Community Trainings and Events

Week of the Young Child: April 13-17

Watch here for Special Activities and Information. The focus is on B-8, even though most Early Childhood programs are closed due to the COVID19.  We hope this finds everyone healthy and safe.

PW! will be adding daily information and ideas for those working with and providing care to Young Children.

Please feel free to share additional information and suggestions! Email

Tasty Tuesday April 14, 2020

This fun, food-themed day is about more than just cheese and crackers. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more. With the rise in childhood obesity, you can encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom. Create your own healthy snacks and share the recipes and photos of your creations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #woyc20.

Tasty Tuesday isn’t just about eating your favorite snacks together. It’s also about cooking together and connecting math with literacy skills and science while introducing ways to incorporate healthy habits into children’s lifestyles. Use the tips, resources, and recipes below to get started.

Explore the culture specific foods that the young children in your classroom may enjoy at home. Connect with families by engaging them in the history and tradition of meals from their countries of origin. Consider having families share a story or recipe about their favorite dish and the history behind it. Introduce your class to new ingredients and discuss where they are grown. Create a recipe book using images the children draw and share the book with the community. The creative opportunities are as endless as the meals themselves.

Inspiration from the Classroom:

For Families at Home:

Music Monday! April 13, 2020

Inspiration for the Classroom:

Learn more about how music supports social and emotional development.

For Families at Home:

Music can be a fun way to help your child transition from one activity to the next throughout the day. Try making up verses for different activities and tasks that you and your child might do throughout the day and sing them to the melody of This Train. Replace “children” with your child’s name when singing “children get on board.” For example:

  • This train is bound for bed… Charlotte get on board.
  • This train is bound for school… Zion get on board.


Sponsor Resources: Our Music Monday Sponsor is Music Together, they are sharing song suggestions and activity ideas to inspire children and families to make music a part of their daily lives!

With Music Together’s free “Hello Everybody!” app, it’s easy and exciting to play musically as a family, whether at home or on the go. The app comes pre-loaded with eight award-winning Music Together songs for listening, singing along, or even recording as a video and sending to Grandma!  Go to for more info and links to your app store.





February 26th from 4-6 p.m.
Prevention Works! Annual Meeting
“Child Care Crisis in Clallam County”.
We will meet in the Linkletter Conf. Room in the basement at Olympic Medical Center
All who are interested are encouraged to attend!


Saturday March 7, 2020 Kids Fest 10-2 p.m. at Vern Burton Gym

Friday March 13, 2020 6-7 p.m. Olympic Peninsula Chapter of WAEYC will host a special concert with “Music with Mar Kids Concert” Jefferson Elementary Gym. Cost $5 per family!

Canceled due to health concerns of Presenter


Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:15 a.m. to  5:00 p.m.
Olympic Peninsula Chapter of WAEYC’s 26th Annual Early Childhood Conference “Building the Future” Featuring … Music with Mar

Canceled due to health concerns of Presenter


Saturday March 14, 2020 Geek Out! Science and Technology Celebration 10-4 p.m. Vern Burton Gym


March 17, 2020 2 p.m. PW! Child Care Task Force – Ann Chihan’s office at Holy Trinity Church – If you cannot attend, but would like information from these meetings, please request from  



April 13-17, 2020
NAEYC Week of the Young Child


May 6-8, 2020
Infant and Early Childhood Conference in Tacoma

Conferenc Brochure can be downloaded here…


May 9, 2020 Forks!!! 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


May 9, 2012

Helping Young Children Thrive:

An Introduction to ACEs/NEAR Science and

Conscious Discipline Strategies

You will leave this training with strategies to start using now!


Bonnie Schmidt, ACES/NEAR Sciences Trainer

5 STARS Hrs. Available

10-12 p.m. ACEs/NEAR Science

12:30-3:30 Applying Conscious Disciple Strategies

Registration Fee is $60.00 Includes Lunch

for those registered by April 30th

Concerned Citizens Family First Center


Who should attend this training: early childhood educators, family child care providers, child care staff, k-3 teachers, parents, foster parents, CASA volunteers, ECAEP/ Head Start/Early Head Start Staff

For Registration email



Save the Date – May 18, 2020, Clark County (location TBD) ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice Event  –Mark your calendar for the fifth Washington statewide ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice Convening, hosted by Essentials for Childhood.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone working to build resilient communities, address and prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Adverse Community Environments, and other forms of trauma, or to create communities where ALL children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.
  • Whether this is your first Community of Practice event or you have joined us in the past, we’d love to see you there.

Travel Assistance – we have a limited budget to cover travel costs for people who don’t have an organization that can support their travel and who are traveling over 100 miles. You will be able to request travel assistance when you register.

Spread the word: Please forward this announcement to other leaders and organizers in your community, including parent leaders

If you want to get future information about the Community of Practice, email and ask to join the distribution list. Registration information and draft agenda coming soon.


June 6, 2020 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Peninsula Behavioral Health Port Angeles

Free classes made possible through grant funding from Clallam County Health an Human Services. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a nationally recognized certification course that will teach you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness, substance abuse disorders and challenges that youth face in our community.

Space is limited! Reserve a seat today! Contact Kathy Hansen at 360-457-0431 x139 or, Casual setting, bring a sack lunch.


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