Staff Spotlight

Tori Miller
Well-Being Coach

How many years have you worked in early childhood?
I have had the blessing of working in education for 24 years. During this time I have taught from PreK to high school.  For the past 10 years, my focus has been on PreK 3-5 age.

What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy spending time with my family. Most evenings and weekends you can find me at a field or a gym supporting my kiddos at their sporting events.

What is your most treasured accomplishment?
My most treasured accomplishment aside from my children would be the building of my business (Teams Of Tomorrow).  Through this program, I have been able to impact the lives of many children in my community.

What is your favorite thing about your job?
My favorite thing about being a Wellness Coach will be the relationships I develop and the lives impacted through the program.

What has been the most significant or memorable moment in your job?
The most memorable moment of my job, to this point, has been to witness the passion the Curricula Concepts team has for serving others.
Wellness Corner

Better Together Project

Licensed child care programs that meet the project eligibility criteria and serve children in the following counties, have an incredible opportunity to participate in Better Together! 

Counties: Benton, Independence, Washington, White, Madison, Cleburne, Carroll, and Pulaski

Better Together is a nine-month virtual learning collaborative beginning in September 2021 where child care providers gain knowledge in best practices in Physical Activity; Child Nutrition; Breastfeeding, Infant Feeding, and the Reduction of Screen Time while receiving support to make changes in their program. There will also be family engagement opportunities provided. Those who complete the program will receive up to 25 hours of training, free classroom materials and resources, technical assistance, and a $500 stipend for their program.

Please reach out to or if you are interested in seeing if you are eligible to participate.


When: July 7th at 12:30 pm
Where: Facebook Live!

Join us for Well-Being Wednesday next month hosted by Susanna Creed!  For more details and the event itself, be sure to like and follow our Facebook page!

AAIMH Virtual Summer Summit

WHEN: 06/24/2021 9:00 AM, CDT

To protect the health and safety of our members and guests, the AAIMH Summer Summit will be held virtually in 2021.

This year's virtual summit keynote, "Relationships Matter: Advancing Early Relational Health for Future Wellbeing," will be presented by Dr. David Willis.  

David W. Willis, MD, FAAP serves as a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy and is a national expert in pediatrics, early childhood systems, early relational health and early childhood mental health. At CSSP he helps to advance the growing intersection of child health transformation and early childhood system building with a social justice emphasis and an early relational health frame.  Prior to coming to CSSP, Dr. Willis served as the Inaugural Executive Director of the Perigee Fund in Seattle, the Division Director of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems in HRSA under the Obama administration, and an early brain and child development pediatric leader in Oregon and AAP.  Dr. Willis has been a developmental-behavioral pediatric clinician in Portland, Oregon for more than 30 years. He received his MD from Thomas Jefferson University.

Registration includes keynote address, state announcements and AAIMH updates, and a complimentary one-year membership to AAIMH!  
A reduced registration rate is available to current members.

A limited amount of scholarships are available for this event. To request a scholarship, please complete the online request form.


Curricula Concepts Inc. is offering trainings online via Zoom for families and educators.  

Go to our TRAINING CALENDAR to sign up!   

Pre-registration is required.  If the participant must cancel for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible. Spots are limited and there may be a waiting list.

Training is provided at no cost to the participants and PDR credit is available.
Information to consider:
  • Credit for the training cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals or for participants who leave early.
  • This is an online training and the expectation is that participants will have the capability to interact and participate using video as well as audio.

Have questions or problems with registering for trainings?
Please contact Deborah at!

Zoom Call with the
Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE)

To provide you with information about the COVID-19 public health crisis and to answer child care questions, join the informational Zoom meetings occurring every other Tuesday at 12:00 pm.

  • Join via phone: 301-715-8592   ID: 959 5436 3354
  • Join by computer: Click Here    ID: 959 5436 3354


"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness."
-John Steinbeck

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