ECE 104: Strengthening the Adult-Child Relationship (FIT)

Purpose 

Family Interaction Training (FIT) Training is a set of three modules (ECE 104, 105, & 106) based on an evidence-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) course.  These courses provide information to help early care and education providers learn Key Concepts and Strategies of FIT. The modules and videos provide an overview of how to work with families on each of the strategies and how to apply these principles to your own early care and education setting. The goal of FIT is to share evidence-based practice that promotes positive behaviors in young children.

Module Objectives

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Learn and practice communication skills that promote positive behaviors
  • Use praise effectively
  • Use attention strategically to shape positive behaviors
  • Make playtime effective for learning
  • Access resources for developmental monitoring that will assist families and providers

This course provides information to help early care and education providers learn Key Concepts and Strategies of Family Interaction Training (FIT). The modules and videos provide an overview of how to work with families on each of the strategies and how to apply these principles to your own early care and education setting. The goal of FIT is to share evidence-based practice that promotes positive behaviors in young children. This first module includes four lessons: Communication, Praise, Using Attention Strategically, Scheduled Parent-Child Playtime.