Early Childhood Happenings
St Charles CUSD 303 Early Childhood Department
TIPS FOR YOUR FAMILY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
ST CHARLES AREA FREE EVENTS
St. Charles Public Library
St. Charles Public Library
Upcoming programs- free & no registration required
- Oct 12: Stories at the Nature Center from 10:30 - 11 am at Creek Bend Nature Center (Le Roy Oakes Forest Preserve). All ages; Cosponsored with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County
- Oct 14: It's Fall Y'all! from 10 am - 12 pm at the St. Charles Public Library. Drop by the Library for some Fall-themed activities just for little ones 5 and under.
- Oct 31: Trick or Treat Parade from 10:30 - 11:15 am at the St. Charles Public Library
- Nov 4 Twinleaf Tales from 10 - 10:30 am at Hickory Knolls Discovery enter. Enjoy nature-inspired stories, music, and movement at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center. Co-sponsored with the St. Charles Park District. All ages with a caregiver.
- Drop-In Story Time in the Miller Haase Community Room
Mondays 10-10:30 AM
Thursdays 10-10:30 AM
Fridays 4-4:30 PM
Anatomy of a Meltdown
Oct 18 from 7 - 8:30 PM
Presenter Jennifer Rosinia
** This event is being presented thanks to a generous grant from the TJ Maxx Foundation.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed, frustrated and even angry when a child is having a meltdown. This experience is hard for both the person having the meltdown, as well as for anyone present at the time. We will begin this workshop with a review of the stress response system and sensory processing. Building on this information, participants will learn what happens to the body when feeling overwhelmed, under attack, hijacked and helpless. Three distinct stages of a meltdown will be described and discussed beginning with the identification of some triggers, signs and symptoms that may indicate a meltdown is starting. Appropriate prevention and intervention strategies at each stage will be provided and discussed. By understanding the anatomy of a meltdown everyone who cares for children of varying abilities with these types of challenges will be better equipped to offer help and support during these difficult times.
More Upcoming Starnet Family Webinars
FAMILIES! Understanding Exposures and Extinction Learning in Selective Mutism
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
FAMILIES! Transforming Aggressive Behaviors [CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE]
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Inclusive Education Series for Families
Join us for this kick off to the Inclusive Education Series for Families. We will focus on understanding inclusion by defining inclusion, the benefits and how important inclusion can be in the life of a young child. We will have a special guest self advocate share their experience with inclusion and their perspective. The series will highlight content from the Understanding Inclusion modules Early CHOICES and EITP have created with families for families.
Register for each date individually (6 session series). Whether you attend all or a few, this series will support you on your journey of inclusion and provide resources for your child.
Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry & Pop Up Markets (Drive-thru model)
All Drive Thru Models. No ID or documentation needed. First come, first served while supplies last.
- Oct 8 in Elgin at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr, from 9 - 11 am POP UP
- Oct 8 in Elgin at St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church, 36W957 Highland Ave, from 10 - 11:30 am
- Oct 13 in Aurora at McDonald's, 1023 N Lake St, from 10-11:30 am
- Oct 17 in Wheaton at Immigrant Solidarity, 311 S Naperville Rd, from 4 - 5:30 pm
- Oct 18 in Elgin at the Old Sherman Parking Lot, 901 Center St, from 4 - 5:30 pm
- Oct 19 in Aurora at Our Lady of Mercy, 701 S. Eola Rd, from 4:30 - 6 pm
- Oct 29 in Carptenersville at St. Monica Church, 90 N Kennedy Dr, from 10:30 am - 12 pm
Inclusion: Meeting Special Needs
Did You Know?
You can receive 3 months of childcare while you look for work or attend school?
If you are employed at a childcare center or childcare home, you can receive $1 copay
There is no copay for families that are displaced?
Learn more about financial assistance
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Kane County Family Resource Guide
Home Visiting Services
An anonymous easy to use secure website to locate Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Resources. This resource is provided in partnership with St. Charles District 303 and available to all students, parents, and staff.