Birth to Three Institute Goes Virtual!

Picture 2The 17th Annual virtual Birth to Three Institute (vBTT) sponsored by the Office of Head Start is a FREE five-week online professional development experience that will run from May 28 – June 27, 2013. This year’s theme is: Nurturing the Foundations for Success with Children and Families.

Each week will focus on one content track related to early childhood education (Inclusive Child Development; Child Health and Prenatal Services; Family and Community Partnerships; Management and Professional Development; Home Visiting and Family Child Care) and will include one plenary webcast and two relating webinars.

During the first week of the Institute,  J. Ronald Lally, will present a plenary webcast titled The Foundations for Life and School Readiness Begin in Infancy. This webcast will take place Tuesday, May 28, 2013 • 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT.  The summary of Lally’s session reads: “Early experiences influence the architecture of our brains. Parents and caregivers, then, have a significant impact on a child’s learning. This plenary talk will address the connection between experiences in infancy and school readiness and how early experiences and social interactions provide the foundation for lifelong learning”.

This plenary webcast will include a 30-40 minute presentation, 30 minute panel response, and a 20-30 minute live question answer session with the presenter. The panel of respondents include: Sarah Merrill, M.S., Office of Head Start; Tweety Yates, Ph.D., National Center for Quality Teaching and Learning; Tarima Levine, Ph.D., National Center for Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness; Claudia Quigg, M.ED., National Center for Parent, Family, and Community Engagement.

Participants can register for FREE for each content track or choose sessions separately. Registration will remain open during the five weeks of the conference; however, slots are limited so secure your sessions by registering today on the Office of Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center website registration page.

Please join Dr. Lally in his webcast plenary session on Tuesday May 28th 2:00-3:30 EDT.  It will be great to “SEE” you there!

Download the final Birth to Three Institute program: FINAL Program.

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