Aug
9
Fri
Be My Neighbor Day @ Cleveland Public Library
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Be My Neighbor Day

This family-friendly event is all about being a caring neighbor and supporting families in Northeast Ohio. There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required.  Free trolley rides will be available as transportation to the event from five Cleveland Public Library branches. Guests can reserve a ride when they register to attend.

The event will include entertaining and educational activities for parents and children ages 3-8. Free parent resources from community organizations, free books, free refreshments and neighborhood trolley rides will be provided. Plus, guests will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a chance to win prizes.

Advanced registration is required.

Sep
9
Mon
Ohio Healthy Program Celebration Event @ Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Sep 9 all-day
Sep
11
Wed
PRCHN Seminar Series: Predicting Childhood Obesity Risk in the Context of Adversity @ Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Rates of childhood obesity are nearly four times as high in low-resourced communities, with rates among 2-5 year-old children more than doubling in the past four decades, contributing to long-term health consequences and disparities. Poor nutrition and eating habits are a major contributor to pediatric obesity risk. Given that major trials have demonstrated little to no sustainable effect on reducing obesity in low-resourced communities, it is essential to improve our understanding of barriers to behavior change unique to populations living in high poverty, violent, economically depressed neighborhoods.

 

In this talk, Dr. Brittany Schuler will present her program of research drawing on family stress frameworks to examine mechanisms linking adversity and economic hardship to the development of familial dietary patterns and subsequent pediatric obesity risk in low-resourced populations. She will share her preliminary work documenting direct associations of early life adversities and childhood dietary habits. In addition, she will highlight her work on links between specific types of economic hardship on parenting stress dynamics and subsequent family mealtime quality. Dr. Schuler will discuss how this work serves as the basis for the development of an innovative framework for addressing childhood obesity in the context of adversity. This presentation will provide foundational information on the multifaceted links between adversity phenotypes and obesity risk, information hypothesized to be crucial for childhood obesity prevention.

Sep
12
Thu
Civics and Advocacy Training @ Neighborhood Leadership Institute
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a three session series designed for community members with an interest in civic leadership.  This series will equip leaders with the tools necessary to take an active role in local, state, county, and federal government.  Learn the foundation and principles of what it means to participate in political processes, civics, advocacy, and engagement in our democratic society.

September 12th:  Local Government

September 19th:  County and State Government

September 26th:  Federal Government

Sep
13
Fri
Early Ages Healthy Stages Coalition Meeting @ Tri-Corporate College East
Sep 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Monthly meeting of the Early Ages Healthy Stages Coalition

Agenda:

  • EAHS Updates
  • Presentation:  Role that Community Health Workers that Can Play
  • Working Groups – Continue to Advance and Act

Register for the meeting here.

The Health Industry Solutions department of Corporate College, a division of the Workforce, Community and Economic Development Division (WCED) of Cuyahoga Community College, is looking forward to hosting the September EAHS coalition meeting.  The address to Corporate College East is 4400 Richmond Rd, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128.  We will meet in room 238.  There is ample parking and it is free.  Please proceed to the Executive Parking Level and enter through the Executive Entrance (see directions and parking map  here.).  For general information one may call:  216-987-2800.

Target audience:

  •  Parents and Families
  •  Early Care and Education Providers
  •  Health Care Professionals
  •  Agencies and Organizations
  •  Community members

 

For more information, contact: Alison Patrick at 216-201-2001 ext. 1513 or info@earlyageshealthystages.org

Sep
19
Thu
Ohio Early Childhood Mental Health webinar: What do developmental milestones tell us?
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Groundwork is excited to announce a new webinar series focused on Early Childhood Mental Health. Understanding early childhood mental health is key to preventing and treating the mental health problems of very young children and their families. It also helps guide the development of healthy social and emotional behaviors. Joins for this webinar series earn more about early childhood mental health and expand your knowledge of your role in elevating this critical work!

Civics and Advocacy Training @ Neighborhood Leadership Institute
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a three session series designed for community members with an interest in civic leadership.  This series will equip leaders with the tools necessary to take an active role in local, state, county, and federal government.  Learn the foundation and principles of what it means to participate in political processes, civics, advocacy, and engagement in our democratic society.

September 12th:  Local Government

September 19th:  County and State Government

September 26th:  Federal Government

Sep
25
Wed
First Year Cleveland & Healthy Cleveland – “Toxic” Film Premier @ Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Overview:

This short film is presented by First Year Cleveland’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Initiative and the Healthy Neighborhoods Committee of the Healthy Cleveland Initiative.

Location:

Cleveland Natural History Museum (1 Wade Oval Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106)

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Light Refreshments & Networking

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Film Premiere

6:30 p.m. -7:15 p.m. Film Discussion

The film discussion will be facilitated by Debra Adams Simmons, Executive Editor for Culture at National Geographic

* Free parking in Cleveland Natural History Museum Parking Garage

Pre4Cle Birthday Bash @ Studios at 78th Street
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On September 25th, PRE4CLE will celebrate five years of success with a Birthday Bash to reflect on the accomplishments of the PRE4CLE plan to-date, honor the many partners and supporters who have made those accomplishments possible, and share our vision for the next phase of PRE4CLE’s work.

Event Details

Studios at 78th Street

1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland

Drinks and hors d’oeuvres served beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Parking available on site.

Honorees

PRE4CLE will also honor four early learning champions that were a critical part of our success during the past five years. The honorees will include:

PRE4CLE Co-Chairs Eric Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Marcia Egbert, Senior Program Officer for Human Services, The George Gund Foundation

Kristen Baird Adams, Chief Communications Officer, PNC Bank

Billie Osborne-Fears, Executive Director, Starting Point

Supporting Vibrant Preschool Classrooms

Funds raised from the Birthday Bash will be used to equip high-quality PRE4CLE classrooms with new toys, books, equipment, and other early learning supplies to ensure that teachers have the tools they need to fully implement a high-quality preschool curriculum. While all PRE4CLE classrooms have the markers of high-quality — such as credentialed teachers, a research-based curriculum, and daily outreach to families — many programs struggle to afford updated classroom supplies. Funds from the Birthday Bash will allow PRE4CLE to offer this much-needed support to classrooms throughout the city.

Individual Ticket Prices

$75 | Includes food and drink for one attendee

$150 | Includes food and drink for one attendee and supports admission for one preschool provider

$250 | Includes food and drink for one attendee and supports admission for two preschool providers

Amounts in excess of $45 per attendee are tax deductible.

Sep
26
Thu
Ohio Early Childhood Health Network Webinar – Great Lakes Apple Crunch
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Ohio State Extension and OECHN for a webinar on the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch!
Learn all about the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch as an effort to promote nutritious food choices, celebrate local farmers and National Farm to School Month. The webinar will provide tips for a successful Apple Crunch, including how to procure local apples, apple focused learning activities for a creative way to meet Early Learning and Development Standards, and how to increase involvement.

Access the webinar here.