Mental Health in the Early Years Full Day Seminar

“Mental Heath in the Early Years”

In an Inclusion Pickle? Maximizing Outcomes for All
(Yes, We Mean That) Children


October 26th, 2019 | 9am – 4pm | Mount Saint Vincent University, multi-purpose room, Rosaria Building

5.5 Professional Development Hours

Presented by Dr. Phillip Strain & Johanna Berry Wasser

During this one-day event Phil Strain and Johanna Berry Wasser will unlock the formula and provide participants with strategies and tips to maximizing learning for all children. Participants will build an understanding on how to:

  • Organize program systems
  • Capitalize on learning across daily routines and environments
  • Support learning for individual children
  • Collect and use data to ensure individual child’s success.


“Every child should have opportunities to grow, learn, and develop a sense of belonging and safety within their families, communities, and society.”


Phil Strain, Ph.D.

Phil Strain, Ph.D., the author of the original grant that funded the development of the inclusive LEAP Preschool Model for young children with autism in 1980, has authored over 300 professional papers in the early intervention field.

Johanna Berry Wasser

Johanna Berry Wasser has a Master’s in Early Childhood Education and has been promoting social emotional competence and inclusion practices in early childhood education for over 20 years. She has worked with children, families and professionals in a variety of settings including home, community, early childhood programs, and public school districts.


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