Different ways of knowing,
Michelle Schutt first brought her son Scott, who has serious developmental delays, to Boost-Up when he was 11 years old. Doctors had been unable to tell her what was causing his delays, and their prognosis for him was bleak. She heard about Boost-Up from a friend. “I’m the kind of parent who thinks ‘okay, he is what he is’ but if I can find something to help him that’s not intrusive, okay.” While Scott participated in the program, she availed herself of the resources in our Kretsch Library, named for a family whose son had serious head injuries and who devoted their lives to finding research that could help him. Her reading showed Michelle that there were alternatives to the Special Education teachers who she felt were “not helpful” for her son. “My understanding is that they don’t have much training in brain-based approaches.” After observing its benefits, she became a Boost-Up teacher.
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S.M.A.R.T. & S.M.A.R.T. Pre-K Workshop Dates Registration Now Open!
experienced instructors will help you understand how to easily implement these brain-stimulating activities in your classroom. If you are an educator working with Pre-K - 3rd graders, this program is for YOU! Register today!
All workshops will be held at A Chance To Grow in Minneapolis, MN. Register two weeks in advance and save $25! S.M.A.R.T. Workshops are following all the safety guidelines provided by the Minnesota Department of Health. Training room is set for social distancing so space is limited. Register today to ensure your spot!
SMART Steps for
Family Child Care Providers
We are excited to introduce S.M.A.R.T. Steps - a pilot project designed to bring the S.M.A.R.T. program to Family Child Care providers. This new program will provide children ages 0-5 years with fun, play-like activities that promote natural, healthy brain development, making them ready to succeed in school. The activities are designed to be low-cost and easy to implement in any setting.
April is OT (And SLP)
Save the Date for ACTG's 30th Annual
Race for the Children!
Registration is now open!
To register, as well as read additional details on sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
*Notice: The date of this event is dependent on COVID restrictions at Canterbury Park, which are subject to change. ACTG will communicate instructions should the date or availability of the event change.
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The Turnquist Child Enrichment Center currently has space in our infant and preschool rooms.
Turnquist is an NAEYC-accredited and 4-star Parent Aware certified daycare center for children ages 6-weeks-old to Kindergarten age. Our dedicated staff provides a nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional & cognitive development of each child.
If you or someone you know is seeking child care, we invite you to call (612) 789-1236 to schedule a tour of our facility and see if Turnquist is a good fit for your family!
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