The SEEDS Program is a family school readiness intervention and hands-on training program for parents, caregivers, and professionals.
Our work is founded on the idea that the parent-child relationship is the cornerstone of children’s development of school readiness skills. SEEDS’ family-centered, play-based strategies promote children’s executive functioning and emotional regulation, and cultivate parent/caregiver engagement in children’s early learning experiences.
Initially developed for young children with early adversities and developmental challenges, including prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), histories of trauma and loss, and disruptions in parent-child attachment relationships, the SEEDS Program includes SEEDS for Infants and Toddlers and SEEDS for School Readiness.
- SEEDS for Infants and Toddlers (SEEDS-IT) is a federally-funded (NIAAA) prevention and early intervention program for children under 2 years and their parents and caregivers. This program includes parent education and advocacy training, attachment-based parenting skills, and parent-child music- play.
- SEEDS for School Readiness (SEEDS-SR) is a federally-funded (U.S. Department of Education) prevention and early intervention program for preschool-aged children and their parents and caregivers. This program is a specialized family school readiness curriculum with sensory-rich, hands-on learning activities in an indoor-outdoor, nature-based classroom.
For more information about upcoming SEEDS trainings, please contact us <link to pop-up contact form similar to link on Veteran Family Wellness page>.