Early Childhood Conference is March 21

Child care providers, preschool teachers, foster parents, teachers, parents and grandparents are invited to attend the ABC's of Child Care Early Childhood Conference" to be held Saturday, March 21  at the Phelps County Ag Center, 1308 Second Street in Holdrege.  This conference has been re-scheduled from the previous date of February 28.

Dan St. Romain, Educational Consultant, will be our guest presenter for the day.  His topic, " Mixed Messages: The Changing Face of Early Childhood Education" will provide an interactive day of training, focusing on factors that are shaping children's behavior and strategies to help children succeed at home, child care, and school.

The conference gives early childhood education professionals the opportunity to receive six hours of continuing education credits towards licensing and professional development.
The conference is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Central Community College, Central Early Learning Partnership, Trinity Child Care Center, Family Service Child Care Food Program, Phelps Memorial Health Center, Early Development Network and Nebraska Health and Human Services.
Registrations are due by March 13.  For further information contact Extension Educator Leslie Crandall at 308-995-4222, or lcrandall1@unl.edu. 

You may also download a registration form here:  Early Childhood Conference Brochure

2015 Private Pesticide Applicator Certification

Class Schedules for 2015 in Phelps and Gosper County:

  • February 10, 1:00 p.m. at Civic Center in Elwood
  • March 12, 9:30 a.m. at Ag Center in Holdrege
  • March 19, 6:00 p.m. at Ag Center in Holdrege

Those attending any of the sessions should bring your barcode form that was sent to you from the Department of Agriculture, your old Private Pesticide card and $30 for materials fee (cash or check to UNL)  Other sessions for training will be held throughout the state.  The list may be viewed at this website:  Nebraska Private Pesticide Trainings.

Phelps-Gosper 4-H Information available at this site.

Click on the above highlighted title and you will find the

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  • Enrollment Information
  • Scholarship Information
  • Phelps/Gosper Premium Book

Phelps/Gosper Ag & 4-H Ag News available at this site.

Click on the above hightlight title and you will find:

2015 County Fairs

  • Phelps-Gosper Co. 4-H Horse Show, July 25 at Phelps Arena, Holdrege
  • Phelps County Fair, Holdrege NE, July 25-30, 2015
  • Gosper County Fair, Elwood NE, July 29-31, August 1


Co-Parenting For Successful Kids

Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is an educational program for families in the process of divorce, or who are interested in custody modification or paternity proceedings.  The class will help parents understand the impact on their children and provide concrete steps parents can take to help their children succeed through the process.

Co-Parenting For Successful Kids Brochure for 2015.  Click on the highlighted text for registration brochure.  Call or e-mail the class coordinator for more information.   (This is a large file, it may take 15 seconds or more to download)

On line registration for classes is also available.  Open the site here:  Co-parenting for Successful Kids - Nebraska.   Fill in the requested information and then click on the Submit key to send it to the facilitator. 


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Faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are providing you research-based, educational program resources free-of-charge. Information in each program is based on research from educational institutions around the world. The programs listed reflect the variety of topics which our clientele cite as issues within their communities. Congratulations on leading your organization to a greater understanding of these priorities!  For lessons....


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