Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Adirondack Birth To 3 Conference This Weekend

adk birth to three allianceEducators, caregivers, community leaders, and other professionals involved in the lives of young children will meet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lake Placid on May 13-14 for the Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance (BT3) annual meeting and conference. All are welcome to attend.

The conference theme “Completing the Circle of Care for North Country Children” is dedicated to alliance building and professional development for individuals and organizations, focusing on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life.

The BT3 Alliance membership meets on Friday, May 13. This is an opportunity to learn more about the Alliance and work together to make a difference in our community. There is no cost to attend.

Saturday, May 14, offers professional development for early childhood educators and practical information for parents. The day will include speakers and hands-on workshops. The registration fee is $50.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Gerard Costa, director of Montclair State University’s Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health. On Friday, he will present “Building a Community that Honors Infant, Child, and Parent: What Science is Telling Us and How We Can Become Change Agents.” On Saturday, he will present “The Emotional Life of the Caregiver: Why We Must Attend to the Needs of Adults Who Care for Infants, Children, and Families.”

Breakfast and lunch are included both days. To register, or for more information, click here.

The annual meeting and conference are sponsored by Adirondack Foundation, Adirondack Health Institute, Workforce Development Institute, and Adirondack Foundation’s Adirondack for Kids Fund.

A project of Adirondack Foundation, BT3’s focus is to give children age 0-3 in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties, and the Saint Regis Mohawk Reservation, the best possible start in life. The alliance was established in 2014 and consists of a wide range of professionals who work with infants, toddlers, and their families.

For more information, contact BT3 Executive Director Susan Mack at (518) 354-9266 or susan@adirondackbt3.org, or click here.

For more information about the Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance, visit their website.

 


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