Starfish Family Services provide free, high quality, early literacy training to day care providers, caregivers and parents. They teach topics developed by the independent, non-profit HighScope Educational Research Foundation whose mission it is to train and develop people in early learning commuities. Join us on the second Monday of each month at 6:30PM as Starfish's instructors share one of over 30 training topics.
June: Engagement and Family Partnerships: In this training, participants will learn the importance of developing strong relationships with families and strategies to support sustained partnership and engagement.
July - Treasure Baskets: Participants will learn about heuristic play and it's importance for young children, which materials appeal most to sensory-motor learners, and to develop treasure baskets containing these materials.
August - Respecting Families Part Three: Developing a Cultural Competency Plan: What does it mean to be culturally competent? In this training, participants will discuss and gain a working knowledge of what is culture, explore their own cultural ‘script’, and learn how to create a culturally competent environment for families. Participants will draft a cultural competence plan for their own program