Four new titles have been added to ZERO TO THREE's series of free videos, The Magic of Everyday Moments, which explores key aspects of early childhood development and can be used for working with parents and trainees. The videos show how adult interactions shape the growth and learning of infants and toddlers through everyday interactions and routines. They include:
Development from Birth to 12 Months Old: Forming a Trusting Bond to Nurture Learning
Development from 12 to 24 Months Old: Strong, Positive Connections and Interactions Fuel Learning
Development from Birth to 24 to 36 Months Old: New Skills Develop Through Play, Routines, and Relationships
School Readiness: Foundations in Language, Literacy, Thinking and Social-Emotional Skills
The state lead for Strengthening Families Georgia (SFG) is the Division of Family and Children Services. SFG is administered by the GeorgiaAssociation on Young Children (GAYC) and represents a partnership of national, state, local, and public/private organizations dedicated to embedding five research-based protective factors in service/supports for young children and their families.
Vision: All families with children birth through age five in Georgia have the resources and support necessary for a meaningful and successful life.
Mission: To utilize the Strengthening Families assets-based framework of Protective Factors in all systems, programs, services and activities supporting families with young children as the approach to achieving the vision. These five Protective Factors are the foundation for the Strengthening Families approach:
Parental Resilience- Parents can bounce back
Social Connections- Parents have friends
Knowledge of Child Development- Parents know how children grow and learn
Concrete Support in Time of Need- Parents know where to turn for help
Social and Emotional Competence of Children - Children learn to talk about and handle feelings
A large group of Strengthening Families Georgia stakeholders, organized into a SFG Leadership Team, Partnership, and Supporters includes over 70 representatives from more than 30 organizations. The Leadership Team, made up of 20-25 members, provides direction and guidance for embedding the five protective factors in all areas of related work via:
Policy and systems change
Data driven decision-making
Integration and prioritization of work
Identifying and leveraging resources
Coordination and collaboration with similar state efforts
"This project was supported in part by the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services (DHS-DFCS) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Community Based Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CFDA 93.590). Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the DHS-DFCS or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Community Based Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CFDA 93.590)."
For more information on Strengthening Families Georgia contact Jeanette Meyer, Strengthening Families Georgia