Conferences & Institutes

Infancy Institute

The Infancy Institute supports caregivers, teachers, directors, trainers, home visitors, parents, early interventionists, developmental specialists, social workers, and family childcare providers that interact with infants, toddlers, and families across a variety of settings. The annual conference highlights cutting-edge developments in research, relationship-based practice, and family-centered care and has educated thousands of infant/toddler specialists from around the world.

This conference has moved online for 2020! Visit the Information and Registration Page for details.

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Participants at the 32nd Infancy Insitute gather in the auditorium for a talk

Infancy Institute 2020—Caring for Families and Ourselves

March 24, 25, 26, 2020
Featuring a keynote presentation, “How we Partner with Each and Every Family: Evolving Practices, Beliefs, and Values” by Bonnie Keilty, Ed.D. Positive, effective family-professional partnerships are the cornerstone to early childhood practice. Early childhood professionals create unique relationships with each and every family that affirm family strengths which, in turn, promote family confidence and competence. In this keynote, Dr. Bonnie Keilty will identify beliefs and values reflective of a strengths-based mindset, and share intentional practices to build and sustain family-professional partnerships in ways that families value. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their own beliefs and practices and identify ways to further enhance their strengths-based work with families.
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infancy instituteHistory of the Infancy Institute

Thirty years ago, the Bank Street Infant & Family Development and Early Intervention Program recognized the lack of professional development designed specifically to improve the practice of those working with infants and toddlers.

The Infancy Institute was the answer to that interdisciplinary need in the many settings where infants, toddlers, and families interact with professionals. Highlighting cutting-edge research, development, relationship-based practice, and family-centered care, the institute has educated thousands of infant/toddler specialists from around the world.



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Participant Experiences
The presenters gave such interesting, concrete examples that I could bring to my center and really understood the reasoning behind the approach.
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Participant Experiences
I love the emphasis on culture, race and relationships and, of course, children!
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The site visits let us see all the workshops in action and what it really looks like in the setting.
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