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Child Care Providers Conference, Sept. 9


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in partnership with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing will be presenting a 6 clock hour training for child care providers. The training will be from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm, Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Trinity Baptist Church in Kerrville.
The keynote speaker this year is Albert Wright, who was recently named Trainer of the Year. Wright consults with businesses, schools, churches and nonprofits to strengthen the relationship between families and communities. His focus has always been doing what’s best for children by training directors and teachers on being achievement motivated. He has successfully inspired numerous preschool and after school programs to grow their enrollment.
Wright’s keynote is, “Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude!” Participants will gain an understanding of how a positive attitude can bring about positive change. Participants will learn how to inspire staff and deal with difficult employees. He will also offer sessions on “Totally Cool Clubs and Age Appropriate Activities and Curriculum for Infants.”
Other speakers for the conference include Alice Kirk, Extension Child Health Specialist with a session called, “Playful Steps and Active Learning.”
Dr. Andrew B. Crocker, Extension Child Health Specialist, will be training childcare providers on critical conversations.
Jodi Nerren, Extension Child Health Specialist, will discuss “The Behavior Challenge,” and she will also provide a licensing update during lunch.
Registration cost is $75, which includes lunch, refreshments, workshop materials and six-clock-hours training credit. CEU hours (.6) are available at an additional cost of $10 per person.
To register for this event, please contact the Kerr County Extension Office at 830-257-6568 or you can register online at Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.