Child care conference to be held Aug. 18
A ttention child care providers, if you are needing clock hours for your career, an area Child Care Prov ider Conference will be conducted on Aug. 18 in Caldwell. The cost is $40 if you register by July 20th ($50 for late registration). The registration fee covers the workshop, refreshments, lunch and handouts.
This conference is geared for child care providers, center directors, assistant directors, home care providers, students and parents. This quality conference will feature workshops addressing: child growth and development; guidance and discipline; teacher-child interaction; care of children with special needs.
Also, child health; safety and risk management; minimum standards and how they apply to the caregiver; recognizing and preventing shaken baby syndrome; preventing sudden infant death syndrome; cultural diversity for children and families; planning developmentally appropriate learning activities.
For registration information, contact the Milam County Extension Office at 254-697-7045, 100 E. 1st Street, Cameron, TX 76520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can register for the conference by submitting your check payable to “Lee Lab” for $40 per person. If a center is doing a group registration, we need the names of each person that will be attending.
Make plans now to complete your needed clock hours at the training in Caldwell.
EEA NEWS—On July 9 the quarterly meeting of the Milam Count y Extension Education Association was conducted. To start the meeting, seven 4-Hers talked about their 4-H experiences, projects and awards.
Savannah Garcia shared information about raising and showing goats. Caitlin Garcia shared information on her 4-H achievements in showing goats and consumer decision making contest. Kevin Junek talked about raising and showing rabbits.
Abbiga il Miller presented information on sun safety as well as consumer and fashion show contests. Robert Miller talked about his County Fashion Show experiences. Danielle and Jacob Pedroza showed a variety of archery equipment and talked about safety and contest information.
Savannah Garcia, Caitlin Garcia, Danielle Pedroza and Jacob Pedroza are members of the Thorndale 4-H Club. Danielle and Jacob are also members of the Count y 4-H Shooting Sports Club. Kevin is a member of Cameron 4-H, while Abbigail and Rober t are members of Gause 4-H.
Also, during the meeting, new EEA officers were elected for 2013-2014 term of office. Here are the new officers: Barbara Walko, chairman; Betty Backhaus, vice chairman; Barbara Walker, secretary; Carolyn Taylor, assistance secretary; Debra Konarik, treasurer; Susan Larson, reporter/parliamentarian; Annie Terrell, chaplain.
Three EEA clubs serve Milam County: Branchville EEA, Friendly Progressive EEA and New Salem EEA. Milam County EEA clubs are part of the Texas Extension Education Association throughout the State.
The core valves of the organization is to promote strong families, provide educational programs and encourage leadership development.
For more information on EEA club membership, contact the extension office.