TAB01: Disrupting the Cradle to Prison Pipeline: A Healing-Centered Approach, by Betty Peralta
Join us in exploring how biases affect development and what you can do to reverse the damage. Learn how to identify toxic stress in babies and young children; how structural racism and bias engender this toxic stress; and how you are and can be more of a healing force for generational trauma in the children and families you serve. The NeuroRelational Framework (NRF) shows us how to respond to even the most challenging behaviors in ways that promote social emotional development through relationship. Come build skills in becoming connected under conflict through co-regulation and co-reflection, and find out how learning these skills keep our children’s futures safe from prison and set them on a path to fulfilling lives.
About the presenter: Betty Peralta, MIT, LMHCA, IMH-E® (III) has her Masters In Teaching from Seattle University and taught for 14 years: seven in Seattle Schools and seven overseas in The Dominican Republic, Kuwait, and Tanzania. She has a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from UMass Boston, and was an infant and early childhood mental health therapist with Navos. She now works as Alta: Alternative Learning and Therapeutic Avenues, helping parents, teachers, therapists and social workers with children’s social-emotional development. Betty contracts with King County to provide reflective consultation for early intervention agencies, and Solid Ground to provide parent coaching and staff training for Broadview Emergency Shelter. She is also employed with Seattle Colleges as a parent educator in the cooperative preschool system and Seattle Schools as a substitute teacher to practice her craft. At this conference, Betty is representing faculty for the NeuroRelational Framework Institute—Research to Resilience.
Age Group Addressed: Birth through Age 8 and higher | Adults
WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Curriculum and Learning Environment
Who Should Attend: ALL
TAB02: Leading with Racial Equity in Early Learning: Understanding Yourself is a First Step, by Michelle Morse and Heather Kawamoto
This workshop grounds participants in self-reflection and self-awareness as a first step towards leading with racial equity using the lens of “Leadership of Self.” Through interactive and exploratory experiences, participants will gain multiple strategies to discover their own personal ‘why’ as well as approaches to lead with racial equity. By examining racial identities and bias, participants will gain a better understanding of how race applies to their work.
About the presenter: Heather Kawamoto is an Equity in Education Program Manager at the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD). Heather is passionate and persistent in creating racial equity in education, dismantling racial oppression and white supremacy, and engaging hearts, minds, and bodies in racial healing and liberation.
Age Group Addressed: ALL
WA State Early Learning Core Competency: Professional Development and Leadership
Who Should Attend: ALL
TAB03: ECTPC Professional Development: Teaching to Competencies
The Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Council of Washington is a professional organization of ECE educators. Their purpose is to: Promote collaboration and articulation between preparation programs at associate degree granting institutions and institutions that grant bachelors, master, and/or doctoral degrees; Inform policy makers and have an influential voice on the policy decisions that affect the preparation of Early Childhood Education teachers in the State of Washington; Encourage research and interpretation of research that improves the quality of teacher preparation and early childhood programs; Collaborate with other groups and agencies working in ECE; Encourage credentialing, certification, and best practices standards for various levels of ECE Instructional personnel; Be aligned with the national associations: ACCESS (American Associate Degree Early Childhood Educators); National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators: and National Association for the Education of Young Children
Who Should Attend: This session is intended for members of ECTPC only
TAB04: Washington Campus Children’s Center Coalition (WCCC) Meeting
The Washington Campus Children’s Center Coalition (WCCC) is the organization of directors and program supervisors of campus child care programs in Washington state. This is a private meeting and only members of the WCCC should register to attend.
Who Should Attend: This session is intended for members of WCCC only