Craig education briefs for Nov. 27, 2015: Parenting class offers tools, free dinner, free childcare | CraigDailyPress.com

Craig education briefs for Nov. 27, 2015: Parenting class offers tools, free dinner, free childcare

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Moffat County High School sophomore Monica Vigil

— Free dinner and free professional childcare are provided for each class.

The class will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday for 14 weeks starting Jan. 19 at East Elementary School. It will be offered in both English and Spanish, and is open to parents regardless of which school their children attend.

The Incredible Years program offers instruction on how to create more positive relationships with your children, effective tools for discipline and new ideas for helping your child to grow and learn.

The registration deadline is Dec. 19. For more information or to sign up, contact Betsy Overton at Connections 4 Kids at 970-824-1081.

Special school board meeting, retreat to be held Monday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Monday at the MCSD Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. to discuss and vote on policy regarding health insurance and benefits.

The meeting will be followed by a board retreat at 8:30 a.m.

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The project is a joint effort of Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. For more information about BetterMeYV, go to http://www.bettermyv.com or call Cassandra Vigil at Grand Futures, 970-824-5752.

Imagination Library offers free books to young children

Connections 4 Kids in partnership with Moffat County Youth United Way offers free books to young children through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Any child from birth through their fifth birthday in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties is eligible to sign up.

Each child who joins the program will receive a free book in the mail each month, specially selected for their age and gender. The program is designed to encourage parents to read with their children. Doing so at an early age not only helps kids develop a love for reading, but also helps prepare them for success in school.

To sign up, either visit http://www.imaginationlibrary.comor pick up a registration form from the Moffat County Library or from Connections for Kids in the Center of Craig.

Moffat County Library Winter Reading Program under way

The Moffat County Library's Winter Reading Program is under way and this year's theme is "Slide Into a Good Book."

Kids are encouraged to spend time with their nose in a book this winter with incentives and prize drawing for the pages they read. The youth program is for kids up to fifth-grade, the teen program is for sixth through twelfth-graders and an adult program for ages 18 and up offers a monthly prize drawing, one entry for each book read.

For more information or to sign up, visit the library.

CNCC offers pre-GED program for adult learners

Through a new grant, Colorado Northwestern Community College, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Workforce Center are working together to help Northwest Coloradans earn their GED.

The GED is for individuals looking to earn their high school diploma. CNCC is offering a pre-GED course to help student prepare to take the GED test. The course prepares students in math, science, social studies and language arts. Enrollment is ongoing with flexible scheduling and on-site tutors available five days per week, daytime and evening hours.

Please contact Melissa Dowd at 970-824-1152 or Melissa.dowd@cncc.edu for more information.

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