Note: The following handout is adapted from Early Connections: A Parent Café Curriculum From ZERO TO THREE (Parlakian, Lerner, Kinsner, & Gehl, 2023), developed with funding from the Linda I. Garrity trust, which represents the latest thinking on research-informed parenting practices that support the development of strong, secure attachments and healthy child development. The curriculum will be available online at zerotothree.org/bookstore.
The Early Connections parent café curriculum consists of 10 90-minute sessions to be facilitated in community-based settings. In each session, participants explore their own parenting journeys—for example, discussing the influence of their own childhoods on their parenting—as well as learn and practice ZERO TO THREE’s research-informed positive parenting principles. The following information is adapted from Unit 8: Reducing Challenging Behavior.