BARK, Author at Child Development Center of Natrona County

Jan. 28 – PATH: Infant Massage

Instructors: Megan, Jamie, and Ashlyn 0-6 Months Did you know that infant massage can positively affect all areas of your child’s development? Not only does massage promote a healthy relationship with the parent or caregiver, but it also benefits your baby’s immune system, increases bonding and attachment, improves sleep quality, reduces stress, relieves digestive discomfort,… (More)


Feb. 18 – PATH: Importance of Tummy Time

Instructors: Becky and Sydney 0-6 Months Make tummy time fun for your little one! We will discuss fun ways to get your child to tolerate being on their tummy and different positioning ideas to help strengthen their core and shoulder muscles that will enable them to crawl and hit all of the important fine and… (More)


Feb. 25 – PATH: Make and Take Toys

Instructors: Kelly and Melisa 9 mos – 2.5 Years As parents, we know the cost of toys can build up quickly! But thankfully, there are many ways to make educational toys from materials around the home. You may have thought of doing this before, but never got around to it. Here is your chance! Come… (More)


Mar. 24 – PATH: Language Development and Early Literacy Skills

Instructors: Claire and Kailey 3-5 Years Come learn how to “read between the lines” to help facilitate language development through shared storybook readings with your child! Storybook readings have been identified as one of the most powerful ways to promote meaningful and motivating literacy experiences for young children. This PATH training will teach you how… (More)


Apr. 28 – PATH: Routines/Schedules

Instructor: Emily 1-pre-k A predictable routine allows children to feel safe, and to develop a sense of mastery in handling their lives. Routines and schedules provide two key ingredients necessary for learning: relationships and repetitioning. During this PATH training, the importance of routines and schedules to increase a child’s self-regulation will be presented. All participants… (More)


May 26 – PATH: Balance, Coordination and Strength

Instructors: Gina and Devan 3-5 Years Balance is the ability to maintain a controlled body position during activities, whether it is sitting at a table, walking the balance beam or stepping onto a curb. To function effectively across environments and tasks, we need the ability to maintain controlled positions during both static (still) and dynamic… (More)