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2008 Weekend Workshops

Parents/Teachers/Caregivers Welcome to all Sessions!


Saturday, January 19 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winter Guidance

Cost $20.00** (4 clock hrs)

Dr. Denise Collins, Ph.D. and Dawn Hallman, MA.

Cold days and inside time can increase guidance problems with children. Explore ways to guide and discipline that will help children learn valuable skills. This class will also cover fun activities for inside fun to keep children busy and learning through the winter months.

** Add $5 if paying at the door


Saturday, February 9 - 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Check-in Time: 7:30 - 8:00 am

Health & Safety Conference

Cost: $35** (6 clock hours) or $55 for CPR and First Aid (no clock hours)

D.A.P.E. in collaboration with Eastfield Community College

Eastfield Community College
3737 Motley Dr. Mesquite, TX

Add $5 if registering at the door



Saturday, March 8 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The ABC's of Learning Differences

Cost: $25 per person, $35 per family ** (no children please)
(4 clock hours)

Have questions about the confusing world of “Learning Differences”?  Learn about what these diagnoses mean to parents, children & the classroom. Resources, web-links, and support groups will be made available.

Call 972-699-0420 for registration

Eastfield Community College
3737 Motley Dr. Mesquite, TX

** Add $5 if paying at the door

Saturday, March 15 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

No Child Left Inside

Cost $20.00** (4 clock hrs)

Dr. Denise Collins, Ph.D. and Dawn Hallman, MA.

Learn what research says about why children need to play outside. Explore fun ways to help children understand nature & increase math, science and literacy skills.

** Add $5 if paying at the door


Saturday, April 5 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Baby Day

Cost: $20 ** (4 clock hours)

Judy Dillon, TX Master Trainer

The focus of this class will be SIDS(Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and
SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome). Included in this class will be infant development
and “red flag” developmental concerns.
This class meets the yearly Texas Minimum Standards for Licensing.

** Add $5 if paying at the door


Saturday, May 17 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Summer Fun

Cost: $20 ** (4 clock hours)

Dawn Hallman, MA, Denise Collins, Ph. D.

This interactive, hands-on class will give you lots of ideas for the summer. Water play, art, dramatic play and science designed for the summer months. Get ready for a fun summer with the children!

** Add $5 if paying at the door


Saturday, June 8 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Building Blocks of Knowledge

Cost: $20 ** (4 clock hours)

Dawn Hallman, MA, Denise Collins, Ph. D.

Blocks: We all have them, but we rarely think about the possibilities of block play. Children develop socially, physically, intellectually and creatively through block play.

** Add $5 if paying at the door

Parenting Classes

Cost: $65/person or $80/couple -Total cost for all six classes

Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Six week class)

Positive Parenting

You may start this class on any Wednesday and continue for six weeks to completion.

This class covers Self-esteem, Child Development, Setting Limits, Consequences, Play, Listening, Communication, Anger, Feelings, Creativity and Challenging Behaviors.

Parenting classes can be presented at your location for churches, schools, etc. See the Positive Parenting Page for more information and description of course


CALL D.A.P.E. AT (972) 699-0420

Most workshops held at:
DAPE Office, 777 S. Central, Bldg. 1-T
Richardson, TX 75080
(Exit Spring Valley, go north on access road to Central Exchange Bldg.)

Call D.A.P.E. (or stop by) for educational tapes, books, and bubble wands.
These make fantastic birthday presents and support D.A.P.E. too!


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