Friday, October 12, 2012

Training for Child Care Providers in Springfield Starting Nov. 3; Classes for Parents or those Working with Children

University of Missouri Extension in Greene County is offering a series of four workshops on eight topics for clock hours of training for child care and foster care providers starting Nov. 3.

All sessions will be presented by University of Missouri Extension and will be held at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo.

This series of focused classes is geared toward childcare providers, day care owners, Head Start and foster parents as well as parents and those interested in youth according to Dr. Jim Wirth, human development specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

The first session is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 3, with two classes presented by Dr. Jim Wirth. “Making Secure Attachments” will address understanding the impact and significance of attachments for healthy development. “Creating Special Moments with Infants and Toddlers” will look at how to turn routine everyday tasks into special moments.

The second session is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 10, with two classes presented by Dr. Jim Wirth. Wirth’s class topics this session are: “Every Child Counts: Building Community” and “Building Relationships with Children and Youth Who Challenge Us.”

The third session of classes will be held 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 1, with one class presented by Joe DeVries, an early childhood specialist. “The Nurtured Heart” will teach attendees how to energize positive behaviors and reduce negative behaviors through focused attention.

The fourth and final session the fall childcare series will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 8, and will be taught by Velynda Cameron, a 4-H youth development specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “Family Style Meals,” will teach attendees how to serve family style meals at childcare centers. “Is Managing by Wandering Around Still Relevant” will teach strategies on being a successful director.

A registration fee of $15 will be charged for each workshop regardless of length. To register, contact the Greene County University of Missouri Extension office at (417) 881-8909.


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