Over 150 child care providers attended the Educare Large Group Training held on May 7 at Carver Elementary School (Kansas City Public Schools).
LINC offered the training as a professional development opportunity for child care providers, who can earn clock hours from the State of Missouri for participating in workshops designed around various core competencies.
Workshop topics at the May 7 training included: How to Be More Profitable in Your Business, Lead Poisoning, Managing the Defiant Child, What Does Public Television Provide, and Safe Sleep.
Each attendee received two children's books for use at their child care centers. The books were provided by LINC, which received them in a large book distribution from First Book last fall.
Through a drawing some attendees won a box of incentives -- useful items such as cleaning supplies, paper towels, spoons, spray bottles, trash bags, paper plates, napkins -- for use at their child care centers.
Three high school student volunteers -- from Hogan Preparatory Academy, University Academy, and Lincoln College Preparatory Academy -- helped set up and break down the event and assisted in the workshops.
For more information about Educare visit www.kclinc.org/educare