Certification training is available

The HUGS Response Plan is a guide for early childhood practitioners who support families, caregivers and teachers. The HUGS Response Plan guides early childhood practitioners through the process of using a coaching interaction style to help caregivers diffuse challenging behaviors exhibited by young children and promote positive social-emotional interactions during everyday home, school, and community activities and routines.

To request individual or group certification training on the use of the FIP-EI, contact Sarah Sexton at the Family, Infant and Preschool Program or call (828) 433-2661.