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Introduction I 7 Stressed-out Teachers Those of you who need to be reenergized and educated about best practices for infants. Parents Parents of infants who may not have experience raising children or the support of family nearby to help them. Is the Understanding Infants Workbook Intended for Group or Individual Use? How Is the Understanding Infants Workbook Designed for Training? The workbook is designed so participants will: i Experience active learning by participating in discussions, solving problems, applying new knowledge to their current work situation, and getting re-energized about working in the early childhood field i Connect current knowledge with the new material and have opportunities to talk about and share common concerns and issues regarding team building i Gain practical knowledge and tips to begin using in their programs immediately How to Use Understanding Infants in Trainings You can use the workshop presentation for a variety of training needs and situations. Here are some examples: i Group of teachers from a classroom i Partnership of several programs i Administrative team i Community outreach i Lunch and learn i Recruiting tool i Staff meeting i Local conference i In-service day understanding infants Design Either way works great! You can use Understanding Infants as a training tool with a group or on your own. Either way, read through the appropriate con- tent and complete the exercises throughout and at the end. Jotting down your answers will give you the greatest benefit from the workbook. If you are in a training group, having a written answer to refer to often helps you feel more comfortable sharing your thoughts during the meeting.