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Community comes together for first Parenting conference

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The conference will be held at First Union Congregational Church in Quincy

The First Union Congregational Church will be hosting The Parenting Conference (first annual) on March 21-22. This conference is presented by Advocacy Network for Children, All Our Kids (AOK), Early Childhood Networks and Adams County Children’s Mental Health Partnership. The conference will be held at First Union Congregational Church in Quincy. It will run on Friday night, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday morning, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                                                         


The Parenting Conference welcomes children and parents from all levels of education and income. Best-selling author, president of Early Learning Foundation, and contributor for Love and Logic, Dr. Bob Sornson, will headline the event with 3 plenary addresses and 2 breakout sessions. Non-profit leaders and social workers from our community will lead 10 breakout sessions over 1.5 hours on Saturday covering a variety of valuable topics for all parents. Nursery care will be provided for children 0-3 years old while children 4 and up will have their own separate educational and fun-filled programming throughout the conference. The programming throughout the conference will be supplemented with ample breaks for snacks, refreshments and mingling.


Sponsors and Underwriters for The Parenting Conference include Knapheide Manufacturing Company, Blessing, Gardner Denver, Titan Wheel, Advocacy Network for Children, Chaddock, Hy-Vee on Broadway, First Union Congregational Church, Rokusek Design, Adams County Children’s Mental Health Partnership, All Our Kids (AOK), Madonna House, The Business Center and Transitions. The cost to participate in The Parenting Conference is $20 per person and $25 per couple. Vouchers for free admission will be available for families that demonstrate need by application.  


For more information on the event or to register visit parentingconf.org or call Clairce Hetzler at 217-257-8262 or call the First Union Congregational Church at 217-222-3346.

 


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