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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 include:

Language and Literacy Early Learning Guidelines (ELG) — Thursday, Feb. 2 and Thursday, Feb. 9, 6–9 p.m. (must attend both days) at Roper and Sons Funeral Home in Waverly. Cost $20. Receive 6 in-service hours. Register by Jan. 26.

Pediatric & Adult CPR/First Aid - American Red Cross: Feb. 4 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. Cost: $40. Register by Jan 27. Details.

Environmental Awareness Workshops for Child Care Providers & After-School Staff : Tuesday, Feb. 21 (Register by Feb 6) or Wednesday, May 3 (Register by April 17) - Times for both: 10 am - 12 pm. Cost $5. 2 DHHS approved in-service hours. Deadlines to register: Feb. 6 for the Feb. 21 workshop April 17 for the May 3 workshop. Details

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.

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