Monthly Webinar Series

 Monthly Webinar Series Sponsored by: 

Our 2019 webinar series is focused on early development and support for professionals. We want to help you provide families with everything they need for babies and children to have a strong foundation.

PNC Grow Up Great® is a primary sponsor of our work with early childhood educators in the community. PNC helps children from birth through age five develop a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime – and can help set them on a path to success.


 Webinars are free for First3Years members, and non-members can register for a webinar for $15. Each webinar is broadcast live in Central Standard Time.

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


Third Quarter (July, August, and September)

Topic: Adult Mental Health & Substance Abuse

This targeted track highlights the impact of adult mental health (and substance abuse) on young children and how relationships impact family dynamics. When early care professionals understand how adult interactions impact young child brain development they can offer services that help to make lasting impacts on young children. This section discusses how interactions impact early development, and also provides a framework for how early experiences for parents have contributed to their later life mental health. This perspective provides a framework for early care professionals to offer compassion and help to meet the needs of parents. Additionally, it is important to understand how to refer parents for services that will strengthen their skills to support interactions with children.


September | Self-Care, and Wellbeing for Parents

EXPERT SESSION: September 25 | 2:00 PM


Expert Session Presented by Alisha Woodall: Alisha Woodall, MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S), motivational speaker, and founder of Finding the Foundation; a private counseling practice based in Dallas, Texas.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis on behavioral science from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2003 and her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Argosy University in 2005.

Through professional counsel and curriculum development, Alisha assists clients along their journey of discovery and heightened self-awareness. Passionate about personal improvement and empowerment, she specializes in issues related to self-esteem, emotional management, and behavioral modification.

Q3 Competencies:

Mental and behavioral disorders in adults, agency policy, service delivery systems, community resources, treatment planning, supportive counseling, crisis management, solving problems, maintaining perspective, planning and organizing, emotional response, adult learning theory


Fourth Quarter (October, November, and December)

Topic: Practitioner Essentials

This content covers 101 onboarding as well as an annual review of topics that are important for professional development and continued growth. Seek this track for areas of content that are required for onboarding and annual training hours. Additionally, this section will update with best-practices in the field as new strategies emerge.

October | Reflective Practice in the Workplace

October 15 | 12:00 PM

October 18 | 1:00 PM

November | Ethics for Early Childhood Professionals

November  12 | 12:00 PM

November  13 | 1:00 PM

December | Cultural Humility: Working Towards Social Justice

December  10 | 12:30 PM

December  11 | 1:00 PM


Q4 Competencies:

Infant and young child development and behavior, family relationships and dynamics, attachment, separation and loss, cultural competence, ethical practice, government, law and regulation, advocacy, life skills, safety, reflective clinical supervision, building and maintaining relationships, supporting others, collaborating, resolving conflict, empathy and compassion, listening, speaking, writing, self-awareness, professional/personal development