EARLY CHILDHOOD — Upcoming early childhood trainings

Nebraska Extension teaches several early childhood development classes for child care providers. Listed are upcoming classes held at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road (unless location otherwise noted). For additional information or to sign up, contact Jaci Foged at jfoged2@unl.edu or 402-441-7180. Some registration forms are at http://lancaster.unl.edu/family

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS — Thursdays, Jan. 10 and Jan. 17, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Must attend both sessions. Register online at http://ecrecords.education.ne.gov/Training/112623.

CHIME (CULTIVATING HEALTHY INTENTIONAL MINDFUL EDUCATORS) PROGRAM — The CHIME Program provides education and guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness and reflective practice into your daily routine, teaching and caregiving. Register by Jan. 22.
• Introduction to CHIME (must attend this class in order to attend seven weekly sessions) Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Cost is $10.
• Seven weekly CHIME Sessions (optional, but if attending, must attend all seven sessions) Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 & March 6, 13, 20 | 6:30–8 p.m. Cost $70.

LOOK WHO’S HATCHING — Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Cost $10. Register by Feb 19. Learn how to implement Nebraska Extension’s curriculum, “Look Who’s Hatching,” in your program. Participants will have the opportunity to hatch chicks in their own program for an additional cost.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION YOGA — Thursday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Cost $30. Register by Feb 21. Learn ways to incorporate children’s yoga into an early childhood education program.

BLOCK PARTY TRAINING — Tuesday, March 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Cost is $10. 2-inservice hours. Register by March 12. Block Party is a hands-on, engaging workshop for early childhood educators. By taking time to play with a variety of blocks, educators will develop a better understanding of the multitude of ways children learn by playing with blocks. After the workshop, participants are encouraged to plan and host their very own block parties as a way to engage families in their programs.