Partnership provides strategies to help your child shine

The community is invited to attend a free program on strategies to help children thrive on April 25 at the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will partner with Dr. Meghan Barlow to host "Understanding the Preschooler’s Perspective" on Monday, April 25. This free, informational gathering is open to the public and will address strategies to help your child shine.

Dr. Barlow, Center staff and parents will explore normal milestones and reasonable expectations for children who are of preschool age. Specifically, they’ll examine how play can be used to teach skills and manage behavior, explore strategies for keeping children engaged and occupied, develop tips to ease anxiety and provide helpful resources.

This highly successful series was created in 2015 through the partnership of Dr. Barlow and the Center’s preschool coordinator, Teece Lester. “We have amazing students in our programs,” notes Lester. “We want to work with these children and their families to help provide more tools and resources, allowing everyone to thrive.”

Over 100 parents attended each of the previous sessions. “Parents left feeling they were more informed, supported and certainly not alone in the challenges they are facing,” says Lester.

The event will be held at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center on Monday, April 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. The program is provided as a courtesy of the Center and Dr. Barlow and there is no charge for admission. Advance registration is required and can be completed at or 440-871-2900. Those interested in learning more about the Center’s programs for young children are invited to contact Teece Lester at the number above or

Wendy Hanna

Wendy Hanna is a staff member at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

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