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Understanding Trauma Informed Care for Preschool Children


Children are more likely to suffer harmful long-term consequences, including serious impairments in mental and physical health, when not met with understanding and trauma-appropriate responses from adults. Trauma-informed care (TIC) encompasses a variety of approaches to working with children exposed to traumatic events or conditions.

ECE's Role in Strengthening the Family Unit


Join other ECE Practitioners  to discuss and develop strategies to strengthen family engagement in early learning settings (birth to 3rd grade). It should be ECE's goal to support programs and families in forming strong partnerships that will improve outcomes for  children.


Why Child Screening & Assessments Matter?


Screening & Assessing young children are effectives, efficient ways for professionals to check a child’s development, help parents celebrate their child’s milestones and know what to look for next, and determine whether follow-up steps are needed.

Trauma Care for Disasters and Catastrophic Events


Early Childhood organizations and emergency responders need to be sensitive to the potential impact that widespread trauma can have on individuals. An essential underpinning of trauma informed care and approach is the awareness that procedures and interactions can be re-traumatizing. 

Mental Health is for Everyone…Including ME!


Often when people speak about health, they’re talking about the main, overarching physical aspects of it: the things we eat, how often we exercise, and whether or not we get a cold or the flu. It’s less common for the topic of health to include mental health. And why is that? The stigma surrounding mental health still occurs. Let's talk about why Mental Health is for EVERYONE...Including ME!

Cultural Inclusion: Going Beyond Just Color!


All children have a right to experience a sense of belonging in early childhood settings. A sense of belonging ensures that children see their culture, identity and language reflected in their daily program. However, for children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, there can be limitations around how their daily life is represented. Early childhood is a critical time for children to develop empathy and attitudes that challenge assumptions and biases about people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.