Parents and Child Care Providers Partnering
to Support Social and Emotional Health and Development of Young Children
Findings from both clinical work and research suggest that one of the most powerful ways to promote young children’s social emotional health and prevent and/or mitigate the effects of toxic stress is through nurturing early caregiver-child relationships. Both the Partners in Parenting Education (PIPE) and Emotional Beginnings (EB) curricula provide parents and child care providers with training to develop sensitive, responsive, and dependable caregiver-child relationships that can support and encourage optimal child development, health and well-being. The goal of this project is to design a program that blends these two How to Read Your Baby curricula and fosters collaboration between parent and child care providers while promoting parents as their child’s first teacher. This project is a partnership with Early Learning Ventures, an Early Head Start Partnership grantee, How to Read Your Baby, a Colorado based non-profit that promotes emotionally responsive caregiving through the PIPE and EB curricula, and JFK Partners.
Funding Source: CCTSI Community Engagement Partnership Development Grant
Lorraine Kubicek, PhD