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

LOOK WHO’S HATCHING — Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Cost is $10. 2 in-service hours. 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 is $30. 6 in-service hours. Register by Feb 21. Learn ways to incorporate children’s yoga into an early childhood education program. Lunch will be on your own.

BLOCK PARTY TRAINING — Tuesday, March 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Cost is $10. 2 in-service 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 party as a way to engage families in their programs.

LINCOLN EARLY CHILDHOOD CONFERENCE — Saturday, March 23, 8:30 a.m.–2:45 p.m. Registration 8–8:30 a.m. This conference is sponsored by the Southeast Early Learning Connection. Cost is $25. A light breakfast and lunch provided. 6 in-service hours. Register and pay online at http://www.esu6.org by March 16. For more information, contact Cara Small at carasmall@esu6.org or 402-761-3341.