Supporting and Engaging Teen Parents in Early Childhood Settings

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern Time

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Synopsis

Many Early Childhood Programs in the United States serve children of teenage parents.  In order to meet the needs of these children, early childhood programs must consciously provide support to their young parents.  During this Webinar we will look at the challenges facing teen parents and discover strategies to guide effective teen parenting.  

 

Objectives:

  • Learn ways to engage teen parents in daily communication and goal setting. 
  • Consider ways to support teen parents in your early childhood program.
  • Discover strategies to guide teen parenting. 

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Presenter(s): Carrie Scruggs, Pat Carter

Creating a Supportive Environment for Children with Incarcerated Parents and their Families

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern Time

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Synopsis

Throughout the United States children are growing up without the support of their incarcerated parent(s). When these children attend early childhood programs, educators need to consider and support their emotional needs. In addition programs need to obtain and provide resources to guide their families.  During this Webinar we will discuss how incarceration affects child development and discover ways to support children, their guardians, and in some cases their incarcerated parents.  

 

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Presenter(s): Carrie Scruggs

Super Moms and Super Dads! Recognizing the Extraordinary Needs of Single Parents and Engaging Them in Early Childhood Programs

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM Eastern Time

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Synopsis

Parenting in today’s families’ looks different than it did a generation ago. Today, there are nearly 13.6 million single parents raising over 21 million children in the United States. In fact, many Early Childhood Programs serve more children from single parent households than that of traditional households. Join us to discover ways to offer support and to engage single moms and single dads in Early Childhood Programs.

 

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Presenter(s): Carrie Scruggs