The Week of the Young Child (WOYC) draws to a close today with Family Friday.
Today we celebrate families and the important role they play in a child’s development.
Family members are a child’s first and most important teachers. During the month of April we’ve been focusing on Strengthening Families, an evidence-based
approach to prevent child abuse and neglect. Strengthening Families focuses on building up a family’s strengths to create a healthy and safe environment
for children to develop and thrive. This approach identifies five protective factors that, when present, reduce the risk of abuse or neglect:
Visit AlaskaChildrensTrust.org to learn more about
Strengthening Families and to find activities to promote each of the protective factors.
Early educators, take advantage of a free Penn State Better Kid Care distance education module this month! Now through April 26, 2019,
the module “Online Learning: Best Practices to Maximize Professional Development” is free of charge. Learn more at http://bit.ly/bkc-od.