Click below to view samples from Knowledge and Know-How lessons.
The series has been carefully designed, developed, and piloted. It helps stakeholders at multiple levels support their workforce, including:
Communities and States/Territories
Direct Service Programs, Organizations, Communities, and States/Territories
"Members appreciated the breadth of the lessons to provide a solid foundation of information on all topic areas." – Project Director, Tompkins County, NY
"The project provided an opportunity to focus on early childhood and look at ways to promote well-being before social-emotional/mental health concerns develop." – Project Director, Cabarrus County, NC
"Knowledge and Know-How gave us an exciting opportunity to work with partners and collaborators we never knew existed. We now have the basis of a relationship to further this work." – Project Director, Hawaii Department of Health
This lesson focuses on creating effective partnerships with parents by exploring the benefits and identifying strategies for building responsive, collaborative parent-provider partnership.
This lesson provides a definition of social and emotional development for infants and toddlers, describes the importance of caregiving relationships in supporting young children’s social and emotional development, and identifies the stages of parent development.
This lesson focuses on building an environment that leads to healthy brain development by describing the inter-relatedness of all areas of early development and the role relationships, repetition, responsive interactions, respect, and routines (5 R’s) play in supporting healthy brain development.
This lesson focuses on preventing maltreatment through defining well-being, discussing the vulnerability of infants and toddlers to maltreatment, and exploring the impact of early experiences on lifelong health and development.
This lesson focuses on culture and caring for young children by defining culture and discussing the importance of understanding our own cultural lens. It explores the importance of respecting parents’ cultural goals and discusses an approach to negotiating culturally based differences.
This lesson provides a practical understanding of temperament by describing what temperament traits are and discussing how they can be both risk and protective factors in promoting child well-being.
This lesson defines and identifies possible causes of challenging behaviors, and it identifies strategies for analyzing and responding to challenging behaviors.
This lesson explores the meaning of relationship-based practice and explores tools and strategies for implementing these practices into your work.