PLAYGROUP SESSIONS—SUMMER 2013
· Discussion topic for parents
· Parent/child activity
· Snack for children and parent to enjoy!
Where: The Spray Park (Memorial Park) – King & Manatawny St
Dates: Wednesday June 12th, Wednesday July 17th, Wednesday August 14th
Time: 10–11:30 a.m.
Targeting families with children ages prenatal to five!
For more information call Megan at the Pottstown Family Center (610) 326-1610!
PEAK is sponsoring a professional development session for teachers of young children — infants through kindergarten. The free two-hour training will be held at Montgomery County Community College (Pottstown). Dr. Judy Cameron, Neuroscientist with the University of Pittsburgh, will lead the training. PQAS (Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System) credit is available.
A description of the training follows:
Experiences in the early years of life play an important role in shaping a child’s brain development. As the architecture of the developing brain emerges, it establishes either a sturdy or weak foundation for all learning and behavior that follow. Social interactions are important. Children learn best when an attentive adult is engaged with them in the learning process. Adverse early life experiences can impair brain development but the impact of stresses can be significantly attenuated if children have a safe dependable relationship to turn to for support.
The Science of Early Brain Development
June 5, 2013
Montgomery County Community College – Pottstown Campus
Room SH 216
To register for the training go to the PA Keys website and search the calendar for June 5 or for the trainer’s name (Cameron). You must register with the PA Keys site in order to see the calendar and register for the class. If you experience problems with registering for the training, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-970-6655.
Save the date of April 13, 2013 for the community-wide celebration for Pottstown's families and young children. Our seventh community-outreach event will be held:
April 13, 2013
Pottstown YMCA (724 North Adams Street)
We will have the petting farm, Pipper the Clown, moon bounce, Smokey the Bear and lots of community organizations with games and resources. There will be a demonstration of the Pottstown Police Department K-9 dogs at 2:00.
Don't forget and we will see you at the Y on April 13!
The Pottstown School District Kindergarten Orientation and Sign-Up will be held:
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Pottstown Middle School Auditorium
All parents with children entering kindergarten in 2013-2014 school year should attend.
For kindergarten, the child must be 5 years old on or before September 1.
Contact the Pottstown Family Center for information on playgroups – 610-326-1610
PLAYGROUP SCHEDULE—SPRING 2013
SALVATION ARMY (Community Room)
137 King Street, Pottstown
Dates: Wednesdays, February 20, March 20 and April 17
Time: 10–11:30 a.m.
Meet other families and enjoy snacks and activities!