What's Sleep Got to Do with It? Exploring Sleep and Wellness for Infants and Toddlers

View this webinar, developed as part of the Little Voices for Healthy Choices Initiative, to find out about the importance of sleep for infants and very young children. Learn how children’s sleep can have an impact on their families, caregivers, and communities. Dr. Barry Marx, a pediatrician and sleep expert, shares his knowledge. The webinar also includes the Teaching Artists from Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts.

Novel Words, Birth to Five

Conversations help children develop varied vocabularies. Find out how to use everyday talks with children to help them learn more vocabulary words.

Thick and Thin Conversations, Birth to Five

"Thick" conversations are the extended back-and-forth exchanges between a teacher and a child. This in-service suite describes teaching practices to engage infants, toddlers, and prescholers in "thick" conversations.

Expansions, Birth to Five

Expansions are ways to expand on what a child says or does during a conversation. This in-service suite describes how to use expansions to extend conversations with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to promote their language development.