I-LABS in the Classroom: Module 03: The Importance of Early Interactions

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All children deserve the best start in life and new scientific discoveries deepen our understanding of how to create the best environments for children. The team at I-LABS creates new and effective ways to bridge the gap between the science and the practice of learning by disseminating the latest science of child development. Our team shares the latest scientific discoveries in relevant and actionable ways with those who can best put it into practice: early learning professionals, parents, and policymakers. Partners use cutting-edge research to create evidence-based policies, practices, and programs that grow the next generation of lifelong learners.

This hour long class covers the following points:

  • School-readiness starts from birth. Early cognitive and social experiences play an important role in children’s early development.
  • Children are particularly attuned to other people, and learn best from face-to-face interactions.
  • Children are incredibly social.  Using eye-gaze, pointing, infant-directed speech, and contingent actions can draw children’s attention to their environment and support learning.

Length (hours)






Audience Description

Caregivers, licensed, unlicensed, relative and fictive kin

Dates and Locations

March 6, 2019 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ryan Krueger, MA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Richland DCYF Office 1661 Fowler Street Richland WA 99352, Conference Room Map


Ryan Krueger


Richland DCYF office  1661 Fowler Street Map

No children please.  There are no childcare facilities available.   Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Ryan Krueger krry300@uw.edu or call 509.660.0350

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com  
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

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