Bridges to Growth

                             
         Bridges Toddler Time                                       Brenda Broussard @ Toddler Time                           Parent Support Group at Bridges

Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. Safe, nurturing and literacy-rich early environments are essential to building the social-emotional foundation for school readiness…..and for happy, healthy kids. Bridges To Growth, an Early Childhood Program of The Georgetown Project, helps over 600 parents each year become more confident parents who are knowledgeable about how kids develop and about the importance of positive parenting from day one in a child’s life.

Childcare workers are required to complete training hours annually to work with children in registered daycare settings. Bridges To Growth is the only local source for ongoing provider training. About 200 childcare and preschool workers each year have access to low-cost quality training at Bridges To Growth.

A 13-year initiative to build skills in Georgetown parents and childcare providers, located in the Georgetown Community Resource Center, at 805 West University Avenue. Call (512) 864-3008 for more information or email Jane Hazelton, Bridges Coordinator, at jhgproject@suddenlinkmail.com

Hours of operation: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Training classes nightly.

Committed to Kids Training Conference, July 24 - 26, at Christ Lutheran Church, 510 Luther Drive, Georgetown.  Over the 3-day period, participants can complete up to 25.5 hours of training.  Early registrants can save money on their classes by registering and submitting payment by June 15, ($10 for each 1.5 hour class.)  For more information, contact April Peters, Christ Lutheran Learning Center, (512) 863-4947.  For a registration form, click on the link:

/data_files/files/Registration form (color) - 2014REV.pdf

 "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent" in Spanish July 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 6:30 - 8 pm, The Caring Place Annex (across the street from The Caring Place, 2001 Railroad Street, Georgetown.)  Free, hosted by The Georgetown Project Supported by a grant from The Williamson County Juvenile Services.  See description below.

"Becoming a Love and Logic Parent," August 21, 28, and September 4 and 11, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Christ Lutheran Church, 510 Luther Drive, Georgetown, FREE.   This is a four-session series presented on Thursdays , from 6:30-8:30 pm.  The classes are hosted by The Georgetown Project Bridges to Growth and taught by staff from STARRY of Round Rock.  This is a very popular program and it is FREE!  Unfortunately we will not have childcare available for these classes.  These classes help build confidence in parents; make parents be more relaxed and have more fun with parenting.  It helps parent-child communication, setting boundaries, and helps parents set appropriate consequences if these boundaries are breached.  Participants must commit to attending all four sessions.  For more information on the class content, go to www.loveandlogic.com .  Pre-registration is required, call (512) 864-3008.

Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!"™, September 10 - 17, 24, October 1, 8, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, taught by Lexy Largent, Parent Educator.

For parents, caregivers of children birth - age six.  Includes tips on:

  • toddlers who go to bed the first time
  • tots that learn whining and arguing does not work
  • meals without the battles
  • discipline without losing their love
  • great comebacks all parents need to know
  • youngsters that grow to safe, smart, confident teens

Calendar with classes and events  

(includes Childcare Provider Training Classes, Parenting Classes, Support Groups, Toddler Time, and Events)

see "calendar" below for a physical calendar with classes posted.

 

Bridges calendar (shows month to month events on a physical calendar)

 

E-newsletter

 

Lending Library

 

Lending Library  (Bridges to Growth offers a free library that circulates infant and toddler toys & books, reference books for parents and childcare providers, and bilingual parenting materials. Call 864-3008 for more info.)

 

Parent Help Hotline

 

Sign up for E-newsletter

 

Wish List

 

Work Room with laminator, die-cuts and Cricut machine

 

Zero to Three interactive learning tool - Early Experiences Matter!

Click here to go back