Community Resource Coalition Meeting Schedule

From Justin Keefe, Community Resource Coordinator, Community Action of Skagit County:

Important update on our monthly meetings

It’s been a crazy year!  In light of the upcoming Holidays and the scramble for meeting space we will NOT be meeting in November or December.  However…we will resume our last Thursday of the month meeting schedule starting in 2020 because Goodwill has graciously offered to host the meetings!  There is ample meeting space at their training center – not to mention parking should be a breeze.

So to summarize:

November & December 2019 — No Community Resource Coalition meeting.
2020 Coalition Schedule (starting January 30th, 2020)
Last Thursday of the month, 2-3 p.m.
Classrooms A & B
Skagit County Goodwill Job Training & Education Center
Inside the Mount Vernon Goodwill Store
242 E. College Way
Mount Vernon 98273

Webinar: Supporting children with special health care needs

Join experts from Child Trends and other national organizations on Wednesday, November 20th at 2:00 p.m. ET for a webinar on how states are using new Child Care and Development Block Grant funds. Experts will discuss national trends and examples of state strategies to implement child care standards, serve additional families, provide professional development for workers, and increase provider payment rates. REGISTER

Building Foundations in Early Numeracy

The NWESD offering a 2-day series for Building Foundations in Early Numeracy which will qualify participants for 12 STEM Clock Hours or 12 STARS Hours.  This workshop will integrate science and engineering practices into building early mathematical understandings in young children (Pre-K-1st Grade).  The series will take place on February 27th and April 30th at NWESD.  For more information, or to register, click here.

Register Now: Brain Building Basics with Vroom webinar, November 21, 10 to 11 am.

Research tells us that early childhood is a critical period of brain development. Caregivers’ everyday interactions with their children play a critical role in supporting their children’s healthy brain development, creating a foundation for lifelong health and well-being.

To help families make the most of this precious time, Essentials for Childhood is supporting partners around Washington to use Vroom in programs and initiatives. Vroom takes early brain science out of the lab and puts it into the hands of caregivers.

Vroom empowers parents to see what they are already doing to support their child’s brain development and encourages more of it. Vroom fits in a wide range of programs and setting including but not limited to libraries, museums, early learning programs, play and learn, parent education, early childhood home visiting, health and social services, and more. For more information see the Essentials Vroom Webpage.

The November 21, 2019, webinar will cover:

  • Brain science basics, and why early relationships are so important.
  • Introduction to Vroom: what it is, how it helps caregivers make the most of their time with their children.
  • How Essentials for Childhood can help you incorporate brain science and Vroom into your work, through learning opportunities, tools and more.

For more information contact Marilyn Gisser, Essentials for Childhood Vroom Specialist.