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Great Start recognizes the importance of community involvement and the value of opportunities for families to learn and grow together. We have created these community calendars as a way to share timely community events with you. If you know of any events please take time to add them to our community calendar or forward the information to Please encourage the agencies and organizations that you partner with to do so as well so we can have a comprehensive one stop shop for early childhood information in our communities.

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MSU Extension Extras Parenting Hours for July-September 2024

July 9

This free series of parenting workshops will provide parenting guidance for parents of young children as they navigate the joys, challenges and concerns of parenting. Participants may register for as few or as many workshops as they wish.
The workshops are as follows:
July 9: Learning to Talk
July 16: Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Science for Children
July 23: Making Food Fun for the Picky Eater
July 30: Supporting Children Through Grief and Loss
August 6: What Children need to Know to Start School
August 13: Parenting When a Family Member has a Disability
August 20: Together We Can: Co-Parenting
August 27: Mathematics for Infants and Toddlers
September 3: Working Together to Develop Early Literacy Skills in Infants and Toddlers
September 10: Talking With Kids About Race
September 17: Reducing Challenging Behaviors in Infants and Toddlers
September 24: Parenting Styles


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, joys, and concerns of parenting.

Participants have the option to attend and actively participate via computer, or an app on a tablet or smartphone. Attendees can also listen to the presentation via phone (by calling in). Those who choose to call in must contact the instructor for directions on how to be eligible for a certificate.




MSU Extension


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 Courtney Aldrich
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