WAEYC Conference
Washington Association for the Education of Young Children
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Thursday TAB Full Day Sessions 9:00am-5:00pm

TAB01: Introduction to Infant Mental Health, presented by Monica Oxford, University of Washington

Monica Oxford is a Research Professor in the Department of Family and Child Nursing and the Executive Director of NCAST Programs. Dr. Oxford’s research focuses on early parenting and child developmental outcomes for vulnerable families living in challenging environments. This workshop will provide an overview of toxic stress and its implications in infant mental health, attachment theory and parenting behaviors that support secure attachment, baby non-verbal cues, as well as review of resources and intervention programs. This workshop focuses on birth to three years of age.
WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Interactions
Who Should Attend: Family Resource Coordinators | Teachers | Therapists | Healthcare Staff | Family Engagement Staff |
Interested Professionals

TAB02: ECTPC Professional Development: Teaching to Competencies

Part I: Implementing Zero to Three Competencies for Infant - Toddler Coursework, presented by Dr. Marilyn Chu, WWU and Dr. Gina Lebedeva, UW
Conversation to implement Zero to Three Competencies for Infant - Toddler coursework and techniques for embedding into ECE
degrees, certificates, and general ECE courses.
Part II: Introduction and Implementing WA State’s Culturally Responsive Professional Development Guidelines, facilitated by Angela Abrams, Department of Early Learning Presentation of guidelines, small group reflective discussions and round table showcasing best practice implementation
WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Child Development, Professionals, Curriculum
Who Should Attend: Teacher preparation professionals