March Monthly Musing
ECI Style Guide
The ECI Style Guide is a road map for understanding and delivering our message. Every stakeholder in the ECI system has an important role in building a strong brand. This includes all ECI state partners, local area directors and boards, as well as contracted agencies and/or individuals. The goal is not to limit creativity, but to provide direction that will guide us all to produce materials with greater unity, clarity and visual harmony. This is a tool to make your job easier.
Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families
The Iowa Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health is hosting a day-long workshop on the Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families! This workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Polk County River Place, 2309 Euclid Ave. in Des Moines. The Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families (Tenets) are a set of strategies and tools for strengthening the commitment and capacity of professionals, organizations and systems that serve infants, children and families to embed diversity, inclusion and equity principles into their work. Registration for this workshop is now open!
Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Behavior
On March 25, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Early Childhood Investigations Webinars will host a free webinar focused on developing an understanding of trauma and how it affects behavior, learning ways to support children who have been traumatized, and develop strategies to promote your own resilience. Webinars are recorded and are accessible.
Please see what DMACC Child Development Center Chef Brent Baade has to say about CACFP and the Team Up for CACFP Success workshop at https://youtu.be/RUxFlXlmyGk.
You can check the Facebook post at #IowaCACFP and share with others to promote CACFP and the March 12th Team Up for CACFP Success workshop. National CACFP Week is coming up, March 15-21! Please promote this week to raise awareness of how CACFP works to combat hunger and brings healthy food to tables across the country for children in child care centers, homes, and afterschool programs as well as adults in day care.
Thank you so much for your partnership to promote lifelong healthy eating and physical activity habits in Iowa's young children.https://www.educateiowa.gov/article/2020/02/20/celebrate-national-child-and-adult-care-food-program-week