Special to the E-T

The 2010 Central Texas Child Care Conference will be held Saturday, September 11, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Science Building on the campus of Tarleton State University.

The Central Texas Childcare Conference is a collaborative effort between Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Tarleton State University. This year’s conference will feature a dynamic motivational speaker, Ms. Pamela Arnold.

Arnold is CEO of Traveling Teachers Enterprise, and has over 30 years of experience working in the early childhood industry. She is known throughout the state for her energetic behavior and expertise in conducting seminars in early childhood education.

Arnold will present the entire program, which will be very interactive with lots of audience participation.

Training topics for the day will include:

• What Does a Brain Friendly Environment Look Like?

This exciting workshop will increase teachers’ understanding of ways in which the classroom environment enhances children’s physical, emotional and social development.

• The Five C’s of Communication

Participants will gain an awareness of how their communication style affects their relationships with co-workers, parents, and children.

• Ingredients of Professionalism

This in depth training strengthens caregivers’ job performance skills, personal values and work attitude while understanding the importance of maintaining a commitment to professionalism.

• Why Children Misbehave

This course will enable the participants to be confident in recognizing and responding to challenging behavior in the childcare setting.

In addition to the inspiration from Ms. Arnold, participants will also receive door prizes and refreshments and the opportunity to interact and network with peers.

Cost for the conference is $20 and is due by Monday. TSU students will be admitted for $15. CEU’s will be provided upon request for an additional fee of $10. Five clock hours are included in the $20 registration fee.

For more information, please contact Donna White at 254-965-1460 or send an email to dwhite@ag.tamu.edu.