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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Lets Celebrate

Join us for an IDA Friendship Brunch!

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
11:00am - 2:00pm
This is an In-Person Celebration
Daily Grill, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

Savor 50 Years of connections and memories of IDA's contributions to the field
Mingle with friends of IDA – Both current and from the past!

Enjoy opportunity drawing surprises
$35/Per Person includes brunch and gratuities

Seating is limited – Register by June 7.

Brunch choices are as follows

  • Egg White Omelet - mushrooms, tomatoes and scallions served with avocado-tomato salsa and sliced tomatoes
  • B.T.L.A. Sandwich - crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado and fried egg served with French fries
  • Chicken Caesar Salad - romaine, chicken breast, parmesan cheese, garlic croutons, signature Caesar dressing


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Saturday Morning


Saturday, July 8, 2023
8:30am - 9:30am

Join us for Saturday Morning Listen on July 8 at 8:30am - 9:30am for a time to connect with peers in the field and share thoughts on current issues.

This a casual, no cost opportunity. Join from the comfort of your own home or while out and about…. Bring your coffee/tea and See You There!

You do need to register in advance to get the link!

Please bring your friends and colleagues too! You will receive your ZOOM Link in your confirmation once you register.

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Moon Lake ReflectionThe Prism of Reflection—Facilitating Reflective Practices in Early Childhood Work

Dana Cox, RN, MA (Early Childhood Special Education), endorsed in California as a Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (0-5), and Reflective Practice Mentor
Thursday, July 13, 2023 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm (PDT)
Virtual Event

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Register to receive access to the recording!

This workshop will support the development of your reflective practice “toolkit” by looking at the range of ways reflection can occur, and how self-awareness and inquiry play a role in fostering reflection.

We will explore how these practices can be used as a collaborative tool for facilitating both individual and group coaching, consultation, team building, and/or supervisory relationships. The goal of reflection is to elevate confidence, competence, and quality in all systems of support for young children and families.

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2-Day Event

Classroom of childrenSession 1
How to Build Trusting Partnerships with Childcare Providers: Five Ways to Set the Stage for Collaborative Coaching~(8/21)

Session 2
Collaborative Coaching with Childcare Providers During Everyday Classroom Routines~(8/23)

with Mollie Romano Ph.D, CCC-SLP
Monday, August 21, 2023 and Wednesday, August 23, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event

Can't attend the event live? Register to receive access to the recording!

Session 1: August 21
How to Build Trusting Partnerships with Childcare Providers: Five Ways to Set the Stage for Collaborative Coaching

All successful coaching partnerships are built on trust, but trust does not simply “happen.” We have to actively build it! In this session, we will describe five ways that early interventionists can set the stage for coaching with childcare providers while building a strong partnership built on mutual respect.

We will reflect on our biases and assumptions about childcare providers, consider how to reframe these thoughts and assumptions to honor the experiences and expertise of the childcare provider, and discuss how to communicate about our role as early interventionists in the classroom. This virtual session will include discussions, reflective activities and examples from community-based settings.

Session 2: August 23
Collaborative Coaching with Childcare Providers During Everyday Classroom Routines

Have you ever found yourself working with an infant or toddler in the corner, or even in a closet? After this two-part series, we hope to make “in the corner” or “in the closet” intervention a thing of the past! This session will focus on how to use a systematic framework for coaching that helps childcare providers embed strategies into their everyday classroom activities.

These strategies will help you (and baby) get out of the corner and into the classroom routines where all children learn. The virtual session will include video exemplars, discussions, and reflective activities.

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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.

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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Support IDA With a Vehicle Donation

Vehicle Donation

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