Early Childhood Development
There is no more important time in a person’s life than those formative years between the ages of birth and 5. MSU Extension recognizes that and is focusing their early childhood development services in three dynamic areas. It shines the spotlight on emerging literacy through its ABC’s of Early Literacy program, helping parents and caregivers give little ones a jump start on reading. MSUE also provides tools to help parents and caregivers get children ready for school. Finally, MSU Extension has programs and events that promote social and emotional health in young children.
July 28, 2014 | Sarah Johnson | Read a Dr. Seuss book about oobleck and then head to the kitchen or outside for some science fun.
July 25, 2014 | Dixie Sandborn | Studies indicate that not only nature, but letting children have free play has a big impact on their overall health, and what educators call executive function.
July 25, 2014 | Denise Aungst | There are some supportive and nurturing ways to build a child’s security and confidence.
July 22, 2014 | Monica Thompson | Children enjoy being creative at an early age and craft activities help young children develop fine motor skills.
July 22, 2014 | Monica Thompson | Make a precious family keepsake with your young child that will help them see themselves as an individual. This easy parent-child activity will have you and your child smiling.
July 21, 2014 | Sarah Johnson | Read a book about bubbles and create some active fun for kids of all ages.
July 18, 2014 | Gail Innis | A good night’s sleep can be linked to physical, mental, emotional and social health for children.
July 18, 2014 | Sheilah Hebert | Infant feeding, formula and allergies – recognizing and correcting.
July 17, 2014 | Denise Aungst | Leading by example could lead to a lifetime of healthy living for kids and add years to our own life!
July 17, 2014 | Sarah Johnson | Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and make a healthy snack.
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Date: Aug 4, 2014 - Aug 11, 2014
Location: Kent County MSU Extension, 775 Ball Avenue, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Date: Aug 7, 2014
Location: Hope Center, 518 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Date: Aug 12, 2014
Location: Arthur Lesow Community Center, 120 Eastchester St. Monroe, MI 48161
- 4-H Cloverbuds (Ages 5-8)
- ABC’s of Early Literacy
- Building Early Emotional Skills in Young Children
- Early Childhood Reading
- Inquiring Minds Want To Know
- Nurturing Families
- Parenting Education Classes
- Positive Discipline
- Raising Young Readers
- Rest Time Refreshers
- School Readiness
- Science for Young Minds
- What Children Need to Know to Start School
- Workshops & Series