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May 11, 2022

Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change

Join Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) for an virtual webinar series, “Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change.” Hear from luminaries who are working on the frontlines of current and emerging issues for children and families. Registration is required for this event.

Session Information

  • March 2, 2022 | Listening to Children and Families in Court

In this first conversation of BTC’s Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change spring series, the Honorable Judge Erica Yew will share what she has been learning over the course of her convention-shattering career, and the importance of listening to families and partnering with them to improve justice outcomes for all.

  • May 11, 2022 | Listening to Families Resettling in the US

On any given day, there are more than 80 million refugees around the world, nearly half of whom are children. Join Sesame Workshop’s Maria del Rocio Galarza, Vice President of US Social Impact, and Tara Wright, Senior Manager of Content Design for a conversation about how Sesame Workshop aims to support children, families and providers as they arrive and resettle in the US. through creating resilience-building resources and celebrating the unique strengths of different communities.

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March 29, 2022

Everyday Interactions Matter: Deep and Simple in School Age Care

Child care providers in Allegheny County may participate in a free, 15-hour course, “Everyday Interactions Matter: Deep and Simple in School Age Care”.

Sessions will take place via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from March 1 to March 29, at 6:30 – 8 p.m.  Additional self-paced homework will be assigned via Schoology. Registration is available on the Trying Together website.

Receive Credit

All 15 hours must be completed to get PQAS and/or ACT 48 credit. If you are interested, we encourage you to register very soon! The link below gives details and dates for this course. If you successfully complete all 15 hours of the series PD, you can use these hours to matriculate into 1 stackable credit at Carlow University.

Course Description

The primary ingredient of quality in school age settings begins with the “everyday interactions” between educators and children. These simple and ordinary moments that take place during play, transition, and daily routines form the foundation for learning and growth.  

In this five-week course, school age learning professionals will engage with the Everyday Interactions Matter approach through a process of careful observation, discussion, and self-reflection. Educators will evaluate the impact their ordinary interactions have on child development and the overall quality of programming in their learning communities.  Course experiences offer school age educators the chance to cultivate professional self-awareness and community building.  Through the Everyday Interactions Matter approach, educators recognize powerful moments of connecting, sharing, learning, and belonging in their everyday interactions with school age children.

About Everyday Interactions Matter

Everyday Interactions Matter (EIM) is a professional development initiative designed to help early childhood educators learn and grow from their own practice. Through a strengths-based process of observation, discussion, and reflection, educators take a close look at the everyday moments they share with children. Video footage of adult-child interactions serves as the raw material for facilitating professional growth.

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March 22, 2022

Everyday Interactions Matter: Deep and Simple in School Age Care

Child care providers in Allegheny County may participate in a free, 15-hour course, “Everyday Interactions Matter: Deep and Simple in School Age Care”.

Sessions will take place via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from March 1 to March 29, at 6:30 – 8 p.m.  Additional self-paced homework will be assigned via Schoology. Registration is available on the Trying Together website.

Receive Credit

All 15 hours must be completed to get PQAS and/or ACT 48 credit. If you are interested, we encourage you to register very soon! The link below gives details and dates for this course. If you successfully complete all 15 hours of the series PD, you can use these hours to matriculate into 1 stackable credit at Carlow University.

Course Description

The primary ingredient of quality in school age settings begins with the “everyday interactions” between educators and children. These simple and ordinary moments that take place during play, transition, and daily routines form the foundation for learning and growth.  

In this five-week course, school age learning professionals will engage with the Everyday Interactions Matter approach through a process of careful observation, discussion, and self-reflection. Educators will evaluate the impact their ordinary interactions have on child development and the overall quality of programming in their learning communities.  Course experiences offer school age educators the chance to cultivate professional self-awareness and community building.  Through the Everyday Interactions Matter approach, educators recognize powerful moments of connecting, sharing, learning, and belonging in their everyday interactions with school age children.

About Everyday Interactions Matter

Everyday Interactions Matter (EIM) is a professional development initiative designed to help early childhood educators learn and grow from their own practice. Through a strengths-based process of observation, discussion, and reflection, educators take a close look at the everyday moments they share with children. Video footage of adult-child interactions serves as the raw material for facilitating professional growth.

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Sensory Strategies for Early Learners

Join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for the upcoming virtual professional development session, “Sensory Strategies for Early Learners.”

This session introduces participants to the most common developmental delays in children, aged birth through five years. It will also share strategies for supporting children with developmental delays. Presenters will identify activities, strategies, and Library resources that can generate positive sensory experiences for all young children.

Registration for this event is available on the Carnegie Library website. For additional information, please contact info@carnegielibrary.org or call 412.622.3114

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March 17, 2022

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Workshop Series

Join Brazelton Touchpoints Center for a three-part workshop series focused on infant and early childhood mental health. Registration for this event is available online.
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation is a capacity-building intervention that supports the mental health and social-emotional well-being of children, families, and providers who work with them. Family Connections is an evidence-based, system-wide model for mental health consultation and professional development.
This three-part virtual workshop series based on the Family Connections model is for you if you are a Mental Health Consultant, Family Service professional, or early childhood systems leader. Each workshop provides knowledge, skills, and strategies that you can bring right back to your setting and implement them in service of the staff and family well-being. And, for Mental Health Consultants, this series will provide you with a workshop model for professional development in the programs for which you consult.

Workshops

Workshop topics include:
  • Overcoming barriers to family-staff partnerships | 3/10, 2-3:30 p.m.
    • Building strong family-staff relationships – key to young children’s development- is an ongoing process. Explore challenges to building these relationships and strategies to overcome them.
  • Understanding depression and fostering resilience | 3/17, 2-3:30 p.m.
    • Learn more about depression, and how you can help family-facing professionals reach out to family members about mental health concerns while keeping in mind their cultural values and beliefs.
  • Talking to children about sensitive topics | 3/24, 2-3:30 p.m.
    • Learn how to support family-facing professionals when discussing sensitive issues with children and families from diverse backgrounds, and how they can care for themselves during these conversations.

Cost

Each workshop costs $35, or all three workshops may be bundled for $90. Group rates are available by contacting Brazelton Touchpoints Center.

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March 15, 2022

Everyday Interactions Matter: Deep and Simple in School Age Care

Child care providers in Allegheny County may participate in a free, 15-hour course, “Everyday Interactions Matter: Deep and Simple in School Age Care”.

Sessions will take place via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from March 1 to March 29, at 6:30 – 8 p.m.  Additional self-paced homework will be assigned via Schoology. Registration is available on the Trying Together website.

Receive Credit

All 15 hours must be completed to get PQAS and/or ACT 48 credit. If you are interested, we encourage you to register very soon! The link below gives details and dates for this course. If you successfully complete all 15 hours of the series PD, you can use these hours to matriculate into 1 stackable credit at Carlow University.

Course Description

The primary ingredient of quality in school age settings begins with the “everyday interactions” between educators and children. These simple and ordinary moments that take place during play, transition, and daily routines form the foundation for learning and growth.  

In this five-week course, school age learning professionals will engage with the Everyday Interactions Matter approach through a process of careful observation, discussion, and self-reflection. Educators will evaluate the impact their ordinary interactions have on child development and the overall quality of programming in their learning communities.  Course experiences offer school age educators the chance to cultivate professional self-awareness and community building.  Through the Everyday Interactions Matter approach, educators recognize powerful moments of connecting, sharing, learning, and belonging in their everyday interactions with school age children.

About Everyday Interactions Matter

Everyday Interactions Matter (EIM) is a professional development initiative designed to help early childhood educators learn and grow from their own practice. Through a strengths-based process of observation, discussion, and reflection, educators take a close look at the everyday moments they share with children. Video footage of adult-child interactions serves as the raw material for facilitating professional growth.

News

March 10, 2022

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Workshop Series

Join Brazelton Touchpoints Center for a three-part workshop series focused on infant and early childhood mental health. Registration for this event is available online.
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation is a capacity-building intervention that supports the mental health and social-emotional well-being of children, families, and providers who work with them. Family Connections is an evidence-based, system-wide model for mental health consultation and professional development.
This three-part virtual workshop series based on the Family Connections model is for you if you are a Mental Health Consultant, Family Service professional, or early childhood systems leader. Each workshop provides knowledge, skills, and strategies that you can bring right back to your setting and implement them in service of the staff and family well-being. And, for Mental Health Consultants, this series will provide you with a workshop model for professional development in the programs for which you consult.

Workshops

Workshop topics include:
  • Overcoming barriers to family-staff partnerships | 3/10, 2-3:30 p.m.
    • Building strong family-staff relationships – key to young children’s development- is an ongoing process. Explore challenges to building these relationships and strategies to overcome them.
  • Understanding depression and fostering resilience | 3/17, 2-3:30 p.m.
    • Learn more about depression, and how you can help family-facing professionals reach out to family members about mental health concerns while keeping in mind their cultural values and beliefs.
  • Talking to children about sensitive topics | 3/24, 2-3:30 p.m.
    • Learn how to support family-facing professionals when discussing sensitive issues with children and families from diverse backgrounds, and how they can care for themselves during these conversations.

Cost

Each workshop costs $35, or all three workshops may be bundled for $90. Group rates are available by contacting Brazelton Touchpoints Center.

News

March 8, 2022

Everyday Interactions Matter: Deep and Simple in School Age Care

Child care providers in Allegheny County may participate in a free, 15-hour course, “Everyday Interactions Matter: Deep and Simple in School Age Care”.

Sessions will take place via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from March 1 to March 29, at 6:30 – 8 p.m.  Additional self-paced homework will be assigned via Schoology. Registration is available on the Trying Together website.

Receive Credit

All 15 hours must be completed to get PQAS and/or ACT 48 credit. If you are interested, we encourage you to register very soon! The link below gives details and dates for this course. If you successfully complete all 15 hours of the series PD, you can use these hours to matriculate into 1 stackable credit at Carlow University.

Course Description

The primary ingredient of quality in school age settings begins with the “everyday interactions” between educators and children. These simple and ordinary moments that take place during play, transition, and daily routines form the foundation for learning and growth.  

In this five-week course, school age learning professionals will engage with the Everyday Interactions Matter approach through a process of careful observation, discussion, and self-reflection. Educators will evaluate the impact their ordinary interactions have on child development and the overall quality of programming in their learning communities.  Course experiences offer school age educators the chance to cultivate professional self-awareness and community building.  Through the Everyday Interactions Matter approach, educators recognize powerful moments of connecting, sharing, learning, and belonging in their everyday interactions with school age children.

About Everyday Interactions Matter

Everyday Interactions Matter (EIM) is a professional development initiative designed to help early childhood educators learn and grow from their own practice. Through a strengths-based process of observation, discussion, and reflection, educators take a close look at the everyday moments they share with children. Video footage of adult-child interactions serves as the raw material for facilitating professional growth.

News

March 2, 2022

Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change

Join Brazelton Touchpoints Center (BTC) for an virtual webinar series, “Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change.” Hear from luminaries who are working on the frontlines of current and emerging issues for children and families. Registration is required for this event.

Session Information

  • March 2, 2022 | Listening to Children and Families in Court

In this first conversation of BTC’s Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change spring series, the Honorable Judge Erica Yew will share what she has been learning over the course of her convention-shattering career, and the importance of listening to families and partnering with them to improve justice outcomes for all.

  • May 11, 2022 | Listening to Families Resettling in the US

On any given day, there are more than 80 million refugees around the world, nearly half of whom are children. Join Sesame Workshop’s Maria del Rocio Galarza, Vice President of US Social Impact, and Tara Wright, Senior Manager of Content Design for a conversation about how Sesame Workshop aims to support children, families and providers as they arrive and resettle in the US. through creating resilience-building resources and celebrating the unique strengths of different communities.

News

March 1, 2022

Everyday Interactions Matter: Deep and Simple in School Age Care

Child care providers in Allegheny County may participate in a free, 15-hour course, “Everyday Interactions Matter: Deep and Simple in School Age Care”.

Sessions will take place via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from March 1 to March 29, at 6:30 – 8 p.m.  Additional self-paced homework will be assigned via Schoology. Registration is available on the Trying Together website.

Receive Credit

All 15 hours must be completed to get PQAS and/or ACT 48 credit. If you are interested, we encourage you to register very soon! The link below gives details and dates for this course. If you successfully complete all 15 hours of the series PD, you can use these hours to matriculate into 1 stackable credit at Carlow University.

Course Description

The primary ingredient of quality in school age settings begins with the “everyday interactions” between educators and children. These simple and ordinary moments that take place during play, transition, and daily routines form the foundation for learning and growth.  

In this five-week course, school age learning professionals will engage with the Everyday Interactions Matter approach through a process of careful observation, discussion, and self-reflection. Educators will evaluate the impact their ordinary interactions have on child development and the overall quality of programming in their learning communities.  Course experiences offer school age educators the chance to cultivate professional self-awareness and community building.  Through the Everyday Interactions Matter approach, educators recognize powerful moments of connecting, sharing, learning, and belonging in their everyday interactions with school age children.

About Everyday Interactions Matter

Everyday Interactions Matter (EIM) is a professional development initiative designed to help early childhood educators learn and grow from their own practice. Through a strengths-based process of observation, discussion, and reflection, educators take a close look at the everyday moments they share with children. Video footage of adult-child interactions serves as the raw material for facilitating professional growth.