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Caregiver-Child Relationships Build the Base for Lifelong Learning

The first few years of a child’s life are pivotal for healthy brain development, and many children spend much of this time in out-of-home child care programs. This R&D Alert article explores research-based approaches to strengthening children’s development in such environments, identifying the relationship between caregiver and child as the key component.

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Trauma-Informed Practices in Early Childhood (TIP-EC)

WestEd’s TIP-EC service provides research-based professional learning modules, coaching, and a Training for Trainers model focusing on trauma-informed practices and strategies for creating trauma-sensitive and healing-engaged programs and systems. Find the module that suits your needs.

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Relationship-Based Approaches that Support Healing and Build Resilience

This new resource supports early childhood professionals by encouraging greater understanding of trauma and its impact on young children. Readers are introduced to teaching and family engagement strategies that support health, healing, and resiliency for children, families, and staff.


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Addressing Family Concerns About Infant and Toddler Development and Behavior

This user-friendly toolkit is designed to help early childhood professionals work more effectively with families in addressing their concerns about infant and toddler development and behavior. The resource provides key background information about common challenging behaviors and offers intervention strategies to explore with families.


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Register for the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) Trainer Institute, January 6–12, in San Diego

PITC Trainer Institutes aim to equip early care professionals with the skills necessary to improve the quality of care in their programs and communities. Start the new year off with Modules I and II: Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization; and Group Care.

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Careers at WestEd

Are you or someone you know looking to make a difference in the education of children, youth, and adults?

Visit WestEd.org/careers for a full list of our current career opportunities.

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Join WestEd at regional and national conferences, and register for our professional learning opportunities throughout the year.

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