Upcoming Workshops

11/20/2017
This workshop is designed for those that work in systems serving clients of all ages. The training focuses on reflective practice as a strategy for enhancing skills, understanding our reactions when...
11/27/2017
Participants will learn how to: • use positive feedback & encouragement • build relationships to promote success • design environments and schedules • use intentionally teaching to...
11/29/2017
We are offering a webinar-based training for those who either missed the last annual training or are NEW MAA participants. In order for these individuals to be able to report MAA time starting...
11/30/2017
The TIS 101 is a basic 3.5 hour training to understand how trauma and stress impacts developing bodies and brains, communities, organizations and systems. The goal of this training is to bring a...
11/30/2017
The TIS 101 is a basic 3.5 hour training to understand how trauma and stress impacts developing bodies and brains, communities, organizations and systems. The goal of this training is to bring a...
11/30/2017
A 6-hour overview of CLASS™ instrument, domains and dimensions. This presentation is designed to help participants learn about effective teacher-child interactions as defined by the CLASS™ tool and...
11/30/2017
We are offering a webinar-based training for those who either missed the last annual training or are NEW MAA participants. In order for these individuals to be able to report MAA time starting...
12/01/2017
Touchpoints are periods during which a child’s spurt in development results in pronounced disruptions in the family system. The goal of the Touchpoints Approach is to change individual practice and...
12/06/2017
Touchpoints are periods during which a child’s spurt in development results in pronounced disruptions in the family system. The goal of the Touchpoints Approach is to change individual practice and...
12/07/2017
Learn how to use and create your own social stories to support children's learning and understanding of daily routines and events!

Listen to our Podcasts

There are more than 18,000 children under the age of six in Santa Clara County who are thought to have developmental delays that go unidentified until they enter kindergarten....

The Brazelton Touchpoints model as an approach for enhancing the competence of caregivers and building strong family-child relationships in the early years in order to lay the...

The Strengthening Families Approach, including the 5 Protective Factors and the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support, is a framework used to increase...

FIRST 5’s Learning Together Initiative works directly in communities to support school readiness through Family Resource Centers. These resource centers are local places where...

The FIRST 5 Child Signature Program, formerly known as the Power Preschool, has been providing high-quality early learning opportunities for Santa Clara County children since...

Research shows that a child’s brain develops most dramatically during the first five years - providing an unprecedented opportunity to shape the thinking, learning, development...

RELATIONSHIPS MATTER: In this series Kadija speaks to parents and providers to provide an understanding of how relationships with young children develop, and why these...

BEHAVIOR HAS MEANING: During this portion of the series, we will think and learn about how infants and young children communicate through behavior. As infants grow, they become...