THURSDAYS, September 8th through November 10th.  6:00pm to 8pm. (September 8th only 5:3pm-8pm)



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Heidi Maderia 
CT Association for Infant Mental Health 
(860) 617-1965 


                                      CT-AIMH~10-evening                                             Infant and Toddler Mental Health Training Series for                            Early Care and Education Providers and                            Family Child Care Providers 

We are excited that you will be joining us for the10-session Infant/Toddler Mental Health Training Series for Childcare Providers!  This series is designed specifically for all childcare providers (including Head Start) who are currently working with infants and toddlers.

Each training session will be two hours long. Except for the first session that will be 5:30-8pm. Each person is strongly encouraged to attend all 10 evenings, in order to get the full benefit of the series and to experience relationship building.                 

The workshops will be held virtually on the following Thursdays:  September 8 (5:30pm- 8:00pm),  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27,  November 3, 10 (from 6pm-8pm).  

These workshops are funded by: OEC- Preschool Development Grant, Birth Through Five.


*Note-This series of ten workshops is based on materials developed by the Texas Association for Infant Mental Health, designed for Child Care providers to meet the Competencies in Infant Mental Health.

Topics will include:   An orientation meeting, Intro to Infant Mental Health, Attachment, Brain Development,  Infant/Toddler Development, Behavior, Temperament,  Sensory Integration, The Importance of Play, Partnering with Families and Reflective Practice. 

  • There is no fee for these workshops
  • Certificates of Attendance will be issued following the workshop series.
  • Information about IMH-Endorsement will also be available.

Anne Giordano, MA, IMH-E

Anne specializes in working with infants, toddlers and families; and for more than twenty-five years

has worked at EdAdvance (formerly Education Connection) the regional educational service center in

western CT. Anne has served as manager of Part C Birth-3 and Early Head Start programs, before

moving into the role of Early Childhood Specialist. She has also coordinated numerous state and federal

grants addressing the needs of young children experiencing homelessness. Additionally, for seven

years Anne served in the capacity of coordinator of the Region 5, MDE-Foster Care Clinic through

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.

Anne’s role as Training Coordinator with CT Association for Infant Mental Health includes developing,

coordinating and presenting statewide training in infant mental health for child welfare staff, early care

and community providers and home visitors; and facilitating group Reflective Supervision. Anne is

endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Clinical Mentor through the CT Association for Infant Mental Health;

and presents frequently at local, state, and national conferences on issues related to infant toddler

mental health and development.

Small Group Facilitators:

Jolie Garfinkel and Margaret O'Connell