The Center for Children and Families receives intensive training and equipment Staff at the Center for Children and Families received intensive training in The Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers, developed by the West Ed Center for Child and Family Studies. A grant from the Bush Foundation has made this training possible for early childhood professionals around the country and is locally coordinated by Child Services out of Sioux Valley Hospital.
The staff attended 20 hours of training taught by Kristi McCann and Joanne Wounded Head, certified program trainers. The training included: social/emotional growth and socialization; group care; cognitive development and language; and culture and family.
As part of the grant, the staff applied for and received $1,000 worth of new equipment and materials for their infants and toddlers, including an indoor activity center, multicultural dolls, and blocks.
The Center for Children and Families is a non-profit childcare facility located at 505 Stanford St. in Vermillion.