Bridges to Growth
Toddler Time Family Support Group
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of operation: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Training classes weekly.
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)
Bridges to Growth is partering with Christ Lutheran Learning Center to present the Committed to Kids Training Conference, July 23 - 25, Christ Lutheran Church, 510 Luther Drive, Georgetown. This three-day conference offers up to 28.5 training hours for childcare providers. Early registration through May 31, is $10 per 1.5 hour class. For a copy of the flyer which describes the classes and provides the schedule and registration information, click here.
New Class Offering for Divorced Parents - "Surviving Divorce - Co-parenting so Children Thrive" Contact the office, 512-864-3008 to schedule.
“End of Summer Cupcake Decorating,” led by Lexy Largent, Early Childhood Coordinator, Bridges to Growth. For children 6 – 12 years old, free, Wednesday, August 19, from 2 – 3:30 pm. Each child should wear an apron and bring four cupcakes to decorate. Different decorating techniques will be demonstrated. We will have arts & crafts activities as well, and wind up with a cake walk where two children will go home with a decorated cake. Please pre-register (512) 864-3008. At 805 W. University Avenue, Georgetown.
Parent Resource from the Jason Foundation to help parents prevent teen suicide and increase awareness of this problem, go to http://jasonfoundation.com/get-involved/parent/
"Helping Your Child Make and Keep Good Friends: A Parent Workshop," presented by Shlomit Kirsch, Psy.D., at the Austin Child Guidance Center, 810 W. 45th Street, Austin, Wednesday, July 29, from 6 - 7:30 pm. Free childcare for children ages two and older. Register online at www.bidpal.net/parentworkshop072915 . For more information, call 512-451-2242.
Parent Further Online Resource. ParentFurther is an online resource to help families strengthen relationships through shared activities. Family relationships provide the foundation from which young people can develop the motivation and skills to overcome challenges and thrive. Go to: www.parentfurther.com
E-newsletter Our e-newsletter, The Bridges Buzz, is sent out monthly to members of our email lists from Constant Contact. If you are on our email list but are not receiving the newsletter, please put our email address in your address book: email@example.com .
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 - If you would like to talk to our Early Childhood Coordinator, Lexy Largent, about your baby or toddler's development or behavior, call (512) 864-3008 and ask to speak with Lexy, or leave your name and number on voice mail. She will call you back. She is in the office all day on Wednesdays and is also available to meet with you by appointment. Bridges to Growth, 805 W. University Avenue, Georgetown.
Zero to Three interactive learning tool - Early Experiences Matter!
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