Professional Resource

Grand Connections

Grandparents are a cornerstone of child care for kids under five.

About Grand Connections

The Grand Connections workshop series provides a place for grandparent caregivers to:

  • Connect with other grandparents who share their experiences
  • Learn strategies to collaborate with their adult children
  • Explore the latest guidance on child development: sleep, screen time, meals/nutrition, managing challenging behavior, and building learning into everyday moments.

The Grand Connections program includes:

  • Seven 90-minute workshops, each with an hour for group discussion followed by a 30-minute read-aloud and project grandparents and grandchildren can enjoy together.
  • Options for online or in-person delivery
  • Options for grandparents providing part-time or custodial care
  • A full set of detailed lesson plans for each workshop
  • Handouts and PowerPoints in both English and Spanish

The program is free.

Download Program Materials

To receive a link to a complete set of free program materials (facilitator’s guide, lesson plans, handouts, slides, and grandparent films), please complete the form below.