Jamestown Community College collaborated with several other western New York agencies to conduct the Infant/Toddler Summer Institute earlier this summer. The conference, which drew over 100 early childhood teachers, was held at JCC’s North County Center in Dunkirk. Participants learned about interactions with infants and toddlers, freedom of movement, and how to use open-ended objects in classrooms or home-based programs. Elizabeth Starks, JCC’s early childhood education program coordinator, was one of several workshop presenters. Conference co-sponsors included the Chautauqua Child Care Council, Infant Toddler Resource Network, Chautauqua Connections Children’s Coalition, the Chautauqua County chapter of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, QUALITYstarsNY, and the Campus and Community Children’s Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

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Jamestown Community College collaborated with several other western New York agencies to conduct the Infant/Toddler Summer Institute earlier this summer.

The conference, which drew over 100 early childhood teachers, was held at JCC’s North County Center in Dunkirk. Participants learned about interactions with infants and toddlers, freedom of movement, and how to use open-ended objects in classrooms or home-based programs.

Elizabeth Starks, JCC’s early childhood education program coordinator, was one of several workshop presenters.

Conference co-sponsors included the Chautauqua Child Care Council, Infant Toddler Resource Network, Chautauqua Connections Children’s Coalition, the Chautauqua County chapter of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, QUALITYstarsNY, and the Campus and Community Children’s Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia.