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Professional Learning from the Collaborative

Strengthening Resilience through the Power of Literacy:

Helping Children Heal, Grow, and Thrive in a New Normal

Recordings from Our Virtual Symposium

Moving From Toxic Stress to Positive Growth (Dr. Linda Mayes, Dr. Nat Kendall-Taylor, Lauren Tarshis)

This session provides a grounding in research about the effects of toxic stress, with a focus on mitigating the impact of the pandemic on children’s development. Speakers explore strategies for facilitating the transition to back to school (in person or remote), including how to alleviate the effect of trauma on children and nurture positive adaptive skills.

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Reconsidering Family Engagement and Parent Leadership (Anne Henderson, Parent Leaders)

The abrupt change to at-home learning required a reboot to traditional family engagement practices where teachers, families and students had to work more closely as collaborators and partners. This session helps use that disruption to propel a new era of family engagement that welcomes families as leaders and co-creators of their children’s education.

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Education and the Anxious Child (Dr. Eli Lebowitz, Raina Telgemeier)

Educators have seen an increase in childhood anxiety for many years. As schools reopen their doors during these unsettled times, or as learning continues remotely, teachers and school counselors have an even greater role to play. This session explores what to look for in children as well as tools to address stress and anxiety.

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Early Childhood Webinars

COVID and the Youngest Learners

This webinar will cover the impact of COVID on early childhood education: what we know from the latest research about COVID, mental health implications, family engagement, and how to best advance social-emotional and academic learning goals.Featured Speakers Include:Dr. Walter Gilliam Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology; Director, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social PolicyDr. Heather Harris Child 360, Director of Provider OperationsTracy Smith, LMSW Senior Early Childhood Consultant

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How Literacy Begins, Grows, and Blooms

This session focuses on a developmental approach to how three- , four-, and five-year-olds learn to read, with practical strategies for teaching in the early childcare setting. Featured Speakers Include:Dr. Nancy Close, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center; Associate Director of the Yale Program in Early Childhood Education; Lecturer in PsychologyDr. Carla Horwitz, Lecturer, Yale Child Study Center, Psychology and Education Studies; Director Emerita, Yale’s Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling KindergartenWinnie Naclerio, Senior Head Teacher, Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten at Yale’s Calvin Hill Day Care CenterNancy Garrity, Senior Director of Early Childhood Publishing, Scholastic Education

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