February 1, 2013
Media Contact Only: Casey Kroger (513) 287-7054 office, (513) 608-5777 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Event assembles childhood development experts for parents, educators and children
CINCINNATI - At Cincinnati Museum Center , we know that open-ended, hands-on play is crucial to the development of literacy, life skills and kindergarten readiness. That's why we're presenting the fifth annual Learning Through Play conference on March 2. This one-day event brings a broad range of the region's best childhood development experts under one roof for you to learn how to get the most from your interactions with children.
More than 30 sessions, both adult-only and family-interactive; two forums; and a free information fair make up this year's event. Families, educators, parents and other childcare professionals are encouraged to attend the conference, which the American Alliance of Museums acknowledged as a national model of community engagement with parents.
This isn't your typical "conference." You can bring your kids! We have many family interactive sessions where your children can create art, learn about insects or sing and dance while you learn how these activities are important for your child's development. New this year is our first-ever family interactive forum. Bring your kids for "Erasing the Bully" by Openheart Creatures. Our family-interactive sessions include presenters from Visionaries & Voices, Growing Sound, Bluegrass for Babies, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Happen, Inc., Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, and Beech Acres Parenting Center.
All sessions are OH Approved Step up to Quality Training and KY Approved Early Care and Education Training so educators can earn professional contact hours by attending!
Register today! Discounted early registration is available until February 25, or you can register at the conference on March 2. Sessions range from $10 to $25 and parking is $6. Pre-ordered lunch and discounted museum tickets are also available.
Visit www.cincymuseum.org/learningthroughplay for more information and to register.
Thanks to our Presenting Partners:
With additional support from:
Additional Support for Activities:
Duke Energy Children's Museum: Charles H. Dater Foundation
ECSITE Teacher Support: Social Innovation Fund - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and PNC Grow up Great
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration. As one of the top cultural attractions in the Midwest, Cincinnati Museum Center has served as an educational, research and entertainment resource to millions of visitors from around the world.
Organizations within Museum Center include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and the Cincinnati History Library. These organizations combine to serve more than one million visitors annually, reaching out to nearly 400,000 young people through hands-on exhibits and programs.
Because of its commitment of excellence to the community and the museum field, Museum Center proudly holds the distinction of being a recipient of the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service and has also received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. Museum Center is one of only 16 museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource.
Originally built in 1933 as a train station, Union Terminal stands as one of the last remaining grand-scale Art Deco style railroad terminals and has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. The building is a National Historic Landmark and was renovated and reopened as Cincinnati Museum Center in 1990. For information, call 1-800-733-2077 or visit www.cincymuseum.org.