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

  
November eNews

Baby Day
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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!


Fill the Think Tank
Will you accept the challenge to help us Fill The Think Tank? 

This fall First3Years was the recipient of a special Challenge Gift from Joe Funk Construction for our Fill The Think Tank Scholarship Fund and we are a little over $2,700 away from our goal

You can ensure our 2021 "Scholars" have access to training opportunities and current research that offers the tools needed to provide high quality care to children and families.

"I am so grateful for this opportunity and so thankful that donors of First3Years are willing to invest in continuing education for child welfare workers." - Fill The Think Tank Scholarship Recipient
 
Accept the challenge today, visit https://first3yearstx.org/fill-the-think-tank/ to make your contribution.  

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)

Membership Notice
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! 
Connections Corner
November 10 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Advocating for Parents and Children in the Medical Sector
Presented by Tasha Muhammad, M.Ed., LPC, Play Therapist, IMH-E and David Willis, MD
When you have a concern about your child's health or how your little one is growing and learning, the first person you may turn to is your doctor. Seeking medical advice is important in the care of your child, especially if your child has a disability. There may be many specialists involved in the care of a child with complex medical needs. In order to be a strong advocate for your child, it's important for you to learn how to make your concerns heard and understood.

Trainings
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November Webinar Series
Families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
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December Webinar Series
Ethics and the Early Childhood Professional
We want your feedback!
First3Years is seeking feedback from community organizations across Texas to learn about emerging and current early relational health (ERH) efforts. 

Do you have 5 minutes to complete this survey
 
This survey will help inform our approach for introducing, strengthening, or sustaining ERH promotion practices in partnership with community-based and clinical providers like yours. This survey should be completed by administrators of community organizations in the fields of health and human services, public health, early care and education, public education, family support, home visiting, child welfare, public policy, advocacy, and/or related sectors. 
 
Individuals who complete the survey and provide their contact information will be entered into a drawing to win one of ten (10) $20 Amazon e-giftcards. 
 
We appreciate your time and willingness to complete this survey. 
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: