Fit and Healthy Kids

Children Learning

Web-based Sessions for Early Childhood Professionals

Need FREE continuing education hours? Don't want to travel? Pull up a comfortable chair and join us on the web!

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Date and Time                   Session Description  Instructor(s)
October 1, 2018 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST
Whole Grains for Health - Organic, Stoneground, Multigrain, Oh My!

What do all of those words on food packages mean? How do I tell if a food is a whole grain? Does the food meet the whole grain requirements for the new meal plan? Join us to answer these mysterious questions and more! Learn about the many benefits of whole grains along with ideas for preparing and serving whole grain foods children will love.

Cami Wells, MS, RD, Extension Educator

Carol Schwarz, MS, RD, Extension Educator

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November 5, 2018, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST
Music from the Heart

Music is a natural part of a child's everyday life. Not only does it help them develop language and social skills but forms a part of their play time. Join us to explore music of the home - from play to sleep. Songs will include lullabies, outside play songs, songs on a rainy day and much more. We will arm you with songs that can be starters for child centered play.

Brinda Dolan, Music Teacher

Brinda

December 3, 2018, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST
Yoga for Young Children’s Health and Well-being

Children’s yoga during early childhood can play an important role in helping young children learn self-regulation strategies, enhance their health, and can make learning fun. Join us to have a deeper understanding of the concept of yoga for early childhood education, the benefits of children’s yoga and simple ways to begin integrating children’s yoga in an early childhood education program.

Holly Hatton-Bowers, Assistant Professor and Early Childhood Extension Specialist Holly Hatton-Bowers
January 7, 2019, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST
Mind Full or Mindful - Who are you?

Is your mind full of worries and thoughts that cause you stress? Join us to learn the benefits of mindfulness and how mindfulness can positively impact your wellbeing and support you being more present in the moment.

Holly Hatton-Bowers, Assistant Professor and Early Childhood Extension Specialist

Lisa Poppe, Nebraska Extension Educator

LaDonna Werth, Nebraska Extension Educator

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February 4, 2019, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST
Getting Ready, Set, Go!

Positive engagement with parents is a goal of all early childhood educators and providers! Join us to explore Getting Ready– a straightforward and evidence-based approach that builds effective parent-provider partnerships to support young children’s development. You will learn about a process and strategies that enhance and strengthen the relationships you have with parents, and thereby promote long-term success!

Susan Sheridan, George Holmes University Professor of Educational Psychology and Director, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools

Cynthia Kritenbrink, Early Childhood/Getting Ready Coach

Katie Zabel, Early Childhood/Getting Ready Coach

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March 4, 2019, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST
Caregiver-child Math Engagement Adds Up

Join us for information on the importance of math development for young children. Participants will learn strategies for integrating math into children’s routines, as well as fun and engaging games and activities that involve math concepts.

Amy Napolis, Assistant Professor and Early Childhood Extension Specialist Amy

Why should I sign-up?

  • FREE program – no cost to you
  • One-hour of continuing education credit for each class
  • Participate at home or anywhere you have access to the internet
  • Increase your skills and keep your children healthy

What if the date or time of the session does not work for me?

  • There is an option to register for a recorded version of the session.
  • Your will have one week after the recorded session is available to watch the webinar and receive continuing education credits.

Courses offered by Nebraska Extension may be accepted by Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota and Iowa to meet annual in-service training requirements.
Email Cami Wells at cwells2@unl.edu or call her at (308) 385-5088 for questions.