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Summer 2019 Semester

May 2, 2019 – August 30, 2019

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Communication & Leadership Skills
Early Childhood (0–8)
Economics
Fatherhood
Grandparents
Health & Wellness
Networking
New & Expecting Parents
Other
Parents of Young Adults (15–21)
Parents of Youth (9–14)
Professional Development
Teen Parents

August Summer Camp

Have you heard? In the summer, we do things a little differently! Join us for a week of activities for you to engage with your little ones with some field trips and extra fun thrown in. Activities will occur both indoors and outdoors, lunch is included on some days. Please speak to an ELC Instructor for more information. *PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NEED YOU TO CHOOSE THE CHILD CARE OPTION AND INCLUDE YOUR CHILD(REN) NAMES AND AGES. YOU WILL BE ADDED TO A WAIT LIST IF CAMP BECOMES FULL. THANK YOU*
Instructor: Early Learning Communities, Starfish Family Services
Tuesday 8/13/2019 9:30 am – 1:00 pm HIVE ELRC
Wednesday 8/14/2019 9:30 am – 1:00 pm HIVE ELRC
Thursday 8/15/2019 9:30 am – 1:00 pm HIVE ELRC
Friday 8/16/2019 9:30 am – 1:00 pm HIVE ELRC

Book Club

Participants will meet to discuss their book of the month! Child care is available!
Instructor: Stephanie Corbin, Starfish Parent
Tuesday 6/11/2019 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm HIVE Parent Room
Tuesday 6/25/2019 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm HIVE Parent Room
Tuesday 7/23/2019 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm HIVE Parent Room
Tuesday 8/6/2019 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm HIVE Parent Room
Tuesday 8/20/2019 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm HIVE A

Cardio Drumming

This fun and low-impact workout will keep you moving and motivated! We provide the drum sticks and basket, all you will need to bring the your workout ball! Child care available!
Instructor: Amanda Warner, Community Partner
Monday 6/10/2019 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm HIVE Gym
Monday 7/8/2019 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm HIVE Gym
Monday 8/12/2019 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm HIVE Gym

CPR & First Aid

Join us for this adult and child CPR & First Aid Certification class! We have 20 spots, be sure to register early!
Instructor: World Health Institute
Friday 6/7/2019 9:00 am – 1:00 pm MAB Multi Room

Feast

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED, THANK YOU. Picky eating behaviors and mealtime tantrums can make feeding your children stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn about typical eating behaviors of young children (ages 2-6) and feeding strategies to help them grow into healthy, happy eaters in this series of friendly discussions.
Instructor: Early Learning Communities, Starfish Family Services
Thursday 8/1/2019 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm HIVE B
Thursday 8/8/2019 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm HIVE B
Thursday 8/22/2019 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm HIVE B
Thursday 8/29/2019 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm HIVE B

Healthy Cooking 101

Have you ever wanted to learn the methods behind a healthy lifestyle? It all starts in the kitchen! This class will teach you the basics of vegan and vegetarian cooking. Each class includes a cooking demonstration with recipes to take home to try with your family!
Instructor: Alaina Randall, Community Partner
Monday 7/8/2019 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MAB Multi Room
Monday 7/15/2019 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MAB Multi Room
Monday 7/22/2019 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MAB Multi Room
Monday 7/29/2019 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MAB Multi Room
Monday 8/5/2019 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MAB Multi Room
Monday 8/12/2019 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm MAB Multi Room

Healthy Foods, Healthy Families

This will be a great and well-rounded nutrition class for parents! This class will have sessions on eating healthy on a budget, menu planning, nutrition label reading, child feeding, food safety and MyPlate. THIS SERIES HAS BEEN CANCELED. THANK YOU.
Instructor: Tori Sampson, Community Nutrition Instructor, MSU Extension
Wednesday 6/5/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE B
Wednesday 6/12/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE B

Healthy Living Tips

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED. THANK YOU. Healthy Living Tips will provide healthy lifestyle tips for parents!
Instructor: Steven Hall, Michelle Madison, Starfish Family Services
Tuesday 8/6/2019 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm HIVE A

Hip-Hop Tots

Early Childhood music classes expose babies and toddlers to many different kinds of music and movement through an evidence-based curriculum proven to enhance school readiness! Through musical play, we encourage children's musical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Group sessions provide an easy and enjoyable way to interact with your child and help set the stage for lifelong musical development. Sessions for parents/caregivers with children up to 6 years of age.
Instructor: Christie Lower, Michigan State University
Thursday 7/11/2019 9:30 am – 10:30 am HIVE Gym
Thursday 7/18/2019 9:30 am – 10:30 am HIVE Gym
Thursday 7/25/2019 9:30 am – 10:30 am HIVE Gym
Thursday 8/1/2019 9:30 am – 10:30 am HIVE Gym
Thursday 8/8/2019 9:30 am – 10:30 am HIVE Gym
Thursday 8/15/2019 9:30 am – 10:30 am HIVE Gym
Thursday 8/22/2019 9:30 am – 10:30 am HIVE Gym
Thursday 8/29/2019 9:30 am – 10:30 am HIVE Gym

Homemade Baby Food

Join us to learn how to make your own baby food, from scratch! With the right products and knowledge, this can be super easy and nutritious for your babies! Child care available! CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED. Thank you.
Instructor: Stephanie Corbin, Starfish Parent
Tuesday 6/18/2019 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm HIVE A

Intro to Microsoft Office

This class will be an introduction to Microsoft Office applications such as: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Instructor: Celeste Kelley, Starfish Family Services
Wednesday 7/31/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE Parent Room

July Summer Camp Week

Have you heard? In the summer, we do things a little differently! Join us for a week of activities for you to engage with your little ones with some field trips and extra fun thrown in. Activities will occur both indoors and outdoors, lunch is included on some days. Please speak to an ELC Instructor for more information.
Instructor: Early Learning Communities, Starfish Family Services
Tuesday 7/9/2019 9:30 am – 1:00 pm HIVE ELRC
Wednesday 7/10/2019 9:30 am – 1:00 pm HIVE ELRC
Thursday 7/11/2019 9:30 am – 1:00 pm HIVE ELRC
Friday 7/12/2019 9:30 am – 1:00 pm HIVE ELRC

Lunchtime Yoga

This yoga class is designed for relaxation, meditation, and all skill-level yoga. Students will learn gentle yoga moves, breathing techniques, and visualization. Child care available!
Instructor: Jamie Garrison, Yoga Shala and Wellness Center
Thursday 6/13/2019 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm HIVE Gym
Thursday 6/20/2019 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm HIVE Gym
Thursday 6/27/2019 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm HIVE Gym
Thursday 7/11/2019 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm HIVE Gym
Thursday 7/18/2019 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm HIVE Gym
Thursday 7/25/2019 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm HIVE Gym

PIWI Play - July

Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI) Parents with children 36 months or younger, join our ELC Instructor and a small group of other parents for activities, songs, and books to enhance your children’s development. One child per adult ratio required.
Instructor: Early Learning Communities, Starfish Family Services
Wednesday 7/3/2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am HIVE ELRC
Wednesday 7/17/2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am HIVE ELRC
Wednesday 7/24/2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am HIVE ELRC

PIWI Play - June

Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI) Parents with children 36 months or younger, join our ELC Instructor and a small group of other parents for activities, songs, and books to enhance your children’s development. One child per adult ratio required.
Instructor: Early Learning Communities, Starfish Family Services
Wednesday 6/5/2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am HIVE ELRC
Wednesday 6/19/2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am HIVE ELRC
Wednesday 6/26/2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am HIVE ELRC

Play & Learn - August

Parents! Bring your young children, ages 18 months - 5 years to the Early Learning Resource Center to meet other families and engage in developmentally appropriate activities. We will help you build a toolbox of parenting resources, activity ideas, and social supports as you strengthen your relationship with your little ones. These 90-minute sessions are for you to interact with your children as you engage in activities facilitated by our ELC Instructor. Dates and times coming soon! *Please note-once this class is FULL, your name can be added to a WAIT LIST, where you will be notified if a spot as opened up, thank you.*
Instructor: Early Learning Communities, Starfish Family Services
Tuesday 8/6/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Thursday 8/8/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Tuesday 8/20/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Thursday 8/22/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Tuesday 8/27/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Thursday 8/29/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC

Play & Learn - July

Parents! Bring your young children, ages 18 months - 5 years to the Early Learning Resource Center to meet other families and engage in developmentally appropriate activities. We will help you build a toolbox of parenting resources, activity ideas, and social supports as you strengthen your relationship with your little ones. These 90-minute sessions are for you to interact with your children as you engage in activities facilitated by our ELC Instructor. Dates and times coming soon!
Instructor: Early Learning Communities, Starfish Family Services
Tuesday 7/2/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Tuesday 7/16/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Tuesday 7/23/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Thursday 7/25/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Tuesday 7/30/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC

Play & Learn - June

Parents! Bring your young children, ages 18 months - 5 years to the Early Learning Resource Center to meet other families and engage in developmentally appropriate activities. We will help you build a toolbox of parenting resources, activity ideas, and social supports as you strengthen your relationship with your little ones. These 90-minute sessions are for you to interact with your children as you engage in activities facilitated by our ELC Instructor. Dates and times coming soon!
Instructor: Early Learning Communities, Starfish Family Services
Tuesday 6/4/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Tuesday 6/11/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Thursday 6/13/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Tuesday 6/18/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Tuesday 6/25/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC
Thursday 6/27/2019 10:00 am – 11:30 am HIVE ELRC

Summertime, And The Reading is Easy

This will be an interactive workshop to help inform parents of the importance of summer reading. Parents will receive reading resources about 2019 Summer Library Reading Program: A Universe of Stories including; activities about A Universe of Stories, a Summer Reading Activity Packet, and a Summer Reading Adventure Tracker.
Instructor: Arlene Reese, Community Partner
Monday 6/17/2019 9:00 am – 11:30 am MAB Large Conference Room

The Path to Home Ownership

This class will provide details on the possibility of becoming a homeowner, strategies to get there, and resources that are available to you.
Instructor: Jenise Pewitt, Community Partner
Thursday 6/20/2019 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm HIVE A
Friday 6/21/2019 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm HIVE A

Total Body Bootcamp

This will be a fun, energizing, full body workout that will tone the body, burn fat, and get the heart rate going, using the weight of your own body! Child care available!
Instructor: Alaweyah Habhab, Community Partner
Wednesday 7/24/2019 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm HIVE Gym
Wednesday 7/31/2019 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm HIVE Gym
Wednesday 8/14/2019 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm HIVE Gym
Wednesday 8/21/2019 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm HIVE Gym