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May 2016

Art from the start

May 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cortland Local Food Market Whole Heart Cafe, 37 North Main Street
Cortland, 13045
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$7

Add some color and cheer to your walls, while supporting the Cortland Child Care Scholarship Fund. Come ready to bid on the creative, inspired artwork of Cortland's youngest artists. All works are created with quality art materials, and are ready to display. Held during the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, sponsored by Cortland Local Food Market and Whole Heart Cafe. Cost $7, which includes hors d'oeuvres and adult beverages.

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June 2016

Growing Projects with Kids!

June 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cortland Office, 100 Grange Place
Cortland, NY 13045 United States
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During this hands on training with Sue Sopp and Octavia Solá, we will be  reviewing some basic gardening projects. We will also look at ways to teach children about the importance of fruits and vegetables. We hope to see you there.  OCFS Topics: 1,3,4 Free to CACFP participants sponsored by the Council.  If there is space,  $30 to all others.

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Ithaca Festival Parade

June 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Playdate in the park

June 7, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Stewart Park, Stewart Park
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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FREE

The Child Development Council invites you to join us at a Playdate in the Park – designed for the young and not-so-young – so bring friends, colleagues or your whole family! We will be celebrating from 4:30 to 7 pm at the Small Pavilion in Stewart Park on Tuesday, June 7th. There will be activities for kids, snacks and beverages and fun giveaways. Everything is free. RSVP is not required, but is appreciated!

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Mindfulness and Yoga for Children

June 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ithaca Office, 609 West Clinton Street
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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$30

Marie Vitucci and Nancy Lee Koschmann - No yoga experience necessary, and no mats!  Mindfulness is about being completely present in the here and now. As life-long learners, this may be the most important skill we teach children, especially the young learners. The presenters, both trained instructors, will engage the participants in a fun, easy way of learning how to help children focus, handle stress and calm down.  Adults will learn how to encourage positive social skills such as empathy, generosity,…

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Safely Growing: Social Media & Your Business

June 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cortland Office, 100 Grange Place
Cortland, NY 13045 United States
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$30

The why, the what, and the how for your small business or nonprofit They’re Out There – How Do You Reach Them and What should I say? You know your prospects, clients are active on social media. Are you asking: can social media really be harnessed for your business or nonprofit? Perhaps you’re not convinced that it works – or you are, but you’re feeling overwhelmed and are not sure how to get started marketing your business with social media.…

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July 2016

Thriving With Your Spirited Child Workshop Series

July 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - August 9, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension – Tompkins Co., 615 Willow Ave
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County   This FREE, 7-week workshop series is for parents and caregivers who want to learn how to effectively raise and nurture their spirited child(ren). Learn how to understand a child's temperamental traits, identify clues leading up to challenging behaviors, cope with tantrums and blow-ups, and develop strategies for reducing or eliminating power struggles. Workshop is led by trained facilitators, Mary Hicks and Megan Redmond, and meets on Tuesday evenings, 6:00 -8:00pm, July 5,…

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September 2016

2nd Annual Fall Conference

September 17, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:45 pm
TC3 – Main Campus, 170 North Street
Dryden, 13053
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$75

REGISTER Child care providers, early childhood educators, early childhood students and parents are encouraged to join us for a day of learning, focused on helping children unlock their potential.  Interesting workshops with experts in the field will offer engaging presentations & lead informative discussions. Light breakfast & lunch are provided.  $65 per person before September 2, 2016—$75 per person after Workshops will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.                      …

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Shop Smart, Eat Fresh! Cooking with Whole Foods

September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension – Tompkins Co., 615 Willow Ave
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Come share how you enjoy preparing fresh vegetables and fruits in a hands-on cooking workshop with Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Educator Hannah Kinsella! In this training we will prepare an easy, affordable, healthy meal together and learn how to make food dollars go further while shopping for fresh, whole foods. Hear other childcare providers share success stories from their own kitchens and learn some new ways to introduce vegetables and fruits to kids. No cost to Council-sponsored CACFP home providers;…

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October 2016

Rebroadcast: SUNY Video Conference: Addressing Challenging Behavior: An Overview of the Pyramid Model*

October 13, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Free

Children often exhibit challenging behavior when they don’t have more appropriate behaviors or skills to accomplish their goals or to get their needs met. Therefore, it’s important to spend time each day teaching specific social emotional skills that will set children up for success. The Pyramid Model, a public health framework for implementation of practices needed to promote young children’s social and emotional competence, can help you do this. Join us for this Video conference where panelists will explain the…

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