Making A Difference Newsletter, Issue 1, Volume 19 (Spring, Mar 2019) Issue 1, Volume 19 (March) - Page 8

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

Circle of Learning Child Care Provider's Conference

Family & Community Health held its annual Circle of Learning Child Care Provider’s Conference at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center on October 13, 2018.

The Circle of Learning Child Care Provider's Conference was so beneficial. Such a powerful and personal conference because its focus was educating participants about the quality of child care, the importance of taking care of the caregiver, and stressing the importance of early detection through the Breast Health Awareness campaign, in which the conference featured a “pink” theme and was supported by all child care directors and staff.

Children are indeed a joy and a blessing. Protecting and ensuring a child’s safety is a child caregiver’s main concern among many other factors. Whether you are a daycare facility or an in-home daycare, the quality of care that children receive does matter!

The goal of the Child Care Provider’s Conference was to provide Harris County caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to provide a nurturing and healthy environment for children. Children who receive high-quality care exhibit fewer behavior problems, develop better academically and socially, and tend to be better prepared for school.

Being a caregiver can be overwhelming because all too often tending to the needs of others one can lose sight of his or her own well-being. Therefore, all participants were encouraged to take care of themselves.

Participants earned 6.0 clock hours or .06 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) by participating in 6 learning sessions, which included the following topics:

•Outdoor Play Games

•Calm Down: Strategies on How to Stress Less

•Eat, Play, Learn: Creating a Culture of Health in Early Childhood

•Environmental Health Hazards: Lead, Asbestos, Mold, and Cleansers

•Growing Up WILD

•It’s Not Your Grandma’s Breast Cancer Anymore

It was a great conference. I learned a lot of information to help me be more patient with the kids.”

“All great … my 1st AgriLife Conference and I would highly recommend!”

Einstein said, "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in a creative expression and knowledge"

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