Articles: News

In Memory of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

(Photo: Hornick-Rivlin) On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 our community lost a revered colleague and friend, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, MD. A pioneer in pediatric and child development, Dr. Brazelton was a fierce advocate for babies, young… Read More

First3Years and the Harvey Relief Effort

First3Years and the Harvey Relief Effort Starting early November, First3Years will be providing Train-the-Trainer sessions to create opportunities for families to receive the support they need to appropriately assist their family in managing the stress and trauma left behind… Read More

Cleveland Site Visit for Just Beginning

Cleveland Site Visit for Just Beginning First3Years CEO Sadie Funk and Aaron Fields, the Just Beginning Coordinator, along with the Medlock and Youth Village Superintendent Roddrick Armwood and the Clinical Supervisor Dr. Zhwantae, were invited to… Read More

Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship

  Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship The application window for the 2018-2019 cohort of the Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship has opened.  The Fellowship meets the Infant Mental Health Endorsement requirements. The Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship is a… Read More

Celebrating Father’s Day

Celebrating Father’s Day #First3YearsCelebrates   #SpecialMomentsThatLastALifetime My father was super smart, handsome, and a gentleman. He adored my mother and they were married for 62 years. My mother was the social one in the relationship and taking… Read More

First3Years Celebrates Just Beginning Graduate

First3Years Celebrates Just Beginning Graduate Last week, we celebrated one of our newest Just Beginning graduates, Jacob.  “When teen dads graduate from the Just Beginning program, it’s a big deal. We are so proud of each and… Read More

Houston Food for Thought | March 8th Session Wrap-up

Houston Food for Thought | March 8th Session Wrap-up On March 8th, First3Years Houston engaged Dustin Rynders, Supervising Attorney with Disability Rights Texas, Stephanie Rubin, CEO of Texans Care for Children, and Kim Sporrer, with Early Childhood Intervention… Read More

Member Chat: The Value of Endorsement

Member Chat: The Value of Endorsement An interview with First3Years member and endorsee, Lee Johnson III, M.A., CHES, IMH-E®. Lee is a Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Alabama.   How did you hear… Read More

First3Years Policy Update: March 2017

First3Years Policy Update: March 2017 During the 85th Texas Legislative session, we need your help to continue to be a strong voice for Texas’ infants, toddlers and their families. First3Years’ top policy priorities are ECI Funding,… Read More

Funder Spotlight: Communities Foundation of Texas

Funder Spotlight: Communities Foundation of Texas First3Years recently received a generous $25,000 grant from Communities Foundation of Texas to our Just Beginning program supporting teen fathers interacting with the juvenile justice system. We sat down with Monica… Read More

First3Years Participates in GroundFloor

First3Years Participates in GroundFloor First3Years has been selected as one of ten Fellows of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ GroundFloor program, with the potential to win a $100,000 prize to support Safe Babies Dallas. In Texas, infants… Read More

Funder Highlight: The Miles Foundation

Funder Highlight: The Miles Foundation “We are proud to support First3Years in its work to ensure children gain the healthy start they need to learn, grow, and thrive. It is a privilege to partner with First3Years… Read More

First3Years Policy Update: January 2017

Policy Update: January 2017   In 2016, First3Years is proud to have worked successfully with partners to secure a statewide waiver of fees for the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development Registry to all Texas Rising Stars… Read More

Learning with Denton Food for Thought

Learning with Denton Food for Thought in 2016 Partnering with the WATCH Coalition of Denton County, led by Cook Children’s, First3Years launched its first Food for Thought training series in Denton in 2016.   First3Years hosted… Read More

Mitigating Trauma and Loss for Infants and Toddlers First3Years recently invited Dr. Kate Rosenblum of the University of Michigan to the DFW area to share more about new directions and emerging research in making developmentally informed… Read More

Newly Endorsed Jacqueline Campbell, IMH-E®(I) / Infant Family Associate, shares her story Above: Jacqueline Campbell (3rd from left, front row) and other newly endorsed members at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference. My name is Jacqueline Campbell. On… Read More

PAR, Inc., Golf Tournament Supports First3Years

PAR, Inc., Golf Tournament Supports First3Years The 2nd annual Property Advisers Realty, Inc., Golf Tournament benefiting First3Years is Monday, October 3, at Timarron Country Club in Southlake. Thanks to a great relationship with PAR, Inc., and… Read More