Early Brain and Child Development and Reducing Toxic Stress

Learn the latest research about early brain and child development from ECELS Pediatric Advisor, Beth DelConte. Find out how you can support young children and their families to promote healthy development and reduce toxic stress.

This professional development session is designed for child care program directors, family child care providers, health professionals, child care health consultants, child care health advocates, supervisory staff, Infant Toddler Specialists, instructors and STARS TA Consultant

The session was presented as an audioconference on April 2, 2014 by Libby Ungvary, ECELS Director and Dr. Beth DelConte. Participants may receive 1.5 hours of PA Key professional development credit for participating and submitting an evaluation. Act 48 professional development credit will be available. 

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Discuss the basic research of Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) and the negative impact of toxic stress.
  2. Understand the lifetime effects of toxic stress on education, health and productivity.
  3. Promote positive parenting and other supports for emerging social, emotional, and language skills which can buffer toxic stress.
  4. Access Pennsylvania - specific early childhood supports which exist in the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to promote optimal EBCD.

To listen to the recording click here.