Parenting conference set of Oliver school

The most critical period of human development is from conception to age six. The quality of a young child’s life and early experiences has lifelong effects.

The most critical period of human development is from conception to age six. The quality of a young child’s life and early experiences has lifelong effects.

By learning more about this important time in a child’s life, parents and caregivers can help to ensure that every child thrives. Communities for Kids can help.

In partnership with Success by 6 and the Osoyoos Indian Band, Communities for Kids will be holding its seventh annual Parenting Conference at Sen Pok Chin School in Oliver on Oct. 22.

The conference is an opportunity for parents and care givers to find answers to such questions as: What do I do when my child throws a tantrum in the grocery store; how can I find the right day care for my child; and how can I help to prevent bullying.

The day-long conference offers parents and caregivers of children up to six years of age the choice of three workshops from a total of 12 fascinating and helpful early childhood topics, led by dynamic experts from various fields of early childhood development.

Angela Roy, a performing artist and educator who explores and studies various arts, will present the keynote address on “It Takes a Rhythm to Raise a Child”. She will also lead two workshops. Angela is a recipient of the Prime Minister Award for Excellence in Education and Development for her work with children and families, and maintains that through the pathways of the arts we build community and promote wellness.

For more information on the conference or Communities for Kids, visit www.communitiesforkids.ca or contact Lynn Cook at 250-496-5511 or email communitiesforkids@telus.net.

For more information on Success By 6, contact Tracy St. Claire at 250-492-2842 or email tracy@unitedwaycso.com.