It’s Training Time!

Article By:  Shirley Buckman

Newsletter   |   Sep 09, 2019

It’s Training Time! Director, Shirley Buckman, attended the annual training in Frankfort for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Now it’s time to train all of the Family Child Care Providers and Directors of each Unaffiliated Center. Trainings are planned for Somerset, Lebanon, Elizabethtown, and Frankfort. Each participant will receive 3 hours of state approved training. The Cooperative Extension Offices will help with all of the trainings except Somerset. They will discuss how to plan meals using less processed food.

Kathy Stinson and Michelle Scott participated in the School Readiness Fair at the Larue County Library. The children were thrilled with the whirly helicopters they made and the color game. Kathy Stinson has worked with children since 1970, operating her Family Child Care, that is licensed for 12 children in Buffalo. She has touched many young lives and is now keeping grandchildren of children she kept years ago. You can feel the love when you walk into her home! Michelle Scott operates a Family Child Care for 12 children in Mt. Sherman. Children are treated to food grown in her garden and to a lot of tender loving care. Michelle now serves as a trainer for this area.

There are now 24 Unaffiliated Centers sponsored by the agency and 30 Family Child Care programs. They will be busy in the coming month after training updating all of the enrollment forms and income applications.

Lawncene Flowers has been helping with the program under the Senior Community Service Employment Program. She has been a wonderful example and is always willing to work hard to keep the program moving. The fern outside the office door has also appreciated her love and care!