Early Childhood/Parent Education Seminars
Bates Child Studies instructors train parents, child care employees, and caregivers on countless topics that strengthen early childhood education programs and create learning opportunities for the children in your life.
All seminars are held in the South Campus Auditorium, 2201 S. 78th Street in Tacoma, unless otherwise specified.
Admission is $5 for the general public, and $10 for STARS credit. Although some topics are geared towards early childhood education professionals, all seminars are open to parents.
For more information about current course offerings, call 253.680.7500.
Tips to manage your holiday stress
Want to create a holiday season that is relaxed andfun for you and your family? Learn how to diffuse the dizzying range of demands on you as a parent or caregiver, and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year with the practical tips you'll learn in this class.
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7-8:30 p.m., South Campus Building E, Room 116
Guiding children through their grief
Lisa Duke, MSW, family support coordinator for BRIDGES: A Center for Grieving Children, presents information on children and grief: what they know,how they feel, and how you can help.
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 12:30-2:30 p.m., South Campus Auditorium
Child abuse identification and reporting review
Join us for an overview of how you can detect signs of abuse, what your professional responsibilities as a mandated reporter are, the ethics involved surrounding confidentiality, and what you can expect when you make a report.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 12:30-2:30 p.m., South Campus Auditorium
Getting school ready
What do children need to be school ready? What do schools need from incoming children? Learn how you can ensure your child is school ready from a panel of local public school kindergarten teachers.
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., South Campus Auditorium
My kids are as different as night and day!
Is your child flexible, fearful, feisty? Temperament is at the root of the matter! Explore a variety of temperament tools that can help you work with your child's inborn traits.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7-8:30 p.m., South Campus Bldg. E, Room 118
Creative ideas for teachers
How creative are you? Join an expert in reuse, DarcyAnderson, Tinkertopia co-founder, as she shares new crafty ideas using recycled materials, that you can incorporate in your classroom.
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 12:30-2:30 p.m., South Campus Auditorium