Dates: Two Fridays, Mar. 8 and 22, and One Saturday, Mar. 30
Times: 8:15-9:45 a.m. on Fridays; 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday
Tuition: $30 by Mar. 1, $35 after (Scholarships available; childcare available for UPCC enrolled children only)
Enrollment: 4 min./20 max.
First Session: Celebrating Multiple Intelligences
Through an exploration of child development and multiple intelligences, we will deepen our understanding and appreciation for our child’s unique “gifts.” We will reflect on our own multiple intelligences and their role in our approach to caring for and guiding children in today’s world.
Second Session: Deepening Spiritual Connections with Our Children and in Our Families
Through the formational lens of spiritual practices for children of all ages, we will explore children’s spiritual development and ways to deepen our children’s and our families’ sense of “awe”, connection to nature, and the awareness of the well-being of others in the local or larger community.
Third Session/Fieldtrip: Exploring Awe-some Nature and Art with Children
This outing to Chris Park on the edge of downtown will give families a chance to spend time together and dis-cover a sense of “awe,” with their child as they explore this park with its focus on beautiful simplicity in nature and art (http://www.chrispark.org/index.php)
With a BS in psychology and a MA in early childhood education, Cindi Catlin-Gaskins has been working with young children and families for close to 40 years. She has been with the University Presbyterian Children’s Center since 1982 and the director of the program since 1989. Cindi is an adjunct professor in the early childhood studies department at San Antonio College. As a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Bexar County since 2010, Cindi has also worked with foster families and children removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.