I get a little giddy, this time of the year! No, it’s not sending the kids back to school. That will be my giddiness next week! It’s the Communities Collaborative Brain Development Conference in Mahnomen, or for short—the Brain Conference. Each August, the White Earth Child Care Program, White Earth Early Childhood Initiative, Becker County Early Childhood Initiative and other key partners team up to bring top-notch, national speakers and hundreds of early childhood advocates together, to learn more about children’s development. It’s an amazing conference, right here in west central Minnesota!
For this year’s conference, WCI helped to bring Deidre Quinlan, a national trainer on Circle of Security, to the pre-conference for an overview on Circle of Security. According to their website, “The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.” The program trains parents to look past the child’s behaviors to the child’s needs.
WCI plans to host another Circle of Security in the southern part of the region. Then host the 4-day intensive Parenting DVD training in 2016. To find out more on Circle of Security, check out their website at: circleofsecurity.net or to get more information about the training, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Early Childhood Initiative staffers, Marsha Erickson and Nancy Jost with Deidre Quinlan, Circle of Security national trainer at the Communities Collaborative Brain Development Conference