Babies and toddlers are born ready to learn and engage. The adults in their lives play a key role and form a system of support for development and learning. Although children are equipped with incredible capacities for learning, these inborn capabilities reach their potential only in the context of warm, responsive, consistent relationships. The need for high-quality infant-toddler and early childhood education programs is critical.
Breakout sessions include:
Learning How the World Works: Imitating and Pretending During the First Three Years
Babies are born learning! The capacity the newborn brain has for acquiring knowledge and making sense of the world, and the expansion of that capacity in the next 3 years, is one of the most fascinating areas of study among child development researchers. Within consistent relationships, infants and toddlers seek out experiences and interactions that spark their curiosity and wonder about the world.
From Coos to Conversation: Becoming a Communicator
Using language to communicate with one another is a powerful, essential part of the human experience. Research has shown that, in their first 3 years of life, children learn about language at a phenomenal pace. Parents and educators are the key ingredients in a language-rich environment for infants and toddlers. The more parents and educators understand about how they grow and learn, the better equipped they are to make good decisions each day about the experiences and interactions children need to develop and learn to the fullest.
The Dance of Early Relationships: The Foundation of Social-Emotional Well-Being for Infants and Toddlers
Participants should arrive 5-10 minutes before class. No children allowed.
Collaborative for Children is committed to accommodating the needs of all individuals who attend our trainings. If you require any special accommodations, please contact Rubi Rojo at 713-600-1173.
Training available only to those employed in the following Texas counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller and Wharton. Professional development opportunity made possible by Workforce Solutions.