Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI), an infant-toddler course by the Center on the Social and Emotional and Foundations for Early Learning, focuses on promoting the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers. The course is based on the PIWI Model, which stands for Parents Interacting with Infants (but includes infants and toddlers!). PIWI has been successfully used in community-based, early head start and Early Intervention programs with a diverse range of parents and children. The primary focus of this new online course is on how the model applies to home visiting.
- Teacher: Susan Zeiders
This five part, self-paced, online learning course introduces participants to infants’ and toddlers’ social emotional development within the context of relationships. In the first session you will have an introduction to social and emotional development. The next session puts this development within the context of relationships. Next you will review experiencing, expressing and regulating emotions followed by a review of temperament. Finally, the last session puts it all in the context and culture of families.
The purpose of this course is to assist you in the process of accurately identifying children who are experiencing challenges in their social-emotional development, through the Early Intervention evaluation process. In this course you will have opportunities to review information on the policies and regulations that guide the Early Intervention evaluation process, review social-emotional constructs and competencies, identify and apply strategies for gathering, integrating and interpreting information throughout the evaluation process, explore situations where using a social emotional tool during the evaluation process is needed, explore information on various social emotional evaluation tools and practice selecting social emotional tools as a key part of the evaluation process. This course is designed for multiple types of users, including:
- Participants taking the course for credit
- Participants accessing this course content as a refresher
- Participants using this course content as an open resource to support their work.
4 Infant-Toddler Clock Hours
Early Intervention Evaluators and Service Coordinators
No pre-registration is required for this course. Login information will be required. When you click on the Get Started button below, you will be redirected to our training site. If you already have a username and password, you will be able to login using your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.
The PA PBIS Administrator Overview is designed for directors, supervisors and administrators of Early Childhood and Early Intervention programs. There are four sections and you can access just one or all four and you can view them in any order.
1) Why PW-PBIS will help you think about how to support the social-emotional development of all children.
2) PW-PBIS In Action shares how one Pennsylvania Early Childhood program is successfully implementing PBIS.
3) PW-PBIS System gives you a closer look at three tiered PBIS Pyramid process.
4) How Do I Get Started? Provides information on resources and supports available to you and how you can access them as you begin the process of PBIS implementation.
Along the way we’ll share resources from the Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL), the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI) and the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network (PAPBS). The easiest way to access these resources is through the Pyramid Model Consortium (PMC) website. PMC is a national organization whose mission is to promote the high fidelity use of the Pyramid Model for supporting social emotional competence in infants and young children.
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