Welcome to the FPG Portal | FPG Child Development Institute Portal

The Professional Development Center at FPG (PDC@FPG) provides people and organizations with opportunities to expand capacity, knowledge, and skills in areas related to child development and learning. PDC offerings are based on evidence-based content and strategies for supporting adult learners. Professional development options include: Institutes and Intensive Workshops, Online Learning, Technical Assistance Services, and Study Visits. via Welcome to the FPG Portal | FPG Child Development Institute Portal.

Social Robots for Promoting Joint Attention


The project involved a series of studies using socially interactive robots for promoting children with disabilities social-emotional, joint attention, vocalization production, conversational turns, and language development. Socially interactive robots include either autonomous or remotely controlled machines or devices that are used to engage young children in child-robot interactions. The studies conducted as part of the socially interactive robots project involved children with autism spectrum disorder, Down Syndrome and other chromosomal conditions, and attention deficit and sensory processing disorders.

Source: Orlena Hawks Puckett Institute

Available at: http://socialrobots.org/index.php

New Website: Office of Head Start | Administration for Children and Families

Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development.

Source: Office of Head Start | Administration for Children and Families

Available at: http://transition.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs

MCH Navigator | A Training Portal for MCH Professionals

Welcome to the MCH Navigator, a learning portal for maternal and child health professionals, students, and others working to improve the health and well being of women, children, and families.

The training opportunities you’ll find here include archived webcasts and webinars, instructional modules and self-guided short courses, and video and audio recordings of lectures and presentations from university courses and conferences.

Source: Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Available at: http://navigator.mchtraining.net/