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Putnam Early Education Partnership hosts Spring into Learning training conference

The Putnam Early Education Partnership will host the “Spring into Learning” conference on Saturday, May 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at George Fischer Middle School, 281 Fair Street in Carmel. The partnership, known as PEEP, is a collaborative group made up of representatives from schools and human service agencies in Putnam County, including the Putnam County Department of Health.

The event is a training conference for staff working in typical early childhood settings with children ages birth to five. Participants in this event can earn Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) training hours.

The training consists of two workshops. “Jump, Jive, and Wail! Music for All Kids” will demonstrate and teach songs and movement games to use with children of all ages and abilities. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a creative mind to apply the songs and games they will learn to their own programs.  The second workshop, “Understanding the Early Intervention and CPSE Referral Process,” will cover these processes and also include discussion of developmental milestones and age appropriate expectations, and tips for communicating with families about their children.

For more information and to register, please call the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam at 845-473-4141, ext. 210. The fee to register is $15.00 per participant. Light refreshments will be served. Credit card payments for registration are accepted. Deadline for registration is April 26.

The Putnam Early Education Partnership (PEEP) is composed of individuals from the Arc Putnam NY Preschool, Putnam County Early Intervention and Preschool Programs, the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, the Lower Hudson Early Childhood Direction Center, Putnam Independent Living Services, and the Carmel, Garrison, and Lakeland School Districts. The Partnership is committed to enhancing the knowledge and tools of early education providers to assist in the daily management of typical child development, while better understanding the referral process to the Child Find System.

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