29th Infancy Institute- Bank Street College of Education

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Date(s) - June 21 - June 23
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


29th Infancy Institute- Bank Street College of Education

Key Note Speaker:

Laura Martin

Challenging Behaviors? Developing Responsive Communities for Infants and Toddlers

As early educators, we spend our days caring for infants, toddlers, and their families. Sometimes it can be hard to understand children’s behaviors; to understand and de-code what the behavior is “communicating”.  Laura Martin will discuss and share how understanding behavior lets you make sense of what you see and hear. Caregivers can then make intentional decisions based on what infants and toddlers might be communicating, and be able to create strengths-based strategies for positive change.

Laura is a mental health and disabilities specialist at Verner Center for Early Learning in Asheville, NC, and has spent her entire career working in early childhood mental health, challenging behaviors, and developmentally-based practices in early education. For the last ten years, her work has focused intensively on training early childhood educators about the importance of mental health and its impacts on children, families, and coworkers. Laura works closely with teachers and caregivers in her community, providing connection to mental health services and support for creating healthy social emotional experiences for young children.

June 21
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

June 22

8:30 a.m -4:30 p.m

June 23

8:00 a.m – 3:15 p.m

Bank Street College of Education –

610 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025

This may be taken for graduate school credit by registering for the course EDUC612: Infants, Toddlers, Families: Supporting Their Growth at Bank Street College and paying the tuition fee. Available for CEUs and Child Life PDUs.

$300-325 per person
RSVP by Monday, June 20th

RSVP here

Organizational NYS-AIMH Members

We welcome all organizations that share our mission of supporting the mental health of young children.

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