The Guam Law
17 GCA Chapter 6, Section 6109
"Children not attending a private full-time school and who are being instructed in study and recitation for at least (3) hours a day for one hundred seventy (170) days each calendar year by a private tutor or other person, in the several branches of study required to be taught in the public schools of this Territory and in the English language, shall be exempted from attending the public school."

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Reaching Out to Our Children - Celebrate Child Care Givers Appreciation Week & 2010 Professional Leadership Conference

When homeschooling my son, I always aim to promote healthy habits and quality education. This is because promoting healthy behaviors and teacher quality are essential for our children to receive the quality education that they deserve. Employing innovative instructional strategies can empower our children to be engaging learners in an environment that authentically promotes cultural diversity, healthy living, and academic excellence.

Moreover, to have a brighter future in this world, we must start from the foundation. We must start from the early childhood years to foster our young children to succeed in life. As such, the Guam Child Care Givers Association will be holding its annual Professional Leadership Conference in celebration of Caregiver's Week. Please see the details below. You may also visit the GCCDA conference website at for additional information.

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

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. Matilda Naputi Rivera email

Additional note: Although many of the workshops will be aimed for early childhood, I will certainly find them useful, as I know that I can also modify the strategies to meet the unique needs of my son.