Date: May 22, 2024

Time: 2:30-4:00 PM EDT

Babies are born ready to learn. Are you ready to support them?

Introducing a new online learning series adapted from ZERO TO THREE’s foundational Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™ curriculum. This four-part series is presented in a bite-sized learning format.

The Critical Competencies Webinar Series highlights your key role in supporting babies and toddlers. Gain concrete strategies to help them explore and make meaning of who they are and the world around them.

May 1-22, 2024, 2:30-4:00 PM EDT
Member Price: $79 | Regular Price: $99

Course participants will receive a copy of our Critical Competencies eBook

Session 1: Belonging and Identity
Explore the earliest development of children’s sense of who they are and their earliest understanding of belonging to a group. Learn how responsive care can support and build on these deep human needs.

Session 2: Shaping Perspectives About Physical Differences
Learn about the developmentally appropriate ways children notice physical differences and supportive approaches for discussing racial injustice and modeling equity in practice.

Session 3: Pretend Play for Learning
Examine how young children build knowledge about their world through pretend play and how their cognitive abilities develop during the first three years. Learn what adults can do to encourage, strengthen and extend their learning.

Session 4: Language Development
Explore ways to ensure that children who are new English-language learners are experiencing rich, meaningful communication and the benefits of a language-rich environment.