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‘Building Communities’ symposium

SHERIDAN — Early childhood and community experts will present a two-day symposium on “Building Communities where Children and Families Thrive.”

This symposium will discuss how communities can help encourage and support the skills adults need to create the best environment for healthy childhood development.

The conference is Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sept. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Sheridan College’s Whitney Presentation Hall.

On Sept. 26, the focus is the particular interests of health care professionals and caregivers who work with children and families.

The morning of Sept. 27 is designed to engage a broad community audience to consider how all adults create an environment of relationships for children.

The Sept. 27 afternoon session discusses designing a future where children and families thrive, concluding with an informal dinner and networking for the participants.

The five presenters are early childhood and community experts from New York, Washington State University and Harvard Medical School.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, the agenda or to register, see www.wyokidsfirst.org and click on the “child symposium” tab or call Michelle Sullivan at 752-1637.


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