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:
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, October 29
The Rapidly Developing Infant and Toddler Brain: Helping Your Child Get Off to the Best Possible Start
Did you know that 65% of brain development happens in the first year of life and 80% develops before age 3? This crucial brain development lays the foundation for all the brain growth that comes later. This research-informed presentation will suggest fun activities you can do with your infant, toddler, and preschool child to promote optimal brain development and to help you develop a strong relationship with your child.
November 19 - The Importance of Play
January 28 - Misbehavior, Challenging Behaviors, Defiance, and Disobedience: What's a Parent to Do?
February 25 - Helping Your Child Develop Resiliency
March 25 - Raising a Child Who Can Manage Their Emotions
April 29 - Helping Your Child Conquer Fears and Anxieties
May 27 - Raising a Child Who Makes Good Choices: How Parents Can Promote Executive Functioning in Their Child.
Click here for a flyer with additional information about all of the classes.
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
Taste of Teacheread
Saturday, October 25 from 1 – 5 p.m.
Eisenhower Room (2nd floor of the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library)
Confident 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)
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)