FREE PARENTING CLASSES RECOGNIZE CULTURAL DIVERSITY WEEKEND SESSIONS ON HANDLING STRESS PLANNED INTO MID-NOVEMBER.Byline: Daily News
LANCASTER - A yearlong year·long
Lasting one year.
Adj. 1. yearlong - lasting through a year; "attending yearlong courses"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or series of free parenting education classes and seminars will be sponsored in the Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley beginning this week by the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring.
The nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization
An association that is given tax-free status. Donations to a non-profit organization are often tax deductible as well.
Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools. received a $500,000-a-year grant from the Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County Children and Families First Proposition 10 Commission, which distributes tobacco tax money.
The Antelope Valley was targeted for the grant proposal because of economic, demographic and geographic factors that can cause additional stress on parents and can lead to increased child abuse, said Kerby T. Alvy, the center's founder and executive director.
``The necessity to travel to and from work can mean less time with children and increased stress from the drive itself,'' said Alvy. ``We will give parents a way to learn new parenting skills while traveling which they can then put into practice when they arrive home each evening. The parenting classes and seminars will be scheduled on weekends, which will also make them more convenient.''
The classes and seminars are only for parents and child care providers of children age 5 and younger enrolled in child care in the Antelope Valley, the organization said.
In addition to the free parenting classes, the project will incorporate specific materials into the program for the Antelope Valley that address the problems associated with long commutes. Free parenting education programs will be made available on compact discs, which can be checked out at child care centers.
The center's parenting classes also recognize the valley's cultural diversity and include two culturally adapted parenting education programs: ``Effective Black Parenting'' and ``Los Ninos Bien Educados,'' which will be taught in Spanish.
Both programs were developed by Alvy and the Child Caring Centers multicultural mul·ti·cul·tur·al
1. Of, relating to, or including several cultures.
2. Of or relating to a social or educational theory that encourages interest in many cultures within a society rather than in only a mainstream culture. staff, and are taught by Child Caring Center instructors nationwide.
Child care centers, including Head Start sites, will also be distribution points for information on upcoming classes and seminars as well as a place to get additional free Spanish and English parenting education materials that the center will make available.
The free materials include parenting programs on CD and video, a booklet titled ``The Power of Positive Parenting: 10 Guidelines guidelines,
n.pl a set of standards, criteria, or specifications to be used or followed in the performance of certain tasks. to Raising Healthy and Confident Children,'' and a record-keeping system, ``America's Youth Passport Health and Safety Record,'' for keeping track of children's medical histories with tips on understanding what to expect as a child grows and develops.
As an added incentive to attend and complete classes, parents are entered into a drawing to win a home computer, DVD player A stand-alone device that plays DVDs. It contains a DVD drive and the electronics to decode the digital video. The device may play only manufactured DVDs, or it may be able to play DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs. DVD players are cabled to a TV or home theater system for display. or other prizes aimed at helping children excel at Verb 1. excel at - be good at; "She shines at math"
excel, surpass, stand out - distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math" school and encouraging time spent together as a family.
The first class will be ``Los Ninos Bien Educados'' and conducted on 12 Wednesdays, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., beginning this week and lasting through Nov. 14 at Linda Verde Elementary School elementary school: see school. , 44924 Fifth St. E., Lancaster.
With a $10 refundable Refundable
Eligible for refunding under the terms of a bond indenture. reservation fee, parents receive free child care, snacks for parents and kids, and parenting educational materials.
The second class of the season, ``Effective Black Parenting,'' will be held for 15 Saturdays, from 9-11 a.m., beginning this week and running through Dec. 15 at the Yucca Head Start, 38440 2nd St. E. in Palmdale.
The ``Early Childhood System for Effective Parenting'' class will be held 10 consecutive Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. Sept. 8 through Nov. 10 at Pinecrest School, 2320 E. Ave. R, Palmdale.
Aimed at professional child care providers, a seminar called ``Getting Parents On Your Side'' is expected to be held sometime in September. It will be free and includes lunch and a prize drawing.
Parents and child care professionals should call the center at (800) 325-CICC to make reservations. Class sizes are limited and are expected to be full within a week of the start date, so early enrollment is encouraged.
Additional classes and one-day seminars will be announced later.
The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring is a 27-year-old community service, research and training nonprofit organization. It has trained more than 5,000 instructors nationwide and distributes parenting and child development programs, books and tapes through its Parent Training and Family Life Catalog catalog, descriptive list, on cards or in a book, of the contents of a library. Assurbanipal's library at Nineveh was cataloged on shelves of slate. The first known subject catalog was compiled by Callimachus at the Alexandrian Library in the 3d cent. B.C. .
The organization is governed gov·ern
v. gov·erned, gov·ern·ing, gov·erns
1. To make and administer the public policy and affairs of; exercise sovereign authority in.
2. by a volunteer board composed of civic, business, religious and professional leaders.