA) committee is currently planning their "Child Care Giver Appreciation Week.”
On April 9 and 10, GCCDA will hold the 2010 Professional Leadership Conference at the University of Guam, School of Education.

The organization is seeking presenters for this year's conference.
The theme this year is: "Beyond Quality Care: Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Young Children."

If you would like to present a workshop at the conference, please forward the following information as soon as possible to Dr. Marilyn Malloy Jackson at or Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at

The format for the conference is similar to last year with 90 minutes for each workshop.

1. YOUR NAME (as it should appear in the program booklet):________________________

2. TITLE OF WORKSHOP:__________________________________________


4. MORNING OR AFTERNOON PRESENTER:_____________________________

5. TYPE OF EQUIPMENT NEEDED:__________________________________________

Friday, February 12, 2010

Mark your calendars for the annual caregivers conference!

Guam Child Caregivers Appreciation Week
2010 Professional Leadership Conference

April 9 and 10
University of Guam
School of Education

"Beyond Quality Care: Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Young Children"
Conference Registration:
Early Registration: Up to Friday, March 26, 2010
$5.00 for all GCCDA members
$7.00 for non-members
$10.00 at the door
Early Registration can be taken at Kiddyland. Call or e-mail You may also pre-register with Anita Palomo at the University of Guam's School of Education. You can contact Anita at 735-2400/2440 or e-mail