IDA’s 50th Anniversary “$50 for 50 Campaign”!

For IDA’s 50th Anniversary, we are kicking off a $50 for 50 Campaign, meaning a $50 gift will support IDA into the next 50 years.
We hope to raise $50,000 to continue IDA’s impact on professional development and lift our voice to make a difference for the largest-possible population of infants and toddlers and their families for the decades to come.
Please support IDA with your gift of “$50 for 50” to achieve the future growth of IDA. Larger and smaller donations are always welcome, and all donations are tax deductible.
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Small ChildFamily Centered Success Through Coaching Mastery: Observation

with Stacey Landberg, MS, SLP/L
Friday, April 19, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm | Virtual Event

Must Attend Event Live! Recording will not be available
Regardless of where you currently stand in your early intervention journey, we are excited to have you join us in the process of learning and honing your application of coaching strategies. During this event we will delve deeply into one specific coaching strategy: Observation.

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Family AssistanceResponding Rather than Reacting: A Body-Mind-Emotion Approach for Helping  Professionals to Increase Self-Regulation and Co-Regulation

with Jesse Bernal, LMFT
Monday, May 6, 2024
12:00pm - 2:00pm | Virtual Event

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Challenging, triggering, and dysregulating situations are inevitable in the helping profession, especially for those who support children and families exposed to varying levels of trauma and toxic stress. Understanding how our bodies, minds, and emotions automatically respond to challenging situations provides us with not only the insight that allows us to increase our daily wellness, but mindful awareness to strengthen and build safe and secure interpersonal relationships with those we work with.  This training will take a deep dive into identifying and understanding the holistic body-mind-emotional impact of triggers, countertransference, and stress responses, and equip learners with techniques to increase self-regulation in order to give the best care to those we work with.

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Advocacy WordleEarly Intervention, Advocacy and the California Budget May Revise

with Teresa Anderson
Monday, May 20, 2024
12:00pm-1:30pm (PST) | Virtual Event
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The CA Budget - May revise 2024 is an opportunity to give input on priorities on what our state spends money on to your legislators. Attend to learn the latest Early Intervention issues and how to address them. Early Intervention programs along with many other services provided through the Department of Developmental Services are seeing their rates implemented this year and in the future. Legislators need to hear how things are going with this process.

Do you know who your legislators are? Check here Assembly -; Senate
Invite them to your program, and let them see and hear from families about the benefits of early intervention.

  • Participants will learn how the CA Budget supports Early Intervention Services, Legislation related to ECE, Rate Adjustment process and Early Childhood Department focus
  • Participants will learn how to participate in the CA legislative process
  • Participants will learn about constituent involvement in the CA Budget process

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Women Feeding BabySupporting Young Children with Feeding Challenges: A Case Based Approach

with L. Hope Wills MA, RD, CSP, IBCLC, CNSC and Jenna Kobara, OTD, OTR/L,SWC
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
12:30pm - 2:00pm | Virtual Event

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L. Hope Wills MA, RD, CSP, IBCLC, CNSC  and Jenna Kobara, OTD, OTR/L,SWC are members of the Feeding Development Team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Using cases examples from their practice, they will walk participants through early signs of feeding challenges and factors that impact feeding. Case studies will highlight different developmental, environmental, sensory and nutritional considerations important for building a comprehensive plan to support improved feeding outcomes for children. Innovative intervention strategies and techniques will be reviewed that will empower you with new ideas to better support children with feeding challenges on your own caseload. This course is appropriate for early interventionists from different disciplines and backgrounds with all levels of experience.

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Continuing Education

IDA is an approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider for the following California Licensing Boards:
Board of Registered Nursing

Physical Therapy Board of California Continuing competency courses

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board*

*We do not send CEUs to the ASHA registry. In order to receive ASHA CEUs, SLPs can submit a Certification Maintenance Compliance form by December 31 of their certification maintenance interval, forms can be found here.  Participants should retain their certificates of attendance which are necessary if you are chosen for a random audit.

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Second $50,000 Aratani Foundation Gift

Aratani Foundation

The Infant Development Association of California’s Board of Directors is pleased and honored to announce a second extremely generous gift of $50,000 from the Aratani Foundation. The first gift was granted in 2022. The second gift will be granted in 2023.

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