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Parenting isn’t easy, but we’re offering help

Raising children is hard work. Parents’ lives are busy and kids have all kinds of distractions and negative influences. How is a parent supposed to get it all done?

Fisher and Barringer Road elementary schools are here to help.

Central Valley School District’s early childhood programs and the Child Care Council have teamed with the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Once each month 5:30-7 p.m., parents are invited to “Jam Sessions” at Fisher. Here’s what you get:

  • Free dinner at 5:30 for you and your family (that’s right, your entire family),
  • Supervised child care (that’s right, while you do “grown-up” stuff, we’ll watch your children),
  • jam session (the “grown-up” stuff) where you can talk with other parents and get tips from presenters and educators on the challenges of raising children, and
  • A chance to win a gift card at each session.

Here is a list of past and future topics:

  • Oct. 17—Dealing with difficult behaviors (bedtime, getting up in the morning, listening, handling tantrums, etc.)
  • Nov. 29—What to expect/Is this typical behavior
  • Dec. 19—How to include my child at home with household chores and activities to assist in their self-help skills
  • Jan. 24—Routines in the home and creating a visual schedule to use
  • Feb. 27—Discipline in not a dirty work!
  • Mar. 21—Parent Choice
  • Apr. 17—Parent Choice
  • May 23—Parent involvement and transition to kindergarten

For more information or to let us know you plan to join us (helps us decide how much food to get for dinner) watch for a flyer each month in your child’s backpack or simply contact Jason Romeyn at or 315-866-4851 x 71135.