Early Childhood Professional Resource
Baby Brain Builders Session for Parents with Brain Builders Parenting Program at Baker Institute (Rice University)
This presentation aims to empower mothers and pregnant women with the knowledge and skills necessary to optimize their child’s brain development in a safe, supportive environment. We will discuss the importance of brain building, and you will have the opportunity to engage in a discussion around this important topic
Child Development and Music
In this group, parents will learn about the importance of incorporating music into the lives of their children to foster healthy development. The parents will get to practice a variety of music activities they can incorporate into their daily routines with their baby.
Connection and bonding strategies for caregivers with babies 0-12 months with UNT Pediatric Mobile Unit
Parents will learn connection and bonding strategies with their babies 0-12 months.
Creating & Using Calm-Down Spaces at Home with Austin Child Guidance Center
Caregivers will learn how calm-down centers can be used to teach young children social-emotional skills and self-regulation, as well as how to create a soothing space within their homes using everyday materials.
Developmental Screenings Overview with UT Dallas Center for Children and Families
What are developmental screenings? How do they work and why are they beneficial?
Evolution of tummy time with Any Baby Can
Promoting head control, upper body strength, social emotional skills and bonding.
Extending the Messages of Fred Rogers: You are Exactly What Your Child Needs with Fred Rogers Center
Fred Rogers influenced generations of children and families through his television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Now, over 50 years after the first nationwide broadcast of the Neighborhood, Fred Rogers’ legacy lives on through his enduring commitment to kindness, compassion, and the well-being of all children. In this discussion, we will reflect on Fred Rogers’ words and actions about what it means to be caring adults in the lives of young children.
Focusing on breath and exploring nature with Mindful Being
ANYTHING can be interesting to your toddler! Kids have natural curiosity and we can help them keep it as they grow. When we use descriptors it helps our little ones build vocabulary which begins as early as 2 years old). Building vocabulary does not take a bunch of toys… the world around us is ripe for exploration! Recommended for 2-3 year olds. Requires a piece of grass, two leaves, and an apple.
Healthy Choices, Healthy Family: Empowering Parents to Become Nutrition Experts with Metrocare Services
Whether you have a newborn, infant or toddler this course applies to you! Are you confused about how what to feed your baby? Is your toddler not eating enough? Does his daily intake seem low compared to what you are eating? Come join me and learn about appropriate portions for your toddler! We will also discuss healthy options and the most popular questions such as: Is my toddler getting enough protein?, How much is too much milk?, What constitutes a nutritious snack?, Sources of iron.
Healthy Sleep Habits with Austin Child Guidance Center
This presentation addresses the basic tenants of sleep hygiene for children ages 0-5, including warning signs of over-tiredness and practical strategies around bedtime/nap routines.
How Experiences Shape Brain Development with Start Smart Hays & Caldwell
This parent educational session will focus on the sequence of brain development (from the back to the front of the brain) and the sensitive periods for certain areas of the brain. A visual aid is used.
How to Become a Healthy Mealtime Influencer with Metrocare Services
Do you struggle to get your child to eat fruits and vegetables? Does your child’s picky eating worry you? This activity reviews ideas from leading experts on how you can encourage your child to eat new foods and add fruits and vegetables to their diet. I will also provide you information on how to determine if your child is experiencing picky eating or a more serious feeding issue that may need feeding therapy to address
Infant Soothing and Safe Sleep with MHMR Tarrant County
Join a Family Connects North Texas Registered Nurse as she discusses the 5 S’s to soothe a fussy baby and the importance of a safe sleeping environment. Practice these soothing techniques with your child as you watch the video demonstration provided by a mama and her difficult-to-soothe newborn that the nurse has supported. Learn how to help babies sleep safely with demonstrations and education about a safe and unsafe sleeping environment.
Learn Self Care/ADL Skills, Fine Motor Skills, and Self Regulation Skills for 2-3 Year Olds with Easter Seals of Greater Houston
This video covers: Self Care/ADL Skills for 2-3 year olds including Taking off socks, Taking off shoes, Taking off elastic waist pants/shorts, and Using utensils during mealtimes; Fine Motor Skills for 2-3 year olds including Using age appropriate grasp for drawing, Introduction of pre-writing shape drawing (vertical and horizontal lines), and Using the pincer and tripod grasps for manipulating small items; Self-Regulation Skills for 2-3 year olds including Identifying of emotions (happy, mad, sad), Identification of appropriate coping strategies, and Getting needed sensory input from home environment
Managing Meltdowns & Tantrums with Austin Child Guidance Center
Meltdowns and tantrums can be effectively prevented, managed, and treated. In this workshop, participants will learn how to tell the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum, will gain tools to respond to and prevent meltdowns and tantrums, and will be given guidelines for when to seek additional help.
Math for 2-years olds with PBS & KERA
Learn everyday activities to do around the house or on family errands to develop your 2-year-old’s awareness of & facility with counting, quantities, patterns and measurement
Math for 3-year olds with PBS & KERA
Learn everyday activities to do around the house or on family errands to develop your 3-year-old’s awareness of & facility with counting, quantities, patterns and measurement
Mealtime Sign Language with YMCA of Greater Houston
In this video we are learning some basic common foods and beverages your baby might enjoy. Crackers, Water, Cereal, Milk, Banana, Juice , All done. Thank you to babysignlanguage.com and Signing Time! for materials used during this video.
Music and Brain Development: How Music in Early Childhood Promotes Neuroplasticity with Dr. Ana Trevino-Godfrey with Prelude Foundation in Collaboration with Houston Symphony Community-Embedded Musicians
Did you know making music supports all learning and engages the entire brain? Learn how making music with your child will stimulate neuroplasticity during the most formative years of life.
Pom-Pom-Play with First3Years
This activity works on color sorting, fine and gross motor skills & language development. I will provide simple activities parents can use with pom poms that require minimal prep time and utilizing household items.
Strategies shared from the book “No Bad Kids” with HCDE Head Start/Early Head Start
This session will discuss why toddlers push limits, don’t follow directions, whine, bite, hit, kick, food fight and back talk.
Talk to Your Baby Storytime with the Baby Brain Lab!
Join the Baby Brain Lab for a fun, informative, and interactive story! After the story, our lab director, Dr. Swanson will be sharing information about communicating with your child and answering questions.
“What’s in that food?: Tips and tricks for reading nutrition labels with Aetna
Join Terri Ibarra with Aetna for a Community Conversation around reading nutrition labels. This session will help you understand have to decode nutrition labels to ensure you are making the best choice when selecting prepackaged foods for you and your little ones.
“When Scary Things Happen: A Conversation With An ED Pediatrician” with Cook Children’s Medical Center
This conversation will provide participants with the opportunity to learn from the experience of an Emergency Department Pediatrician and prevention advocate. Dr. Guzman will cover how to prevent scary things from happening, how you can be prepared should you have an emergency room encounter, and offer practical ideas for how a caregiver can best respond if a traumatic event were to occur.