Tot Shabbat: It’s NOT ‘just’ for Tots

This session will explore the crucial but sometimes neglected adult education element of services for families with young children. Participants will explore how and why they should  integrate parent education and engagement into programs designed for young children. We will review literature and research that will help participants understand the developmental stages of adults who are at the beginning of their journey navigating parenthood as well as typical preferences and concerns of parents who attend “Tot Shabbat” programs.  Examples of successful and not-so-successful attempts to engage and educate adults will be shared to provide participants with insight that can inform their efforts.