We have all kinds of great opportunities for parents and caregivers at MDE in 2015! Click here for a flyer that lists them all or take a look below for some highlights:
“The Raising of America – Are We Crazy About Our Kids?”
Saturday, March 14, 2 - 3:30 p.m.in the Eisenhower Room
Join us and partner organizations for a screening of the documentary The Raising of America – Are We Crazy About Our Kids? This delivers a return-on-investment lens to the question of the value of high-quality early learning childcare and preschool. It features educators, business leaders and economists arguing that these enriched early learning experiences save society money in the long run – in education, social services, prison costs, and long-term prosperity. There will be light snacks and discussion on points and questions. RSVP here or call 303-903-9295, space is limited.
Parent Toddler Workshop
Fridays 10:15 - 11 a.m.
January 30 - February 27
Have fun with your toddler while you play with toys, read & create a craft. Ask community resource professionals questions about early literacy, speech & hearing, physical fitness, nutrition & behavior. The Parent Toddler Workshop is a 5-week program for toddlers & their parents or caregivers.
Check back soon for upcoming dates. See separate flyer for registration details.
Confident Parenting: Speaker Series
For parents,caregivers and adults who work with children
Presented by BIPR - Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research
Once a month on Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Each program offers information for the first hour, followed by a 30-minute question and answer period. No registration, no charge.
Wednesday, March 4: (rescheduled date) Helping Your Child Develop Resiliency
Simple small disappointments, challenging life events, and sometimes, unavoidable tragedies happen in the course of a child’s life. As much as we parents would like to prevent our children from experiencing pain, things happen that are difficult for our children to emotionally manage. This presentation will help parents teach their children the valuable skill of bouncing back from stressful events and use the lessons learned to be able to handle challenges in the future.
Gale Courses 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. 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.