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“Kids and Kin” Provides Support for Caretaking Relatives

“Kids and Kin” Provides Support for Caretaking Relatives

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The Family Guidance Center of Alabama is offering classes just for relatives raising kids that aren’t their own. The classes will take place at Cavalry Hills Community Center in Huntsville, and are specifically designed to meet the needs of relative child care providers and to raise their level of awareness about the importance of their roles in children’s lives.

This FREE statewide program provides support and assistance for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and older siblings who provide child care. Hosted in the City of Huntsville’s Parks & Rec facilities, this program is another way strong families can be enriched and supported by their hometown.

Kids and Ken Spring 2020 Schedule

All sessions are from 10:00 AM – Noon 

  • January 7 – All About Asthma
  • January 21- Resilience: Bouncing Back from Everyday Challenges
  • February 4 – Developmental Milestones
  • February 18 – Moving Onwards: Encouraging Development from 6-12
  • March 10 – Managing Emotions
  • March 24 – Multi-sensory Teaching Techniques for Reading & Math

Kim Broyles, Child Care Partner for the Kids and Kin Program at the Family Guidance Center knows how important these fmaily relationships are. “If you want to make a difference in the life of a niece, nephew or grandchild, join us at Kids and Kin group to learn from experts in the fields of education, child development, mental health, and health care. Together we will explore the latest information, share ideas and community resource information, and support each other.”

She is setting up more Kids and Kin programs across North Alabama at the New Hope Public Library, the Impact Learning Center in Scottsboro, the Decatur Public Library, and in Athens at The Haven.

Eligibility Requirements to participate in the Kids and Kin Program

– Must be at least 19 years old
– Must be providing child care for a grandchild, niece, nephew, or sibling who is not over 12 years of age
– Cannot be the child’s legal guardian or foster parent
– Cannot be a licensed child care provider

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Got questions about these classes? Contact local program coordinator, Tammie Hill at 256-724-2554 or via E-mail.

Kids and Kin Program Details

See schedule above for dates & times

Address: Calvary Hill Neighborhood Center, 2900 Fairbanks St NW, Huntsville, AL 35816 (map)
Phone: (256) 427-5800

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