The mission of Connected Beginnings is to build the capacity of professionals providing infant and early childhood services to engage in nurturing relationships with the very young children and families they serve.
Every child will start life with loving, responsive, and affirming relationships with parents and caregivers to provide a healthy foundation for life-long learning and connections with other people.
“Connected Beginnings addresses core professional development needs for program staff across a broad range of early childhood settings. The critical importance of training focused on the emotional and social development of young children cannot be overstated.”
— Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (August 2011)