The Importance of Early Childhood Development with Dr. Sarah Watamura

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Date: Date(s) - June 16, 2018 Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Double Tree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park City: Greeley State: CO Zip: 80631

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Name: Tessa Erickson
Phone number: 970-353-4300
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About the Event: Dr. Sarah Watamura will share her early childhood development expertise with child care providers, early childhood professionals, community members, and business owners. She will explain the importance of early childhood brain development, why it is so important to start supports and services early, specific behaviors stemming from a child’s social emotional needs, and best practices for coping with tough behaviors. Breakfast and lunch are included with event registration. Spanish translation will be available.

About Dr. Sarah Watamura: With a PhD from Cornell University and as an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver, Dr. Sarah Watamura is interested in how young children manage normative stress and challenge, and the consequences stress and challenge pose for their health, and developing cognitive and social-emotional systems. Although we think of childhood as a relatively stress-free time of life, young children face challenges in every developmental domain simultaneously. Individual differences as well as contextual effects may be important for how they handle these challenges—behaviorally and physiologically. Dr. Watamura’s areas of expertise and research interests include: stress and health in young children, parenting, child care, protective factors in recent immigrants, and physical and psychological health in young children.


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