Early Childhood Training & Resource Fair
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- THANK YOU City Councilwoman Ivy R. Taylor and St. Philip's College!
Another successful early childhood training & resource event occurred at St. Philip's College on May 4, 2013. With 222 in attendance, our partners put on the biggest early childhood professional development workshop to date. This marks the "2nd Annual" for Councilwoman Taylor and St. Philip's. We're already planning for the 3rd Annual on May 3, 2014. Mark your calendars! See the PROGRAM! The Video Brief will be completed by May 23. Till then, check out our Facebook page for pictures and comments.
- Congratulations to a successful weekend at OLLU!
A big thank you goes out to Our Lady of the Lake University, IDRA, Family Service Association and all the other partner agencies that made the "1st Annual Westside Early Childhood Training & Resource Fair" a sucess. I record breaking 209 participants were in attendance. We are already looking forward to next year's event.
- Thank you to Dr. Mike Flores, Councilman Saldaña, and Mayor Castro!
With a collaborated effort from Councilman Saldaña (District 4), Palo Alto College and many of our closest partners, we were able to successfully administer a FREE, All-Day-Early Childhood-Professional Development-Workshop for more than 200 child care professionals. Thank you Dr. Mike Flores (President, Palo Alto College), Councilman Saldaña & Mayor Castro for helping welcome the participants and encouraging them to recognize that early childhood is a strong necessity within the positive development of our children. Thank You! PROGRAM Watch their Welcome Note: Councilman Saldaña | Mayor Castro
- Successful day at the Capital advocating for Early Childhood Education
San Antonio College was been awarded a grant honoring all of those interested to ride up to Austin (for FREE) on Monday, January 28 to meet and advocate for the improvement and investment in Early Childhood Quality in San Antonio and Texas. We had chance to meet our State Legislators to discuss, inform and advocate for the well-being of San Antonio children. If you weren't able to attend our Advocacy Trainings, please download these resources as they will help prepare you for your day at the Capital. Early Childhood Day at the Capital | Advocacy Training Resource | Advocacy Training Handouts | Texans Care for Children Toolkit
- Future City Council District Early Childhood Training on the Calendar
- District 6 (Councilman Ray Lopez): June or July, 2013
- District 7 (Councilman Cris Medina): August 10, 2013
- District 1 (Councilman Diego M. Bernal): September 14, 2013
- District 8 (Councilman/woman to be elected): October, 2013
- District 3 (Councilwoman Leticia Ozuna): Pending
- District 9 (Councilman Carlton Soules): November, 2013
- District 10 (Councilwoman Elisa Chan): December, 2013
- District 4 (Councilman Rey Saldaña): February 8, 2014
- Westside / District 5: April 12, 2014
- District 2 (Councilwoman Ivy R. Taylor): May 3, 2014
- Interested in getting your Council District Involved? Please contact Voices for Children at 210-737-0742. For a list of Council District information, please visit the City of San Antonio's website
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Westside: Program (2013)