|For Immediate Release (01-35)
Date: May 1, 2001
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952
College to Host Conference for Spanish Speaking Child Care
May 12 Event to
Feature Training, Education, Networking, and Exhibits
Montgomery College’s Germantown Campus
will host the First Annual Maryland State Conference for Spanish
Speaking Child Care Providers on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Centro Familia, a non-profit organization
that promotes early childhood education and fosters the economic
development of Latino communities in the Washington, D.C.
metropolitan area, sponsors the conference.
The theme is "Sembrando Nuestro Futuro,"
or "Planting Our Future." The conference will enable
participants to receive high quality training and education on
issues that are critically important to child care providers,
and to network with their peers, receive information about
community resources, and visit with vendors. The event will also
serve as a platform to announce the formation of the first
Maryland Latino Child Care Association.
Guest speakers include Linda Heisner,
director, Maryland Child Care Administration; Angelica Santacruz,
coordinator, Office of Early Childhood Services for Austin,
Texas; Delegate Mark Shriver, Maryland House of Delegates; and
Linda McCart, director, Early Childhood Services, Montgomery
Classes and workshops will feature such
topics as infant brain development, emotional intelligence,
establishing partnerships with parents, games that encourage
intellectual development, kindergarten preparedness, literacy
development, and many more.
The conference fee is $25, which includes
lunch. Registration deadline is May 3. Free transportation is
available from the city of Baltimore, Anne Arundel County, and
the Eastern Shore. For more information or to register, call
301-840-3222 or 301-840-3227 in Spanish.
The Conference for Spanish Speaking Child
Care Providers is made possible by a grant from the Maryland
Child Care Administration, in collaboration with the Family
Services Agency, Inc., and Montgomery College.