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Kendallville Public Library

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221 South Park Avenue Room A
Kendallville, Indiana 46755 United States

February 2017

Positive Interactions with School-Agers-Noble County

February 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kendallville Public Library, 221 South Park Avenue Room A
Kendallville, Indiana 46755 United States
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School-agers are developing independence and sometimes want to be left to themselves or try new things on their own. However, they need guidance and support from other adults! Learn best practice strategies for interacting with school-agers in a way that supports their development and learning. Limit 25. Pre-register by Tuesday, January 31st contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498; mmadden@ECAlliance.org

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March 2017

Planting Healthy Seeds-Let’s Get Children Moving!-Noble County

March 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kendallville Public Library, 221 South Park Avenue Room A
Kendallville, Indiana 46755 United States
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A critical part of the Early Childhood experience often overlooked for children is their involvement in gross motor activities. Gain creative ways to maximize the space in your indoor and outdoor environments to meet the gross motor needs of all children participating in your program. The importance of intentionally planning for motor activities will also be discussed. Experience a variety of age appropriate gross motor activities that you can do with children, infancy through school-age. Limit 25. Pre-register by Monday, March…

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Magic Beans & Growing Things-Noble County

March 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kendallville Public Library, 221 South Park Avenue Room A
Kendallville, Indiana 46755 United States
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Learn how to incorporate gardening as part of your preschool/school-age program.  Various growing methods to introduce this experience to preschoolers/school-agers will be shared.  Connecting the knowledge and skills gained to the Indiana Early Learning FOUNDATIONS and the Indiana Afterschool Standards will be discussed. Limit 25 Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, March 14th by contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498; mmadden@ECAlliance.org

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June 2017

STEM + Arts =STEAM-Noble County

June 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kendallville Public Library, 221 South Park Avenue Room A
Kendallville, Indiana 46755 United States
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Children have a new perspective for making meaningful connections among the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) when the A (Art) is added.  At the same time, they are supported in their creative and problem solving skills.  Learn why STEAM is important and how to support preschoolers with these experiences.  Experience “hands-on” activities that you can take back to your preschoolers.  Limit 25. Pre-registration is required by Monday, June 26th by contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498; mmadden@ECAlliance.org

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August 2017

Planning Transitions to Prevent Challenging Behavior-Noble County

August 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kendallville Public Library, 221 South Park Avenue Room A
Kendallville, Indiana 46755 United States
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Transitions times can be chaotic for preschoolers, even though they may know what they should be doing.  An important first step is taking the time to evaluate what is working and what is not during transition times.  Planning transitions that extend learning for preschoolers will be shared.  Limit 25 Pre-register by Thursday, August 10th by contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498; mmadden@ECAlliance.org

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September 2017

Helping School Agers Live by the Rules-Noble County

September 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kendallville Public Library, 221 South Park Avenue Room A
Kendallville, Indiana 46755 United States
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School Age programs should include rules so that the expectations for behavior are clear to both staff and school agers alike. Learn how to co-develop rules with school agers so there will be buy in, understanding and accountability. Learn strategies to help school agers take responsibility for their actions. Limit 15 Pre-register by Thursday, September 14th contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498;mmadden@ECAlliance.org

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January 2018

It’s A Family Affair-A Smooth Transition to Kindergarten-Noble County

January 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kendallville Public Library, 221 South Park Avenue Room A
Kendallville, Indiana 46755 United States
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Entering kindergarten can be both an exciting and stressful time for families and their children.  Early Childhood providers have the unique opportunity to help make this a smoother transition from the Early Childhood program to the Kindergarten classroom.  The role of the Early Childhood provider in implementing “best practice” for this important transition will be discussed.  Support strategies for both families and their children will be shared.      Limit 25. Pre-registration is required by Monday, January 8th by contacting…

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February 2018

Eating to Live or Living to Eat: Influences on Children’s Eating Habits-Noble County

February 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kendallville Public Library, 221 South Park Avenue Room A
Kendallville, Indiana 46755 United States
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The role food plays in culture, emotions and behavior and the impact on the health of our children will be explored. Messages that children need to receive to put food into a healthy perspective will be shared.  Limit 25. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, February 20th by contacting ECA: 260-745-2501 / 800-423-1498; mmadden@ECAlliance.org

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February 2019

DAWN Conference 2019: The Power of YOU

February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kendallville Public Library, 221 South Park Avenue Room A
Kendallville, Indiana 46755 United States
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