Friday, August 21, 2009

International Infant Toddler Conference Blog

Welcome to the International Infant Toddler Conference Blog

We would first like to announce that the next International Infant & Toddler Conference will be held in Tulsa, OK in the Spring of 2011...please look for more information on a date in the future!

In an effort to continue the momentum from the conference held earlier this year, we would like to use this forum for discussions regarding caring for children with respect.

This week an article of interest came out in the New York Times titled "Your Baby Is Smarter Than You Think". This article makes a very powerful case for why babies should have the opportunity to observe, explore, imagine, and learn on their own and why allowing them to simply play is what is best for infants and young children.

Please enjoy reading the article and take a moment to share your comments with us!

Other news from the Child Care Resource Center:

The Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health (OK-AIMH) will hold it's annual
Babies Can't Wait Conference in the Spring of 2010. The focus of the conference will be Infants and Trauma. Suggestions for presenters and conference sessions are welcome!

Helpful Links:

Child Care Resource Center is now on Facebook. Stay connected with us by becoming a fan of our page:

Zero to Three 24th National Training Institute (NTI)

The Pikler Institute


Resources for Infant Educarers

Educarer World of Infants

Thursday, July 2, 2009

International Infant & Toddler Conference Blog

Welcome to the International Infant & Toddler Conference Blog

What an amazing conference it turned out to be…thanks to all of the presenters, participants and volunteers, it was a resounding SUCCESS with over 500 participants!

We are so excited to be able to bring you an opportunity to continue the networking and dialogue that occurred at the first International Infant & Toddler Conference held in Tulsa in April 2009.

Now that you have had a chance to reflect and/or practice what you learned at the conference, we would like to continue to hear about how you used the information, what worked/didn’t work; or have you changed your day-to-day practices with children and families. So please feel free to use this blog to share your thoughts and comments.

We have also summarized the evaluations you completed at the end of the conference and the overwhelming conclusion was, “please do this conference again”!! And, so we are planning for it in April 2011… mark your calendars!

We would also like to give a final opportunity for you to make suggestions or comments regarding the conference itself. In the near future, we will post on our blog site a link to a short survey for you to complete.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope you find the blog useful…as always, please let us know if you have comments, concerns or suggestions!

Thank you again for helping to make the International Infant Toddler Conference a success!

Paige K. Whalen & Laura Briley
Conference Co-Chairs
& the IITC Committee

Pictures from the conference

Helpful Links:

Resources for Infant Educarers

Educarer World of Infants