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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 info@connectingforkids.org or 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 for more information.

Important Notes:

  • If you have a sibling outside of the targeted age range (7-12 years) please call 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 or email info@connectingforkids.org

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: Lakewood Public Library, Main Library, 15425 Detroit Ave. (map)



Address: Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd. (map)



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



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


    • 01 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Rd.
    • 5
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-9 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-9 years) may also attend, but must register separately.

    What does a friend say or do? What is expected of a friend? What are some ways to make new friends? Join Ellen Spear, MA, CCC-SLP, of Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC, as she describes the various levels of friendship and helps elementary-aged students recognize the difference between friends and acquaintances. She will also provide strategies to help your child develop and maintain friendships and give tips for how your child can use a “friend file” so others will have positive thoughts about him or her.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 01 Feb 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Rd.
    • 9
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-9 years - Gifted/2e) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-9 years) may also attend, but must register separately.

    What does a friend say or do? What is expected of a friend? What are some ways to make new friends? Join Ellen Spear, MA, CCC-SLP, of Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC, as she describes the various levels of friendship and helps elementary-aged students recognize the difference between friends and acquaintances. She will also provide strategies to help your child develop and maintain friendships and give tips for how your child can use a “friend file” so others will have positive thoughts about him or her.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd.
    • 7
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-9 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-9 years) may also attend but must register separately. Children (10-12 years) may attend the 2:30 session.

    Come experience an innovative and fun way to learn how to communicate with each other in a positive manner. Join Anna Jones, LISW-S of Up the Steps, a restorative psychotherapy practice, as she teaches practical exercises to help you and your child identify communication styles, improve listening and manage conflicts when they arise. She will also discuss ways of reacting vs responding to help you obtain the calm, quiet home you desire without all the screaming.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd.
    • 4
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 10-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 10-12 years) may also attend but must register separately. Children (7-9 years) may attend the 1:00 session.

    Come experience an innovative and fun way to learn how to communicate with each other in a positive manner. Join Anna Jones, LISW-S of Up the Steps, a restorative psychotherapy practice, as she teaches practical exercises to help you and your child identify communication styles, improve listening and manage conflicts when they arise. She will also discuss ways of reacting vs responding to help you obtain the calm, quiet home you desire without all the screaming.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 2
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 7-9 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 7-9 years) may also attend but must register separately. Children (10-12 years) may attend the 2:30 session.

    Mindfulness is being aware of thoughts, feelings and sensations that are happening around you at the present time. In children, mindfulness provides many benefits including helping them focus their attention and calm down when anxious. Join Terri McNeely, MEd, BS, of The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake, in this interactive session as she teaches caregivers and children ways to calm themselves and become more mindful. She will lead attendees through exercises that can be practiced every day to increase attention, focus and to better regulate emotions.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 14
    Register

    This program is designed for families and their children (ages 10-12 years) who are struggling. Siblings (ages 10-12 years) may also attend but must register separately. Children (7-9 years) may attend the 1:00 session.

    Mindfulness is being aware of thoughts, feelings and sensations that are happening around you at the present time. In children, mindfulness provides many benefits including helping them focus their attention and calm down when anxious. Join Terri McNeely, MEd, BS, of The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake, in this interactive session as she teaches caregivers and children ways to calm themselves and become more mindful. She will lead attendees through exercises that can be practiced every day to increase attention, focus and to better regulate emotions.

    For more information, visit connectingforkids.org/elementary.

Call, text or email:

Phone: 1-440-570-5908
Español: 1-440-907-9130
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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