Virtual Event: Grand Connections: A New Program to Support Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren Under 5

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In the absence of accessible and affordable options for working families, grandparents have increasingly become the cornerstone of early child care in the U.S. One out of four children under 5 years old is cared for by a grandparent while a parent works or goes to school. The number of multigenerational families (three or more generations living in the same household) is up. The number of families in which grandparents are raising grandchildren has jumped up as well.

Join us for this webinar describing the joys and challenges of grandparents caring for young grandchildren and learn about the new, one-of-a-kind curriculum we've designed to meet grandparents' needs. Seven 90-minute workshops provide a chance for grandparents to connect and learn from each other, explore the latest child-rearing advice, and develop strategies for collaborating with their adult children on child care. Each workshop also includes a 30-minute picture book and activity grandparents and grandchildren can enjoy together.

Learners will be able to:  

  1. Describe the needs of grandparents caring for grandchildren under 5. 
  2. Inspect the Grand Connections workshop materials designed to meet grandparents' needs.
  3. Justify the time/staffing/funding needed to run a Grand Connections program at their site.

Kathy Kinsner

Senior Manager of Parenting Resources

ZERO TO THREE

Kathy Kinsner has led ZERO TO THREE's grandparenting initiative for the last five years, focusing on the unique needs of grandparents caring for grandchildren under five. (zerotothree.org/grandparents) Most recently, Kathy co-created ZTT's Grand Connections series of grandparent workshops with input from Generations United, the National Family Support Network, and the National Council on Aging, and supervised its pilot at seven US sites. Before her arrival at ZERO TO THREE, Kathy worked for more than forty years as an educator in a variety of settings—as an elementary reading specialist, an Emmy- and NAACP Award-winning producer on PBS series Reading Rainbow, the designer of a non-profit weekly college and careers curriculum for 7th through 12th-graders, and the creator of online graduate courses for educators, one of which won a Teacher's Choice Award. Kathy holds Master's Degrees in Education (Bowling Green State University) and Television, Radio, and Film (Syracuse) and was a teaching assistant at both institutions. 

Rebecca Parlakian

Senior Director of Programs

ZERO TO THREE

Rebecca Parlakian serves as Senior Director of Programs at ZERO TO THREE where she directs a project portfolio related to child development, parenting, leadership, and high quality teaching. She has co-authored five parenting/professional curricula, including the Early Connections parent education program that established significant impacts on parent responsiveness, limit-setting, and child social-emotional skills. Rebecca's written work has appeared in a variety of publications, and she has been quoted by outlets including the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a Master's degree in infant/toddler special education from the George Washington University where she currently teaches as an adjunct professor.

**Live Attendance Required** (complete within 30 days of event). All registrants will have 30-day access to the session recording.

ZERO TO THREE is pleased to offer Continuing Education Units for a wide range of learning events, both in person and on line.

Contact hours and CEUs are automatically added to your registration for no additional charge. Registrants can earn up to 0.1 CEU or 1 Contact hour for attending this event. Continuing Education Units are awarded with live attendance, completed session evaluation, and a passing quiz score of 75% or greater. 

Learning objectives include: 

  1. Describe the needs of grandparents caring for grandchildren under 5. 
  2. Inspect the Grand Connections workshop materials designed to meet grandparents' needs.
  3. Justify the time/staffing/funding needed to run a Grand Connections program at their site.

Contact hours offered may vary per discipline. For more information regarding ZERO TO THREE CEUs, please visit: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/1657-earn-ceus-from-zero-to-three. Please note: A computer or electronic device with internet connection is required for successful completion. This session will be hosted for one hour and includes a brief introduction, 45 mins of content based teaching, and 10 to 15 minutes of Q and A. Questions can be posted throughout the session, and the presenter will address as many as possible. 

Additional Details:

ZERO TO THREE is accredited as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education and Training by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, we have demonstrated compliance with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As the official standard for continuing education and training, IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are recognized by a wide range of organizations, including professional associations, regulatory boards, corporations, and universities.

Though IACET CEUs are widely accepted, it is up to each organization to choose whether or not it will accept them. For this reason, we strongly advise that you confirm in advance if a particular body accepts IACET CEUs. To view a list of companies, regulatory boards, and organizations that have reported to accept the IACET CEU credit, please click here. This list is not exhaustive, nor does it guarantee that an IACET CEU will automatically be accepted. 

*Presenters have affirmed that they do not have proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services or materials discussed in this course, and have confirmed that they have not been compensated in relation to this presentation. 


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Grand Connections: A New Program to Support Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren Under 5
12/15/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
12/15/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
Recorded Webinar
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CEU Evaluation
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QUIZ - Grand Connections: A New Program to Support Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren Under 5
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
CEU Certificate: Grand Connections: A New Program to Support Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren Under 5
1.00 clock hour credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 clock hour credit  |  Certificate available