Family Garden and Super Saturday
Located in Downtown Monroe, 117 Hall Street, the Family Garden is a 25 raised-bed "family" garden and outdoor learning center to promote healthy eating, positive family interactions, and garden-based learning and play. The garden and outdoor learning center support Coalition programs and the community by growing fresh food for Early Head Start centers, training early childhood educators in garden-based learning and providing a space for families to grow, play and learn together. Super Saturday will feature garden-based activities for children and adults as well as seminars for parents. Volunteer opportunities are available for all ages, groups are welcome.
Active on the local and state level, the Coalition provides a range of programs that combine to create a systemic approach to quality child care and education. Children's Coalition Early Head Start offers a model program for children ages 0-3. Child Care Connections, a Child Care Resource and Referral Agency, delivers teacher training, coaching and technical assistance and parent referrals to quality childcare. The Coalition also works with state agencies and advocacy groups to create community networks that share resources, align programs and services and provide a "no wrong door" approach for families looking for early care and education.
The Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana offers a variety of parenting workshops, seminars, and training sessions for educators, childcare workers, custodial and non-custodial parents, extended family members and community volunteers throughout the northeast region. By understanding the growth and development stages of children (infancy through adolescent), parents and professionals are able to model and teach new skills and behaviors, encourage good behavior and most importantly promote a healthy sense of self-worth.
Healthy and well-nourished children are more able to develop their minds and bodies as they should, and they are far more capable of concentrating, learning and thriving throughout their school years. The Children's Coalition provides several school-based and out-of-school programs that develop children's' bodies and minds, as well as community-based initiatives that meet the unique needs of families.
Event Name = Super Saturday