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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 Opportunity for Child Care Groups 2018

Fair Fun Day at Lancaster County Super Fair — Friday, Aug. 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center, 84th & Havelock, Lincoln. All child care groups with youth kindergarten graduates through 4th grade are invited to participate. Guided tour includes hands-on activities, demonstrations, and displays/animals. A registration fee of $1 per child. Register by July 16. Registration Form or call 402-441-7180.

Upcoming Learning Child Trainings 2018

Fall 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 Aug. 22. Details and Registration Form

  • Introduction to CHIME (must attend this class in order to attend 7 weekly sessions) Wednesday, Aug. 29 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Cost is $10. 2 in-service hours.
  • 7 Weekly CHIME Sessions (optional, but if attending, must attend all 7 sessions) Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26 & Oct. 3, 10, 17 | 6:30–8 p.m. at Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Cost $70, 14 in-service hours.

Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Childcare workshop (NAP SACC) — Tuesdays, Sept. 25, Oct. 2 and Oct. 9, 615–815 p.m. at Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Must attend all three sessions. FREE. Register by Sep. 18. Register online HERE or call 402-441-7180.

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