Infant/Toddler Education

Election Slate 2017/2018 State Board

(To be voted upon at the Annual Meeting/Conference 4/7/17.)

One-Year Terms:

President                               Jennifer Santana
President- Elect                  Georgina Criado-Hall
1st Vice President               Karen Perez Humphris
2nd Vice President             Michele Gregorio
Secretary                               Katelyn Rasmussen
Treasurer                              Cathie Chmielewski

Two-Year Terms

Member at Large               Angie DeFazio
Member at Large               Vacant
Member at Large               Vacant
Member at Large               Vacant
Nominations may be made from the floor.
The election is open to all members in attendance at the annual meeting/conference.

Slate for 2017 conference election

2017 Annual Conference

You’re Invited!

The 32nd Annual Conference will be held April 7 & 8 at Harrah’s Conference Center in Atlantic City!

New This Year . . .

  • Workshops
  • Presenters
  • Presentation of the 2017 June Moss Handler Award

Conference Schedule . . . Friday and Saturday

  • Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits: 7:30 am – 8:30 am
  • Welcome & Keynote 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • Exhibits: 10:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Morning Sessions: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Lunch / Exhibits 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Afternoon Sessions: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CONFERENCE FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE – NO EXCEPTIONS

Early Bird – must be postmarked by March 8th

$135 for 1 day, $215 for 2 days

Postmarked after March 8th

$170 for 1 day, $250 for 2 days

Registration & Payment Options

Attendees:

1) If you prefer to mail your registration and payment, you may download and print your brochure and form above, and then mail it with your check or money order made out to CITE to:

CITE
PO Box 1015
Barnegat Light  NJ  08006

2) We have added the option to register and pay online (using credit card or PayPal) by simply filling out the form below, and then clicking the Pay Now button after you submit your form. (You do not need a PayPal account as long as you have a credit card.)  

If you are using PayPal, please be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to the BUY NOW button to make your payment BEFORE submitting this form. 

NOTE: Your registration is not complete until we receive payment, either by PayPal or by check or money order in the mail.

Presenters:

3)  Please register below. No payment is due.

Online Registration Form:

As you fill out the registration form below, please refer to the conference brochure for session information.

Friday Sessions, 4/7

Select Session for the Morning (10:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Select Session for the Afternoon (2 pm - 4 pm)

Saturday Sessions, 4/8

Select Session for the Morning (10:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Select Session for the Afternoon (2 pm - 4 pm)

Meal Preference

Important!

To complete your registration, please:

1) Click "Submit" to send your registration form.
2) Attendees only: Then select the payment option below. Presenters: No payment is due.
(Note: On the checkout page you will have the option to use a PayPal account, or select an alternate payment method, such as a debit or credit card.)


Conference Registration Fees



Baby Talk: Resources to Support the People Who Work With Infants and Toddlers: Issue No.66 November 2016

What is Happening to Fine Motor Development?

In recent years a growing number of children are “arriving at school lacking in basic fine motor skills.” This is a huge problem because if the young student does not have the finger strength and coordination to hold a pencil, for example, they will struggle to master current kindergarten requirements. Like large motor development, fine motor skills develop progressively, beginning in the earliest years of childhood. Young children who spend too much time “swiping and tapping” electronic devices, instead of playing with manipulative toys or coloring with crayons, struggle with poor hand control and weak pencil grip in school. This article will help educators and family members to consider a return to the time-tested play materials of childhood—blocks, play dough, beads, and crayons—to best prepare children for school


Let’s Talk About It: 5 Ways to Build Babies’ Language and Communication Skills from Birth 

Talking with babies doesn’t just build vocabularies; it also nurtures the development of cognitive and social-emotional skills, now and into your baby’s future. Tuning In, a national survey of Gen X and Millennial families conducted by ZERO TO THREE, showed that many younger family members aren’t aware of the huge benefits of talking with babies in the first year of life. This article from ZERO TO THREE shares five ways to build strong language skills from birth.

 

Responding to Your Child’s Bite

Many toddlers and young children bite. Developmentally, most toddlers don’t have enough words to express how they are feeling. They primarily rely on sounds and actions to communicate what they are thinking and feeling.  Biting is one of the ways toddlers express their needs, desires, or feelings.

This resource provides an evidence-based overview of why young children bite, what to do, what not to do, and when to seek professional help.

 

Brain Activity Map Reveals How Infant Vision Develops

Visual functions start to develop soon after birth and continue maturing over time as infants gain experience with the world. However, direct evidence of how this maturation process unfolds in the brain has been lacking. This article notes a new study that provides a direct window into the maturation of vision-related areas of the cortex in the first weeks of life, showing that the visual brain of 7-week-old babies is surprisingly mature.

 

Free Recorded Webinars from the Early Head Start National Resource Center

Looking for great free instructional resources? Check out this collection of archived webinars. You’ll find recordings on topics such as 1) Building a Dynamic Brain: The Influences of Music, Movement, and Nutrition, 2) Reflective Curriculum Planning for Infants and Toddlers, 3) The Impact of Trauma and Toxic Stress on Infant and Toddler Development, or 4) Supporting Babies with Disabilities. Go to the website below to find a recorded sequence of professional development on these and other topics.


Baby Talk is a free, one-way listserv that is distributed monthly. Each issue features resources that are high quality, readily available and free.  To join the listserv, send an email with no message to subscribe-babytalk@listserv.unc.edu   To suggest resources, please contact Camille Catlett at camille.catlett@unc.edu



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