Early Childhood Initiatives
We are thrilled to participate in the newly created Schreiber Family Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness. A part of Lurie Children’s Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities, the Schreiber Family Center brings together the hospital’s experts with community partners to help children ages birth to five thrive where they live, learn and play. We will build on our Ready to Learn through Relationships (RLR) intervention to enhance early care and education (ECE) training, expand the early childhood workforce and engage families in social-emotional learning and trauma-informed practices.
We are also the lead partner on a five-year national project to develop, pilot and validate trauma-informed organizational self-assessment for ECE environments, filling an important gap in this area. This project is a partnership with the Office of Head Start (OHS) National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety, and the Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development.