Category: Training

STEPs Parent Leadership Series

July 17, 2015

The CT Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC) is conducting a STEPs Parent Leadership series in New Britain this September.  Learn more at . Register at Please share this opportunity with parents!

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SPIDER Overview Video!

July 14, 2015

Recently about five programs had new people managing their SPIDER data.  We held a webinar and recorded it and NOW for the first time you can watch Sandy Booth walk viewers through all the SPIDER screens!  This is a training that we used to hold in Hartford once a year but now it can be viewed on demand without the long drive.   The link is on the website under For Providers > SPIDER Video Manual or here is the URL The video is just over an hour long but you can watch it in chunks or “scrub”  to the sections … Continue reading

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2015 CAEYC “Pathways to Quality” Conference

July 14, 2015

The Connecticut CAEYC Conference is taking place October 16 & 17, 2015.  The presenter, Holly Elissa Bruno, MA, JD, is a best‐selling author, international keynote speaker, ground‐breaking radio host and seasoned team builder. She is a dynamic speaker and will be presenting: Friday – Leading on Purpose: Essential Leadership Competencies from the Inside Out, and on Saturday – Hats Off to You: Everyday Miracle worker in Children’s Lives. Saturday also includes Workshops with well-know leaders addressing a variety of topics related to early childhood development and education.

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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.

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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 for more information.   *DaSy is the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems

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Last minute news

May 21, 2015

If you are reading this in the weekly blog summary email, you’re too late.

You can however read this to see how to set your devices so you don’t miss time sensitive blog posts.

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Birth to Three Feeding Training in June

May 1, 2015

Our upcoming training, The Whole Pie Framework for Pediatric Feeding, will be held June 1 & 2 with national presenter, Becky Miksic, OTR/L, T-NLP, T-TET.  The training focuses on infants and toddlers with special needs who have sensory and behavioral difficulties that interfere with their nutrition and feeding. In this interactive course, participants will learn how to identify feeding issues and support families.  This presenter comes highly recommended.  The training is filling quickly so don’t wait and get closed out!

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What Birth to Three Looks Like! Now available on website.

April 6, 2015

You will see several new pages on the Birth to Three website: What Birth to Three Look Like: Natural Learning Environment Practices, Coaching as a style of interaction, and Primary Service Provider approach to teaming.  These pages explain our research supported practices, contain references for more information, and links for useful tools for families and providers.  The pages can be accessed in two different ways: under About Birth to Three from the menu on the left side of the home page, and under the Resources tab at the top of the website. We hope this will put important information about Birth to Three services … Continue reading

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Don’t get closed out of upcoming Birth to Three trainings with national presenters!

March 9, 2015

Check out the Birth to Three Calendar to register for the exciting trainings coming up this Spring including: Young Children’s Play in Early Intervention/Early Childhood: Description, Assessment and Intervention The training will be presented on April 24, 2015 by  Karen Lifter, Ph.D., Northeastern University – author of Developmental Play Assessment. _________________________________________________________________ Effects of Stress & Trauma on Social-Emotional Development of Infants & Toddlers This is a ONE day training that will be presented on three different dates in three different locations around the state, making it convenient for all Early Intervention providers to attend.  The training is with nationally recognized presenters, Jane Ellison, … Continue reading

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Reflective Supervision Groups Forming Soon

February 17, 2015

Aileen McKenna is meeting with Margaret Holmberg and Heidi Maderia from CT Association of Infant Mental Health to discuss starting up several new reflective supervision groups for Birth to Three providers. If you are interested or want more information please contact Aileen McKenna at or 860-418-6136.

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Rush & Shelden Training

February 10, 2015

Nine Birth to Three programs recently participated in several days of training with national presenters, Dathan Rush and M’Lisa Shelden on Evidence Based Practices in Early Intervention.  Everyone was excited and challenged to expand our thinking about our practices with children and families .  Now we will be moving forward with TA to the nine programs who attended, to support them in implementing these practices on a deeper level.  We are exploring ways to disseminate this information and practices to more programs.  In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more their books, The Early Intervention Teaming Handbook and … Continue reading

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Birth to Three Training – Developing Effective Sensory Diets – March 5 & 6

February 6, 2015

The trainer, Glen Wild MOT, OTR is a national presenter specializing in work with children with autism and sensory processing disorders. Learning objectives for this session include: (1) identify the three types of sensory modulation disorders; (2) utilize assessment results to formulate an effective sensory diet plan; (3) define the essential components in teaching self- modulation skills; (4) access research-based tools for creating visual sensory diet supports; (5) utilize provided forms and checklists to empower parents to support the children in their daily environments; and (6) identify sensory strategies to appropriately meet the needs of individual children.  Register through Birth … Continue reading

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Circle of Security Parenting Training for Professionals

January 16, 2015

Circle of Security Parenting Training© is a DVD parent education program offering the core components of the evidence-based and internationally acclaimed COS® protocol. This 4-Day seminar trains professionals to use an eight chapter DVD to educate caregivers.  As noted on our Birth to Three Calendar, there is a training in New Britain, CT. in June 2015.  If you are interested in forming a group in order to secure a discounted rate, please contact

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Upcoming Trainings

January 12, 2015

We have many exciting trainings coming up in the next several months. Please refer to the Birth to Three Calendar for details. January – Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders; Evidence-Based Practices in Early Intervention (Rush & Shelden) March – Developing Effective Sensory Diets; Service Coordination; Together We Will: Use a Framework for Social Emotional Success April – Young Children’s Play in Early Intervention May – Effects of Stress & Trauma on the Social Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers June –  The Whole Pie Framework for Pediatric Feeding July – Service Coordination Also listed on the website calendar are opportunities … Continue reading

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Infant/Toddler Growth and Development Course

December 11, 2014

Gateway Community College is offering an Infant/Toddler course that also fulfills requirements for the Certificate in Infant/Toddler Care issued by Charter Oak State College and the Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC) Infant/Toddler Endorsement.  Infant Toddler Growth and Devt ECE 141 Spring 2015

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Birth to Three Trainings

November 4, 2014

We have several trainings coming up on our December Training Calendar: Babies Have Lots To Learn: Focus on Motor Development in the First Year:   Presented by Linda Bamonte PT, DPT (Birth to Three Training Office) and Cindy Jackson, MSPT, C.NDT (Children’s Therapy Services). Focus will be on key points of typical motor development in the first year of life with emphasis on “quality” motor performance. CT. Early Learning & Development Standards:  The CT. Early Learning and Development Standards (CT ELDS) were developed through the work of the CT. Early Childhood Education Cabinet and its Learning Standards Workgroup, and included input from the Birth to Three System.  … Continue reading

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Routines-Based Home Visiting Institute

November 4, 2014

Siskin Children’s Institute is taking applications for the Routines-Based Home Visit Training Institute, occurring April 20-24, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This week-long intensive professional-development event will provide participants with hands-on training on home-visiting practices according to the Routines-Based Model.

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October 28, 2014


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Leadership in a Diverse Society

October 21, 2014

Leadership in a Diverse Society with Birth to Three providers. The event will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Wilde Auditorium at the University of Hartford. There is no charge; however, registration is required. To register: Web: Email: Phone: 860.768.5590

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A Relevant and Free Webinar Oct. 28th from 4-5 p.m.

September 17, 2014

This webinar is provided by the AUCD’s Early Intervention/ Early Childhood (EIEC) Special Interest Group Health Literacy Principles and Adult Education Strategies to Engage Families in Early Intervention Services Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET Click here to register: Webinar Outcomes: At the end of the presentation, participants will: • Identify evidence-based approaches to enhance family engagement in early intervention services. • Identify and apply health literacy principles and adult education strategies to facilitate provider-caregiver interaction. • Use effective communication strategies to enhance coaching. Webinar Description: Service provision in early intervention requires effective communication between … Continue reading

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