Planning is in high gear for the Parent's Choice Conference 2015, and I wanted to give you a look inside what we have in store for you...
Many staff members you already know will be on hand to present workshops this year. Family Advocates Norma (from Red Bluff Center) and Maria C. (from Tehama Center) will be leading a conversation about Time Management for Parents. This workshop will discuss prioritizing things, give some good tips to avoid time wasting activities, and ways to make time for yourself within your hectic schedule. It Came from the Junk Drawer--Turning Junk into Learning Opportunities is a hands-on opportunity to look at junk a whole new way. We all have those empty boxes, drawers full of ketchup packets and random items and bits and pieces. Why not use that junk to create learning opportunities for you kids?
There will be a hands-on Cooking with Kids workshop to help you come up with new ways to get healthy food into your picky little one's belly. The English version of this workshop will be hosted by our partners from the UC Davis extension, while our staff will be teaming up with the Community Action Agency staff for the Spanish presentation.
Preparing for Kindergarten and Beyond will give some insight to strategies you can use to make sure your child is fully prepared for the next step in their education. Back to College--Financial Aid Edition will be hosted by Head Start Mom Martha Dixon and experts from Shasta College and is sure to be informative for those parents looking to get back to school.
We have three workshops geared to helping you make your dollar stretch further every month. Family Budgeting is an opportunity to think about how you spend your money and where your priorities are. Family Finances helps you set long term financial goals for your family. And, back by popular request, Couponing will teach you the art of using coupons to get more bang for your buck at the store!
Join NCCDI and Child Abuse Prevention Council staff for Coping with the Crying, a workshop to deal with what may seem like the constant screaming and crying of your infant or toddler. Learn strategies to cope, and ways to deal with this part of parenting that no one seems to talk about.
Experts from Corning Family Resource Center will be on hand to discuss Immigration Services in Tehama County. This workshop is only offered in Spanish, so if you would like it translated in English, please let us know!
Our lunch program will be extremely informative as well. We have Judge Matt McGlynn coming to talk about family court, and Mike Baldwin from Community Action Agency will talk about VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).
Whew!! That is a full schedule! If you haven't registered yet, there is still time...go to www.tinyurl.com/qywcphx