Bridges to Growth

                    

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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.

2016 Committed to Kids Training Conference is being held on July 21 – 23, co-hosted by Christ Lutheran Learning Center and the Georgetown Project’s Bridges to Growth.  The conference will include required classes such as Child Abuse, CPR/First Aid, and SIDS, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Brain Development, as well as many other topics from which to choose.  If a participant attends classes on all three days, it is possible to get 28.5 training hours.  The conference will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 510 Luther Drive, Georgetown.   Click here for a registration form.   Please complete the form and follow the instructions.  Please remit your payment with the registration form.  Click here for a grid of all the classes, so you can mark each class for which you have registered.  

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: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Bilingual specialist is in the office on Mondays.  The Early Childhood Coordinator is in the office on Wednesdays.  

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)

 

Free Summer Events for Children - The Paint With Me class is full with a waiting list, but the others are available.  Call (512) 864-3008 to pre-register.

 

 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/  

 

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:  jhgproject@suddenlinkmail.com .  

 

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.)  A limited number of costumes are available for borrowing.

 

Reference Books for Parents and Caregivers

 

Children's Books 

 

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.

 

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Wish List

 

Work Room with laminator, die-cuts and Cricut machine

 

Zero to Three interactive learning tool - Early Experiences Matter!

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