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Fall 2015

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Visit the EVENTS page on the Northland Foundation website for details about these and other learning opportunities.


FREE Public Forum in Virginia

Featuring Katja Rowell, family doctor, relational childhood feeding specialist, and author - no RSVP needed.

Katja Rowell MD“Beyond Picky Eating: End the Power Struggles and Support Healthy Habits”

Virginia - November 19th
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Mesabi Range College, Room F100 (theatre)
1001 Chestnut Street West

Parents, grandparents, child care providers, and all interested community members are welcome! In this one hour workshop plus time for discussion and questions after, Dr. Rowell will review why all the effort of trying to get kids to eat more, less or different foods backfires. Learn strategies to prevent problematic picky eating and deal with it if you are in the thick of it. Come away armed with tips!

FREE Public Forum in Grand Marais

Featuring Molly Harney, Ph.D.,early childhood associate professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth - Please RSVP by calling the Northland Foundation at (218) 723-4040 or (800) 433-4045.

Molly Harney, PhD“Brain Development in Young Children”

Grand Marais - November 30th
6:00-8:30 p.m.

Light dinner provided
Arrowhead Center for the Arts
101 W. 5th Street, Grand Marais

Molly Harney, Ph.D., will explain in easy-to-understand language the link between children's early experiences (birth to 3rd grade) and lifelong brain development. You will take away a fresh perspective on how we learn and relate to others.

Child Care Aware-hosted Trainings free for licensed providers who are in or who join Parent Aware

logoDetails of training topics, dates, locations, and how to register are on our website EVENTS page.

Now - December 2015
Various locations in NE Minnesota

Trainings are presented in partnership with Child Care Aware and are FREE to licensed child care providers who are both:

If you're not already participating in Parent Aware, you can join in advance of any training. If you join during or after, you can receive reimbursement for the cost of the training.