Category: Birth to Five
July 10, 2018
Words Count is a short-term, parent-directed, play based program that builds creativity and caregiver-child bonds. The program is based on research showing that the number of words a child hears by age 3 can have a significant impact on his or her future academic success. Research that tells us that by age three, children growing up in poor neighborhoods or from lower-income families may hear up to 30 million fewer words than their more privileged counterparts. During in-home and community-based coaching sessions with a literacy specialist, parents and caregivers are helped to increase their children’s vocabulary and enhance their conversational abilities. … Continue reading
May 15, 2018
July 2018 the Gesell Institute is hosting an early childhood conference: Choose Wonder. Experts in child development and early childhood education will share the latest research and practical tools to equip early childhood professionals to truly see and know children.
March 28, 2018
Below is a link about the conference for anyone who works with, cares for, or is passionate about helping children and families. Friday, April 6th & Saturday, April 7th, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Hartford-Windsor Marriott 28 Day Hill Rd, Windsor, CT 06095 Four reasons to attend this 2-day conference… Take advantage of a discounted hotel rate and plan two days of learning! Grab some popcorn for our Friday Movie Matinee showing of “Resilience” (free with conference registration) Network with others and see over 30 vendors Share in the celebration as we honor champions with our annual Community Vision … Continue reading
February 23, 2018
Partners in Policymaking is a training program that is designed to build collaboration among people with disabilities, parents who have children with disabilities, service providers, and policy makers at national, state and local levels. For the first time, a shorter, modified training designed for parents of young children with disabilities ages birth to five will be offered – 4 Saturdays in April/May. More information.
January 10, 2018
To Learn More About This Free App Click the Link Below: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce the launch of CDC’s Milestone Tracker—a free app for tracking every child’s development in a fun and easy way. This app adds to the popular suite of free, family-friendly materials available through CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program.