Rooted Beginnings

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Join us for this interactive journey designed specifically for early childhood educators! This course will bring participants into community to explore essential foundations and practical tools anchored in the latest brain science research, trauma and attachment theory, and social emotional learning practices.  We will rethink the roots of behavior and practice new ways to respond that encourage children to build a strong sense of self and empathy for others within their community.

Woven throughout the workshop we will explore the impact of power and inequities and ways to move towards more anti-racist practices for our youngest learners. Our foundations and tools will move us away from control & compliance and towards collaboration & community, positively impacting our preschools and childcare centers.

During Rooted Beginnings we will explore how to:

  • Understand behavior as communication so we can support young children building socially helpful ways to communicate.
  • Strengthen our own self-regulation and co-regulation skills to create safe classroom environments.
  • Apply a trauma-responsive and equity-focused lens so that we can better support our early learners.
  • Build children’s capacity for independence and agency and lay foundations to build compassion and empathy. 
  • Consider child development in our work with young children. 

Help early learners to:

  • Regulate their bodies and brains.
  • Build emotional/feelings vocabulary. 
  • Connect with peers/ caregivers.
  • Begin to problem solve independently.
  • Grow age-appropriate communication skills.

This course is appropriate for ECE teachers and childcare professionals working with children 0-6 years, preschool and childcare administrators, and counselors.

STARS Credit is available.

If you would like to schedule a workshop for your school or organization, email us at