Appreciating the Deep and Simple Moments in Early Childhood

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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

It is sometimes difficult to imagine how a single, small, and ordinary moment fits within the complex challenges and rising demands for outcomes of early care and learning, yet such moments are the most essential building blocks of a healthy community. Finding meaningful ways to understand, appreciate, and promote such moments can be encouraging, enriching, and empowering at every level of the child-serving system. At the foundation of every child’s healthy development is the power of human connection – and we will explore the power we have to build connections and contribute to the positive development of the children around us.

Dana Winters, Ph.D.
Learner objectives

Participants will:
- Gain a deeper understanding of the role of human interactions in child development

- Identify ways that human interactions can be encouraged and grown across all levels of a child-serving system

- Apply the conceptual foundation of developmental relationships to the everyday practice of supporting the learning and growing of children, families, and colleagues

Intended audience
Administrator, Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Family Educator, Family Member, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Interactions with Children
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Interactions, Relationships and Environments