Diamond 10

Bringing Mindfulness and Compassion to Early Childhood Professionals: CHIME

Speakers
Jaclynn Foged, M.S. Lynn DeVries, M.S.
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Early Childhood Services
Room
Diamond 10

The CHIME Program provides education and guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness and reflection into your daily routine, teaching and caregiving. Engaging in mindfulness and reflective practice has many benefits for health and well-being, including reduced stress, improved emotion management, increased focus and attention, and enhanced relationships.

Intended Audience

Teachers and directors.

Early Development Network: Your Guide to Early Intervention Services in Nebraska

Speakers
Sue Bainter, M.A. Jennifer Calahan
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Early Education
Room
Diamond 10

The Early Development Network is Nebraska's early intervention program available to families who have infants and
toddlers with delays or disabilities birth through age 3. Participants will learn:

  1. why early intervention is crucial;
  2. what services and supports are available;
  3. how families can access the program.
Intended Audience

Families, EHS, childcare providers, and home visitors.

Bringing Mindfulness and Compassion to Early Childhood Professionals: CHIME

Speakers
Jaclynn Foged, M.S. Lynn DeVries, M.S
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Early Education
Room
Diamond 10

The CHIME Program provides education and guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness and reflection into your daily routine, teaching and caregiving. Engaging in mindfulness and reflective practice has many benefits for health and well-being, including reduced stress, improved emotion management, increased focus and attention, and enhanced relationships.

Intended Audience

Teachers and directors.

Milestones Matter! Celebrating Children's Development and Improving Early Identification

Speakers
Kerry Miller, Ph.D.
Audience Level
Foundational
Session Track
Young Child Development
Room
Diamond 10

Typical child development usually follows a known and predictable course, and the acquisition of certain skills and abilities (developmental milestones) is used to gauge children's development. This session will discuss how these milestones form building blocks for growth and continued learning in typical development and what patterns of development may be early warning signs for developmental concern. Learn how you can use CDC’s “Learn the Signs.

Feeding and Sleeping Issues in Young Children: Strategies to Share with Families

Speakers
Sue Bainter, M.A. Christina Kilgore
Audience Level
Intermediary
Session Track
Early Education
Room
Diamond 10

Challenges with feeding or getting a child to sleep can cause stress in a family's day. Home visitors are often asked by
families for ideas about these areas of development. Often, difficulties with eating or sleeping are related to the child's
responses to their sensory environment. Tips and techniques that modify or adjust the infant or toddler's environment or
routine will be shared.

Intended Audience 

Home Visitors and Childcare providers.