Beginning in May, KNME hosts a series of two, adult-training workshops designed to provide parents, caregivers and childcare providers with concepts and activities that foster literacy, early-childcare concepts and media awareness.

Workshop Schedule:

"PBS Kids and Literacy"

Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to noon at Mountain View Private Elementary, 4100 New Vistas Ct. NW

This new workshop focuses on literacy research conducted by the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Participants will explore the results and learn about successful resources that can help all caregivers and parents build children's literacy skills and motivate them to learn.

"Healthy Teeth - Healthy Me with Sesame Street"

Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to noon at Presbyterian Hospital, 1100 Central Ave. SE

Sponsored by Westside Pediatric Dentistry and developed by Sesame Street, this workshop helps caregivers with fun and healthy ways to support children's dental hygiene. Young children can build good habits to maintain healthy teeth for life.

The workshops are open to parents, caregivers and educators of children ages birth to five. The sessions explore emotion coaching and other specific parenting practices that contribute to early childhood learning. Participants learn the core concepts of communication and social emotional learning, and how these early interactions lay the foundation for learning.

Unless specified, children are not permitted to attend the workshops. Attendees are asked to bring their own food and drink, as refreshments will not be provided. All workshops meet the requirements of CYFD.

The workshops, funded with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and local support from Bernalillo County and St. Joseph Community Health, are free and open to the public. However, space is limited and participants must call (505) 277‑4087 to register.