Registration Now Open for Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators - Intensive Saturday Sessions

Dear Early Education and Care Partners:

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) are sponsoring three additional Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators - Intensive (5 hrs.) as part of the spring series of Infant and Toddler Mental Health workshops. 

These trainings have been scheduled on Saturdays to accommodate Family Child Care Providers.   There will be .5 CEUs awarded to educators. Please see the additional information workshop schedules below, as this information has been revised (as of February 26, 2014).

We all know how important it is to have an understanding in our work of healthy social and emotional development in young children. Each of the workshops will introduce participants to core principles of infant and toddler mental health. Understanding these principles helps to strengthen our work with infants, toddlers, their parents and other caregivers. These principles include:

  • Typical social-emotional development and its connection to learning
  • The importance of emerging capacities for self-regulation
  • The importance of all relationships that interface with young children (e.g. parent-child, child-child, child-caregiver, parent-caregiver, parent/caregiver-administration)
  • Factors that contribute to risk and resiliency and why it's essential to consider ways to cultivate resiliency in young children and families.

 

Overview of Infant and Toddler Mental Health, Part 1 Session Completed 

Overview of Infant and Toddler Mental Health, Part 2

Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators - Intensive

Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators - Intensive Saturday Sessions "New" (Registration for Family Child Care Providers and FCC systems be prioritized.)

 

Please note that two additional sessions will be held in the evening and/or Saturdays in the spring of 2014. When available, information about these additional workshop sessions will be posted on EEC's website.

 


 

An Overview of Infant and Toddler Mental Health, Part 2

An Overview of Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators, Part 2 focuses on signs of less than optimal mental health development in infants and toddlers and key factors that may contribute to the onset of early childhood social-emotional disturbance will also be discussed.

Prior attendance to Overview of Infant and Toddler Mental Health, Part 1 is not required, but is recommended.

Attention: An Overview of Infant and Toddler Mental Health, Part 2  trainings that were scheduled for Wednesday, March 26, 2014  in Taunton and Quincy have been postponed due to the weather forecast.  

   An Overview of Infant and Toddler Mental Health, Part 2               

Date & TimeRegionLocationLink to Directions

Monday, March 24, 2014 
9:00 am—11:30 am

Registration Full

Northeast

EEC Regional Office,

360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Third Floor
Lawrence, MA 01843

http://goo.gl/maps/oOsBl

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
9:30 am—12:00 pm

Postponed due to weather

 

Metro/

Greater Boston

Crane Public Library

40 Washington Street,

Quincy, MA, 02169

http://goo.gl/maps/uqxWE

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
1:30 pm—4:00 pm

Postponed due to weather

 

South East & Cape

EEC Regional Office

1 Washington Street, Suite 20
Taunton, MA 02780

http://goo.gl/maps/0gAt5

Friday, March 28, 2014
9:00 am—11:30 am

Registration Full

 

Western MA

EEC Regional Office

1441 Main Street, 2nd Floor,
Springfield, MA 01103

http://goo.gl/maps/Hy7Dj

Friday, March 28, 2014
1:30 pm—4:00 pm

Registration Full

 

Central MA

Worcester Public Library

3 Salem Street, Saxe Room
Worcester, MA 01608

http://goo.gl/maps/hoYSA
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
9:30 am—12:00 pm

Metro/

Greater Boston

Crane Public Library

40 Washington Street,

Quincy, MA, 02169

http://goo.gl/maps/uqxWE
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
1:30 pm—4:00 pm

South East & Cape

EEC Regional Office

1 Washington Street, Suite 20
Taunton, MA 02780

http://goo.gl/maps/0gAt5
Monday, May 19, 2014
9:00 am—11:30 am

Northeast

EEC Regional Office,

360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Third Floor
Lawrence, MA 01843

http://goo.gl/maps/oOsBl
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
9:00 am—11:30 am

Western MA

EEC Regional Office

1441 Main Street, 2nd Floor,
Springfield, MA 01103

http://goo.gl/maps/Hy7Dj
Wednesday,May 21, 2014
1:30 pm—4:00 pm

Central MA

Worcester Public Library

3 Salem Street, Saxe Room
Worcester, MA 01608

http://goo.gl/maps/hoYSA
* An Overview of Infant and Toddler Mental Health, Part 2 will also be held in the evening and/or Saturdays in the spring of 2014, Location and Time TBD. 

 

Use the link below to register for An Overview of Infant and Toddler Mental Health, Part 2

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6RZSSN8

Registration confirmations will be sent via email within 7 days. 

Cost: Free to attend

Professional Development Hours/Credits Available:

  • Certificates of attendance for 2.5 EEC professional development hours-Diverse Learners will be issued.
  • Social workers and licensed mental health clinicians may elect to receive 2.5 CEUs, approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association (MaMHCA)

 

Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators- Intensive

Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators - Intensive will be offered in each EEC region in the months of February, March, and June.  This 5-hour intensive training will provide:

  • an overview of the development of optimal mental health;
  • factors that contribute to the development of social emotional disturbance;
  • the importance of working closely with parents and families; and
  • strategies for educators to support social-emotional competence. 

This workshop has been designed to support early educators in addressing EEC Core Competencies Areas 1, 2, and 3.

Registration for educators working in EEC-licensed early education and care settings will be prioritized.

All sessions will be held from 9:00 am—3:00 pm, excepted as noted below for Worcester. 

 

Due to the weather forecast for Wednesday, February 5th, the Intensive Infant and Toddler Mental Health Training for Educators is cancelled.  An email has been sent to all the registered participants.  We are already in the process of rescheduling this training and will post the new date, time, and location as soon as possible,  We are hoping to have it at the same location in Jamaica Plain.

If you are able to attend any of the trainings that still have openings, please feel free to sign up for those by clicking the link listed below.

    Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators - Intensive  

DatesRegionLocationsLink to Directions

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Event Cancelled Due to Weather

Metro/

Greater Boston

St. Thomas Aquinas Church,

97 South Street

Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130

http://goo.gl/maps/pPO8m

Monday, February 10, 2014

Registration Full

Western Ma

EEC Regional Office

1441 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Springfield, MA 01103

http://goo.gl/maps/Hy7Dj

Thursday, March 6, 2014

9:30 am—3:00 pm

Registration Full

 

Central MA

Worcester Public Library

3 Salem Street, Saxe Room
Worcester, MA 01608

http://goo.gl/maps/hoYSA

Monday, March 10, 2014

Registration Full

Northeast

EEC Regional Office,

360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Third Floor
Lawrence, MA 01843

http://goo.gl/maps/oOsBl

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Registration Full

South East & Cape

EEC Regional Office

1 Washington Street, Suite 20
Taunton, MA 02780

http://goo.gl/maps/0gAt5

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Registration Full

South East & Cape

EEC Regional Office

1 Washington Street, Suite 20
Taunton, MA 02780

http://goo.gl/maps/0gAt5
Friday, June 13, 2014

Western Ma

EEC Regional Office

1441 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Springfield, MA 01103

http://goo.gl/maps/Hy7Dj
Monday, June 16, 2014

Northeast

EEC Regional Office,

360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Third Floor
Lawrence, MA 01843

http://goo.gl/maps/oOsBl

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

9:30 am—3:00 pm

Central MA

Worcester Public Library

3 Salem Street, Saxe Room
Worcester, MA 01608

http://goo.gl/maps/hoYSA

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Registration Full

Metro/

Greater Boston

St. Thomas Aquinas Church,

97 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130

http://goo.gl/maps/pPO8m
Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators - Intensive will also be held in the evening and/or Saturdays in the spring of 2014, Location and Time TBD. 

 

Use the link below to register for Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators - Intensive  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6RZSSN8

Registration confirmations will be sent via email within 7 days. 

Cost: Free to attend

Professional Development Hours/Credits Available:

  • Educators may receive 0.5 CEUs for attendance (pending MassAEYC approval)
  • Social workers and licensed mental health clinicians may elect to receive 5 CEUs, approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association (MaMHCA)

 

"NEW" Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators - Intensive Saturday Sessions

All Saturday Sessions will be held from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

DatesRegionLocationsLink to Directions

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Registration Full

Metro/

Greater Boston

EEC Regional Office
1250 Hancock St.
Suite 120
Quincy, MA 02169
http://goo.gl/maps/chkjK

Saturday, April 5, 2014

 

Northeast

EEC Regional Office
360 Merrimack Street
Building 9, Third Floor
Lawrence, MA 01843
http://goo.gl/maps/0gAt5

Saturday, April 12, 2014

 

Western Ma

EEC Regional Office
1441 Main Street,
2nd Floor
Springfield, MA 01103
http://goo.gl/maps/Hy7Dj
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Central MA

Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Street, Banx Room Worcester, MA 01608
http://goo.gl/maps/Hy7Dj
Saturday, May 31, 2014

Southeast

Little People's College, Inc.
177 Bridge Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719
 
https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
Two additional Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators - Intensive will also be held in the evening and/or Saturdays in the spring of 2014, Location and Time TBD.

 

Use the link below to register for Infant and Toddler Mental Health for Educators - Intensive Saturday Sessions

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6RZSSN8

Registration confirmations will be sent via email within 7 days.

Cost: Free to attend

Professional Development Hours/Credits Available:

  • Educators may receive 0.5 CEUs for attendance

If you have any specific questions about the Infant and Toddler Mental Health Workshops or you need any special accommodations, please contact: Jaki Fishkin (DMH) via email at jaki.fishkin@state.ma.us.

 

If you have any specific questions about the Infant  and Toddler Mental Health Workshops or you need any special accommodations, please contact: Jaki Fishkin (DMH) via email at jaki.fishkin@state.ma.us.

These training opportunities are funded through the federal Race to The Top - Early Learning Challenge grant