The Austin Chapter of First3Years offers monthly professional development opportunities on early childhood topics with a focus on children 0-5. All providers and caregivers welcome.
The Austin Chapter of First3Years is excited to present their meeting schedule for 2018!
Keynote Speaker is Dr. Allison Booth, Tulane University
Dr. Booth will be discussing infant mental health, reflective practice, and Louisiana’s integration of mental health into the state Quality Rating and Improvement System. We will also have state representatives from the Texas Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS) Child Care Licensing Division, Texas Workforce Commission Child Care Subsidy and Texas Rising Start, the Texas Education Agency Pre-K Program, and the Texas Head Start Collaboration Office to provide an overview of the policies and supports in place to prevent the suspension and expulsion of young children with behavioral health concerns. The conference will close with some words of wisdom from Dr. Libby Doggett, Past US Department of Education Assistant Secretary on Policy and Early Childhood.
Presented by Dr. Sarah Kate Bearman, University of Texas
Learn more about how to implement Mental Health into primary care settings
Presented by Sadie Funk, First3Years CEO
Sadie will report on activities and initiatives related to state efforts. Austin Chapter will also host an election of Officers
Presented by Shalyn Bravens, United Way of Greater Texas
Shalyn will present on the Family Connects initiative impacting home visiting
September 19th |TBD
October 17th | TBD
November 21st | TBD
December 19th | TBD
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- Easily accessible, quality trainings from experts in early childhood topics applicable to your work
- The ability to network and develop relationships with peers and colleagues within your field locally
- Opportunities for leadership
- Continuing education credits and access to other professional development opportunities such as conference and online webinars.
If you would like to join the Austin Chapter list to receive electronic notifications of upcoming monthly training topics, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.