Kids and Kin group will meet on July 28

Cherokee County Herald - - NEWS -

Kids and Kin is a pro­gram of the Fam­ily Guid­ance Cen­ter of Alabama and has re­cently been ex­panded Statewide. Kids and Kin is a free sup­port group for Grand­par­ents and other rel­a­tives that pro­vide care for their fam­ily mem­bers chil­dren. Through­out the year we the pro­gram pro­vides free ed­u­ca­tional train­ing work­shops and sup­port. Kids and Kin meets meet twice a month in a small group set­ting. In the Sum­mer we of­fer free chil­dren’s ac­ti­vates for rel­a­tive child care providers and the chil­dren they care for. The next meet­ing is at the Chero­kee County Public Li­brary on July 28 at 10 a.m. For more in­for­ma­tion call Larinda Gar­rett at 334-465-0099.

What is the Kids and Kin Pro­gram?

Kids and Kin is a FREE statewide pro­gram to pro­vide sup­port and as­sis­tance for grand­par­ents, aunts, un­cles, and older sib­lings who pro­vide child care for their rel­a­tives’ chil­dren.

What are the ben­e­fits of the Kids and Kin Pro­gram?

Par­tic­i­pants have the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend two train­ings each month and learn from ex­perts about a wide range of top­ics in a small sup­port­ive group. Kids and Kin groups are fun, ed­u­ca­tional and ben­e­fi­cial for to­day’s child care provider. AC­TIV­I­TIES AND BEN­E­FITS: -Ed­u­ca­tional Work­shops -Child De­vel­op­ment - Pos­i­tive Dis­ci­pline and Guid­ance

- Lan­guage De­vel­op­ment - Health and Safety

- First Aid and CPR - Much more!

-Events for providers and chil­dren -Quar­terly News­let­ter -Meet and gain sup­port from other rel­a­tive providers

-Con­nec­tions to com­mu­nity re­sources

An­nual Provider Recog­ni­tion Day

PAR­TIC­I­PANTS WILL HAVE AN OP­POR­TU­NITY TO RE­CEIVE:

-Up to $150 in FREE toys and ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als

-Their choice of a smoke alarm, car­bon monox­ide de­tec­tor or first aid kit

FREE chil­dren’s books and door prizes

For more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact: Larinda Gar­rett, Child Care Part­ner Phone: 334-465-0099

Serv­ing Chero­kee, DeKalb, Etowah and Mar­shall coun­ties

Kids and Kin is a pro­gram of Fam­ily Cen­ter of Alabama and is funded by the Alabama De­part­ment of Hu­man Re­sources.

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