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December eNews

Year End Giving
Did you know that the CARES Act allows for up to $300 in charitable contributions to qualify as an "above-the-line" deduction, meaning you don't have to itemize deductions in order to claim the $300 as a deduction on your 2020 tax returns?

Don't leave money on the table!

Support your favorite nonprofit (First3Years) today and earn your deduction: 
Save the Date

Announcing the 2021 Build Up! Conference: Focus on the Fundamentals

Save the Date: March 2nd & March 3rd

Special Add-On Pre-Conference Workshop on March 1st

New to 2021, First3Years will hold the first annual Build Up! Conference. To build up someone or something means to bring together parts and to strengthen. That is the essence of the Build Up! Conference, to support early childhood professionals by bringing together their current skill set with new applied research, ideas, and perspectives to strengthen their practice to positively impact the infants, toddlers, and families they serve.

Speakers include Dr. Junlei Li, Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Dr. Yvonne Ator, Founder of Thriving Idealist.

The Pre-Conference Workshop will allow for an interactive time together learning about brain development and playing the Brain Architecture Game!

Be on the look out for registration information coming soon!

Baby Day

FEBRUARY 7 - 13, 2021

Join us for virtual Baby Day!
Baby Day 2021 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!

Scholarship Applications Opening Soon!
Our Fill The Think Tank Scholarship opportunities are opening soon!

Thanks to our wonderful donors to the Fill the Think Tank Scholarship Fund there will be multiple opportunities for professionals like you to apply to be a beneficiary of their generosity. We will be accepting applications January 5th - January 22nd. 

Awards will be announced on February 1st.

We will announce the available scholarships on January 5th and make the application available then! 
Membership Change Reminder
Get Your 2020 Membership Now!
Rates are changing to support the increase in programming members will receive!

In 2021, First3Years will be offering more than 40 hours of training for FREE to members through webinars, Connections Corners, and On-demand online courses! Additionally, members will have access to discounts to our Spring and Fall conferences!
Start or renew your membership before the clock hits midnight on December 31, 2020! 
RSC Year End Sale
Year End Sale!

Fulfill your annual RSC training renewal requirements by taking this 3-part webinar series.

In partnership, 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.

Use Code 20RSCSALE to gain 20% off these sessions now!
(Sale ends 12/25/2020)

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 role: