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We have all kinds of great opportunities for parents and caregivers at MDE this fall!  Click here for a flyer that lists them all or take a look below for some highlights:

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Sibling Rivalry: 
Will They Ever Stop Fighting??? 
Wednesday, September 24, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Upstairs in the Eisenhower Room.  No registration required
One of the most frustrating issues parents face is dealing with conflicts between their children.  This presentation will help parents understand the many reasons why their children argue and give parents a number of tools to help decrease these conflicts.  The goal of the presentation is to help parents use these skills to teach their children life-long lessons in dealing with others and to enable their children to turn sibling competitors into sibling friendships.  
This program will take place on Wednesday evening, September 24, 7 – 8:30 pm; 1 hour presentation + half hour question and answer.  Free and no registration required.


Parent Toddler Workshop
Fridays 10 - 11:15 a.m., September 26 - October 24
As an extension of our Family Place Center, the Parent Toddler Workshop is designed to give you special time with your toddler for playing, reading and spending interactive quality time together.  Create a craft with your child and meet new people in an educational and fun environment. Community resource professionals are on hand to discuss early literacy, speech and hearing, physical fitness, nutrition and behavior.
The Parent Toddler Workshop is a 5 week long program for toddlers 18 - 35 months and their parents or caregivers. Registration required. See flyer for registration information.

Broomfield Resident Registration:  Tuesday, September 2 - Sunday, September 14
Open Registration:  Monday, September 15 - Sunday September 21

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Saturday, October 25 from 1 – 5 p.m.

Eisenhower Room (2nd floor of the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library)

Taste of Teacheread is a FREE training for preschool teachers, childcare providers and parents. This one day training utilizes picture books for learning how to share books with children to increase comprehension and develop early literacy skills while sharing books with young ones. Gather ideas for how to read books aloud to children to make the experience fun and exciting, the types of questions to ask children before and after reading the book, and extension activities for how to use the book further to develop early literacy skills (art activities, storytelling ideas, dramatic play ideas, and more). Teachers and care providers will earn four hours of training. Everyone will receive FREE BOOKS for attending the training. To register for the training, contact Sarah at or 720-887-2321. Registration is required.

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Every Grandchild Ready to Read

Saturday, September 27 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Upstairs in the Eisenhower Room

Grandparents are invited to this special literacy workshop based on current brain research for children age newborn through 5.  Discover six reading skills and five practices you can share with your grandchildren. 
Registration required: 720-887-2315.  Adults only - and all participants get a free children's book!

pyramid_SM.gifConfident Parenting: Preventing Challenging Behaviors  
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Adults Only, Registration Required @ 720-887-2315.
You must register for each individual workshop separately. Registrations begin on the first of the month for that month’s workshop. Held in the Children's Library Story Room.

This five part workshop, once-a-month, series focuses on research-based strategies and practices which help parents to understand and prevent challenging behavior.  Each workshop focuses on a tier of the Pyramid Plus Social/Emotional Model.  Parenting toddlers and preschoolers can be exhausting and overwhelming. It can also be filled with joy and true connection.  In these workshops,  parents will begin to see themselves as their child's first and most influential teachers while understanding what their child needs to be successful and happy.  To fully understand the process of preventing challenging behaviors, attending all five workshops will be the most beneficial for your family. Click here for a link to the master brochure.
October 14  -  Understanding Your Child’s Emotions
Prevent challenging behavior by understanding your child’s emotions.  Learn to recognize, label and understand feelings as this is the basis for children’s ability to control their emotions, develop relationship, interact with others and become effective problem solvers.  A strong foundation in emotional vocabulary will allow kids to tolerate frustration better, be healthier, be less lonely and impulsive, be more focused and have greater academic achievement.  In this workshop, parents will be given the tools and resources to teach these essential skills to their children. 
(Registration begins October 1) 

Upcoming classes:
November 18  -  ABCs of Behavior  (Registration begins November 1)
December 16 -  Prevention Toolbox  (Registration begins December 1)
January 13 - Let's Make a Plan  (Registration begins January 2)

Learn 4Life is a library database consisting of more than 2,100 colleges, universities, and other organizations.  Hundreds of engaging online courses are offered, covering a variety of topics.  Choose the "Personal Development" link and you will find some great opportunities for learning under the "Children, Parents, Family" tab.

Gale Online Courses in Child Development
Whether you're working on educational goals or in search of knowledge about a particular state of child development, Gale Courses is designed to give both teachers and parents more insight into children's growth.  For a complete list of available courses, detailed course descriptions, requirements, demonstrations, and additional information, visit the library's link to Gale Courses at