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Family Sign Up: NPS' Early Childhood Center Presents

Please register below for the FREE workshops of your choosing. You are welcome at as many as you like!  Our offerings are geared towards families with children ranging in age from birth to 8 years old; please know families with children of all ages are welcome! A calendar note and virtual link will come to you prior to the workshop date.  Northampton Public Schools is grateful for the support of the EEC CPPI & CFCE grants that funds these workshops.
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Playdates at Smith College Museum of Art:

Artful adventures in and around the museum for 2-5 year -olds and their caregivers!  Explore a different theme each session this spring, through play-based activities that invite toddlers and preschoolers to respond to sculptures and paintings with museum educator Gina Hall and early childhood educator Ashley Miller. 

The museum is closed to the public during this time.

Fridays 9:30-10:30 am 

Monthly Workshop with Developmental Specialist Chrissy D'Agostino on Zoom 8-9 pm
Due to the storm taking out power in parts of our city and the school closures, we will reschedule this important workshop. We want to be sure all who want to attend can connect! 
Asperger Autism Network: Finding Your Community and Building a Connected Life Helping your child build a meaningful, connected life is top of mind for parents and caregivers. Parents of autistic children face unique challenges as they help their children find a warm and accepting community. This workshop, facilitated by a parent of an autistic child, will offer personal insights and recommendations from a parent for other parents and caregivers of autistic children.  
Virtual NEW Date coming soon!
Hadley Preschool and Kindergarten Information Night: 

The Hadley Public Schools would like to welcome families to an information session featuring their preschool and kindergarten programs. Please join to learn about curriculum, daily activities, family involvement, school lunch, busing, registration dates, developmental screenings, tours of our early childhood spaces, and so much more!

Children are welcome to attend. Activities will be provided for children in the café while adults tour the learning spaces.

*This evening is for all interested families with eligible children for Preschool and Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year*

Thursday, March 30th 6:00-7:00 pm
Hadley Elementary School 
21 River Drive, Hadley MA

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Revive Outside with Kestrel Land Trust: Join us for sensory walks and mindful exploration in conserved places where children and caregivers can relax and recharge outdoors.

Saturdays in Hadley: 4/8 & 6/10 from 10-11:30 am: We will walk the Dyer Conservation Area trail in the fall, winter, and spring tuning ourselves to the changes each season brings. Attached here is a map of the area:

There is a Kestrel Land Trust sign at the driveway into the field where we start our walk. Additional parking is also available at the Porter-Phelps Museum lot across the street. 
Asperger Autism Workshop: In Our Own Words Our Family’s Life Experience Join us for a presentation by an autistic adult and their parent. Hear from this family about their lived experience navigating diagnosis, disclosure, the school years, what it was like transitioning from childhood to young adulthood and more! Our presenters will share their reflections, insights and recommendations from their years of lived experience. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear stories from our presenters as well as ask their questions.
Virtual on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 pm
Positive Solutions in Spanish with Marcela Simpson:
This six-week series provides information to families on supporting their children's social and emotional skills, understanding their children's behavior, and positive approaches to help deal with challenging behaviors. (Limited to 15 participants)

Wednesday Evenings 8-9 pm on Zoom (4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31) facilitated in Spanish 
Old Books & New Glasses: Reading with Young Children: Join early childhood educator and consultant Suzanne Stillinger as she explores some of the basics of reading aloud with young children (including newborns and infants!), focusing on some of the common issues and stumbling blocks that can come up during read-alouds.  Outdated language, sexism, racism, ableism, and other big questions raised by young children can stop us in our tracks and leave us searching for The Right Thing to Say.  No picture book is perfect, but they can spark some great conversations, and Suzanne will offer you some tips, tricks, and scripts for helping you become better able to navigate those tricky moments!  (60 min)

Thursday, May 4
8-9 pm on Zoom
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Caregiver Cafes: Join other caregivers/parents for an evening of casual parenting conversation as we help each other celebrate and navigate the ups and downs of parenting! Childcare is provided and dinner is served for all in attendance. Come for one, two, or all three!

This is an IN-PERSON event at Bridge Street School.
Talking about Bodies w/ Suzanne Stillinger: Young children are naturally curious and candid about bodies – their body, your body, even the body of the person in front of you in the checkout line!  Join early childhood educator, disability rights advocate and accessibility consultant Suzanne Stillinger for an exploration of positive ways to talk about bodies with young children with a focus on disability justice, fat positivity, gender inclusivity, and body acceptance.  We all learn from a young age that our society values some bodies more than others.  We will explore some ways to help untangle that kind of mindset in our children, and in ourselves!  Topics will include: how the words we choose to discuss bodies matter; how to handle your child's questions about someone else's body out loud and in public; how to navigate discussion of illness and sickness, including mental illnesses and invisible disabilities.

Thursday, May 18th 
8-9 pm on Zoom
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Playground Play + Chat w/ Early Childhood Educator Suzanne Stillinger 

Thursday, June 1- in person!
Date + Location TBD
(Rain-date Thursday, June 8) 
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