ALL in the Family: Infusing Math Experiences in the Daily Life of Infants and Toddlers

This presentation will support infant/toddler care teachers in their efforts to help families understand and expand on the learning their young children are engaged in related to early math concepts. Participants will gain skills to help families notice the learning that takes place in the daily life of very young children as well as gain techniques to help foster families’ deeper understanding of infant/toddler cognitive development and strategies for supporting it.

Presenters:

Tracy Johnson 

Tracy Johnson has worked in early childhood education for 38 years. She is the Northern California Area Manager for the Program for Infant Toddler Care Regional Support Network (PITC RSN) at WestEd. She coordinates and manages northern California staff and activities. She also coordinates all of the PITC RSN online course offerings. 

Johnson has consulted with early childhood programs throughout the United States and trained child care providers in a wide variety of settings which have included infant/toddler child care centers, family child care programs, and college campus lab schools.

She has also worked as a parent educator and is an adjunct faculty member in the Child Development Department at Santa Rosa Junior College.

She received a BA in Women's Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master's degree in early childhood special education, with an infant/toddler emphasis, from San Francisco State University.

She is also a fellow in the Napa Parent Infant Post Graduate Mental Health Program.