Month: June 2015

RFP for Presenters for Childhood Conversations Conference

June 24, 2015

Childhood Conversation is a statewide conference for parents, community providers, childcare providers and teachers.  The 10th annual conference is scheduled for April 2, 2016 in Windsor.  The RFP for conference presenters is now available on the Childhood Conversations website.  The deadline for submission is September 10th. http://childhoodconversations.com/request-for-presenter-2/


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Provider Focus Group July 14th

June 17, 2015

The CT Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Planning Committee wants Your input on Screening A Focus Group just for Birth to Three System providers is planned for: Tuesday, July 14 9:30 – 11 AM United Way of CT – 1344 Silas Deane Highway, 4th floor, Rocky Hill Continental breakfast provided ECCS is focusing on comprehensive developmental screening in Connecticut. Your perception of current screening practices and their impact on you, childcare providers and families is vital. Please share your experiences and insight. Contact Heather Spada, ECCS Coordinator, at heather.spada@ctunitedway.org or 860-372-4240 to RSVP before July 10. Visit www.eccsct.org for more … Continue reading


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Untreated Unilateral Hearing Loss & Delays

June 17, 2015

Families Need To Know: Untreated Unilateral Hearing Affects Later Development (Reuters Health) – It’s important to identify and treat newborns and young children with deafness in one ear. Leaving one-sided deafness untreated leads to reorganization of developing hearing pathways in the brain, and has been tied to poorer speech and language development, poorer vocabulary, simpler sentence structure than their normal-hearing peers, and poor academic performance, the authors write in Pediatrics, online June 8.  Children with unilateral hearing are automatically eligible for Birth to Three because of the possible serious impact on their development. “One of the main issues is lack … Continue reading


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4 Webinar Series on EI and Social Emotional Development

June 16, 2015

This series of four 90 minute webinars on Early Intervention and Social Emotional Development in the Early Years is free and available to all interested programs and providers. https://learn.extension.org/events/2085#.VYA4Emfwuot


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Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers Toolkit

June 8, 2015

The Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers is a free, online resource developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Designed for families of toddlers and preschoolers, this website is organized by child age, and offers videos, activities, and print materials to address common parenting challenges, including tantrums and whining.    


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Parent Training Opportunity – Understanding Data

June 3, 2015

Family Leaders Institute by DaSy* – What’s in a number? Do you know a parent leader who is seeking training in understanding children’s educational data? One parent can be sponsored to go to Atlanta, Georgia this October 6 and 7 and learn how to meaningfully engage as a stakeholder in conversations about data. This institute is intended to help the parent advocate for improvements in Part C and preschool special education. Go to http://dasycenter.sri.com/downloads/FLI_flyer.pdf for more information.   *DaSy is the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems


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