KAYENTA — Early childhood educators, parents of children birth to age 5, and others interested in entering the field of early childhood education on the Navajo Nation are invited to participate in a free professional development opportunity at Northland Pioneer College’s Kayenta Center made possible by a grant from Navajo Nation First Things First.
Participants will become a cohort of students pursuing possible careers in early childhood, notes Todd Wilcox, an early childhood grant coordinator at NPC. Navajo Nation First Things First will pay the tuition for two one-credit classes for qualifying Navajo tribal members. Course topics include the importance of adult-child interactions; building warm relationships; promoting self-regulation and learning in children ages birth to five; and engaging parents and community members in early childhood.
Classes will meet on four Saturdays, October 27, November 10 & 17, and December 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the NPC Kayenta Center, located 1/4 mile north of highway junction 160/163, on Highway 163, behind the Kayenta Township Office and adjacent to the U.S. Post Office.
Download an event flier (PDF).
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