Get on the Early Childhood Bus Podcast

Focusing on children and their rights presented by Ericson Institute. Get on The Early Childhood Bus is a podcast from Erikson Institute hosted by Penny Smith, director of learning and impact, and features Erikson’s Policy and Leadership team to dive into the trending headlines and hot topics to understand how children and their rights are being […]

HARC Herald Newsletter

The Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC) is a national research and development platform for innovation to broaden and strengthen home visiting’s benefits for all families and communities. Each month, HARC distributes the HARC Herald, a newsletter that provides readers with evidence-informed resources from the field, external funding announcements, early career opportunities, and much more. […]

2024 National Home Visiting Summit Hybrid Conference

Join us on Jan 31st – Feb 2, 2024 for the hybrid National Home Visiting Summit! The National Home Visiting Summit aims to integrate policy, practice, and research to influence systems change, with the goal of advancing equitable and high-quality home visiting services, structures, and systems. Learning, collaboration, and knowledge-to-practice transfer at the Summit are meant […]

New Mobile Friendly Tool for Early Educators

High-quality social emotional learning (SEL) is essential for children’s success, both in the classroom and throughout life. However, despite important investments in SEL training for teachers, educators face understandable challenges when they try to apply what they learned in their day-to-day routines. Learn More

Why should I attend a Group Connection Activity?

By Lois Meisenheimer, First Years PAT, Sterling Every month our parent educators provide several opportunities for families to participate in Group Connection activities. What are group connections? These activities are specifically designed based on what YOU tell us you want to do or learn more about. Group connections are a chance for you to get […]

Children’s Books to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

This Hispanic Heritage Month, introduce your child to inspiring stories and at-home activities that celebrate the achievements, culture, and legacy of the Latino community. By Victoria Barajas, Home Base Supervisor, Start Early To understand the Latino community is to understand that it is vastly diverse within itself. Each individual Latino culture is established within the […]

ISBE Early Childhood PI Updates

Discover a wealth of valuable updates and resources on the ISBE PI (Illinois State Board of Education Prevention Initiative) page. ISBE has recently posted a range of informative materials to assist you in staying informed and empowered.

Baby talk: Mini Parenting Master Class

Discover how to engage in baby talk with your little one and why it’s important with Dr. Marina Kalashnikova. Baby talk may sound silly to you, but not to your child! In the first 1,000 days, your baby’s brain develops at a pace never repeated again. Baby talk helps give your child the best start in life. […]

Did you know? The Essentials of Home Visiting trainings…

Did you know? The Essentials of Home Visiting trainings… can be used to meet requirements for PAT Parent Educator Certification renewal are approved training opportunities for multiple credentials meet requirements of program models for continuing education are IACET accredited (International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training)  Take a look at upcoming webinars in October listed below and […]