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.
- 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