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Meet Jaci Foged, "Learning Child" Educator: Jaci Foged serves Lancaster, Otoe and Cass counties. Her focus is on early childhood development as part of the Nebraska Extension “The Learning Child” team. Jaci specializes in training early childhood educators and parents as they work with children ages newborn to 8 years. Learn more here

Don’t Banish the Booster Until Children Are 57" Tall - August 2016 NEBLINE Article! Be a good role model for your child, buckle up every time you are in the car and talk with your child about why buckling up is important. Make sure your child is 57 inches tall before you banish the booster.

Just in Time Parenting: Are you expecting your first child? Do you have children or grandchildren? Maybe a teen who is babysitting? Just in Time Parenting newsletters are free - available on-line or sent to your email. Covers 1st trimester to age 5. From our eXtension university partners: View newsletters on-line or subscribe HERE

Texts 4 Teachers! University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension's Texts4Teachers delivers text messages for teachers of children from birth through age 8 that focus on the critical areas of: Child development | Family involvement | Social and emotional development | Health, safety and nutrition | Curriculum and activities CLICK HERE for more details

Teen Drinking - it's time for a heart-to-heart. Consistency | Expectations | Fairness | Authority | Boundries: Resources to help you have a heart-to-heart talk with your teen. Learn more at TalkAboutAlcohol.org
(If you live in Nebraska, and your child or another teen is in need of immediate assistance from an alcohol or drug treatment professional, please contact Nebraska Family Helpline at 1-888-866-8660.)

Area Events/Workshops/Conferences:
Upcoming Learning Child Trainings

Nebraska Extension teaches several early childhood development classes for child care providers. For additional information or to sign up for a class, contact Jaci Foged at jfoged2@unl.edu or 402-441-7180. Upcoming classes at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road Road, Lincoln, include:

Look Who's Hatching: Exploring Oviparous (Egg Laying Animals) with Young Children: Tuesday, March 7 - 6:30-8:30 pm. Cost: $10 - Register by Feb. 28. Details.

Go Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (Go NAP SACC): Designed for providers who care for children birth to 5 years old. Tuesday, Feb 21 and Thursday, Feb 23, 5:30–8:30 p.m. (must attend both days). No cost, dinner provided. Register by Feb. 14. Go NAP SACC focuses on: breastfeeding & infant feeding, child nutrition, infant & child physical activity, outdoor play & learning, and screen time.

Management Training Program for Childcare Directors — 8 modules: Thursdays, March 2, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1 and June 15. All times 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., except June 15 will be 9 a.m.–12 noon. Cost for all 8 modules is $195 and due at the time of registration for module 1. Register by Feb. 1. Learn resources and skills to succeed as a center-based child care administrator.

Lincoln Early Childhood Conference: Saturday, April 1. Doors open and registration begins at 8:15 a.m.; Presentation, "Defender of Play Boot Camp" by Denita Dinger, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.  This all-day training includes tough discussions, documentation drills, brainstorming sessions and a “Go Play” obstacle course (aka: hands on stations). Cost $25. Register and pay online HERE.

Magic of Electricity Workshops for Child Care Providers & After-School Staff: Thursday, April 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. OR 6:30-8:30 p.m. (you choose which session time to attend). Register by April 21. Cost $5 per person. 2 DHHS approved in-service hours. Details.

Environmental Awareness Workshop for Child Care Providers & After-School Staff : Wednesday, May 3, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register by April 17. Cost $5. 2 DHHS approved in-service hours. Details

Engineering and Energy Workshop for Child Care Providers & After-School Staff : Tuesday, May 16, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register by May 8. Cost $5. 2 DHHS approved in-service hours. Details

Babysitter's Training for 5th & 7th Graders: Tuesday, June 27, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Extension Educationi Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. A class through the American Red Cross taught by Extension Educator Jaci Foged for youth ages 11-15. Cost $35, bring a sack lunch. Register by June 6 by calling 402-441-7180. If class fills up, a second training will be held Thursday, June 29. Details.

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