Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
April
4/14/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Rules of The Game: Games About Life
This workshop uses interactive games to illustrate some of lifes most important decisions. Games in this series include The Money Game, The Work Game, and Knowing How to Act. Come learn how to make wise financial decisions, how to deal with complicated work dynamics, and then have some fun with Theatrical Improv that will teach you how to manage and maintain healthy relationships in life.
Franklin S. Edmonds School
4/14/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
TANF to Employment
This workshop helps participants realistically compare living on TANF vs. employment income, embrace full-time employment as a path to improved housing stability, and connect to benefits they can still receive along with their job-related income. Participants will receive $5 gift cards.
Logan Library
4/21/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Flipping the Script: How to Have Positive Conversations
Have you ever been frustrated by an interaction with your children, partner, family member, friend, school, coworker or boss? Then this workshop is for you. Based upon the book Conversations Worth Having by Jacke Stavros and Cheri Torres, participants will learn effective yet easy-to-implement strategies for transforming difficult situations into opportunities for deep connection and positive outcomes. This safe space will provide a container share past challenges and explore ways to convert them into triumphs by implementing positive psychology and viewing situations through an appreciative lens.
The Education Center
4/21/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Navigating the Behavioral Health System for your child and Cultural and Linguistic Competency and Family Engagement
This workshop will allow participants to learn about cultural and linguistic competence in education, understand the distinct cultures of families and Learn about behavioral health resources available to students and families.
The Education Center
4/29/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Magic of Effective Requests
Learn how to be more effective with how you give your children directions so that they listen the first time. Learn how to remain calm, be specific with what you are telling your child to do, and follow up with praise for compliance. This workshop is highly interactive and includes practice materials to take home. Raffle prizes for attendance are provided.
The Education Center
4/29/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
504 Service Planning and Eligibility
What is a 504 Service Plan? Who is eligible? What is the criteria for eligibility? When should you consider a 504 plan and what are the legal implications? Attend this workshop and have all of these and other important questions answered that will enable you to fully advocate for your child.
The Education Center
4/29/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pursuing and Living Your Dreams
Pursuing and Living Your Dreams is a two-hour workshop that will educate, motivate, and empower parents and caregivers to pursue and live their personal and professional dreams. This workshop will explore topics including: Recognizing your gifts, talents, and desires; learning from a nationally recognized self-published author, and mother from Philadelphia, PA; ways to tap your network to help you reach your dreams; and making a six month plan to get started on pursuing or living your dreams. Participants will be empowered to dream big and apply practical steps that they can use in every area of their life.
The Education Center
May
5/5/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Find Your Fit! School Selection- The process that gives you options
This workshop will be an everything you need to know about the school selection process. The Placement Specialist will review the type of schools in the School District, the process of applying, the LeGare process, and what that means.
The Coalition of African Communities
5/6/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Scholastic Literacy
Designed to extend literacy learning in the home, attendees participate in literacy-rich activities and learn a variety of strategies and tools they can use to nurture and strengthen their child's love of reading and writing. This session uses the interactive read-aloud process to model skills and strategies for families to use with their children to help them get the most of a book. Participants will receive a Family Tip Sheet that provides parents with a variety of strategies and tools they can build and reinforce positive routines at home to help strengthen and nurture their children’s reading and writing skills; Three (3) grade-level books; Certificate of Participation
Holmesburg Library
5/7/2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Find Your Fit! School Selection- The process that gives you options
This workshop will be an everything you need to know about the school selection process. The Placement Specialist will review the type of schools in the School District, the process of applying, the LeGare process, and what that means.
Whitman Library
5/12/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Picky Eaters
After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to identify and utilize the five food groups of the USDA’s MyPlate to build a healthy eating pattern. Participants will be able to develop strategies to make eating new and healthy foods fun and appealing to children and be able to prepare healthy snacks and meals for their family.
The Education Center
5/12/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Ticket to Rewards
This workshop will show you ways that you get your children to more consistently display positive behaviors. Simple rewards like praise and more complex rewards like sticker charts and behavior contracts will be discussed. Different, free and easy reward ideas will be shared. This session is highly interactive and includes practice and materials to take home. Raffle prizes for attendance and participation are provided.
The Education Center
5/12/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Find Your Fit! School Selection- The process that gives you options
This workshop will be an everything you need to know about the school selection process. The Placement Specialist will review the type of schools in the School District, the process of applying, the LeGare process, and what that means.
The Education Center
5/12/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Ticket to Rewards
This workshop will show you ways that you get your children to more consistently display positive behaviors. Simple rewards like praise and more complex rewards like sticker charts and behavior contracts will be discussed. Different, free and easy reward ideas will be shared. This session is highly interactive and includes practice and materials to take home. Raffle prizes for attendance and participation are provided.
The Education Center
5/13/2020
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
SEX: What do children wonder? What do they need to know?
Children are curious about their bodies, gender and sexuality. This workshop will help parents respond to thier children's questions and discuss with children important information that they may not ask about. We will explore family values about sexuality and intimate adult relationships, how to convey values to their children and how parents can help children feel good about their bodies while protecting themselves from abuse.
Widener Library
5/14/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Understanding Your Credit Report
Participants will learn the importance of using credit responsibly and the factors that lenders use to determine their creditworthiness. We offer information on how to obtain, read, and correct information on a credit report and teach the necessary steps to establish credit and improve credit scores.
Logan Library
5/16/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mindfullness for Parents and Children
Mindfulness is “the simple practice of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment.” Mindfulness helps ease anxiety, reduce stress, increase awareness, and improve attention. In this session, parents and children of all ages will have the opportunity to learn mindfulness techniques, Yoga postures, and will have an introduction to meditation. Participants will receive a Yoga mat as well as a kit of materials to take home.
Sudanese American Community Center
5/19/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
How to Pay for College
Financial aid workshops are an important source of information for families of students applying to college. This session will provide important financial aid details and an overview of different types of funding programs. The hands on workshop will provide assistance in completing the Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA), and will engage parents in activities that reinforce key terms. This session will provide one-on-one assistance, offering information unique to each families' financial situation.
The Education Center
5/19/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Parent Workshop on Early Reading Skills
After Participating in this workshop, participants will be able to 1) describe the importance of PA, Phonics and Fluency in their child’s reading development 2) play games learned in the workshop with their child using a bag of take-home materials and 3) speak with their child’s teacher about these skills. All participants will receive take-home packets for home use.
The Education Center
5/20/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Crayola: Moved by Math (STEM)
Making kids love math is a challenge to most parents. Math is a skill that takes a lot of brain power to master, and this can be experienced by kids as hard work. In this workshop participants discover art-inspired strategies that bring large numbers and math expressions to life with Crayola artistic math activities. This session uses a projectbased learning foundation so participants learn important planning, design, and creativity skills supported by family. Participants will receive Moved by Math Kit,which includes art supplies; family engagement guide; and 3 visual, easy-to-use, projectbased age appropriate activities.
William Cramp School
5/27/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Consequences That Work
Learn strategies to use when your children misbehave and will help change their behavior in the future. Avoid power struggles by implementing positive parenting approaches combined with logical consequences, natural consequences, privilege removal or work chores. This session is highly interactive and includes practice and materials to take home. Raffle prizes for attendance and participation are provided.
The Education Center
5/27/2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Families Cooking Together
Families Cooking Together is a hands-on workshop that encourages adults and children to participate together in meal preparation. This session highlights the importance of family meals while teaching basic cooking and nutrition concepts as caregivers and their children work together to prepare a healthy meal. This session will include adult group discussion and resources, activities for children, and recipe stations for both adults and children to participate in. (All children must be accompanied by an adult).
The Education Center
5/27/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Get Out, Get Out(doors), Wherever you are!
Looking for new ways for yourself and your child to “Get Outdoors'? Come to this workshop if you need ideas. By attending this workshop you will get to experience new ways to make the outdoors FUN (for you and your child) while learning about the environment. Learn how you can discover and take advantage of your natural environment and leave with a new craft and understand more about our impact on the outdoors!
The Education Center
5/27/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Your Child, Their Doctor, and You
What happens at my children’s Healthy Check Ups and how can I use them to help them grow up healthy? How do vaccinations work and why do we need them? When should I take my children to the doctor for sick visits and when is a phone call enough? Attend this session and you will go home knowing these answers and much more. Participants will receive growth charts, vaccination information, descriptions of common childhood illnesses and other related materials.
The Education Center
5/28/2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Introduction to Coding
'Participants will have an overview of what computer coding is, why coding is important, knowledge of what you can do with coding, basic HTML skills, and basic CSS skills. They will complete a very basic website from a template and have a better understanding of web development and digital literacy.'
The Education Center