Kent ISD — The Kent ISD Early Childhood team will host an early childhood conference called Empowering Parents from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Kent ISD Education Service Center, 2930 Knapp St. NE.
The team and community partners created this one-day conference to share tips, resources and information with parents of young children.
“This is a one-stop event to help connect parents of young children with a great deal of the knowledge they need to be successful during the important early years of development and growth,” said Ashley Karsten, director of early childhood for Kent ISD. Collaboration with area partners in early childhood, including Bright Beginnings, Early On, Great Start Readiness Program, Great Start to Quality, First Steps Kent and the Early by Five Early Childhood millage, helped make this conference possible.
The conference is free and open to all families living in Kent County with children from infants to age five. Breakfast is included, followed by a keynote parent panel and sessions about hot topics including behavior, school readiness, communication, picky eating and self-care for parents and caregivers.
The event is free, but registration is required. Registration closes Sept. 7. Space is limited and registration will close when the event reaches capacity. Childcare is not provided for this event.