Your Child's Development: A Resource and Information Fair
Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)
Parents and caregivers: Please join us at the 5th Annual AEIICC Resource and Information Fair which will provide an opportunity for Arlington families and caregivers who work with infants and preschoolers up to age 5 to obtain information and resources to better meet the needs of children. Learn new techniques at two engaging workshops. Get your questions answered by community agencies and professionals. Come for all or part of the event. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Free!
Schedule of Events
9:00am-9:30am: Registration and Resource Tables/Networking/Refreshments
9:30am-10:30am: Workshop #1: “Stages and Strategies: Understanding Your
10:30am-11:00am: Break/Resource Tables/Networking/Refreshments
11:00am-12:00pm: Workshop #2: “Everyday Toys for Your Child's Play
and Language Development”
12:00pm-12:30pm: Closing remarks and Q & A/Networking
"Stages and Strategies: Understanding Your Child's Behavior": This workshop will focus on social and emotional child development and offer concrete strategies to address challenging behaviors for children ages birth to five years old.
"Everyday Toys for Your Child's Play and Language Development": Children learn about themselves and their world through play; toys are important tools for living and growing through play. Have you ever walked down the toy aisles in a store, overwhelmed by all the choices and wondered what would be good for your child? Have family members and friends ever asked you what they can give your child for a gift? Has your child ever received a fascinating store-bought toy and abandoned it to play with the box it came in? Come to learn strategies for choosing toys for your child, both store-bought and "beautiful junk" items already in your home, that will provide opportunities for fun, learning, and language development!
What are my parking and transportation options getting to the event?
You can either park in the parking lot or ride the bus (Metrobus 10B or ART 74) to the Walter Reed Community Center.
How much does this event cost to attend?
This event is FREE! Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
I can only attend for part of the time. Is that ok?
Yes! Feel free to come for all or just a part of the morning.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Any questions can be directed to Cheryl Fuentes at email@example.com or 703-228-1551. Se habla español.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes. Please e-mail Cheryl Fuentes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes. Presenting your admission ticket will ensure a faster check-in.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes. Please provide us with the attendee's name upon check-in.
Can I bring my child(ren) to the event?
Please note that while we welcome families, childcare will not be provided.
What is the Arlington Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council?
The Arlington Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council is comprised of several Arlington County agencies, local community agencies, and Arlington parents. Its mission is to collaborate on ways to improve community services for families with children ages 0-5. For more information, please contact Margaret Jones at email@example.com or 703-228-1640.
Will the Resource Fair be held in the case of inclement weather?
The Resource Fair will be held as long as the Walter Reed Community Center is open. Please visit www.arlingtonva.us and search for "Department of Parks and Recreation Cancellations & Closings Policy" in case of questionable weather. This event will not be rescheduled due to inclement weather. Important phone numbers: Arlington County Parks and Recreation Inclement Weather phone number: 703-228-4715; Walter Reed Community Center phone number: 703-228-0935.
When & Where
Arlington Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council (AEIICC)
Arlington County Dept. of Parks and Recreation: http://parks.arlingtonva.us/
Arlington County Foster Care/Adoption Program; http://family.arlingtonva.us/foster-care/
Arlington County Parent-Infant Education (PIE) Program: http://health.arlingtonva.us/public-health/health-clinics-services/parent-infant-education-program-pie/
Arlington County Project Family: http://family.arlingtonva.us/project-family/
Arlington County Community Health Services Bureau
Arlington County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); http://health.arlingtonva.us/public-health/health-clinics-services/women-infants-children-wic-program/
Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families: www.apcyf.org
Arlington Public Schools ChildFind Program: http://www.apsva.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2869
Arlington Public Schools Office of Early Childhood Education: www.apsva.us/page/2173
Arlington Public Schools Parent Resource Center (PRC): www.apsva.us/PRC
Arlington Special Education PTA (SEPTA): www.arlingtonsepta.org
Capital Music Therapy Services, LLC: www.capitalmts.com
Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance: www.autismspectrumalliance.com
May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders: www.mayinstitute.org
Merrill Lynch Special Needs Group: www.ml.com
Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS): www.nvfs.org
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC): www.peatc.org
Virginia Cooperative Extension Service: www.offices.ext.vt.edu/arlington