Parent Connect | Fall 2021

Beginning early in life, social and emotional learning (SEL) is very important for helping preschool children to understand and manage their emotions, feel and show empathy for others, establish healthy relationships, set positive goals, and make responsible decisions. There are many positive outcomes, associated with SEL, including prevention of risky behaviors later in life for example, drug use, violence, bullying, and dropping out of school.

In addition, research conducted primarily over the past 10 years on how families’ involvement in children’s learning and development through activities at home and at school positively impacts literacy, mathematics, and social-emotional skills of children ages 3 to 8. Schools are on the front-line teaching SEL skills and parents can support these efforts every single day. Here is one way to learn more about SEL.

The Parent Connect is a free, opportunity for parents and caregivers to talk with each other, to learn about resources and gain parenting skills that promote children’s growth and learning. Join us via zoom. Topics are introduced by the Extension Educator with examples of why it is important and how parents can build each skill. The second half of the hour allows for discussion among participants. Each session will run from 6:30-7:30 and are offered on the following dates:

  • September 23 “Making Choices”

  • September 30 “Human Kind. Be Both”

  • October 7 “Mindfulness”

  • October 14 “I Make a Difference”

  • November 9 “What am I Good At?”

  • November 16 “Solving Problems”

Registration is required.   Flyer for program HERE.



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