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This 2-day conference will feature the importance of relationships in the development of young children, how these early bonds with caregivers help children grow and learn, and how relationships can be the best vehicle for early intervention when there are developmental concerns.

Open to all including: families, therapists, psychologists, pediatricians, early interventionists, early childhood educators, special educators, other professionals who work with young children  including social workers, administrators, community leaders and anyone interested in child development.

Certificates of attendance will be provided and CEUs are being requested from the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board, the Ohio Occupational Therapy Board, Ohio Approved/Step Up to Quality, Ohio Department of Development Disabilities/Help Me Grow, Ohio Board of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and the Ohio Physical Therapy Association.

Purchase orders are accepted. Please contact Patricia Klier by email or at (614) 253-6933 x232.


Touchpoints of Emotional Development in the Early Years
Joshua D. Sparrow, MD
The Neuroscience Behind Relationships and the Development of Social Competence
Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP
Touchpoints: A Developmental and Relational Model for Working with Children and Families
Joshua D. Sparrow, MD
Intervening Early: The Role of Parents
Marilyn Espe-Sherwindt, PhD
Welcome to the PLAY Project
Richard Solomon, MD
Effective Collaboration: The Parent-Professional Connection
Maggie Gons, MA, CCC-SLP
Teaching PLAY at The Childhood League Center
Mónica Quezada Lott, MS


Joshua D. Sparrow, MD
Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP
Director of Communication Crossroads, Inc.

Richard Solomon, MD
Founder of the PLAY Project
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician
Director at The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Marilyn Espe-Sherwindt, PhD
Director of the Family Child Learning Center (FCLC)

Maggie Gons, MA, CCC-SLP
Certified PLAY Project Consultant

Mónica Quezada Lott, MS
Certified PLAY Project and Teaching PLAY Consultant


Please register early as seating is limited. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2017. No cancellations or refunds. An alternate may be sent without additional charge provided the change is sent to Patricia Klier by Friday, February 23, 2017. For more information or if you have special needs to address, please contact us at (614) 253-6933 x232 or email

A block of rooms have been reserved at Embassy Suites at 2700 Corporate Exchange Drive. They will be available until February 16, 2017 or until the group block is sold out, whichever occurs first. Please call 614-890-8600 and mention “The Childhood League Center” or visit this link.

A block of rooms have also been reserved at the Ramada Columbus North/Polaris located on 6767 Schrock Hill Court. They will be available until February 19, 2017 or until the group block is sold out, whichever occurs first. Please call 614-890-8111 and mention “The Childhood League Center” or block code CG05TH.

Purchase orders are accepted. Please contact Patricia Klier by email or at (614) 253-6933 x232.

IMPORTANT: Due to a severe airborne allergy, nuts, peanuts, shellfish and fish products are not allowed at the event, even in a sealed package. Refreshments and lunch will be provided onsite.
Date, Time and Venue
  • March 9, 2017 - March 10, 2017
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Xenos Christian Fellowship Main Campus Auditorium 

    1340 Community Park Drive,

    Columbus, OH, 43229

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