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Arizona Live Webinar: Early Learning Program for Children

Friday, October 19, 2018 – 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. MST (12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. HST)

This webinar is free.

Guest Speaker: Barbara DeBaryshe, PhD, Interim Director and Specialist at the University of Hawaii Center on the Family

A strong early learning system is a wise public investment, returning $3-$8 in long-term benefits for every dollar spent. High quality childcare and preschool programs enhance school readiness, reduce achievement gaps between privileged and disadvantaged children, and can even have lasting effects on learning, behavior, and health in adulthood. Reliable, affordable childcare is also a necessity for working parents.  Results of a recent statewide assessment of availability, cost, and quality identified bright spots as well as critical needs in our early learning landscape. Come and learn about hallmarks of quality programs, which of our communities are childcare deserts, and resources for families.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the ways in which high-quality early learning programs promote child and family wellbeing.
  2. Discuss the current state of Hawai‘i’s early learning system for children age 0-5.
  3. Share stories about innovative programs in Hawai‘i and resources to help families locate and pay for preschool and childcare.

Continuing Education:  1.5 CE CSAC hrs. and/or 1.5 CE with National Association of Social Workers-Hawaii Chapter and/or 1.5 hr. for CHES/ MCHES, 1.5 CPEUs for RD/RDN/DTR and 1.5 CNEs for nurses.

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HvTq4IRJTN22XMXTB5Hrow

The Western Region Public Health Training Center at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, provides free training and continuing education to the public health workforce in Region 9 of the Health Resources & Services Administration: Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii and the U.S. Associated Pacific Islands. For more information and to review upcoming Webinars and self-paced trainings visit: https://wrphtc.arizona.edu