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Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention

Classroom instruction for elementary and middle school
students to reduce peer abuse. Strategies to strengthen the targets and the witnesses to use their power to end bullying are taught and practiced. The goal of the program is to empower students to use empathy and reconciliatory justice with their peers.

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Program Director
Vicki Price, MS

Happy Bear

Happy Bear

A personal safety program empowering young children to
protect themselves from sexual abuse. All Saline County students enrolled preschool through 2nd grade are taught to say “no”, walk away, and tell someone if they get a touch that makes them feel mad, sad, or scared.

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Program Director
Vicki Price, MS

Costumed Happy Bear
Joan Ray, BA
Jennifer Sturges, BS

Parenting Education

Parenting Education

Child development and positive discipline instruction which
helps parents develop skills needed to effectively raise their children. Enabling parents to develop a strong, close-knit family is the goal. Classes are offered throughout the year and free child care is available for all classes.

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Program Director
Vicki Price, MS

Parent Educators
Megan Diehl  
Egla Eikleberry, BS*
Cindy Ramsey, CFLE
Mina Soberon, BA*
Katy Vinson, BS
Emily Walker, BA

*Bilingual English/Spanish

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School Readiness

School Readiness

Saline County School Readiness Project: This community collaboration helps families and early childhood educators better prepare children ages 0-5 years with the cognitive and social emotional skills they need to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

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Program Director
Emily Walker, BA

Assessor
Necol Sample, AA ECE