KNME's Ready to Learn Service Workshops are adult-training courses and, unless specified, children are not permitted to attend. Attendees are asked to bring their own food and drink as refreshments will not be provided. All workshops meet the requirements of CYFD.
Funding for the KNME Ready to Learn Service is provided with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Local funding support is provided by Bernalillo County, The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department and KCET.
Following is the schedule of classes, which all fall on Saturdays:
"Families Stand Together-Getting Families through Tough Economic Times"
Jan. 15, 10 a.m. to noon at Presbyterian Hospital, 1100 Central Ave. SE
This workshop is designed to help children and their families get through tough economic times. When families experience changes that may be upsetting, helping children face fears of uncertain or challenging times can bring families together. Learn what we can do as their caregivers to get through it and make their lives a little brighter.
"Play, Imagine, Learn"
Jan. 22, 10 a.m. to noon at Lovelace Westside Hospital, 10501 Golf Course Rd. NW
With Sesame Street, participants learn about areas of play how related activities and suggested books can support children's play and imagination and encourage a love for learning.
"Sid the Science Kid – Exploring Science in Early Childhood"
Feb. 5, 10 a.m. to noon at Lovelace Westside Hospital, 10501 Golf Course Rd. NW
"Sid the Science Kid" is a new educational animated television series designed to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers. Participants will learn how each show in the series features a practical in-school science curriculum, with music and humor to celebrate children's natural curiosity about science in everyday life
"Parenting Counts! Emotion Coaching"
Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to noon at Presbyterian Hospital, 1100 Central Ave. SE
This workshop is open to parents, caregivers and educators of children ages birth to five. The session explores 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.
All workshops are free and open to the public. However, participants must call (505) 277-4087 to register as space is limited.