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:
- Local Calendar of Events
- Nebraska Extension Statewide Calendar
- Early Childhood Professional Development
- Families & Divorce - Local & Statewide List of Classes, Transition Resources
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
Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Childcare workshop (NAP SACC) — Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17, 12:30–3:30 p.m. at Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Participants must attend both sessions. FREE. Register by July 9. Register online HERE or call 402-441-7180.
Babysitter's Training for 5th-7th Graders — Wednesday, July 18, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Cost is $35. Bring a sack lunch. Register by July 9. If class fills up, a second training will be held Thursday, July 19. Registration form HERE
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.
More Resources for You and Your Family
- Lancaster County 4-H
- Youth Gardening Activities
- Head Lice Resources You Can Trust
- Find Your Local Extension Office
- The NEBLINE Newsletter