Putnam Early Education Partnership to Host Training Conference on Sept. 21

The Putnam Early Education Partnership (PEEP), a collaborative group made up of representatives from Putnam County human service agencies and schools, will host its second annual Spring into Learning conference on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Clearpool Outdoor Education Center, 33 Clearpool Road, Carmel, is a training conference for early childhood staff working with children ages birth to five. Participants in this event can earn professional development or Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) training hours.

Conference registrants will all participate in three workshops: Appropriate Referrals to EI and CPSE, Play: The Foundation of Early Learning, and Making the Most of Circle Time. All workshops will focus on understanding developmental milestones and age appropriate expectations. The workshops will also provide suggested strategies that can be implemented in the daycare/preschool setting.

Putnam Early Education Partnership (PEEP) is a collaborative group comprised of individuals, PARC Preschool (Putnam ARC), Putnam County Early Intervention and Preschool Programs, the Lower Hudson Early Childhood Development Center, and Putnam Independent Living.

The registration fee is $15 per participant. Light refreshments will be served. For more information and to register in advance, call the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam at 845-473-4141, ext. 217. Credit card payments for registration are also accepted.

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