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October 9, 2020

ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference

Are you interested in learning about the latest early childhood research and connecting with thousands of fellow educators from around the world? Join ZERO TO THREE from October 5-9 for their Virtual Annual Conference!

About

This year’s virtual conference will give participants the added flexibility to be connected safely to thousands of colleagues from around the world; be inspired through an immersive experience into the latest research and education; and be prepared to move their practice forward in our changing and challenging world.

The conference package includes five days of exceptional programming and 30 days of exclusive, on-demand access to recorded sessions. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are included. Pre-Conference Forums will be available as well from September 22 to October 1 for an additional fee. Each Forum package includes a single two-day Forum event and 30-day access to the recorded session. CEUs are included.

Featured Sessions

The conference features many presentations and breakout sessions, including, but not limited to the following:

    • Bringing Self-Compassion and Care Home: Learning by Nurturing
    • Supporting Healthy Development Through Meaningful Relationships With Mother Nature, a Growing Global Movement
    • Operation HealthySteps: Promoting Safe Childcare Practices Across a Large Medical System
    • Where Trauma and Grief Collide: CPP With Child Traumatic Grief
    • How to Incorporate Mindfulness Techniques Into Family-Based Practices With Infants and Toddlers
    • Interrogating Whiteness in Early Intervention
    • Equity and Inclusion in Family Engagement Programs

See the full schedule.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. Member and group discounts are available. If you require any assistance with your registration, contact the Customer Support team at 855.868.1192

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October 8, 2020

ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference

Are you interested in learning about the latest early childhood research and connecting with thousands of fellow educators from around the world? Join ZERO TO THREE from October 5-9 for their Virtual Annual Conference!

About

This year’s virtual conference will give participants the added flexibility to be connected safely to thousands of colleagues from around the world; be inspired through an immersive experience into the latest research and education; and be prepared to move their practice forward in our changing and challenging world.

The conference package includes five days of exceptional programming and 30 days of exclusive, on-demand access to recorded sessions. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are included. Pre-Conference Forums will be available as well from September 22 to October 1 for an additional fee. Each Forum package includes a single two-day Forum event and 30-day access to the recorded session. CEUs are included.

Featured Sessions

The conference features many presentations and breakout sessions, including, but not limited to the following:

    • Bringing Self-Compassion and Care Home: Learning by Nurturing
    • Supporting Healthy Development Through Meaningful Relationships With Mother Nature, a Growing Global Movement
    • Operation HealthySteps: Promoting Safe Childcare Practices Across a Large Medical System
    • Where Trauma and Grief Collide: CPP With Child Traumatic Grief
    • How to Incorporate Mindfulness Techniques Into Family-Based Practices With Infants and Toddlers
    • Interrogating Whiteness in Early Intervention
    • Equity and Inclusion in Family Engagement Programs

See the full schedule.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. Member and group discounts are available. If you require any assistance with your registration, contact the Customer Support team at 855.868.1192

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October 7, 2020

ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference

Are you interested in learning about the latest early childhood research and connecting with thousands of fellow educators from around the world? Join ZERO TO THREE from October 5-9 for their Virtual Annual Conference!

About

This year’s virtual conference will give participants the added flexibility to be connected safely to thousands of colleagues from around the world; be inspired through an immersive experience into the latest research and education; and be prepared to move their practice forward in our changing and challenging world.

The conference package includes five days of exceptional programming and 30 days of exclusive, on-demand access to recorded sessions. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are included. Pre-Conference Forums will be available as well from September 22 to October 1 for an additional fee. Each Forum package includes a single two-day Forum event and 30-day access to the recorded session. CEUs are included.

Featured Sessions

The conference features many presentations and breakout sessions, including, but not limited to the following:

    • Bringing Self-Compassion and Care Home: Learning by Nurturing
    • Supporting Healthy Development Through Meaningful Relationships With Mother Nature, a Growing Global Movement
    • Operation HealthySteps: Promoting Safe Childcare Practices Across a Large Medical System
    • Where Trauma and Grief Collide: CPP With Child Traumatic Grief
    • How to Incorporate Mindfulness Techniques Into Family-Based Practices With Infants and Toddlers
    • Interrogating Whiteness in Early Intervention
    • Equity and Inclusion in Family Engagement Programs

See the full schedule.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. Member and group discounts are available. If you require any assistance with your registration, contact the Customer Support team at 855.868.1192

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October 6, 2020

ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference

Are you interested in learning about the latest early childhood research and connecting with thousands of fellow educators from around the world? Join ZERO TO THREE from October 5-9 for their Virtual Annual Conference!

About

This year’s virtual conference will give participants the added flexibility to be connected safely to thousands of colleagues from around the world; be inspired through an immersive experience into the latest research and education; and be prepared to move their practice forward in our changing and challenging world.

The conference package includes five days of exceptional programming and 30 days of exclusive, on-demand access to recorded sessions. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are included. Pre-Conference Forums will be available as well from September 22 to October 1 for an additional fee. Each Forum package includes a single two-day Forum event and 30-day access to the recorded session. CEUs are included.

Featured Sessions

The conference features many presentations and breakout sessions, including, but not limited to the following:

    • Bringing Self-Compassion and Care Home: Learning by Nurturing
    • Supporting Healthy Development Through Meaningful Relationships With Mother Nature, a Growing Global Movement
    • Operation HealthySteps: Promoting Safe Childcare Practices Across a Large Medical System
    • Where Trauma and Grief Collide: CPP With Child Traumatic Grief
    • How to Incorporate Mindfulness Techniques Into Family-Based Practices With Infants and Toddlers
    • Interrogating Whiteness in Early Intervention
    • Equity and Inclusion in Family Engagement Programs

See the full schedule.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. Member and group discounts are available. If you require any assistance with your registration, contact the Customer Support team at 855.868.1192

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October 5, 2020

ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference

Are you interested in learning about the latest early childhood research and connecting with thousands of fellow educators from around the world? Join ZERO TO THREE from October 5-9 for their Virtual Annual Conference!

About

This year’s virtual conference will give participants the added flexibility to be connected safely to thousands of colleagues from around the world; be inspired through an immersive experience into the latest research and education; and be prepared to move their practice forward in our changing and challenging world.

The conference package includes five days of exceptional programming and 30 days of exclusive, on-demand access to recorded sessions. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are included. Pre-Conference Forums will be available as well from September 22 to October 1 for an additional fee. Each Forum package includes a single two-day Forum event and 30-day access to the recorded session. CEUs are included.

Featured Sessions

The conference features many presentations and breakout sessions, including, but not limited to the following:

    • Bringing Self-Compassion and Care Home: Learning by Nurturing
    • Supporting Healthy Development Through Meaningful Relationships With Mother Nature, a Growing Global Movement
    • Operation HealthySteps: Promoting Safe Childcare Practices Across a Large Medical System
    • Where Trauma and Grief Collide: CPP With Child Traumatic Grief
    • How to Incorporate Mindfulness Techniques Into Family-Based Practices With Infants and Toddlers
    • Interrogating Whiteness in Early Intervention
    • Equity and Inclusion in Family Engagement Programs

See the full schedule.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. Member and group discounts are available. If you require any assistance with your registration, contact the Customer Support team at 855.868.1192

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July 15, 2020

A Routines-Based Approach for Young Children with Disabilities

Are you interested in learning about a routines-based approach for providing early intervention to young children with disabilities? Join ZERO TO THREE on July 15 for their free webinar, “Where Intervention Happens: A Routines-Based Approach for Young Children with Disabilities.”

About

Throughout the day, children learn during their everyday routines, including during child care. Ensuring that infants and toddlers with disabilities get the most intervention possible and the most relevant intervention possible means building their caregivers’ capacity.

This webinar will address the assessment of child and family needs, the use of a primary service provider, collaborative consultation, data collection, and how to train staff to use a routines-based approach. This webinar is best suited for early intervention professionals, as well as caregivers who have or would like to have an early intervention professional working with them.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. For those who are unable to attend the session, please note that all registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording 24 to 48 hours after the session.

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June 25, 2020

Drive-Up Diaper Distribution

Join Global Links and the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank (WPDB) on June 25 for their public drive-up diaper distribution event outside of PPG Paints Arena (rain or shine). To ensure participant safety, this event cannot accommodate walk-up participants.

About

Global Links and the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank (WPDB) have partnered to host a public drive-up diaper distribution event outside PPG Paints Arena (rain or shine), thanks to support from the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. The distribution will be equipped to serve up to 1,000 cars.

What’s Included?

Families and caregivers of young children who are experiencing financial hardship are invited to line up by car outside PPG Paints Arena to receive the following items (at no cost to families):

    • One case (four packages) of diapers per car.
    • One package of wipes per car.
    • An informational sheet listing neighborhood resource centers that can provide further diaper assistance.

Please note that two families CANNOT be represented in one car. Parents and caregivers will have the option of choosing one or two different sizes of diapers.

Traffic Details

    • All vehicles attending the diaper distribution will enter the distribution area by turning onto Logan Street from Centre Avenue. Once on Logan Street, personnel on-site will direct vehicles from the lots to the location at which the diapers will be distributed. To exit, all traffic will be routed to Fullerton Street and will exit via Centre Avenue.
    • Bedford Avenue between Washington Place and Crawford Street will be closed to traffic from downtown going uphill. Traffic from downtown can turn right onto Washington Place to access Centre Avenue or stay left on Bigelow Boulevard.
    • Wylie Avenue will be closed between Crawford Street and Logan Street.

More Information

To learn more, visit the Drive-Up Diaper Distribution event page or the Global Links website.

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June 23, 2020

Infant/Toddler Movement as a Foundation for Learning

Are you interested in exploring movement as the foundation of learning? Join the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW) on June 23 for their webinar, “Tummy Time: Infant/Toddler Movement as a Foundation for Learning.”

About

Infants enter the world prewired and primed to move. In this session, participants will learn about the impact tummy time has on brain and muscle development and its influence on developmental milestone progression. Additionally, participants will learn their role in how to create an environment that stimulates, promotes, and supports motor development.

This webinar is best suited for early childhood education teachers and administrators; family child care providers; infant/toddler coaches, consultants, and specialists; Child Care Resource and Referral leadership and staff; parents; and guardians.

Featured Topics

Topics include the following:

    • gross motor development,
    • tummy time best practices,
    • creating an environment that supports an active child, and
    • the caregiver/parent’s role in tummy time.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage.

More Information

For questions, contact NCECHW at health@ecetta.info or 888.227.5125.

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May 13, 2020

Navigating Transitions During COVID-19 for Infant/Toddler Families

We would like to invite you to join us for a live informational webinar from the Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports. This live web series is about what families can expect during the closure of face-to-face Early Intervention Services. These sessions will assist in navigating transitions during COVID-19 for infant/toddler families. The live informational webinars will be recorded and posted on the EITA (Early Intervention Technical Assistance Portal) Portal for those who are unable to join live.

Registration

There is no need to register for this event because this is a public webinar to help families maneuver through this difficult time. To attend, you can very simply join from PC, Mac, iOS, or Android on May 13 at 2 p.m. Attendees can also join us by phone if they choose. Attendees can also join us by phone if they choose. When dialing in, callers can access the webinar by entering 855.880.1246 on your keypad and using the following Meeting ID: 988 8060 8928

More For Infant/Toddler Families During COVID-19

For more information on this live webinar series or on Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA), contact Sarah Holland at saholland@pa.gov. To find resources that support early intervention (EI) work during COVID-19, click here.

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April 15, 2020

Navigating Early Intervention Services During COVID-19

Families are invited to join a live informational webinar from the Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports about what families can expect during the closure of face-to-face Early Intervention services. There is no need to register.

A recording of the event will be available on the Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) portal after the event for individuals who are unable to attend. Professionals may be asked to sign off if participant levels get close to capacity.

Available Sessions

The following sessions will be available:

    • For Families fo Children Receiving Infant/Toddler Early Intervention Services | 12 – 1 p.m.
      Join from PC, Mac, iOS, or Android: https://paiu.zoom.us/j/904942246
      Join by Phone: 312.626.6799, Meeting ID: 904 942 246
    • For Families of Children Receiving Preschool Early Intervention Services | 2 – 3 p.m.
      Join from PC, Mac, iOS, or Android: https://paiu.zoom.us/j/380197977
      Join by Phone: 312.626.6799, Meeting ID: 380 197 977