Families: Nebraska's Future


Learning Child Educator - Jaci

Nebraska Extension’s CHIME program: Enhancing childcare professionals' well-being with mindfulness by Jaci Foged, Extension Educator.

Have you ever walked across your classroom and forgotten what you wanted? Have you ever driven to work and not remembered the trip? Has your child or a child in your classroom ever said something you later struggled to recall? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from more presence and focused attention in your life. Learn more about why early childhood teachers should practice mindfulness here.

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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:

Unless otherwise indicated, events are held at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Ste A, Lincoln, NE.

Upcoming Learning Child Trainings 2019

Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (Go NAP SACC) Thursday, June 13, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Free. Lunch on your own. Register by June 6 HERE or email jaci.foged@unl.edu with questions.

Babysitter's Training for 5th-7th Graders American Red Cross instruction for youth ages 11-15. Tuesday, June 18, 8:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Bring a sack lunch. Register by June 10. Flyer and registration form.

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