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Elementary ExperiencesSM

Connecting for Kids Elementary Experiences (SM)

These hands-on training programs are designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling in an area of development. Families will learn targeted skills together and receive a handout with ideas and resources to use at home. Adults are expected to participate in the program with their children.

Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend, but must register separately.

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Quick Info

Ages: 7-12 years
Locations:
Elyria, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights, Solon and Westlake
Siblings: Siblings must register separately and be 7-12 years of age.


Contact Connecting for Kids’ Program Director, Laurie Demchak, at lauriedemchak@connectingforkids.org or 440-250-5563 for more information.

Important Notes:

  • If you have a child outside of the targeted age range (7-12 years) please contact Laurie Demchak for more information.

Connecting for Kids Program Locations

Click the location name for address, map link and additional information.


Address: West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N. (map)



Address: Location will rotate through Lakewood school campuses. Please see registration forms for addresses.

Elementary Experiences in Lakewood are supported by a grant from Community West Foundation.



Address: Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 15600 East Bagley Rd. (map)

Elementary Experiences in Middleburg Heights are presented in partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.



Address: Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway (map)

Elementary Experiences in Solon are presented in partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.



Address: Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. (map)

Elementary Experiences in Westlake are supported by a grant from The Nordson Corporation Foundation.


Registration will open approximately one month prior to the program date.

    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 8
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend, but must register separately.

    If organization is a challenge for your student, join Christine A. Chambers, MEd, OTR/L, of Abilities First, LLC, as she provides tips for organizing backpacks, lockers and homework spaces. Each student attending is asked to bring their backpack and a photo of their homework space. Chambers will discuss strategies to help your child get started on a task, prioritize, see a task through to completion and manage his or her time so that there is time left over to have fun!

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.


    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 10
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend, but must register separately.

    If organization is a challenge for your student, join Christine A. Chambers, MEd, OTR/L, of Abilities First, LLC, as she provides tips for organizing backpacks, lockers and homework spaces. Each student attending is asked to bring their backpack and a photo of their homework space. Chambers will discuss strategies to help your child get started on a task, prioritize, see a task through to completion and manage his or her time so that there is time left over to have fun!

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.


    • 03 Feb 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Rd.
    • 9
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend, but must register separately.

    Does your child often say things that are either inappropriate or hurtful to someone’s feelings? Deciding what is OK to say or not say in a social situation can be tricky. Join Ellen Spear, MA, CCC-SLP, of Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC., as she helps children use their “brain filters” and understand how words and actions have an effect on others. This program will also help students decipher the hidden rules of inside thoughts versus expressing a thought out loud.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.


    • 03 Feb 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Rd.
    • 10
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend, but must register separately.

    Does your child often say things that are either inappropriate or hurtful to someone’s feelings? Deciding what is OK to say or not say in a social situation can be tricky. Join Ellen Spear, MA, CCC-SLP, of Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC., as she helps children use their “brain filters” and understand how words and actions have an effect on others. This program will also help students decipher the hidden rules of inside thoughts versus expressing a thought out loud.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.


    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 15600 Bagley Rd.
    • 9
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend, but must register separately.

    Did you know that group exercise not only increases health and fitness levels, it also promotes social interaction and friendship? And, that those who participate also learn valuable teamwork and listening skills? Join Tony D'Orazio of Jacob's Ladder Special Needs Fitness as he leads your family through a workout specifically designed for children with special needs. Social interaction will be encouraged at this program as families learn exercises to help their child stay active and fit. D’Orazio will also provide nutrition tips for elementary-aged students.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 15600 Bagley Rd.
    • 10
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend, but must register separately.

    Did you know that group exercise not only increases health and fitness levels, it also promotes social interaction and friendship? And, that those who participate also learn valuable teamwork and listening skills? Join Tony D'Orazio of Jacob's Ladder Special Needs Fitness as he leads your family through a workout specifically designed for children with special needs. Social interaction will be encouraged at this program as families learn exercises to help their child stay active and fit. D’Orazio will also provide nutrition tips for elementary-aged students.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 10
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend, but must register separately.

    North Pointe Ballet (NPB) will present a fun, engaging dance workshop for all abilities. The workshop will include dance fundamentals, rhythm and movement games, as well as an introduction to basic ballet positions and choreography from the upcoming performance of "Peter Pan." Parents, siblings, fairies and pirates will enjoy dancing together as they are led by NPB staff who are specially trained to work with children who have physical and behavioral needs. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet a ballerina.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.


    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 10
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend, but must register separately.

    North Pointe Ballet (NPB) will present a fun, engaging dance workshop for all abilities. The workshop will include dance fundamentals, rhythm and movement games, as well as an introduction to basic ballet positions and choreography from the upcoming performance of "Peter Pan." Parents, siblings, fairies and pirates will enjoy dancing together as they are led by NPB staff who are specially trained to work with children who have physical and behavioral needs. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet a ballerina.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.


Call or email:

Phone: 1-440-250-5563
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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