In conjunction with our efforts to increase the number of children attending Early Childcare Centers, CFNLA’s Step Forward is hosting a neighborhood series for parents and caregivers to discuss the importance of early brain development.
The program is made possible with a $32,250 grant awarded by the Women’s Philanthropy Network to CFNLA’s Step Forward for the Neighborhood Network program. The purpose of the program is to facilitate meetings with community leaders, parents, and caregivers to improve school readiness by raising awareness about the importance of early brain development, kindergarten readiness, and available programs targeting children from birth to five.
CFNLA has identified Tiffany White, a talented, new Neighborhood Network Facilitator, to lead the great work of Step Forward’s program. Step Forward hosts Growing Children Programs weekly at the Shreve Memorial Library and school campuses for children and families. Attendees will learn about the importance of early childhood education, early brain development, and how to protect children from trauma. In addition to these events, Step Forward invites parents to join the Step Forward Virtual Parent Group on Facebook. The group promotes parental engagement that encourages early childhood literacy and also builds resilience and protective factors that strengthen the family’s ability to thrive.
Please help CFNLA and Step Forward spread the word about this great programming!