Professional Resource

How Can Mindfulness Support Early Childhood Development

Download Files Jun 7, 2018

In this recorded virtual event, learn how mindfulness supports healthy adult-child relationships and what research has taught us about mindful parenting and teaching.

In recent years, mindfulness seems to be everywhere—from parenting blogs to doctor recommendations, wellness retreats to elementary school classrooms. There is ample reason for this enthusiasm. Mindfulness has been used with adults to reduce stress, bolster overall health and psychological functioning, and assist a return to wellness following adversity. It makes sense to explore how these results apply to adults in parenting and caregiving roles.

In this virtual event, learn how mindfulness supports healthy adult-child relationships and what research has taught us about mindful parenting and teaching. The presenters share results of recent focus groups and a ZERO TO THREE member survey about ways mindfulness-based approaches are being used across early childhood disciplines. As you learn about mindfulness in early childhood, consider how you might integrate or enhance these practices in your own work and life. Learn more about our mindfulness work at www.zerotothree.org/mindfulness.

About the Presenters

Larissa G. Duncan, Ph.D., is the Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child & Family Well-Being and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the School of Human Ecology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Maria J. Gehl, MSW, is the Mindfulness in Early Childhood Project Director at ZERO TO THREE.

ZERO TO THREE’s Virtual Event Series

FREE for ZERO TO THREE members, our virtual events are developed and presented by our expert staff and affiliates. After paid events, non-member registrants will receive a link to a recording that will be available for 30 days. Members may view recordings of previous virtual events, free of charge in our virtual event archives.