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

  
September eNews

In case you missed it:
  • First3Years and the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), in partnership with DFPS PEI & the Texas PN-3 Collaborative, hosted a 4-Part Webinar Series on Early Relational Health. Each session is now available for viewing
    • Session 1: Building Resilience and Equity through Early Relational Health: The Foundation of Early Relationships, Bio-behavioral Synchrony, and Dyadic Neurodevelopment. View it HERE
    • Session 2: Early Relational Health in the Field: Child Welfare, Home Visiting, and Child Health Applications.View it HERE
    • Session 3: Early Relational Health in the Field: Early Childhood Education and the use of ERH to Align Early Childhood Systems. View it HERE
    • Session 4: Thinking Ahead - Sustaining Support and Resources that Promote Early Relational Health. View it HERE
  • The Austin Chronicle published an op-ed authored by First3Years Marketing and Communications Director, Natalie Fellows. The piece, titled The Impossible Choice for Parents and Caregivers at the Border, highlights the grave reality that migrant adults and children are still facing at the Southern Border. Read it HERE.
  • First3Years was named one of Dallas Business Journal's 2020 Best Places to Work! We share this honor with 19 organizations in the Micro category as a workplace that truly embraces its employees. Whittled down from several hundred nominees, we are thrilled to be recognized for the value we place on each and every one of our team members.
  • Our Executive Summary of our 2019 Year-End Evaluation Report for our Safe Babies Program from Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing is now available.You can view it HERE.

IMH Advocacy Award Conference

Only 2 days left to register for the
IMH Advocacy Award Conference!!
Join us for the 2020 Infant Mental Health Advocacy Award Conference taking place VIRTUALLY on September 17th. The conference will feature keynote sessions from Dr. Joshua Sparrow who will discuss  Conversations on Culturally Responsive Trauma Informed Practices During & After COVID-19 and Ebonyse Mead who will cover Listen.Learn.Act: Promoting Equity through Racial Healing. Our 2020 conference will also include an afternoon panel discussion about Impact and Recovery | COVID-19 and Early Childhood.

Learn more or register HERE!

North Texas Giving Day
North Texas Giving Day is TWO days away!
North Texas Giving Day is an opportunity to show the world our community's generous spirit and that in these unprecedented times North Texans CAN and WILL take care of each other. 

Will you get up and give this Thursday?

Consider contributing to First3Years this #NTxGivingDay to support our mission to educate, advocate, and collaborate to advance the healthy development of infants, toddlers, and their families.

Make your donation today, click HERE!

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 Ranch Country Club. Golfers will enjoy a putting contest, closest to the pin competition, long drive competition, 18 holes of scramble style golf, and a variety of on-course lunch options followed by our award ceremony and cocktail reception featuring a VIRTUAL silent auction! 

Register Today! Click HERE!

Each 1st place foursome team member will receive a Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Cooler!!


Sponsorship opportunities are available!
 Find out more HERE!

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

*THIS EVENT WILL FOLLOW ALL CDC AND GOLF COURSE PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE SAFE PLAY. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE*

Connections Corner
September 24 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
In-depth Exploration: Challenging Conversations with Families Virtually
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October 9 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
In-depth Exploration: Taking Care of Yourself as a Virtual Service Provider

Learn more or register, click here!

2020 Census
Did you know young kids have been undercounted by the Census? Don't let this happen this year - complete your family's survey today! The deadline to complete the quick and easy survey is September 30thVisit 2020census.gov to learn more.

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: