Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
May
5/8/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Multilingual: Trauma and Art: The Healing Power of Creation
The goal of this session is to help individuals “find their voices through art so that they can begin to express their hurt and find a way to heal their wounds.” Participants will use different mediums to express their emotions: papier mâché, paper cut, clay, or textiles. No art experience necessary. Interpretive services for this session will be provided in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The Education Center
5/8/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Parenting w/ Adverse Childhood Experiences II
What happened to you in childhood is part of who you have become and may be affecting how you are parenting your children now. Break the transgenerational trauma, learn how your past is sneaking into your present and how you can begin healing and helping your children. Come and learn about adverse childhood experiences, what they are, how they might have affected you, influenced your personality and may be interfering with the way your child is being raised. Part II will continue on and discuss the long term effects of childhood trauma, discuss the cycle of anger and aggression, while participants learn stress management techniques.All participants will receive a training packet and a $10 Wawa gift card.
The Education Center
5/8/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Change their Language Change their Lives
What you say to your child matters! In this interactive one-evening class, we will learn about the child's developing brain and how to choose words that lead to a feeling of hope and guide them toward success. One $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card will be raffled off and everyone will receive the book “One Million Kisses.”
The Education Center
5/8/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Multilingual: Trauma and Art: The Healing Power of Creation
The goal of this session is to help individuals “find their voices through art so that they can begin to express their hurt and find a way to heal their wounds.” Participants will use different mediums to express their emotions: papier mâché, paper cut, clay, or textiles. No art experience necessary. Interpretive services for this session will be provided in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The Education Center
5/9/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Alternatives to a Four Year Degree
Come learn about the different opportunities that can lead to well-paying jobs in Philadelphia, such as an Associates degree, professional certificates, owning your own business, and apprenticeships. Opportunities for youth, such as Career and Technical Education high Schools will also be discussed.
Logan Library
5/22/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Effective Requests and Effective Praise
This session focuses on teaching parents to use effective versus ineffective requests or directions. Parents also learn to combine praise with attention to strengthen or reinforce desired behavior. All participants will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $10 gift card.
The Education Center
5/22/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Simply STEM
After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: · Articulate why STEM education is important to academic success, career access and real-life applications; · Implement simple, low-cost, and informative STEM activities with their children; · Procure relevant handouts and instructions for accessing additional information after the conclusion of the workshop. Participants will receive $10 gift cards.
The Education Center
5/22/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Your Children, 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
5/22/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Crayola: Moved by Math
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 project-based 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, project-based age appropriate activities.
Holmesburg Library
5/22/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Power of Positive Parenting
Caregivers will learn all about what it means to practice positive parenting during the different ages and stages of children’s development.
The Education Center
5/22/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Simply STEM
After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: · Articulate why STEM education is important to academic success, career access and real-life applications; · Implement simple, low-cost, and informative STEM activities with their children; · Procure relevant handouts and instructions for accessing additional information after the conclusion of the workshop. Participants will receive $10 gift cards.
The Education Center
5/23/2019 4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM
Lakeshore: Family Math Games
The purpose of this workshop is to help improve the math skills of children by helping parents become better prepared to support them in math. Participants in this session will discover new kinds of math learning games that keep children learning at home with games that target key math skills and engage the whole family in the learning process! Participants will receive Math Game pack which includes materials for 15 different hands-on math games, and an in-depth activity book that describes each game and even explains how family engagement can boost student achievement at school.
Whitman Library
5/28/2019 4:00 PM
to 6:00 PM
P.L.A.N. Parents Lead and Read Math
Parents Lead and Read Math is a parent-led, fun-filled, interactive workshop geared for families with children from birth through third grade, yet is enjoyed by children of all ages. This train-the trainer session highlights successful methods used to actively engage parents and their children in reading, math and art activities. Each child will get a book, creative art and math activities to take home! Parents will receive an abbreviated lesson plan for each book that is complete with the materials needed, warm-up activities, and related follow-up activities/books. In addition, PA Standards and/or Common Core Standards for each book/activity will be included. Additional but limited prizes will be t-shirts and $10 gift cards.
Edward Gideon School
5/28/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Raising Confident Children
Caregivers will learn various techniques that help them to develop household routines that promote children’s ability to socialize with others, engage in learning, and establish their own routines.
Franklin S. Edmonds School