Come one and all! Child Care Providers - centers, licensed family-based, and informal child care providers who regularly care for the children of family, friends, and neighbors are all welcome. This popular event is a tremendous value for a low cost and a chance to network with other providers.
During the daylong workshop, Katy Smith, a licensed Parent Educator and 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, will lead two amazing trainings. The first, It’s Playtime: The Essential Role of Play in Childhood, will help articulate how important play is to children and the research that supports the role of play in learning and development. The second, Communicating with Parents: Navigating Tough and Tender Conversations is filled with great strategies to help you communicate more effectively with children and families.
Participants will enjoy a light breakfast, packets of learning materials, an excellent speaker, children's books give- away, lunch, and prize drawings. Training Hours certificates are available at the end of the day.
The Northland Foundation launched its Business Finance Program in 1988 to help bridge the gaps in financing available to northeastern Minnesota businesses. Since then, we have lent over $60 million to hundreds of businesses. Read some of our Borrowers' Stories here. Do you have a potential loan project? Contact Michael Colclough, Director of Business Finance or Kurt Johnson, Senior Loan Officer.