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Feb. 13, 2004

UW-River Falls Offers Child Development Workshop

Ask any parent or caregiver of a young child and they'll tell you "it's all about development."

Knowing developmental milestones and assessing a child's progress toward them are critical to evaluating and meeting his or her needs. To educate teachers, child-care providers, college students and parents of young children about early development of typically developing children as well as children with special needs, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is offering a one-day workshop, "It's All About Development," on Saturday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"This workshop will bring together college students, parents of young children and professionals to discuss parenting and teaching," said Gay Ward, director of the UW-RF early childhood program and assistant professor of early childhood and literacy. The College of Education and Professional Studies will offer the workshop with the support of the River Falls and Hudson school districts. There are two tracks: one geared for teachers and child-care workers; and one designed for parents. Workshop topics include language, cognitive development, physical environment, social skills, movement, and discipline. The keynote speaker is Marie Stadler, assistant professor in the department of communicative disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The $45 fee includes admission, lunch, parking, and child-care services, if needed. Participants must register in advance by completing a registration form provided by the UW-RF Outreach and Graduate Studies Office.

For more information and a registration form, call 715/425-3256 or 800-228-5607 or send an e-mail to


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