This one-hour virtual webinar introduces the key concepts of infant and early childhood mental health and reflective practice. Participants will identify ways in which relationships with young children, families, and their caregivers can promote positive mental health in early learning and care settings. This session highlights the services available through the IECMHC Network, which are offered at no cost to center-based and home-based child care and early education providers in California. The IECMHC Network’s services are designed to build the capacity of program staff and care providers to foster the social, emotional, and relational health and well-being of young children and the adults who care for them.
The Center for Early Childhood Connections is inviting preparing, expectant and/or pregnant parents to join us for our Baby Care Class on Tuesday evenings from 5:15-6:30pm. This class will provide information and guidance on topics such as feeding, sleep, development and communication as well as the basics of infant CPR/choking support (non-certificate). We will also be discussing the challenges of the "4th trimester"/ newborn period and ways to seek support and manage stress during this time.
The birth process is characterized by some as a “Heroic Journey” that requires support, preparation and great effort both before and after. This group will provide mentorship and peer support for birthing parents in the immediate postpartum period up to 6 months post-birth.
Is your child having trouble making friends at school or with managing their emotions? Sign them for our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) group this fall! We will be learning about labeling, expressing and calming big emotions as well as making friends and understanding their feelings. These skills are core to social emotional development and can help children have a better experience in school. Each session will include a brief social emotional skills lesson, hands-on project, related story as well as scaffolded social interaction time with a small group of peers.