Education Notes — March 15, 2019


Family Child Care providers needed

Family Child Care providers are needed in the Baumholder Military Community. FCC is a great way to start your own business. As a FCC provider, you perform a valuable service to the community and can earn a yearly income ranging from $20,000 to $40,000. Earn a Child Development Associate and achieve national FCC accreditation at no cost. For more information, contact Parent Central Services, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8876, 485-7003; 06783-6-7003.


American Sign Language Class and Workshop


This class provides students with an opportunity to learn both the language and culture of the American Deaf community. The class will work on basic receptive and expressive American Sign Language vocabulary and grammatical structure, as well as fingerspelling. Upon completion of this class participants will have a vocabulary of about 100 words in ASL. Following completion participants will have the opportunity to advance to intermediate class which focuses on conversational skills and more in-depth reception skills. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


Parent and Me Signing Time Class and Workshop:

The overall objective for this class is to provide American Sign Language to help parents develop a system of communication with pre verbal and verbally delayed children. Baby sign classes provide parents and children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years old with an opportunity to learn ASL in a fun, interactive, and family friendly setting. Participants will have an opportunity to build their ASL vocabulary and gain knowledge of deaf culture. During this class parents will also learn skills to help incorporate ASL into their daily routines when interacting with their preverbal child, allowing children to express his/her needs and reduce frustration. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


Engineering Classes

Children ages 4+ will be introduced to the fundamentals of engineering. Students will have an opportunity to build electrical engines, working draw-bridges, fully functioning cranes and basic gear boxes. Students will also be introduced to engineering concepts using pneumatic principles and equipment. All of this is done using the registered brand of Fischertechnik materials. Worksheets will be handed out so that children can expand their understanding of learned concepts outside of the classroom. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


Musical Theatre Dance Classes

Do you love the show-stopping, toe-tapping numbers in a musical? Do you love to express yourself through stories and dance? Then Musical Theatre Dance is for you! SKIESUnlimited offers lessons to youth, ages 5-18. The first half of class focuses on a good warm-up and jazz technique, and the second half teaches a routine in the style of musical theatre from your favorite songs and shows. Classes are offered on Pulaski Barracks and Landstuhl. For more information or to register, please contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 162, 541-9066; 0611-143-541-9065/9066/9067.


Homework Assistance for Teens

USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Youth Programs provide a homework lab, tutoring and one-on-one homework assistance during Power Hour at the Youth Center, 3 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Homework contracts are available to clarify direction of help needed and to get the student, Academic Program Manager and parents on the same page for daily or weekly goals and expectations. This is a great resource for youth that need additional help or just a quiet place to focus on their academics. If you are interested, please contact Landstuhl Youth Center, 486-8658; 06371-86-8658 or Sembach Youth Center, 545-1316; 0611-143-545-1316.


Babysitter referral list available

Need a break? Need someone trained and responsible to watch your kids while you go out? Need someone to watch the kids for your unit or organization? Stop by Parent Central Services to pick up a babysitter referral list. Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8876, 485-7003; 06783-6-7003.


Piano and Accompanist Lessons

The Child and Youth Services (CYS) SKIESUnlimited program offers piano and accompanist lessons every Monday and Tuesday, 3-6 p.m. These music lessons are designed to teach all levels and abilities for children ages 6-18. Classes are held at the CYS SKIES Wetzel Annex, Wetzel Upper Housing Area, Bldg. 8876. Cost: $25 for a 30 minute session, $35 for a 45 minute session and $45 for a 60 minute session. Registration is required 72 hours prior. For more information or to enroll, contact Parent Central Services, 485-7003; 06783-6-7003.