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Assistive Technology for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children

May 10, 2024

Date and Time: May 15, 2024, 5:00-6:00pm EST Presented by: Lauren Tucker, Ed.D., Associate Professor, SCSU (Graduate Program in Assistive Technology and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders) NEAT Members, CT SDE Subscription and CT Birth to Three Providers: FREEGeneral Public: $25 Description: Looking for assistive technology resources for the Birth to 3 population?  This webinar will share low to high-tech resources to engage and support the littles… from daily living tasks, early literacy, and communication.  Examples of visual schedules, sensory supports, adapted toys, adapted books, and more will be shared!  Takeaway resources will also be provided to extend your learning beyond … Continue reading


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Assistive Technology For Infants, Toddlers And Young Children

April 5, 2024

Date and Time: May 15, 2024 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST Presented by: Lauren Tucker, Ed.D., Associate Professor, SCSU (Graduate Program in Assistive Technology and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders) NEAT Members, the CT SDE Subscription and CT Birth to Three Providers: FREEGeneral Public: $25 Description: Looking for assistive technology resources for the Birth to 3 population?  This webinar will share low to high-tech resources to engage and support the littles… from daily living tasks, early literacy, and communication.  Examples of visual schedules, sensory supports, adapted toys, adapted books, and more will be shared!  Takeaway resources will also be provided to … Continue reading


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Safety in Home Visiting Presentation

November 9, 2023

Northwest Cares will be hosting an educational program focusing on “Healthcare Safety in the Home” on December 6, 2023, at 8:30 -10:00am.  The presentation is approximately 60 minutes followed up with 30 minutes of Q&A, if needed. Please email Paul.Rabeuf@hhchealth.org with any questions. Use the QR code in flyer below to register.


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Children with Disabilities: Know your Rights and Responsibilities under Federal Law

October 16, 2023

Event Date: November 2, 2023 at 12pm AND 6pm A virtual presentation and discussion hosted by the Education Working Group about the civil rights of children with disabilities. This year’s focus topic is children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but the group works to help children and parents with all disabilities. This presentation is designed for the parents, caregivers, and guardians of children with disabilities as well as directors and staff who work at child care organizations and camps. Click here to see the flyer for the event. Register here.


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Somos Latinx Families: A Family to Family Real Talk Conversation

July 31, 2023

SAVE THE DATES: Every other Monday, beginning October 2 through November 27, 2023, 3-4:30pm (ET) This free, 5-episode virtual conversation series offers a safe and welcoming space to hold conversations for, by, and with Latinx families. Explore what it means to be a parent as part of the Latinx community, raising Latinx children while navigating U.S. mainstream cultures, and connecting Latinx cultural identities to physical and mental well-being. Join us as we create a Latinx parent community of mutual learning and support. The series begins on Monday, October 2, 2023, and will be held every other Monday, from 3 to 4:30 PM ET / … Continue reading


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Family to Family Real Talk Series: Parenting while Rising to Child Development Challenges

July 31, 2023

SAVE THE DATES: September 25, October 23, November 6, December 4, and December 18, 2023. All are welcome to join and engage in these powerful conversations. This free, 5 episode virtual conversation series offers a warm and inviting opportunity to connect with other parents and families of children with differences in or challenges to their development. Through a series of conversations with parents of children with developmental differences, challenges, or disabilities, we will explore the unique as well as common experiences of loving and raising children whose developmental process and journey is delayed or atypical. We will discuss the challenges and joys … Continue reading


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Positive Parenting Tips

July 19, 2023

The Centers for Disease Control has resources listed on their website organized by age, from infants to teenagers, for parents and providers to learn more about early childhood development, positive parenting, safety, and health. Find the resources here.


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Fun Summer Learning Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Children

July 19, 2023

Looking for Fun Summer Learning Activities? Consider Brain-Building Through Play Activities Three core principles of child development include fostering responsive relationships, strengthening core life skills, and reducing sources of stress. Play is an effective way of supporting all three. With support from the LEGO Foundation, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has created a series of handouts with playful, age-appropriate activities for children, from newborns to adolescents, that are easy to do at home or just about anywhere! Check out the handouts here. Want to learn more about the importance of play in learning and development? Check … Continue reading


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Family Resources from Sesame Workshop

June 7, 2023

Sesame Workshop has launched a new website packed with free content (e.g., resources, research, videos). New search tools and navigation features allow users to discover and share resources more easily than ever before. Explore by topic, resource type, and even favorite characters. Some resources are organized by Sesame Workshops “impact areas” – emotional well-being, foundational knowledge and skills, creativity and playful problem solving, and self-identity and belonging. Pull-down menus from the Family Resources tab subheadings offer topical resources ranging from ABCs and 123s to tough topics like homelessness and traumatic experiences. There’s also a new school readiness section to help … Continue reading


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Activities for Bonding with Young Children

February 15, 2023

Try these fun games and activities with children and watch how their eagerness to learn and their relationship with their caregivers grow! Resource from Zero to Three.


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9th Annual Infant/Toddler Conference

February 15, 2023

Bridging Strong Relationships between Families, Caregivers, and Staff Members Sponsored by EASTCONN Early Childhood Initiative Register now for EASTCONN’s 9th annual Infant/Toddler Conference. The conference will be held Friday, March 3, 2023 from 8am-3:30pm at the EASTCONN Conference Center in Hampton, CT. The day is designed for teachers, caregivers, family service staff, Birth to Three providers, DCF workers, and administrators that serve the youngest learners. For more information on the day and to register, check out the flyer in English and Spanish.


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Parent Support Program

December 15, 2022

The Saint Joseph Parenting Center is a nonprofit organization that provides free parenting support and education to the community. Their classes are offered in both English and Spanish. Their “Dads are the Difference” program starts in January 2023! Check out this flier in English and Spanish for more information!


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Research Study Opportunity for Families

December 7, 2022

Yale Child Study Center The Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism (SANA) Program is looking for participants for one of their current studies. This study focuses on the social and emotional development in early childhood. For more information, check out this flyer.


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Numeracy Family Activities

December 6, 2022

Shared from Baby Talk December 2022 Parents and caregivers can promote early math learning with these DREME Family Math resources. Read, sing, play, and learn together with activities focused on building young children’s understanding of mathematical operations. Materials may be selected by the age level of children (babies through early elementary). Learn more here.


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Interdisciplinary Training for EI Professionals

November 1, 2022

New Cohort for EISP beginning in 2023! Offered through University of CT Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Click here for more information on the program.


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Serve and Return Resources

October 31, 2022

When caregivers are sensitive and responsive to a young child’s signals and needs, they provide an environment rich in serve and return experiences. This resource guide includes evidence, examples, videos, and opportunities to learn about and apply the concepts of serve and return to support cognitive, communication, and social-emotional development. Check out the options here.


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Talking Tips for Caregivers

October 31, 2022

Talking Tips feature research-based strategies to help caregivers talk more with infants and toddlers. They are available in multiple languages. Learn more here.


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Pre-Numeracy Resource

October 19, 2022

Have You Discovered Problem Solvers?Problem Solvers is a free, play-based early math curriculum for children aged 2 ½ to 4 years old. It includes 22 early math activities, 22 specially-composed songs to support each activity, and 22 read-aloud suggestions that embed early math learning into literacy experiences. Each unit also includes a parent resource (English/Spanish) suggesting at-home math play ideas. Free download here.


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Webinar on Ensuring Smooth Early Intervention Transitions

August 10, 2022

September 14, 2022 11:00-12:30pm ET The third session in the Going Virtual series highlights tips early intervention service coordinators and service providers can use to facilitate smooth transitions for families moving from early intervention to special education preschool and for families relocating from one early intervention program to another. Presenters are Dr. Dana Childress and Dr. Megan Schumaker-Murphy. For more information and to register for the event, check out this flyer. Offered by OneOp Early Intervention Team


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5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return

August 4, 2022

Did you know that you can help build a child’s brain – starting even before babies can talk? Simple serve and return interactions between adults and young children help make strong connections in developing brains. And, it’s easy and fun to do! Here are the 5 simple steps of serve and return broken down featuring adults and young children doing each step together. Watch this video to see it in action! The video is also available in Spanish and Portuguese. 


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