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5th Annual Saginaw County Community Baby Academy

ba-logo_2017All you need, all in one place. Join us for the 5th Annual Saginaw County Community Baby Academy on Saturday, May 20th from 10am-1:30pm at St. Mary’s of Michigan Health Education Center in Saginaw.

The Baby Academy offers a variety of helpful child-rearing resources all in one place. Participants will be able to visit booths selling products for children and families. Attendees also can sign up for two breakout sessions. During these sessions, parents, and family members will gain valuable insight on parenting topics and how to be the best parent or caregiver possible.

Breakout Session Choices (participants can choose two):
• Breastfeeding
• Early Literacy
• Five Protective Factors
• Infant CPR
• Nutrition/Food Demo
• Safe Sleep
• Simply Dads
• Yoga

Expectant parents and parents with babies up to 1-year-old are invited to attend, as are grandparents and other key support persons. Childcare professionals also are welcome. Box lunches and beverages will be provided.

Space is limited! Pre-registration is required. Call Vera Harrison at (989) 752-7226 or e-mail vharrison@cancouncil.org. Upon registration, participants will be entered to win wonderful prizes related to raising a child!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

pinwheelChild Abuse Prevention Month challenges our community to examine the impact of child abuse and what we CAN do to prevent it. Annually, we partner with local businesses to sell pinwheels or to plant pinwheel gardens throughout the region. The pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention and represents the healthy, happy, and full life all children deserve. Last year, over 5,000 pinwheels were sold throughout Bay and Saginaw counties, and over 2,000 pinwheels were planted in pinwheel gardens!

Join our efforts this year by planting a “garden” of pinwheels, or by selling pinwheels at your facility. The CAN Council will supply you with all the materials you will need to successfully promote your pinwheel sales or garden! By participating, you show your commitment to the safety of our children. To get involved or for more information, please give us a call at (989) 752-7226.


Other ways to get involved:

2017 April Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities

Friday, March 31st: Bay County Kick-Off Event: Pinwheel Planting, Bay County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), front lawn

Tuesday, April 4th: Saginaw County Kick-Off Event: Pinwheel Planting, Saginaw County Courthouse (111 S. Michigan Avenue, Saginaw)

Thursday, April 27th: Get on the Bus to Lansing for Prevention Awareness Day