This page contains all continuing education resources in the Early Childhood topic.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
A large investigation assessing associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Early ChildhoodFamiliesPhysical HealthWebsite
Amazing Brain, The: Birth to Three
An article on infant brain development from birth to thirty-six months of age written by Margie Wagner and Callie Little of Child Development Media.
Baby Court, Capitol Update Extended
A six minute video from The Florida Channel on the Second Judicial Circuit's baby court teams, consisting of local judges, case workers, parent and community organizations, which provide services to families who have experienced trauma or adversity.
Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!
Website for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services program encouraging healthy child development, universal behavioral/developmental screening for children and support for the families and providers who care for them.
Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children
A paper by Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD on the consequences of emotional neglect in childhood as it relates to bonding and attachment in maltreated children.
Early ChildhoodFamiliesVictimization of ChildrenArticle
Child Welfare and Family Wellness
Thirteen articles on various topics including developmental outcomes for young children, pre-removal conferences and successful new methodologies, initiatives and programs.
Early Warning: Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters
A special report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count program on dropout prevention and the need to address the causal issues well before a child enters high school.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
An article by Kathryn Shea with The Florida Center for Early Childhood published in the Summer 2017 issue of the International Journal of Birth and Parent Education.
Florida's Quality Parenting Initiative Just In Time Training
A large index of online training videos with slides and quizzes for guardians ad litem, foster parents, caregivers and staff curated by Florida's Center for Child Welfare.
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Grief in the Classroom: 'Saying Nothing Says A Lot'
A brief article by Elissa Nadworny on making classrooms a healthy, safe space for grieving and addressing how educators should handle the death of a student's loved one.
Early ChildhoodMental HealthOlder YouthWebsite
Judges' Page, The
A newsletter of articles on various child welfare topics published several times per year by the National CASA Association and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
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Power of High-Quality Early Education, The
A TED Talks presentation by Kathleen (Kate) Gallagher about the amazing children who were part of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute's Abecedarian Project and the transformative power of high-quality early care and education.
Early ChildhoodEducational AdvocacyVideoWebsite
Power of Talking to Your Baby, The
An article describing how a child's exposure to language spoken by parents and caretakers from birth to age three may be a key to early learning.
Safe Babies Court Teams Project, The
An article about the Safe Babies Court Teams Project, which is focused on improving how the courts, child welfare agencies and related child-serving organizations work together, share information and expedite services for young children.
Safe Sleep Campaign
A public outreach and education campaign for caregivers and first responders on safe sleep for babies sponsored by the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Trauma In Early Childhood
A newspaper article, a paper by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and a map of Florida's Early Childhood Court.
Early ChildhoodVictimization of ChildrenArticle
Waiting Until Pre-K Is Too Little, Too Late
A commentary piece by Vicky Schippers on the need to combat the significant social and academic deficit experienced by young children from poor families.
What Is Infant Mental Health?
A brochure about infant mental health and why it is important developed by the Florida State University Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy.
Early ChildhoodMental HealthBooklet
Zero To Three Journal: Infants and the Opioid Epidemic
The May 2018 (Volume 38 Number 5) issue discussing practice and policy considerations; implications for early relationships and interventions; identifying and addressing gaps in care; and improving child welfare services.
Early ChildhoodSubstance AbuseArticleBooklet