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Library Trainings

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:

Raising of America.jpg“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.

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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. 

Upcoming workshops:
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.

Confident Parenting: Preventing Challenging Behaviors  pyramid_SM.gif
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 the winter/spring 2015 brochure.
Thursday, March 19 - ABCs of Behavior
Stop challenging behavior before it starts!  Challenging behavior can be difficult to understand and deal with.  Understanding the meaning of the behavior and what children are trying to tell us is a big help.  Learn useful and practical strategies to prevent challenging behavior immediately and build positive relationships with your children.  Create more peace at home. 
Registration begins March 1.

Gale Courses
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.