There are so many reasons to join the MyPeers social network! It's the best place for early childhood professionals to brainstorm, exchange ideas, and share resources with colleagues from across the country. Members can join communities and workgroups dedicated to specific roles, topics, and regions. Connect with others around Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA); Practice-Based Coaching; staff wellness; mental health; and more. Members are even sharing examples of policies, forms, flyers, and plans from their own programs to help their colleagues develop innovative practices!
Explore answers to MyPeers FAQs below. Learn more about MyPeers in this handy tip sheet.
How is MyPeers different from the ECLKC?
The Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) is the official information hub for the Office of Head Start. MyPeers is a social platform for connecting, sharing, and collaborating with fellow early childhood professionals.
What's the difference between a community and a workgroup?
Anyone can join a community. Workgroups are limited to members with permission to join from the group administrator.
How do I find communities to join?
Select "Communities" from the left-hand navigation bar. Set the filter in the upper-right corner to "All Communities." Choose the icon of the community you want to enter. Use the blue "Join" button to receive updates or participate in community chat.
How can I join a workgroup?
Select "Workgroups" from the left-hand navigation and set the filter to "All Workgroups." Choose the icon for the workgroup you want to join and select the blue "Join" button to send an access request to the group administrator.
Can I start a new community or workgroup?
Yes. From the "Pages" tab in the MyPeers Central community, choose "Request New Community/Workgroup." After you complete the form, someone from MyPeers will contact you.
Is there an app?
Yes! The MyPeers platform is hosted by MangoApps. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store to stay connected on the go.
Can I change my email notification preferences?
Yes. Select your initials/avatar in the upper-right corner, then "Change My Settings." Select the "Change" button under Configure Notifications to update your preferences.
What if my email address changes?
Log into MyPeers with your old email address. Select your initials/avatar in the upper-right corner, then "Profile & Timeline." Choose the "Edit" button to change your email address and update any other personal information. The next time you log in, use your updated email address.
Check out our orientation sessions to learn more about MyPeers and its features. Watch the beginner orientation to explore the basics of MyPeers participation. The advanced session is for members who are looking for more in-depth ways of interacting, including creating and maintaining communities and using quizzes, surveys, and forms.
Contact us with additional questions or concerns.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Office of Head Start
Last Updated: January 26, 2023