NCB3QI

NCB3QI
CCSA Staff

Healthy Child Celebrations: Drop the Sugar!

Can you remember a birthday party that did not have cake, cupcakes, or some kind of sweet treat? Food can be a great way to bring people together for fellowship and to celebrate the joys of life. Unfortunately, our society’s preference for sugary treats at celebrations could be one of the contributing factors to childhood obesity.

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Infant-Toddlers
Savion Thorne

What is Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health?

According to the North Carolina Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Association (NCIMHA), infant and early childhood mental health is the developing capacity of the child from birth to 5 years old to form close and secure adult and peer relationships; experience, manage, and express a full range of emotions; and explore the environment and learn all in the context of family, community, and culture (Brunton, 2023). Shaped by cultural expectations and community resources, these skills are built in the early years within relationships with nurturing, consistent and responsive caregivers.

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NCB3QI
Savion Thorne

Planning with a Purpose: Lesson Planning FAQs

In Planning with a Purpose, a cohort-based learning community, we have spent our first couple of sessions together discussing the purpose and process of lesson planning. As a result of these conversations with birth-to-three providers, we as a project want to share with you some planning-related issues that have come to light.

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Infant-Toddlers
CCSA Staff

NC B-3QI’s First Year Using Practice-Based Coaching (PBC)

In the past year, NC Birth-to-Three Quality Initiative (B-3QI)’s statewide team of Specialists began using a Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) approach in their support for the birth-to-three workforce throughout the state. This intensive cyclical change model required in-depth training, piloting, and learning through experience. Specialists met weekly in a virtual format

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NCB3QI
CCSA Staff

What Type of Learner Are You?

In the United States, every child three years of age and under is entitled to specialized support and intervention services in reaching developmental milestones if they have a developmental delay — that is, if they are meeting these milestones more slowly than expected or if they have a high probability of experiencing a delay due to a diagnosed condition. This important piece of legislation falls under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Part C) and is meant to provide a strong foundation for children and their families that will endure over the course of their lifetimes.

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NCB3QI
CCSA Staff

Early Intervention and Equity: What You Should Know

In the United States, every child three years of age and under is entitled to specialized support and intervention services in reaching developmental milestones if they have a developmental delay — that is, if they are meeting these milestones more slowly than expected or if they have a high probability of experiencing a delay due to a diagnosed condition. This important piece of legislation falls under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Part C) and is meant to provide a strong foundation for children and their families that will endure over the course of their lifetimes.

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