Parent Education

The development of basic life skills begins in early childhood. MSU Extension is here to support parents and caregivers in ensuring young children learn to grow, thrive and contribute in a complex and changing world.

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The future of Michigan depends on the success of its children; the knowledge and skills they develop today will have an impact on their ability to lead later in life. Research shows that the possession of skills such as verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to work cooperatively, a sense of responsibility and respect, community involvement, decision making and problem solving are all predictors of not only academic success but also of success in the community and workforce.

Since the development of these basic life skills begins in early childhood, it is vital that parents and caregivers are equipped with the tools to help children embrace these skills and learn to grow, thrive and contribute in a complex and changing world. To help address this critical area of need, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension provides early childhood programs that help parents,caregivers and other important adults in the lives of children from birth to age 8 develop important skills. 

For more information, contact an early childhood educator near you.

Events

  • Jul 20

    Live Family Meditation 7/20/20

    July 20, 2020 11:00AM – 11:15AM Facebook Live via the MI Stronger Family Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mistrongerfamily/

    Mindfulness is a great way to manage stress and deal with strong emotions. Join Kylie for 10 minutes of live meditation for the whole family. Kylie will guide you through a mindfulness exercise to practice quieting your mind and focusing on right now.

  • Jul 21

    Online Understanding a Toddler's World

    July 21, 2020 8:00PM – 9:30PM Online through Zoom

    Extension Extras Parenting Hour is a free online series of parenting workshops that provides guidance for parents of young children as they navigate the challenges and concerns of parenting.

  • Jul 28

    Online Screen Time for Young Children

    July 28, 2020 8:00PM – 9:30PM Online through Zoom

    Extension Extras Parenting Hour is a free online series of parenting workshops that provides guidance for parents of young children as they navigate the challenges and concerns of parenting.

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