Austin Chapter Meetings


The Austin Chapter of First3Years is excited to present their meeting schedule for 2018!

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.

To register for a meeting please click the date you wish to attend. 



June 2oth | Promoting Positive Parenting for Young Children | 9:00AM – 10:30AM

Presented by Dr. Sarah Kate Bearman, University of Texas

Learn more about Promoting Positive Parenting for Young Children

Abstract: This talk will highlight the many decades of family-focused prevention and intervention research that supports working directly with parents to improve child mental health outcomes. After a review of the literature, one approach to increase positive parenting during primary care well-child visits will be described. The talk will also touch upon models that can be used to promote similar practices in classrooms.


Objectives: Present the common elements of behavioral parent training approaches; Describe the utility of these practices in non-traditional settings such as primary care; Describe the similarities among these practices and those used in consultation with teachers in early childcare settings.


Earn 1.5 CEU’s



People’s Community Clinic | 1101 Camino La Costa, Austin, TX 78752

Front Conference Room: First door on your right as you enter the building



 July 18th | Austin Chapter Initiatives & Officer Election | 9:00AM – 10:30AM

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

August 15th | Family Connects Initiative and Home Visiting | 9:00AM – 10:30AM

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

Check back in often for the latest information!

Meeting Benefits:

– 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: