2012-01-12 / News

Great Start Parent Coalition to host Technology Cafe

The Great Start Parent Coalition will be hosting a Technology Cafe for parents at the Kirtland House on the campus of Kirtland Community College on Jan. 18 from 4-6 p.m.

The Parent Cafe style meeting will include discussion on technology and children. The purpose of the meeting is for parents to share ideas and resources and to learn about the different kinds of technology children use from the time they are young until high school aged. Resources will also be available for parents to take home.

“Keeping parents up to date and knowledgeable on the technology available to their children will impact the success of their parenting and their children’s success in school,” Amy Hesse, Great Start Collaborative Director said in a press release.

Parents, grandparents, childcare providers and early childhood professionals are welcome to bring in any portable technology that is used in their homes including devices like iPods, cell phones, iPads, e-Readers and gaming devices.

Trooper Brad Stimac of the Michigan State Police will be on hand to talk to and educate parents on internet safety.

Free child care will be provided at Kirtland’s Warbler’s Nest and a free dinner will be provided as well as door prizes and a chance to win gas cards.

The Great Start Parent Coalition serves the counties of Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw, Roscommon and Iosco.

For information or to RVSP contact Amy Coulter, C.O.O.R./Iosco Great Start Parent Liaison at 275-5000 extension 247 or by sending an email to coultera@coorisd.net.

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