Infancy Institute

Information and Registration

  • General Information

    Conference Details:

    Save the Date for Infancy Institute 2023
    Tuesday, June 20, Wednesday, June 21, and Thursday, June 22, 2023

    Location:

    Hybrid format TBD

    Institute Fee:

    • In-Person Early Bird Registration (through May 31) – $300
    • In-Person General Admission Registration (beginning June 1) – $325
    • Virtual Early Bird Registration (through May 31) – $175
    • Virtual General Admission Registration (beginning June 1) – $200

    Payment Information:

    Coming soon!

    Bank Street College/Infancy Institute
    Attn: Gretchen Adams
    610 West 112th Street
    New York, NY 10025

    If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Adams at gadams@bankstreet.edu or 212-875-4461.

    Additional Information:

  • Schedule

    Schedule from 2022 Conference

    In-Person

    DATE & TIME ACTIVITY
    Tuesday, June 28, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM EST Workshops Session 1
    Tuesday, June 28, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST Featured Presentation with Susanne Walker Wilson
    Wednesday, June 29, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST Keynote Presentation with Mr. Chazz
    Wednesday, June 29, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM EST Workshops Session 2
    Thursday, June 30, 9:00 AM – 11:15 AM EST Workshops Session 3
    Thursday, June 30, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM EST Workshops Session 4

    Virtual

    DATE & TIME ACTIVITY
    Tuesday, June 28, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Workshops Session 1
    Tuesday, June 28, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST Featured Presentation with Susanne Walker Wilson
    Wednesday, June 29, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Broadcast of Keynote Presentation with Mr. Chazz
    Wednesday, June 29, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST Workshops Session 2
    Thursday, June 30, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Workshops Session 3
    Thursday, June 30, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST Workshops Session 4
  • 2022 Keynote Presentation

    Mr. ChazzKeynote Speaker: Mr. Chazz
    Parent Coach/Teacher Coach

    We will practice understanding behavior through the brain. We will practice truly seeing behavior so we’re in a better position to guide. We will learn how we can teach emotionally healthy habits to children.

    His mission is to help adults truly see, guide, and trust children. He is pushing the needle a little closer toward world peace. He goes by, “Mr.Chazz” and he even has a song to prove it. He has been a teacher of teachers and parents. He has worked with many schools, thousands of teachers, and thousands of children. He has trained thousands of teachers in person and virtually. He earned his Master’s in Executive Leadership at American University.

  • 2022 Featured Presentation

    Susanne Walker WilsonFeatured Speaker: Susanne Walker Wilson

    Each of us is an expert on early relational health, child development, nurturing children from birth to three, and building alliances with families. Each of us brings strengths, gifts, and resilience to our work every day. And each of us bears significant stress, occasional sorrow, daily frustration, unavoidable risk, and sometimes even vicarious trauma through our day-to-day work with very young children and their families.

    When the stressors are unrelenting (like during Covid) and the risks or burdens persist over time, our bodies bear the burden, and our nervous systems may wind up ‘amped up’ or ‘shut down’ or fluctuating between the two. This feels lousy and has some big costs for us at home and work. In this presentation, we will make sense of the body’s stress response (in ourselves, in the children we nurture at work, and in the people of all ages whom we hold dear beyond work). And we will learn a variety of simple, tangible tools to reset our own nervous systems in real time in a way that builds resilience and bring us back to our best selves—ready to be the balanced, patient, energized and insightful secondary attachment figures infants and toddlers need us to be.

    This talk will offer us accessible things we can do in just seconds or minutes today and every day in real-time to protect ourselves from stress (and burnout) and to live our best lives in the classroom, while home visiting, and on the job. Your examples, input, and stories will be the springboard for keeping it real.

    Susanne Walker Wilson, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A, ITFS has been a home visitor, early intervention provider and service coordinator, parenting educator, an infant mental health therapist, consultant, and trainer over the last 26 years. She’s lived and worked in inner-city Washington DC; Colombia, South America; and in Asheville North Carolina where she is a licensed clinical social worker, an Infant, Toddler, Family Specialist, a trainer for Circle of Security International, and a certified resiliency educator partnering with early educators in the classroom, with home visitors, and with families of all kinds.

    Susanne’s focus is the intersection of early relational health, resilience, reflective practice, and public health prevention. A founding member of the NC Infant Mental Health Association, Susanne is now part of a leadership cohort working closely with the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health that is bringing the Endorsement process for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® to her state.

    A co-founder of the nonprofit, Resources for Resilience, and co-originator of the Reconnect curriculum, Susanne believes that these simple strategies for resetting one’s own nervous system in the face of ongoing stress or trauma are essential to workforce resilience in any setting and are uniquely valuable to those of us who hold infants and toddlers in our care, our minds, and our arms each day.

    Join Susanne in getting real about some tangible strategies to wick away the inevitable stress of our ever-powerful work with infants and toddlers and their families made especially complicated in Covid Times.

Workshop Descriptions

Check back in 2023 for updates!