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Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Family Child Care Training
UWCA SB6 will host an upcoming early education training for licensed, registered, or informal family child care providers (home providers) who care for small groups of mixed aged children in their homes on a daily basis. The full-day of high-quality training and resources is open to family child care providers living in one of the target neighborhoods (St. John's, Dove Springs, or Manor). The training will be held at United Way Capital Area from 9:00AM to 4:00PM on a Saturday April 14th, with breakfast, lunch and snacks provided for the participants. There are 30 slots provider slots available on a first come first serve basis. The curriculum will pull from two resources - PBS Kids website and the Play and Learn outline developed by UT ACE. At the end of the training day, the providers will have practical, effective strategies to engage children in literacy, language development, phonological awareness, and more! Each participant will take home a variety of extension activities, several children's books aligned with the day's training, and many other wonderful educational resources.

AM Session:

An education specialist from KLRU will walk participants through a multitude of resources available on the PBS Kids web-site for parents and educators. These resources were developed with the Ready to Learn Dept. of Education grant and are grounded in Scientifically Based Reading Research. Each PBS program (for example, Curious George) has a link on the web with interactive literacy-based games for children, lesson plans for teachers, and short video clips with songs or lessons. In addition, the PBS Kids Island has a wide variety of carefully sequenced literacy games and activities with online tools that allow providers to track the development of their children over time.

PM Session:

ACE is providing home day care providers with training on developing language and early literacy skills through exploring fingerplays and songs. Fingerplays and songs are cross-cultural and multi-lingual and provide a rich and accessible context for exploring a wide range of concepts along the following developmental domains and subject areas- oral language development, listening comprehension, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, mathematics, science, and social studies. In addition, attendees will be trained on reading books aloud and using common household objects and ordinary school supplies to create extension activities that support the children's cognitive and intellectual development.

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