WVU Parkersburg Hosting Childcare Conference May 31-June 1
For additional information, contact Terri Robinson in the college Children's Room, 304-424-8311.
More than 400 day-care professionals are expected at the second annual Quality Child Care in West Virginia Conference being held Thursday and Friday (May 31-June 1) at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Keynote speaker and workshop facilitator will be West Virginia author Cheryl Ware. A resident of Elkins, she is the author of several novels, including the "Venola Mae" juvenile series. She has worked as a college educator and conducted hundreds of writing workshops in public schools in West Virginia and other states.
Her keynote address is entitled, "Sharing the Gift of Laughter and Literature." She will discuss her middle school-age novels and recommend amusing picture books and young adult novels to be shared with children as well as hands-on activities.
Other workshop topics will include grant writing, introduction to infant/toddler accreditation, Project Wildlife, child abuse issues, introduction to family child care facilities, fire safety and communicable diseases. Greg Hill of WVU Parkersburg’s Small Business Development Center will speak on good business practices for childcare providers.
Conference organizers expect day care licensing specialists; area fire marshals and child care specialists to attend the two-day conference. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 -p.m. both days. Additional information is available by contacting Terri Robinson in the college’s Children’s Room, 424-8311.
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