Child Development Conference fun day of workshops, presenters | SierraSun.com

Child Development Conference fun day of workshops, presenters

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Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comTeacher Michael at Christine's House Preschool reads "The Big Book of Trucks" with Kael Blume.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE andamp;#8212; The Ninth Annual Tahoe Truckee Child Development Conference is May 5, offering 12 dynamic workshops for parents and caregivers of children birth to 6. This year the conference has a strong focus on literacy. Brain research continues to identify the early years as pivotal to laying the foundation for learning. For instance, the number of words a child has heard by age 3 and by the start of kindergarten are predictors of success in reading by the end of the third grade and continuing success throughout school. The conference is aligned with the school readiness goals of andamp;#8220;Tahoe Truckee Reads,andamp;#8221; an initiative to boost academic success for all community children.Conference workshops will provide you with cutting edge information and tools that promote early literacy and reading for infants through kindergartners.Additional workshops to choose from include important, developmental topics including: How to deal with challenging behavior, dual language learning, getting children to eat healthy food, successful and enjoyable parenting, take-home art and science ideas and setting up engaging environments for children. An amazing group of workshop presenters includes Keynote Presenter Dr. Kim Bateman, executive dean of Sierra College Truckee-Tahoe campus, who is nationally known for her engaging, thought-provoking and humorous presentations.The conference will include continental breakfast, Cinco de Mayo Mexican lunch, free raffle entry, conference materials and goody bags. Call 530-582-2583 for registration information, scholarships are available.This year there will also be a andamp;#8220;just-for-providersandamp;#8221; strand of two workshops, featuring Leah Sanders, M.A., early childhood mentor and coach with the UNR Child andamp; Family Research Center. She will lead exciting, interactive workshops with inspirational ideas and techniques for your early childhood environment, as well as a seminar where you can bring your questions and concerns and benefit from Leahandamp;#8217;s unique approaches to engage children in active play and learning. Discounts available when multiple staff attend.