Monthly Webinar Series


 Webinars are FREE for First3Years members, and non-members can register for a webinar for $15. Student price: $5. Contact for a discount code.

Each webinar is broadcast live in Central Standard Time.

1 Hour of Continuing Education (SW, LPC, CPE)


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Helping Young Children Develop Resilience


Wednesday October 4 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Wednesday October 11 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


Resilience is not merely a buzzword; it’s a powerful concept that can change lives and shape futures. This session aims to empower early childhood providers with the knowledge and tools necessary to support young children’s emotional well-being. It will cover various aspects of stress in early childhood, its impact on development, and strategies to help young children develop coping skills and resilience. It also addresses the importance of self-care for providers and provides practical tips for creating a nurturing environment.




Infant/ Young Child Development & Behavior | Infant/ Young Child & Family-Centered Practice | Responding with Empathy


Register for October 4


Register for October 11



Promoting Resilience in Early Childhood Providers


Tuesday November 7 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Wednesday November 15 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


Early childhood providers are equipped to prioritize the well-being and foster resilience of young children. While prioritizing children’s well-being is essential, it’s also crucial for early childhood providers to strike a balance by recognizing the importance of their own resilience, self-care, and personal well-being. Providers who neglect their own self-care may be at risk of burnout or compassion fatigue, which can ultimately affect their ability to provide quality care to young children and their families. This training will help providers recognize the factors that contribute to resilience, focus on what resilience means in the context of the early childhood profession, and help cultivate positive relationships to foster resilience.





Infant/ Young Child & Family-Centered Practice | Responding with Empathy | Self-Awareness


Register for November 7


Register for November 15



Building Resilience in Young Children and Providers


Wednesday December 6 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Monday December 11 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


In the world of early childhood, you are the architects of resilience, the champions of emotional well-being, and the unsung heroes in the lives of the future of society. You are committed to fostering growth, nurturing curiosity, and providing a safe and nurturing environment for others. This training will delve into what resilience means for both you as providers and, most importantly, for the children you care for.





Infant/ Young Child & Family-Centered Practice | Contemplation | Empathy & Compassion


Register for December 6


Register for December 11












Cynthia Rendon, MSW, IMH-E® | Professional & Parent Education Specialist

Cynthia brings her passion and expertise in maternal & infant health to her current position as First3Years’ Bilingual Professional & Parent Education Specialist. She has over 6 years of experience in nonprofit organizations advocating for vulnerable and marginalized communities such as pregnant women and their infants and immigrant populations. This led her to pursue a career in social work with a focus on infant mental health. She is currently working on her Master of Social Work from Texas A&M-Commerce, with an expected graduation date of August 2023.


PLEASE NOTE: Per CEU standards, you must attend at least 50 minutes of the trainings to gain access to your CEU certificate. 

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Because of our generous Fill The Think Tank donors, the professional development department has scholarship funds set aside to support professionals in attaining a First3Years Membership, attending a conference, and/or covering Endorsement application fees for the Infant Family Associate and the Infant Family Specialist category. If you desire to partake in any of these endeavors but are encountering barriers, please email Jyrah Knight at to discuss options. We look forward to having you.

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