Alberta Home Visitation
Network Association

Expired Developmental Parenting Virtual Book Club, Part 1- Home Visitation/Supporting Parent Child Interaction

  • Day 1
     February 27, 2024
     9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Day 2
     March 5, 2024
     9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Day 3
     March 12, 2024
     9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Day 4
     March 19, 2024
     9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Day 5
     March 26, 2024
     9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Day 6
     April 2, 2024
     9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Day 7
     April 9, 2024
     9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Alberta Home Visitation Network Association

is offering a

Virtual Book Club (VBC)

Developmental Parenting Part 1 – Home Visitation/Supporting Parent Child Interaction

This 7-week, one hour weekly virtual book club will be offered via Zoom.

Developmental Parenting – A Guide for Early Childhood Practitioners

What is Developmental Parenting? Join AHVNA’s Virtual Book Club to find out what all the excitement is about. What do parents do to support their child’s development? How does a practitioner facilitate positive parent-child interactions and why is this important? Could this be used in other settings, like groups?

Find out what the ABC’s of facilitated developmental parenting look like and why. Together we will read and reflect on each chapter of Developmental Parenting– A Guide for Early Childhood Practitioners, by Lori Roggman, Lisa Boyce and Mark Innocenti.

Developmental Parenting outlines the work done between PICCOLO observations and does not need to be used in conjunction with PICCOLO. In other words, it lays out a method for day to day work with families, including how to plan activities, in a way that facilitates parents in developing skills to support their child when they move on from your home visitation program. Parent Child Interaction principles, child development focus, planning and engagement strategies can be applied more broadly to work with families in all settings.

You do NOT need to take PICCOLO training to use this book or to attend the book club.

This book club covers chapters 1-7, 12 and 13 of the Developmental Parenting book, which focuses on the work directly done with families and touches on the support of this work.

Who should attend:

Any AHVNA member with an interest in exploring the practice of home visitation or working with families to promote child development and how to apply theory to actual home visits, supervision, outcomes and/or program evaluation.

What to expect from AHVNA’s Virtual Book Club:

The AHVNA Virtual Book Club engages in reflection, discussion and mutual learning to develop and inform our practice.  Discussions take place in a safe, respectful environment intended to stretch our thinking and enrich our practice.

After each discussion, you will receive an email with a few questions intended to guide, but by no means limit, our reading and exploration of the next section.

What will be expected of Participants:

Participants will be expected to read a selection of  the Developmental Parenting book weekly (about 15-30 pages per week)

Attend once weekly virtual book club discussions via Zoom.

Come to the discussion with a curious and reflective mind; looking to learn and share.

Dates: Tuesdays, February 27, and March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2 & 9, 2024

(Register by February 13, 2024, to allow time for the book to be mailed before Week 1)


Week One – Tuesday, February 27, 2024: 9:00 am – 10:30 am (this first session is 90 minutes to allow for introductions, etc.)

Weeks Two Through Seven – Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am (One hour each week)

Location: Zoom Link will be emailed to registrants the day prior to the first session

Fee (only if books are needed): 

Family Resource Network Spoke (0-6 years old) and Family Resource Network Home Visitation Spoke Team Members: no charge

AHVNA members: $50 per book (includes shipping)

Non Members: $75 per book (includes shipping)

*Bookclub Fee is included in AHVNA Membership

If you are in need of a book, please let us know in the comment section on your registration

Cancellation Information:

Registration fees are non-refundable. We encourage you to send a substitute if you are unable to attend the book club or cancel prior to the beginning of the 7 weeks. Cancellations need to be made ONE WEEK prior to the workshop date. Should a workshop not reach its minimum registration requirement, it will be cancelled ONE WEEK prior to the workshop commencement date. Registrants will be informed by e-mail or telephone, and registration fees will be refunded.

Registration will be limited, so we may have a wait list.