Tender Bridges Advisory Council

Early Education Bucks County  

Helping Children with Self-Regulation Strategies  

April 4, 2017

Presenter:  Colleen T. Mantell, M.S., Ed.

Director/Kindergarten Enrichment Teacher
Circle of Friends Preschool and Enrichment Programs

What is Tender Bridges?

On October 23, 2008, the long standing and highly successful TENDER BRIDGES coalition took the form of a BCIU Advisory Council. The Council is facilitated by Edwina Frasca-Stuart, D. Ed., BCIU Director, Teaching, Learning, and Staff Development and Sarah J. Shoffler, M.Ed., Early Childhood Specialist with BCIU Early Childhood Services.
The Council's work is based on ten plus years of collaboration among Bucks County's Quality Child Care Coalition for Early Care and Education, the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, United Way Success by 6, Head Start, Bucks County preschools and child care programs, Bucks County school districts, Bucks County non-public schools, higher education, and parents. View Membership List

Purpose of Tender Bridges:

The Council's goal is to provide a venue where early care and educational professionals and elementary principals and teachers gather around topics of mutual interest related to the education of young children and the importance of transition to kindergarten. Continue reading about our Vision and Goals.

To see our library of articles about Early Childhood Education click here.

 Transition to School Age

2016/2017 Meeting Dates:  

Location:  BCIU #22
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Thursday, February 23, 2017  
Thursday, May 4, 2017