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First3Years Membership

The Ultimate Training Program for Child Development Professionals

Business Introduction

First3Years membership provides more than 40 hours of training free through webinars, Connections Corners digital and interactive events, and on-demand online courses! Additionally, members will have access to discounts to our annual First3Years conference! 


Stay at the forefront of industry best practices by becoming a professional member! Unlock a centralized hub of straightforward and easily accessible resources, all in one place. Join us on the path to professional growth and excellence.

Affordable annual membership rates are available for individuals, and discounts apply for agency memberships.


Individual Membership Rates:

Member: $85

Student: $30


Agency Membership Rates:

10 people: $725 

30 people: $2050 

50 people: $3000

75 people: $3200


For more than 75 individuals, please contact for larger group discounts.


When you click “enroll”, simply choose “organization user” on the right-hand side.

Complete the form fields and choose your agency level (10 members, 25 members, etc.).

Questions? Please contact

Benefits of First3Years Membership

  • Free monthly webinars for CEU credits

  • Exclusive access to quarterly Expert Sessions

  • Free monthly Connections Corner events

  • Access to 30+ on demand online courses

  • Training discounts

  • Conference discounts

  • First3Years e-Newsletter

  • Policy updates

  • Research updates

  • Networking opportunities

  • IMH-E® Credential opportunities

  • Membership cards available on demand

Is First3Years Membership Right for You?

As a professional dedicated to early childhood development, you play a crucial role in empowering parents to nurture healthy children. First3Years brings together user-friendly and accessible resources, providing a comprehensive training program crafted to keep you at the forefront of best practices in supporting infants, toddlers, and their families.

Our training sessions, led by esteemed early education experts familiar with the challenges you face, deliver concepts grounded in the latest research in early childhood development. This monthly program, featuring webinars and online training modules, is designed not only to enhance your skills but also to guide you toward obtaining your Infant Mental Health (IMH-E®) credential. By participating, you'll forge connections with experienced mentors and advisors who can further enrich your professional journey.

Join us to delve into current research on vital childhood development topics, gain valuable insights from leading experts nationwide, and earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits along the way. Elevate your expertise and make a lasting impact in the lives of young children and their families.

Webinar Benefits

  • Up-to-date research on key child development topics (infant mental health topics) 

  • Gain 24 hours of training a year

  • Webinars offered at multiple times to fit your busy schedule

  • Members attend webinars for free!

  • Gain insight from experts across the country

How the First3Years Membership Works

Explore a new realm of childhood development each month through our carefully curated webinars, offered twice to accommodate your schedule. The culmination of each month's sessions involves an in-depth exploration led by our staff, enhancing your grasp of the presented concepts and information.

First3Years Membership opens doors to a range of benefits, including discounts on onsite training, special guest expert sessions quarterly, dedicated support throughout the IMH-E® credential process, and access to online courses through our teachable platform.

Joining our membership also grants you entry into a supportive community offering mentorship, Reflective Supervision, and opportunities for peer networking. Dive into a risk-free experience – we stand behind our trainings, webinars, and onsite sessions with a 30-Day Take Action Guarantee. Your professional development journey begins with confidence and commitment.

Don’t Take Our Word For It

“When the content is unique, rich, and enlightening, the cost is so low and access is so easy, I don’t know what obstacles there would be to using First3Years services. The feature I like most is the laser-like focus on babies and toddlers and their families, and persistent advocacy for equity for all families. I enjoyed the member benefits of connecting to colleagues I didn’t know, the opportunity to earn a credential, and exposure to exciting, important research and researchers. When asked if I would recommend our service, I would say oh absolutely.  Not only for those who are fully enmeshed in working in this arena, but maybe especially for those who don’t know what they don’t know.  I met a kindergarten teacher just this morning and we had a discussion about early development; she said, ‘I need to know this! Schools are so focused on academics, even in kindergarten, and I have not been prepared for the social and emotional needs of the children.  So many of them come to kindergarten without being developmentally on target.’  First3Years would be so beneficial for teachers of children from Pre-K to third grade.”

-Sandra Lamm, Early Learning Alliance Coordinator

“Membership in First3Years is something all early childhood professionals should consider.  The organization provides high-quality professional development opportunities applicable to practitioners working in a variety of early care settings, including webinars and seminar series, all at an extremely affordable membership rate.  Membership in First3Years was a no-brainer for me and my colleagues because it integrated seamlessly into our work with infants, toddlers and infant-toddler practitioners.  Additionally, the collaboration and advocacy work First3Years does was of extreme interest and value to me as an early childhood advocate who is interested in moving the profession forward.”

-Aaron A. Carrara, Vice President, Center In Houston For Infant Learning and Development

“What is most rewarding about my involvement in First3Years?  We are helping others understand the complexities and abilities of infants and toddlers. It is knowing that we are impacting our community to promote a nurturing society.” 

-Patricia Sanchez, MA, LPC

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