CHILDREN AND FAMILY ENRICHMENT (CAFE)

    Early Enrichment Center (EEC) 

www.earlyenrichment.org

Early Enrichment Center at Idlewild  

The Early Enrichment Center (EEC) at Idlewild opened January 9, 2019. EEC at Idlewild is a program of the Children and Family Enrichment (CAFE) Center. For information visit www.earlyenrichment.org or call the EEC at 901-725-7941. 

"What matters most in a child's development, they say, is not how much information we can stuff into her brain in the first few years.  What matters, instead, is whether we are able to help her develop a very different set of qualities, a list that includes persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence. Economists refer to these as non-cognitive skills, psychologists call them personality traits, and the rest of us sometimes think of them as character."(Paul Tough, How Children Succeed)The center will be for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years and will be housed in what will be a newly renovated preschool space at Idlewild Church. This center will work with children, parents, and teachers to provide excellent care and learning for all children. The socially/emotionally-based curriculum will focus on building resilience from the earliest ages. Since studies show that 80% of children's brains are developed by the time they are 3 years old, EEC is dedicated to loving and consistent care for your children.

 

Parent Counselor at CAFE 

CAFE now has a Parent Enrichment Place counselor, Kristi Nobbman, who offers “free, front-end” parent counseling. This is not crisis counseling, but the kind of counseling that helps parents consider how to best help their children grow.

It may be a new ADHD diagnosis, a child who is acting out due to a new baby, a child who perhaps has an irrational fear, etc. If you know of someone who would benefit please contact CAFE at 901-746-9341 or Kristi at 901-746-9450 to learn more or schedule an appointment. LEARN MORE.

 

We welcome Jeanne Wilson, Consulting Director for EEC

The CAFE Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeanne Wilson is the new Consulting Director for the Early Enrichment Center at Idlewild, scheduled to open January 2019. Dr. Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Education (adjunct) at Rhodes College and has recently retired from the position as Head of Early Childhood at St. Mary’s Episcopal School.

 

Resources & tools for lifelong resilience

CAFE is devoted to providing tools for lifelong resilience. One way to do this is to be aware of current studies and theories of healthy growth. Each week this summer, we offer a link for you to watch or read so we can be a church that keeps our baptismal vows by learning how to help our children become flexible, self-regulated, able to bounce back, faithful, and confident. Here are resources offered for summer 2018.

June 10 / week 1
The Resilient Child
www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/creative-development/201407/the-resilient-child

June 17 / week 2
How Kids Learn Resilience
www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/how-kids-really-succeed/480744/

June 24 / week 3
Nadine Burke Harris- Health Across a Lifetime
www.ted.com/talks/nadine_burke_harris_how_childhood_trauma_affects_health_across_a_lifetime

July 1 / week 4
The 7 Cs of Resilience
optionb.org/build-resilience/advice/the-7-cs-of-resilience-in-kids

July 8 / week 5
ACE Study Memphis
http://aceawareness.org/ace-survey  

July 15 / week 6
Resilient Children-Devereux Center
www.centerforresilientchildren.org/

July 22 / week 7
Harvard Research
developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/resilience

July 29 / week 8
Raising Resilient Kids
psychcentral.com/lib/10-tips-for-raising-resilient-kids

August 5 / week 9
About Children’s Health
www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=626&language=English

August 12 / week 10
Being Resilient Adults
www.nytimes.com/2018/03/28/well/family/to-raise-resilient-kids-be-a-resilient-parent.html

August 19 / week 11
Faith and Resilience
www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/struck-living/201407/faith-the-intangible-force-in-resilience

 

 


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