Courageous Parents. Resilient Kids. Parent Series (Online) Join us for this series designed to inform and help parents support strong, healthy social and emotional development in their young children ages birth to 8. This series will address stressors that families may experience and are relevant to our times. Sign up for one or all of the series sessions. These sessions are for parents only and are free, but registration is required. When classes are indicated as virtual, participants will receive a class link one week prior to the session. Online Format: These sessions will be presented using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here Course #WS1-2 Tuesday, August 24, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Brain & Body Connections: Understanding Your Child's Behavior Parents will learn about the power of observation and ways to respond with empathy and understanding as a way to create connection with children and minimize challenging behavior. This session is sponsored by ECFE. Course #WS2-2 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Being Brave: Helping Our Children Manage Stress & Anxiety Parents will identify strategies to support their children as they learn to navigate child stressors such as separation, adjusting to new caregivers and peers and learning the structure and routines of the school setting. Parents will learn to recognize the signs of children’s anxiety and recognizing when additional support may be needed. This session is sponsored by Canvas Health. Course #WS3-2 Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Race: Seeing the World Through Our Children's Eyes Parents will learn to step into the view of a young child’s world and learn strategies for responding to children’s questions in a developmentally appropriate way. This session is sponsored by ECFE. Course #WS4-2 Tuesday, November 16, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Strategies to Support Your Child's Mental Health & Well-Being Parents will discuss strategies they can use to help children co-regulate as well as identify ways to build and strengthen their resilience. This session is sponsored by Canvas Health. Course #WS5-2 (Online) Tuesday, December 7, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Self Care: Fill Your Cup So You Can Fill Your Child's Cup Course #WS5-2-OS (On-Site) Tuesday, December 7, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Self Care: Fill Your Cup So You Can Fill Your Child's Cup We will discuss self-care and consider real things that all of us can do to take care of ourselves so that we can attend to our children’s needs. Participants can attend this session virtually or on-site. The on-site location is to be determined. This session is sponsored by Canvas Health & ECFE.