COLUMBUS - Are you an early childhood educator, parent, teacher, or childcare provider? The upcoming Better Brains for Babies training is a great opportunity to help improve the development of brain growth of the children in your home or work environment.

The research-based curriculum from the University of Georgia, was developed to teach individuals about brain develop and the role that we play in improving educational opportunities for youth. The daily experiences youth encounter help in the development of the brain and as parents, educators, and childcare providers the curriculum can help advance the educational opportunities for the children you serve. Consider attending this upcoming training to get the tools and knowledge that will impact learning opportunities for local children.

Kansas State Research and Extension is offering Better Brains for Babies training sessions in Cherokee County from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 9 and 10, at the Cherokee County K-State Research and Extension office in Columbus. The training session will provide six KDHE in-service hours for eligible participants. The sessions are free to attend and interested participants need to only attend one day of the training.

Registration is required. Call the Extension Office at 620-429-3849 or go online at to get registered.

Kansas State University is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to a physical, vision, or hearing disability, contact Christina Holmes, Cherokee County Extension, 124 W Country Rd, Columbus, KS 66725, phone 620-429-3849 or email