Early Childhood/Parent Education Seminars

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.



The development of brain and language:  Why early experiences matter (FREE)

The early interactions, relationships and experiences of young children are vital to brain development.  In this year's Brain Series, University of Washington post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Naja Ferjan Ramirez, will discuss how loving, warm interactions and challenging learning experiences promote healthy brain development.  She'ss also talk about the importance of preparing your child for school.  Two STARS credits available at no cost. 
Thursday, April 24, 7-9 p.m., South Campus, Building E, Auditorium



But, I'm not sorry!
Does your child say this? What do you do? Come join this discussion and learn strategies and techniques for guiding children through this struggle with development of compassion and caring for others.
Tuesday, May 6, 7-7:30 p.m., South Campus, Building E, Room 116