Super Saturday Training

Date: October 24, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688
Contact: Tracy Trautner at or 231-779-9480

This program has been cancelled.

Join MSU Extension for a day of training! Sessions will be offered on a variety of topics and will be hands-on and interactive. Participants that register will receive all needed materials, lunch and certificates for training hours. An optional CPR track is offered at an additional cost payable on the day of the training to the CPR trainer. The Super Saturday Training is sponsored in part by the Great Start to Quality Western Resource Center.

WHEN:            October 24, 2015

TIME:              8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (registration will open at 7:45 am)

WHERE:          Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688

COST:             Track 1: $25.00 (includes materials, lunch and 5.5 training hours)
                       *Track 2: $65.00 (includes materials, lunch and 2 training hours) + CPR/First Aid
                         *NOTE: Track 2 participants will need to register online and pay the $25 fee online   
                                       and bring $40 cash/check to pay for CPR on-site*

Registration deadline is: October 5, 2015 (pre-registration required, no registrations will be taken on-site)

QUESTIONS? Contact Tracy Trautner at or 231-779-9480



Track 1 (choose one session per time block)

Track 2

8-8:15 am

Welcome & Introductions

8:15-10:15 am

Discipline and Children

Child Safety

 The Purpose of Play

CPR Part 1

10:15-10:30 am


10:30-12 pm

Mindfulness for Children: Helping Kids Manage Stress

Child Safety (repeat)

More than 1, 2, 3: Math and Early Childhood

CPR Part 2

12-1 pm


1-3 pm

Setting the Stage: Promoting Social Emotional Health in Young Children

What Children Need to Know to Start School

ABCs of Early Literacy

(Choose from track 1 sessions)

3-3:15 pm

Wrap Up & Closing

Session Descriptions:

Discipline and Children: Helping young children learn self-control is important to their ability to be successful citizens now and in the future. Positive discipline workshops help adults learn how their role in creating appropriate environment and experiences can strengthen that development. Presented by Carrie Shrier, Extension Educator, MSU Extension

Child Safety: Get information and materials about important child safety topics such as infant safe sleep, the period of purple crying/shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma and distracted parenting. Presented by Karen Staub, Prevention Coordinator, Child Protection Council & Ashley Mattiuzzo, Parent Liaison, Great Start Collaborative

The Purpose of Play: “Why does my child just ‘play’ all day?” Learn more about the purpose of play in early childhood and why play-based education for young children is so critical to their social, emotional, language, cognitive and physical development. Presented by Kylie Rymanowicz, Extension Educator, MSU Extension

Mindfulness for Children: Helping Kids Manage Stress: Learning techniques of mindful attention can help you as you help children explore their thoughts and feelings to reduce stress and anxiety and enhance overall well-being. Presented by Tracy Trautner, Extension Program Coordinator, MSU Extension

More than 1, 2,3: Math and Early Childhood: Early experiences with mathematical concepts lay the foundation for later development of formal math instruction. However, learning math in early childhood doesn’t mean including worksheets and calculators in the classroom! Learn more about early childhood mathematical concepts and strategies to support children’s development of foundational math skills while having fun! Presented by Carrie Shrier, Extension Educator, MSU Extension

Setting the Stage: Promoting Social Emotional Health in Young Children: Social and emotional development begins at birth and is a critical aspect of overall brain development. Social emotional skills are nurtured through daily routine, language and play and are the foundations of social competence that affect a child’s ability to adapt in school and to form successful relationships throughout life. Presented by Carrie Shrier, Extension Educator, MSU Extension

What Children Need to Know to Start School: Many parents wonder if their child is ready to start Kindergarten on time, or if they should wait a year. What does it mean to be ready for Kindergarten? Learn about what skills Kindergarten teachers expect to children to have at the beginning of school. Presented by Tracy Trautner, Extension Program Coordinator, MSU Extension

ABC’s of Early Literacy: Literacy development begins at birth! These critical pre-reading or emergent literacy skills set the stage for children to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten. Learn more about why early literacy development is so important and how to help very young children become successful readers by the third grade. Presented by Kylie Rymanowicz, Extension Educator, MSU Extension

CPR Part 1 & 2: The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course is designed to meet regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 United States. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers the Four Steps of Pediatric First Aid and modules in: Pediatric First Aid, Child/Infant CPR AED, and Adult CPR/AED. Presented by a certified instructor.


Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Tracy Trautner at 231-779-9480 by October 5, 2015 to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible. (Please allow no less than one week for short programs and no less than one month for overnight programs.)

MSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status.




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