TAB01: Mitigating The Effects of Toxic Stress and Trauma in Children 6 and Under, by Mindy Davis
Young children have unique developmental needs making them particularly vulnerable to the effects of toxic stress and trauma. It is essential that we as professionals understand the impact of toxic stress and trauma on early childhood development and work to mitigate their effects to positively change the trajectory to overall healthy development. This presentation will contain the most recent research on the impact of toxic stress and trauma on brain development and provide a framework for understanding the consequences of toxic stress and trauma on children’s cognitive, social, and emotional development. This presentation will explore ways to support young children’s healthy overall development and treatment framework for young children who have experienced toxic stress and trauma.
About the presenter: Mindy Davis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Washington. She obtained her Masters of Social Work from the University of Tennessee and Bachelors of Science in Social Work at Indiana University. Mindy is currently a Clinical Supervisor at Children’s Home Society of Washington in Vancouver. She has over two decades of experience working with children and families. A majority of that experience has involved the treatment of toxic stress and trauma in children six and under. She is currently working with the University of California-San Francisco Child Trauma Research Program and Harvard University’s Center for the Developing Child-Frontiers of Innovation to develop and research an early intervention program for parents of children under six exposed to chronic stress and trauma.
WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Child Growth, Development and Learning
Who Should Attend: All
TAB02: Positive Discipline in the Classroom, by Shelly Perera
Positive Discipline in the Classroom is designed to help teachers and administrators facilitate an “encouragement model” for classroom management. The goal is to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities by focusing on solutions and self-management.
About the presenter: Shelly Perera, founder of Small World Montessori, is a trainer and speaker on the topics of Leadership, Montessori, Positive Discipline and Special Needs. She has owned her preschool for over 20 years and recently started a non-profit, Small World Educational Services to benefit young children in family shelters and provide assistance to those with special needs. She has a wonderful husband of 28 years and two fantastic sons, ages 19 and 11. Her hobbies are running, reading, and traveling.
WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Child Growth and Development
Who Should Attend: Leadership/Administrators | Child Care Center | Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program (ECEAP) | Parents/Relatives | Family, Friend, Neighbor & Relative Care Giver | Therapists - PTs, OTs, SLPs | P-3 Educators | K-12 Educators | Adult Educators | Interested Professionals
TAB03: ECTPC Professional Development: Teaching to Competencies
The Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Council of Washington is a professional organization of ECE educators. Their purpose is to: Promote collaboration and articulation between preparation programs at associate degree granting institutions and institutions that grant bachelors, master, and/or doctoral degrees; Inform policy makers and have an influential voice on the policy decisions that affect the preparation of Early Childhood Education teachers in the State of Washington; Encourage research and interpretation of research that improves the quality of teacher preparation and early childhood programs; Collaborate with other groups and agencies working in ECE; Encourage credentialing, certification, and best practices standards for various levels of ECE Instructional personnel; Be aligned with the national associations: ACCESS (American Associate Degree Early Childhood Educators); National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators: and National Association for the Education of Young Children
Who Should Attend: This session is intended for members of ECTPC only
TAB04: Washington Campus Children’s Center Coalition (WCCC) Meeting
The Washington Campus Children’s Center Coalition (WCCC) is the organization of directors and program supervisors of campus child care programs in Washington state. This is a private meeting and only members of the WCCC should register to attend.