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.
Rural Stress & Family Wellness:
- 5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Physical and Mental Wellness
- Local Teams Help Family, Friends Cope After Suicide
- Recognizing the Signs of Suicide and How You Can Help
- Staying Connected During Tough Times: Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and Their Families
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
Unless otherwise indicated, events are held at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Ste A, Lincoln, NE.
Upcoming Learning Child Trainings 2019
Block Party Training March 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Block Party is a hands-on, engaging workshop for early childhood educators focused on children's play with blocks. Cost is $10. 2-inservice hours. Register by March 12 by mailing Registration Form or calling 402-441-7180.
Emergency Preparedness Training for Childcare Providers April 4 & 11, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $10, 6 in-service hours. Register HERE
Babysitter's Training for 5th-7th Graders American Red Cross instruction for youth ages 11-15. Monday, June 17, 8:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Bring a sack lunch. Register by June 10. Flyer and registration form.
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