This eight-week workshop helps parents and caregivers of children ages 0-3 to develop the skills needed to support the social and emotional development of their child.

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Are you a parent or caregiver who needs help taming the terrible twos? Want to reduce some of that parenting or childcare provider stress and decrease behavior problems in children you care for? Looking to enhance your parenting skills or learn helpful information about early childhood development?

Join Michigan State University (MSU) Extension’s free Building Early Emotional Skills (BEES) workshops to develop the skills needed to support the social and emotional development of young children. This eight-week class will take place for 90 minutes each week. Participants will receive educational enhancements that will help them apply what they learned in class to real-life situations at home with their children.

The BEES program is available for two audiences: parents and early childhood professionals. Participants should be the caregiver for a child between the ages of birth and three years. For more information:

In-person Trainings:
Contact earlychildhood@msu.edu or look for an opportunity near you on the events calendar.

Web-based Trainings:
Carrie Shrier, MSU Extension Educator
shrier@anr.msu.edu or 517-546-3950

Check out MSU Extension’s video based resources on the MSU Extension Early Childhood YouTube channel. Topics of videos include: friendship skills, communication, developing independence, cooperation, misbehavior, early literacy, sibling relationships and much more. New video topics are added frequently!

The Building Early Emotional Skills program is funded by a grant from the USDA/NIFA Children, Youth, Families at Risk grant program under award No. 213-41520-20939.

BEES Program Summary

BEES 2016 Progress Report

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