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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Endowment Center2023 Vivian Weinstein Leadership Day

Looking Forward: Strengthening the Well-Being of Families and Young Children
Monday, October 16, 2023
9:00am - 4:30pm | In-Person Event

Celebrating Infant Development Association’s 50th Anniversary!
The California Endowment, 1000 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Keynote Speakers

Cultivating a New Story for Resiliency in Early Intervention: A Powerful Exploration of Meaningful Support, Knowledge, Skills, and Insights
with Senta V. Greene, MA, CCLS and Kathleen Van Antwerp, ED.D

To honor, uplift, and walk forward with children and families, we must also honor, uplift and walk in our awareness, capacity, and self-care as a formidable workforce. This session is a beautiful invitation to recognize, explore, and ignite insights and relevant actions for transformative change that authentically supports strengthening children, families, and the legacy of our collective work in early intervention. More information on the topic and speaker's bio's HERE

Through Vivian’s Eyes: Supporting Maternal Well-Being Then and Now – A Cautionary Call to Action
with Marie Kanne Poulsen, PhD Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, USC
In the 1980’s when the media demonized ‘crack mothers’ as selfish, uncaring & neglectful of their ‘no hope’ babies, Vivian was a major proponent of a Call to Action espousing that mothers loved their babies and the service system needed to proactively support maternal well-being and mother-infant engagement. In the 2020’s there is a critical need for another Call to Action to ensure quality engagement stemming from the social-emotional well-being of our Part C mothers. More information on the topic and speaker's bio HERE

Updates on California Early Start
with Maricris Acon, Deputy Director, Federal Programs – Children, Adolescents, and Young Adult Services Division, California Department of Developmental Services
Young Adult Services Division, California Department of Developmental Services
Maricris Acon is the Deputy Director of the Federal Programs Division at the Department of Developmental Services. She brings professional and personal experience to this position as a policy professional and a mother of a child with disabilities. More on the speaker's bio HERE

Relationship-based Care and Inspirations from the Five Protective Factors for Strengthening Families
with Senta V. Greene, MA, CCLS and Kathleen Van Antwerp, ED.D
All families have strengths, and all families need support. Come and experience an interactive and reflective session on the importance of the Five Protective Factors with an emphasis on interpersonal insights, promising practices, and everyday actions for strengthening families. This session weaves together essential knowledge for transformative family engagement and offers meaningful strategies to enhance family stability and children’s development. More information on the topic HERE

A Full-Day, In-Person Conference for All Who Support Young Children

  • Early Intervention Professionals from Across Disciplines
  • Early Childhood Teachers and Administrators
  • Parents, Guardians and Caregivers
  • Family Members
  • Students

Vivian Weinstein Leadership Day is approved for reimbursement through an Early Start provider training initiative funded by the Department of Developmental Services. You have time to apply for this funding as the timeline has been extended until 11/2024. For more information contact your local Regional Center and review the following link HERE


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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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