As caring adults in young children’s lives we play a major role in setting the stage for lifelong learning, discovery and success. Nebraska Extension is committed to providing research-based strategies to help you support the holistic development of the young child in your care.

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The Learning Child

Learn about the meaning behind behaviors and supporting early childhood mental health. Join us to explore challenging behaviors, warning signs, beneficial resources, and the importance of your role in the child care environment. Learn about the importance of building partnerships with families and how to bring your concerns forward to parents. 

Webinar - December 2, 2019, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST

Web-based Sessions for Early Childhood Professionals

Need FREE continuing education hours? Don't want to travel? Pull up a comfortable chair and join us on the web! Registration closes at noon the day of the class. 

Classes begin on October 7, 2019 and go until  March 2, 2020.

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The CHIME (Cultivating Healthy Intentional Mindful Educators) Program provides education and guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness and reflective practice into your daily routine, teaching and caregiving.

 Engaging in mindfulness and reflective practice has many benefits for health and well-being; of both providers and young children - including reduced stress, improved emotion management, better sleep quality, increased focus and attention, and enhanced relationships.

Date: February 1, 2020
Location: Ainsworth High School, Ainsworth, NE (Use the South Door)
Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Registration Fee: $30.00 if postmarked by Jan. 24, 2020 or $40.00 late registration
Topics: ABC Mindful Me; Why Practice Mindfulness and Compassion as an Early Childhood Professional; Kids Mindful Eating Relationship, Yoga for Children; Tia Chi for Caregivers; Mindful or Mindfulness with Children