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Location: Shelburne

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 1.5

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Kim Keiser
(802) 496-4844

Helping the Helpers Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Northern Lights at CCV
Instructor: Dr. Junlei Li, Senior Fellow of the Fred Rogers Center and faculty of Harvard Graduate School of Education

How do we encourage, enhance, and empower the human relationships around children and youth in adversity. Real and lasting change can start with finding what ordinary people do extraordinarily well with children in simple, everyday moments. In this workshop session, we practice an approach to understand practice, program, and policy that rely on capturing and learning from everyday, “simple interactions”, in a variety of child development settings. We explore how this approach may complement and support the larger work of professional development and system change in early childhood education. Learning Objectives 1. Using the “simple interactions tool” identify four inter-related elements of development human interactions in everyday practice. 2. Expand the concept of “simple interactions” to imagine how it applies to system-level thinking about programs and policies. 3. Learn to apply the relationship-focused theory of change to practical and policy questions in serving children and families.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Professionalism & Ethical Practice
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
June 5, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Additional Information

This workshop will be presented as part of the 2019 Turrell Fund Day for Children event being held at Shelburne Farms Coach Barn. Individuals wanting to attend the workshop are encouraged to attend the full day event and can register on the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation’s website at https://vtchildrenstrust.org. Registration for the full event, including the workshop, is $10.00. For those who want to only attend the workshop, there is no fee. Please contact Kim Keiser, Vermont Director for the Turrell Fund, directly to register. Phone: 802-496-4844. Email: kimk@turrellfund.org Parking is provided on site and for those attending the full TFDFC event, lunch is provided.