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May 2021

Smart Start of Pender County Board Meeting

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Smart Start of Pender County, Inc. will hold its monthly board meeting on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:00 PM. The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform. Attendees will be able to call in or connect online by Zoom. Please contact Connie Carr-Costin at (910) 259-9978 or ccarr-costin@pender4kids.com for the link to attend the meeting.  

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$10

Transportation Safety- Via Zoom

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we discuss ways to safely and properly transport children. We will also review Covid-19 guidelines, identify the different types of car seats, who should ride in them and review basic installation procedures. 1.5 Credit Hours

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Free

Literacy All Around Us – Via Zoom

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This training will help us to recognize uses for environmental print and literacy opportunities in our everyday environment. We will also discuss ways to support emerging language and literacy skills. 1.5 Credit Hours.

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Free

Introduction to Resilience-Via Zoom

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Introduction to Resilience will introduce and define the Resilience Model to participants. The Introduction will also help participants identify Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and how it impacts your general health. The session will direct participants to the professional resources in their county that can aid in building stronger resilience in their personal life, professional life, and community. This introduction segment is open to parents of children ages zero to five and will have the opportunity to receive a Hatch tablet…

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Executive Committee Meeting

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Smart Start of Pender County, Inc. will hold an Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform. Attendees will be able to call in or connect online by Zoom. Please contact Connie Carr-Costin at (910) 259-9978 or ccarr-costin@pender4kids.com for the link to attend the meeting.  

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June 2021

Free

Part 1: Building Resilience – Via Zoom

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Part 1: Building Resilience will help participants recognize (ACES) and give them the tools to reset the nervous system. The tools provided in this training segment, will help direct stakeholders (parents, children, or childcare professionals) overcome hardships and bring their mental and physical state back into balance.  Part 1: Building Resilience also helps the participants develop a stronger sense of self-awareness to physical changes in their body when things become out of balance. Activities in this training segment will also…

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Smart Start of Pender County Board Meeting

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Smart Start of Pender County, Inc. will hold its monthly board meeting on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM. The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform. Attendees will be able to call in or connect online by Zoom. Please contact Connie Carr-Costin at (910) 259-9978 or ccarr-costin@pender4kids.com for the link to attend the meeting.  

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$10

IT’S SIDS – Via Zoom

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of SIDS. At this training, we will review the Child Care laws and regulations written on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. 2 Credit Hours.

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Free

Introduction to Resilience-Via Zoom

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Introduction to Resilience will introduce and define the Resilience Model to participants. The Introduction will also help participants identify Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and how it impacts your general health. The session will direct participants to the professional resources in their county that can aid in building stronger resilience in their personal life, professional life, and community. This introduction segment is open to parents of children ages zero to five and will have the opportunity to receive a Hatch tablet…

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$10

Be Active Kids – Via Zoom

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This is a comprehensive physical activity based program dedicated to improving health and development in North Carolina’s children. The Movement Guide includes more than 80 developmentally appropriate lesson plans for children birth to age five. 2 Credit Hours.

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