Schedule-at-a-Glance

All session times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

The virtual Birth to Three Institute (vBTT) is a three-day event that will be live-streamed nationally. It consists of 10 60-minute sessions, which include featured keynote presentations, question and answer (Q&A) sessions, a parent panel, and messages from the Office of Head Start. This event will be a wonderful professional development opportunity for Head Start, Early Head Start, and child care partners.

Tuesday, July 21

Day One: Child Development and Learning

11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Plenary Session

Session Title: The Importance of Experiences in Infancy for Later Learning

Presenter: Ross Thompson, Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Dr. Ross Thompson's expertise focuses on early personality and socio-emotional development in the context of closer relationships. His work in the cross-disciplinary field of developmental relational science pursues dual tracts. First, his research explores the influence of relational processes on emotional growth, conscience development, emotion regulation, and self-understanding. Second, he has worked on the applications of developmental relational science to public policy problems concerning children and families. These problems include divorce and child custody, child maltreatment, grandparent visitation rights, and research ethics.

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Conversation with the Presenter and Q&A

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Message from the Office of Head Start

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Child Development and Learning Breakout Session

1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Conversation with the Presenter and Q&A

2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Message from the Office of Head Start

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Child Development and Learning Breakout Session

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

After Show Conversation

3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Closing Remarks

 

Wednesday, July 22

Day Two: Program Systems and Services

11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Plenary Session

Session Title: Twenty Tips for Quality Infant/Toddler Caregiving

Presenter: Alice Sterling Honig, Ph.D., Syracuse University

Dr. Alice Sterling Honig has been a professor emerita since 1996. For 36 years, she directed the annual National Quality Infant/Toddler Caregiving Workshop. She also taught courses in parenting, prosocial development, observation and assessment, cross-cultural families, language development, and research methods in studying children. She received Syracuse University's Chancellor's Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement for her work. For six years, she served the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as research in review editor for "Young Children." Dr. Honig has published more than two dozen books, 600 articles, chapters, cassettes, and videos. She has lectured widely in the U.S. and abroad. A licensed New York state psychologist, she helps children and families with life difficulties. For a decade, she was program director of the Children's Center, a pioneer enrichment project serving low-education families and young children.

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Conversation with the Presenter and Q&A

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Message from the Office of Head Start

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Program Systems and Services Breakout Session

1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Conversation with the Presenter and Q&A

2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Message from the Office of Head Start

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Program Systems and Services Breakout Session

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Conversation with the Presenter and Q&A

3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Closing Remarks

 

Thursday, July 23

Day Three: Effectively Engaging Families

11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Plenary Session

Session Title: Early Experiences Elevate Everything: How the Early Years Influence the Life Course

Presenter: Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria is a pediatrician, occasional children's librarian, public health professional, and child health advocate. He practices primary-care pediatrics at a community health center working with underserved populations. He is involved in advocacy training for residents, medical students, and practicing physicians. He also provides public and population health training for clinicians. Dr. Navsaria is strongly engaged with early literacy programs in health care settings, particularly around ideas of early brain and child development. He is particularly interested in the neurobiological effects of adversity and poverty upon the developing brain. Dr. Navsaria is a dynamic speaker who easily translates basic science and clinical medicine for a wide variety of audiences in order to shape programs and policy.

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Conversation with the Presenter and Q&A

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Message from the Office of Head Start

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Effectively Engaging Families Breakout session

1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Conversation with the Presenter and Q&A

2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Message from the Office of Head Start

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Effectively Engaging Families Breakout session

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Conversation with the Presenter and Q&A

3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Message from the Office of Head Start

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Parent Plenary

Session Title: Foundations: Families Track Child Success from Their Earliest Years

Moderator: Amanda Perez, MSW, Early Head Start National Resource Center

5 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Send Birth to Three Institute General Inquiries to BTTinfo@zerotothree.org or call 877-434-7672.

Last Reviewed: June 2015

Last Updated: June 23, 2015