Friday, August 30, 2013

Childcare Training Series Starts Sept. 19 in Branson

Contact: Dr. Jim Wirth
Tel: (417) 546-4431

FORSYTH, Mo. -- University of Missouri Extension will offer a series of four workshops on four separate Thursday evenings this fall to address training requirements for childcare and foster care providers.

The workshops will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, and Dec. 12 at White River Valley Electric Cooperative, 2449 State Highway 76 East, Branson, Mo.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, Mitzi Huffman, a family nurse practitioner will present, “Sexuality & Children: What is Normal?”

On Oct. 17, Mitzi Huffman will present the topic “Meth + Children = Danger.”

On Nov. 21, Dr. Wirth, a human development specialist with the University of Missouri Extension, will present two topics: “Science for Young Children” and “Art Appreciation for Young Children.”

The last program of the series is on Dec. 12 and the topics presented by Dr. Wirth are
“Sparking Kids Curiosity” and “What does Time mean to Children?”

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance with credit for clock hour training regardless of how many sessions attended.

"These workshops are conducted locally to help child care providers meet the certification requirements to provide quality child care and education," said Dr. Wirth.

A registration fee of $15 will be charged for each three-hour workshop. To register for the training, contact the Taney County University of Missouri Extension office at (417) 546-4431.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education on almost anything.


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