Library, MPT to offer training Monday for child care providers


September 03, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

PARENTS WHO RELY on child care will be interested to know that the Howard County Library and Maryland Public Television are sponsoring free training classes for licensed and potential child care providers from 6: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Monday at the east Columbia library.

Susan Morris, the library's early childhood specialist, reports that the MPT "Ready to Learn" and "Sesame Street's Preschool Educational Program" workshops will discuss which books are appropriate for specified age groups and give hints on reading aloud to young children.

Did you know that there is a skill to watching television with children? Television literacy skills and the Children's Channel is another topic. Helping children develop social skills and making friends are part of the class.

Library staff members will talk about special library services and materials for child care providers, with emphasis on the library's visiting storyteller.

The training workshop qualifies for 3 credit hours of approved training in child care administration.

Registration, (410) 313-7750, is required.

Online help

Today's students have modern technology to help them with homework. All Howard County libraries have online catalogs and their own home page, http: //, on the World Wide Web.

SAILOR is their Internet gateway to libraries and information resources in Maryland and beyond. Students can get information at the library of their choice or on their home computers via the Internet.

And these are not "student only" resources. Everyone can learn how to search for a job at a session the evening of Sept. 11 at the east Columbia library.

Director Norma Hill wants everyone to know they can sign up for a 20-minute orientation on the online catalog. In 30 minutes they will be taught to use the World Wide Web navigation system.

Register a week in advance for either orientation.

Scout carwash

Some people say that a clean car drives more smoothly. Here's the chance to find out. Boy Scout Troop 75 is holding a free carwash-a-thon Saturday from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. at the Howard County Fire & Rescue Station at 5950 Tamar Drive and Route 175.

This is an annual fund-raiser and the boys have established a reputation for doing a good job. They raise money through pledges. So, your free car wash is important to them.

Donations are accepted at the carwash but are not requested. They will use the money raised to buy camping equipment.

Dentists sought

Father Richard Tillman, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic parish in Columbia, needs two or three dentists and two or three dental students from the University of Maryland to be part of a seven- to 10-day health program in El Salvador's San Roque parish. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon and dental suppliers would be welcomed, too.

St. John's and Govans Presbyterian Church in Baltimore have co-sponsored several trips promoting improved health conditions for the children, pregnant women and elderly in the parish. Hundreds of children there need dental care.

Information: (410) 964-1438.

Pub Date: 9/03/96

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.