Parents are every child’s first teachers, and Dearborn Public Schools is offering some free lessons for those teachers.
Parent University will run on Feb. 24 and March 3. The free, one-hour sessions are open to parents or other caregivers and their children ages 6 months to 4 years old.
“The program is interactive for parents and children. It gives parents easy, practical and inexpensive ideas to help foster child development and to strengthen the parent-child bond,” said Early Childhood Coordinator Amy Modica, who oversees Parent University.
The classes are offered from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on both Fridays at four schools – Cotter Early Childhood Center, McCollough/Unis School, McDonald Elementary and River Oaks Elementary. Each event will offer every child a free snack, craft, and book. Raffles will also be held for other prizes. Staff will sing, play and engage in educational activities that help young children build the skills they need to become strong students.
Parents are asked to reserve their child’s spot so staff can bring enough materials for all the children. Register for Parent University with this link or call the Parent University Registration number at 313-827-4616 (please leave a voicemail).
The theme for Feb. 24 is carnival and for March 3 is camping.