Dear Early Education and Care Partners:
The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) are sponsoring three additional sessions of the Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators - Intensive Trainings (5 hrs.) as part of the spring series of Infant and Toddler Mental Health workshops. These trainings have been scheduled on Saturdays to accommodate Family Child Care Providers. There will be .5 CEUs awarded to educators.
We all know how important it is to have an understanding in our work of healthy social and emotional development in young children. Each of the workshops will introduce participants to core principles of infant and toddler mental health. Understanding these principles helps to strengthen our work with infants, toddlers, their parents and other caregivers. These principles include:
* typical social-emotional development and its connection to learning
* the importance of emerging capacities for self-regulation
* the importance of all relationships that interface with young children (e.g. parent-child, child-child, child-caregiver, parent-caregiver, parent/caregiver-administration)
* factors that contribute to risk and resiliency and why it's essential to consider ways to cultivate resiliency in young children and families.
These workshops will be conducted by The Center for Early Relationship Support (CERS) of The Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Boston. These sessions are open to educators in EEC's mixed delivery system and other early education and care partners including Family Child Care (FCC) system providers; Coordinated Family and Community Grantees (CFCE); Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs); Educators and Provider Support Grantees (EPS); Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Grantees; MASS 2-1-1 staff, Early Intervention Providers and EEC staff.
To register go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6RZSSN8
Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators - Intensive (5 hrs.)
Saturday, March 8, 2014 –EEC Metro Office (10:00am - 4:00pm) Saturday, April 12, 2014- EEC Springfield Office (10:00am - 4:00pm) Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Worcester Public Library (10:00am - 4:00pm) *These times include a one hour lunch break
For additional workshop schedules and registration information, please visit: http://www.mass.gov/edu/government/departments-and-boards/department-of-early-education-and-care/news-and-updates/2013/infant-and-toddler-mental-health-workshop-series.html
If you have any specific question about these Infant and Toddler Mental Health Workshops or you need any special accommodations, please contact: Jaki Fishkin (DMH) at email@example.com.
Commissioner Department of Early Education and Care
These training opportunities are funded through the federal Race to The Top - Early Learning Challenge grant