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Knowledge and Know-How Lessons

These eight online lessons provide you with essential content to support your professional development and overall workforce systems.

These exceptional lessons help states and organizations rapidly elevate the knowledge and skills of staff while reducing costs and maintaining high quality standards.

Lesson 1: Creating Partnerships with Families

This lesson focuses on creating effective partnerships with parents by exploring the benefits and identifying strategies for building responsive, collaborative parent-provider partnership.

Lesson 2: Social Emotional Development for Infants, Toddlers and Parents

This lesson provides a definition of social and emotional development for infants and toddlers, describes the importance of caregiving relationships in supporting young children’s social and emotional development, and identifies the stages of parent development.

Lesson 3: Building a Healthy Brain

This lesson focuses on building an environment that leads to healthy brain development by describing the inter-relatedness of all areas of early development and the role relationships, repetition, responsive interactions, respect, and routines (5 R’s) play in supporting healthy brain development.

Lesson 4: Promoting Well-Being and Preventing Maltreatment of Very Young Children

This lesson focuses on preventing maltreatment through defining well-being, discussing the vulnerability of infants and toddlers to maltreatment, and exploring the impact of early experiences on lifelong health and development.

Lesson 5: Culture and Caring for Young Children

This lesson focuses on culture and caring for young children by defining culture and discussing the importance of understanding our own cultural lens. It explores the importance of respecting parents’ cultural goals and discusses an approach to negotiating culturally based differences.

Lesson 6: Understanding Temperament

This lesson provides a practical understanding of temperament by describing what temperament traits are and discussing how they can be both risk and protective factors in promoting child well-being.

Lesson 7: Responding to Challenges in Young Children’s Behavior

This lesson defines and identifies possible causes of challenging behaviors, and it identifies strategies for analyzing and responding to challenging behaviors.

Lesson 8: Relationship-Based Practice

This lesson explores the meaning of relationship-based practice and explores tools and strategies for implementing these practices into your work.

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To explore how Knowledge and Know-How lessons can work for your program/community/state please contact Jodi Whiteman.

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