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.
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.
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.
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.
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.