Tools for Hope

Equipping and Elevating Detroit's Early Childhood Professionals

Join us for a virtual professional development series, led by Detroit-based organizations with deep experience serving children and families.

The 10 session series will offer pertinent topics to help ECE professionals support children and families through trauma, pivot to virtual learning strategies, maintaining health and safety protocols when reopening, kindergarten readiness and more.

Select a date below to register. All sessions are 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

• Explore racial identity development with children

• Strategies to support healthy living when food is scarce

• Food resources that provide balanced supplies

  • Strategic planning
  • Economic impact of COVID on families and the impact on reopening
  • Financial Survival; best practices and resources

• Examine new policies that directly impact early learning centers, including staff and families post Covid-19

• How to strengthen relationships with elected officials

• What is advocacy and how does it affect policy

• Leveraging parent and community voice to champion policy change

• Emergency preparedness plans with organized teams and roles

• Necessary supplies

  • Covid-19 protocols for infection control and hygiene practices
  • Implications on the social and emotional development of children due to new infection control and hygiene practices.
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• Developmentally appropriate practices and learning trajectories

• Explore different platforms and strategies to increase active engagement

• Evidence based methods to support culturally and linguistically diverse children

  • Wading through the “new” in the fall of 2020-strategies to support transitions with new regulations
  • Examine ways to increase enrollment

Tools for Hope: Family Engagement from Detroit Public TV on Vimeo.

• How to engage parents and families in the kindergarten enrollment conversation

• Communication systems to support and partner with families experiencing adversity and stress

Resources Shared During the Workshop:

Build Up Michigan

Thrive from Home Resources –

State of Michigan SmartMobile Education Technology Program  email concerns about the program to:

NCPMI resources

DPTV Education Resources 

PBS Learning Media 

Safe YouTube 

Tara’s FB Page – 

  • Strategies and resources to improve mental health in the midst of a multitude of traumatic events for staff, families and children
  • How to create a trauma informed classroom centered in equity for young children
  • Methods to respond to challenging behaviors that are rooted in trauma

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