We educate, advocate, and collaborate to advance the healthy development of infants, toddlers, and their families.

August eNews

Newest First3Years Team Member!
Please join us in welcoming First3Years' newest team member, Joyelle "Joy" Gaines! A recent graduate of Baylor University earning her Master of Social Work, Joy's studies, internships, and employment experiences have focused around child development, clinical mental health education and counseling, empowerment with women and girls, and racial diversity & equity leadership. We are thrilled to have her join our team as Community Systems Coordinator in Houston! 

IMH Advocacy Award Conference
September 17, 2020 

The 2020 Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award Conference will provide a wealth of knowledge and skills building to professionals in the early childhood field.

The morning keynote will be presented by Joshua Sparrow, MD, Executive Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, as he will discuss Conversation on Culturally Responsive Trauma Informed Practices During and After COVID-19.

The afternoon session will host a variety of panelists to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 in early childhood and steps towards recovery across sectors. Panelists include: Nicole Allen, Child Care Contract Manager, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County; Ximena Antunez de Mayolo, Program Officer, Rainwater Charitable Foundation; Shalyn Bravens, Director of Family Connects and MIECHV, United Way for Greater Austin, & Tonyel Edwards, Program Officer, Houston Endowment.
The closing keynote, Ebonyse Mead, Ed.D., CFLE, President, Educational Equity Institute, will discuss Promoting Equity through Racial Healing.

Earn 5 CEUS

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ParTee For Babies
Join us for the 4th Annual Par-Tee for Babies Golf Tournament Presented by Joe Funk Construction taking place on Tuesday, October 6th at Stonebridge Country Club. Golfers will enjoy a putting contest, 18 holes of scramble style golf, and a variety of on-course lunch options followed by our award ceremony and cocktail reception featuring a silent auction! 

Sponsorship opportunities are available!
 Find out more HERE!

8:30-9:30 AM | Registration & Tee Practice
9:45 AM | Puting Contest
10:00 AM | Tee-Off (Scramble - Shotgun Start)
3:30 PM | Award Ceremony & Cocktail Reception


Baby Day

FEBRUARY 7 - 13, 2021

Baby Day - for the first time ever - will be hosted virtually in 2021. Baby Day will be a week-long bonding and delight experience offering live streamed and on-demand activities & resources for caregivers and very young children. Join us Sunday, February 7th through Saturday, February 13th for activities like infant yoga, music classes, dance classes, curated art activities, mindfulness & breathing exercises, storytime, sensory play, tummy time, and MORE! 

Be on the look out for more details and don't forget to follow us on social media (@USBabyDay on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for the most up-to-date information!
Infant Mental Health Endorsement

Congratulations to Jessica Taylor-Pickford, LCSW, IMH-EĀ® (Mentor-Clinical), Private Practice Reflective Supervisor & Infant Mental Health Consultant, and First3Years Austin Chapter Secretary for earning her Endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Mentor!

Early Relational Health Webinar Series
Join First3Years and the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), in partnership with DFPS PEI & the Texas PN-3 Collaborative, for a 4-Part Webinar Series on Early Relational Health. Early Relational Health (ERH) describes the positive, stimulating, and nurturing early relationships that ensure the emotional security and connection that advance physical health and development, social well-being, and resilience. 

NOTE: Space is Limited. This series will be recorded and made available on our website at no cost.


View Session 1 recording HERE.

View Session 2 recording HERE.

August 18 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Panelists: Junlei Li, Harvard Graduate School of Education & Janice Gruendel, Bridgeport Baby Bundle

September 8 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Panelists: Sasha Rasco, Associate Commissioner for Prevention and Early Intervention at DFPS & Jennifer Lucy,
Managing Director of Programs for TexProtects

Earn 1.5 CEUS

Our Partners:

Upcoming Trainings

September Webinar Series
Effective Parenting Responses for S/E needs of Children

On-Demand Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RSC)

The Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health & First3Years are excited to provide Reflective Supervision/Consultation (RSC) training through on-demand webinars. Webinar content consists of three 1-hr meaningful modules and best practice guidelines for RSC. 

To view available sessions, click HERE

*These offerings fulfill the continuing education EndorsementĀ® requirement for providers of RSC. 

FREE Online Courses
Don't miss your chance to access our Online Educational Courses!

Our online courses are available for FREE until August 31st!
 Course offerings cover a range of topics. To access our recorded webinars on-demand, click HERE.

Earn 1 Hour of Continuing Education (SW, LPC, CPE) per webinar. 
Bright By Text
As our community partner, we would like to remind you to submit requests to share information about local resources and events to Bright By Text families in Harris County: Bright By Text for Partners!
We also need your help getting the word out about Bright by Text to families in Harris County. Please also refer to our Bright By Text for Families/para Families page for sample language which you are welcome to adapt and share with your clients and community members. 
Career Opportunities
We are hiring!
First3Years is seeking qualified professionals to fill the following roles: