MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Head Start, a National Head Start Center of Excellence, announces two free parent training sessions for expectant parents and parents of infants and toddlers, provided with funding support from the United Way of Knox County.
The first two-hour session titled “Understanding Your Child’s Temperament” will be held on Wednesday, April 20. This session will help parents recognize that infants and toddlers already have their own unique temperament. Learn how to better understand a child’s temperament, how it impacts his/her behavior plus ways for parents to respond that will be helpful for both them and their child.
The second training titled “The Magic of Connecting” will be held on Wednesday, May 11. Did you know that the best way to ensure cooperation from a child is having a strong connection with him or her? Attendees will enjoy this fun interactive workshop where they will learn how to wire their child’s brain.
Renee Sutherland, LISW-S, Child Mental Health coordinator, for Knox County Head Start, a Certified Conscious Discipline instructor and an Early Child Mental Health specialist, trains parents and educators throughout the state of Ohio. With her goal of “helping parents be the best they can be for their children,” this training promises to provide valuable information and ideas that parents can utilize.
Knox County Head Start will provide free childcare and dinner for parents and children during the session. The trainings will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 20 and May 11 at New Hope Early Education Center, 11700 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon. Come early to check a child into child care and get one’s dinner. To help attendees defray transportation costs, participants will receive a $10 stipend each night. Seating is limited. If transportation is needed in order to attend, request it at time of registration. Parents need to register by calling 397-1344.
Published on April 15, 2011